Take a look at a world map and what do you see? A common reply identifies our planet as a puzzle of nations pieced together by contiguous, interlocking (and distinct) borders. Each nation-piece of the puzzle seems to be its own little world, structured and organized with certain/unique people, places, landforms, ideas and “ways of life.” The borders that connect them, although not physical lines, are recognized borders of identity, government, and culture.
In turn, each of these…Continue
Collaborative and real-time data projects engage students in collecting, analyzing, and sharing data from web-based databases; as well as allow communication with other students around the world. These kinds of projects are highly motivating to students because they bring classrooms together from across the globe in shared learning experiences.
This month’s #globalclassroom Twitter chats topic comes to us from my good friend Clive Elsemore (@clivesir), who has worked extensively as a volunteer teacher in India and Sri Lanka over the past few years.
In his own words, …Continue
As classroom teachers, we understand the value of making global connections, and the benefits of learning and sharing with different…
I have posted some new workshops on MelibeeU. The next one is "Planning a Family Sabbatical Abroad." (Yes, it usually IS possible to take your kids and figure out school, travel, accommodation and what on earth to do with your home and pets! It just takes planning!) Here is the link:…Continue
Added by Missy Gluckmann on February 22, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
(Cross-posted at iEARN-USA Blog, February 8)
Last year, our staff in New York City had the privilege of attending a reception for new Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, who said, “use local experience to build global peace.” That concept resonates with our work over the…Continue
Added by David Potter on February 8, 2012 at 11:36pm — No Comments
Dear Friends e cari amici
ho fatto un piccolo report in lingua italiana sulla conferenza
che potrete rivedere sul sito
Spero che vi piaccia ...
sono graditi Vostri…Continue
Added by Giuseppe Fortunati on November 19, 2011 at 5:53am — No Comments
Students 13 years and over want to learn more about your country first hand by working with your students. 'What do we know' global project is now open for classes - students use social media to actively participate and learn from each other.
So far we have:
Australia - What do we know? at http://webtowhere.ning.com/group/australia
Romania - What do we know? at…Continue
Added by Gail Casey on November 7, 2011 at 4:33pm — No Comments
Over the past few years, a new approach to signaling individual skills and competencies has emerged the cutting edge of the education sector. Badges, already used successfully in games, social networking sites and youth development groups such as the Girl Scouts and 4-H, are now being developed in digital form to represent the wide range of non-traditional learning experiences critical to success in a global society.
Digital badges can showcase learning that takes place outside of…Continue
Added by Julie Newport on November 7, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Next global project ready to begin - The Webtowhere project - http://webtowhere.ning.com/group/time-lets-compare
My students, from Australia, have just started to collect
data on how they spend their time each day – they can estimate this if
necessary. Let your students compare how they spend their time with my students.
Get your students involved - allow them to combine social media and…Continue
Looking for 2-4 classes to join my Global Learning Project that was created as part of my Master's in Educational Technology program.
Check out the website www.thevirtualvacation.com for all information about The Virtual Vacation in which students plan a vacation using the Internet, explore a country/location other than their own, learn about another culture and blog with students from another…Continue
Added by Shannon Friedman on October 14, 2011 at 7:39pm — No Comments
My students have started to make groups. They can be so clever at times - check out one student group at http://webtowhere.ning.com/group/the-big-happy-closet-thingy-majigy?xg_source=activity
My students are still waiting for others around the world to join them. They don't understand that their closet could be different to closets of others depending on where they live. They find it…Continue
Added by Gail Casey on October 13, 2011 at 10:32pm — No Comments
Added by Lucy Gray on September 24, 2011 at 11:34pm — No Comments
I have added discounted pricing for the Melibee Global Seminar on June 8th as follows:
- Teach for America - teachers and alum
- Full time students (Spring 2011)
- Unemployed and underemployed educators - email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- Group rates (4 or more) - email me at email@example.com for details.
Please visit this page for information - and a link to the registration…Continue
Added by Missy Gluckmann on May 10, 2011 at 2:46pm — No Comments
I recently shared information about this "day of international inspiration" in NY - however, today, I was able to officially add the award winning documentary - BUDRUS - the agenda (including a Q&A with someone from Just Vision!) Nicolas Kristof called this documentary "the must see documentary of the year."
Please read the updated schedule and pass it along to anyone in the northeast (US). We are hoping for a passionate crowd and a lot of dialogue!…Continue
Added by Missy Gluckmann on April 30, 2011 at 10:27pm — No Comments
Apply Now for World Savvy’s Exchange Program to Bangladesh!
Calling US educators and students interested in global climate change!
World Savvy is now accepting applications for participants in the American Youth Leadership Program to Bangladesh (sponsored by the US State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs). Applicants must live within 100 miles of the following three…Continue
Added by Kelly Korenak on April 6, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments
Added by Michele Velthuizen on March 6, 2011 at 7:11am — No Comments
I hope you'll enjoy this interview that I did with Steve Moore!
I would like to encourage everyone to accept the invitation to participate in the Food and Culture project. It's a concrete way to get your students learning with the world instead of just about the world.
You do NOT need to register for the ISTE conference to attend this workshop.
Session Title Weaving Web…Continue
Added by Dr. Rita Oates on May 22, 2010 at 9:12am — No Comments