Translate

Join GEC News on Remind

To receive news and resources via email or text, follow this link: https://www.remind.com/join/gecnews.

Remind has translation capabilities in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and simplified Chinese. Read more about Remind's translation features and directions for joining this Remind class are available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. 

Remind_English.pdf

Remind_French_France.pdf

Remind_Spanish_Spain.pdf

Spanish_LatinAmerica.pdf

Remind_Portuguese.pdf

Latest Activity

Lucy Gray's 3 events were featured
19 hours ago
Lucy Gray posted events
19 hours ago
Profile IconThe Global Education Conference via Facebook
Thumbnail

We are saddened to hear this news. Developing thoughtful global citizens has never been more important. #PrayForLondon. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/world/europe/london-attack-what-we-know.html

See More
FacebookWednesday · Reply
Profile IconThe Global Education Conference via Facebook

UNESCO's Mobile Learning Week starts tomorrow and here's the schedule of their livestreamed sessions: http://www.unesco.org/new/index.php?id=132594

Watch MLW Online | United…

See More
FacebookMonday · Reply

iEARN
Farid Ahmad Mohammadzai posted an event
Mar 16
Profile IconThe Global Education Conference via Facebook

Non-profit Great Global Project Challenge Grant applicants were sent a form for summarizing their project today. This is required to maintain eligibility and is due April 15th!

FacebookMar 14 · Reply
Lucy Gray's discussion was featured
Mar 12
Lucy Gray posted a discussion
Mar 12
Jennifer D. Klein's discussion was featured
Mar 12
Profile IconThe Global Education Conference via Facebook

Via Leigh Zeitz! Apply now for the ISTE Innovation in Online Global Collaboration Award. Just a reminder that the deadline for the ISTE Innovation in Online Global Collaboration Award is March 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM CDT. You still have an…

See More
FacebookMar 12 · Reply
Profile IconThe Global Education Conference via Facebook
Thumbnail

Check out this blog post from Keith Krueger, CEO of the Consortium for School Network. Consider attending the CoSN 2017 Annual Conference and our global symposium starting April 3rd.…

See More
FacebookMar 10 · Reply
Profile IconThe Global Education Conference via Facebook
Thumbnail

The Symposium on Global Competencies will take place on April 3rd in Chicago at the 2017 CoSN Annual Conference. Join us and participate in this powerful, interactive convening! Details available at…

See More
FacebookMar 10 · Reply

I'm flipping out, but in a good way, over Alan November's keynote - Leadership: Managing the Transition.  Why am I so excited?  He put into words what I have been feeling for some time about where education should be heading.  Where's that?  Alan November suggests that maybe "student knowledge is where the action is."   Why's that?  Alan found that every time he showed student tutorials to students and asked them what they thought, they say "our teachers know too much, our teachers explains things like someone who already understands it."

I really like the idea of flipping the classroom because it empowers students to own their learning, but what I don’t understand is why all this flipping is focused so much on adult-created content.  Why aren’t we encouraging the students to flip themselves from student to teacher?  They certainly know how to explain concepts in ways that other kids understand - just think of all that YouTube content dedicated to subjects they are really interested in and knowledgeable about. As Thomas Suarez, 6th grade iPhone app developer points out in his TEDx video, it’s not exactly easy to figure out where to go when you want to learn something new like programming apps. I’m running into this myself, just helping my son create an independent study of Algebra 2 online - I can’t believe it’s so arduous. One thing we adults are pretty good at - reviewing and organizing content. Wouldn’t it be great if a site like Khan Academy started accepting student-created content - reviewed and organized by their experts!

Here are some folks also flipping out over student-created content:


Do you have others to add to the list?

Views: 115

Comment

You need to be a member of The Global Education Conference Network to add comments!

Join The Global Education Conference Network

Comment by John Graves on November 29, 2011 at 7:43pm

Looks great Kim. I've added a lesson.

Comment by Kim Wilkens on November 28, 2011 at 1:41pm

Here's a really clever idea - Upside Down Academy!

Comment by John Graves on November 14, 2011 at 7:03pm

The free and open source SlideSpeech system allows creation of on-line interactive guides. Adults and students can author collaboratively.  The live global education conference presentation of SlideSpeech is coming up, but a video version and interactive version with links are already available. The system can be used for cross cultural presentations or for communicating in other languages (for example, Spanish).

© 2017   Created by Lucy Gray.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service