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4 Reasons Why “Global Fluency” Matters – an open letter to 6th graders everywhere | Digital Learning Environments

4 Reasons Why “Global Fluency” Matters – an open letter to 6th graders everywhere | Digital Learning Environments | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

...Would you like to make a positive difference in the world? If so, be sure to view ALL your subjects in a global context. This is especially needed in math and science, because their application in the real world will require collaboration and understanding with many people who work across languages, timezones, and cultures...

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Exchange 2.0 - Technology-enabled International Interaction | Connect all Schools

Exchange 2.0 - Technology-enabled International Interaction | Connect all Schools | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

"Exchange 2.0 - Technology-enabled International Interaction" was developed to help teachers use the Internet to "reach out" globally. These materials were initially prepared as part of the US Department of Education's inaugural International Education Week in November 2000 and were hosted by the US Department of Education. This is the third version of this Guide.

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Global Learning and Project-Based Learning: Practical Perspectives on the Necessary Connection

Global Learning and Project-Based Learning:  Practical Perspectives on the Necessary Connection | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

"...Berkeley Carroll Middle School is beginning to realize that students don’t just want us to bring the world to their classroom, because students can do that on the web when, and where they want. Students want to do more with what they’re learning right here in their own communities, so teachers are going to have to do more with the learning experiences they’re designing, and they’re going to have to do more of it with subject matter expert partners from their community in order to do it in a way that feels authentic to their students." 

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Reading in the mobile Era | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Reading in the mobile Era | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Mobile technology can advance literacy and learning in underserved communities around the world. This report shows how. 


  
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Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students?

Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students? | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
The Gates Foundation released a report today surveying teachers and students on the kinds of digital tools they'd like to see available in classrooms.
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"One of the biggest takeaways is that most teachers — 54 percent — don’t find many of the digital tools they use effective."

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PGL14 - Global Issues

PGL14 - Global Issues | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

The Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning annual conference brings together educators, business and community leaders, policymakers, and resource providers to work together to provide students with an excellent education for the global innovation age.

The conference will highlight theories and tools that will help build student global competence. You’ll see model programs, take part in interactive dialogue, and choose from over 50 hands-on workshops.

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Infographic: Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning - Digital Promise

Infographic: Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning - Digital Promise | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Accelerating Innovation in Education
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Go Global with 8 Edible Hiding Spots for your Easter Eggs

Go Global with 8 Edible Hiding Spots for your Easter Eggs | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Many countries tuck their eggs, like little prizes, in sweet and savory foods alike. Some of these recipes are beautiful, others might raise your eyebrow... but all would make fun additions to your Global Easter table.
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Tweet from @MsWellsTaylor1W

Tweet from @MsWellsTaylor1W | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Today many of our students took a vow of silence for #WeAreSilent @freethechildren @MalalaFund pic.twitter.com/0oPK93a15Y

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Welcome to Educating Modern Learners

Welcome to Educating Modern Learners | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

In the time it takes to read this, about 7,500 people from around the world will gain regular access to the Internet for the first time. Twelve in the next second. One point one million in the next 24 hours.

 

By the end of this decade, 5 billion people around the globe will have access. Access to what is already close to becoming the sum of human knowledge. Access to millions of tools and apps that now run from ‘the cloud’ or on the devices we carry in our backpacks and our pockets.

 

And, most importantly, access to one another.

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Access does give everyone freedom to learn. The question is what are they learning? Learning, schooling, and education are not interchangeable words. They each carry different meanings. We can learn at any time. Schooling is something that is mandated and it does not follow that learning per planned curricula happens. Education is a continuing the transmission of a healthy society.

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Four Steps for Jumpstarting Global-Collaboration Projects

Four Steps for Jumpstarting Global-Collaboration Projects | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
A globally connected workplace will be the norm for this generation of students, writes instructional coach Ben Curran, requiring a unique and deep skill-set that teachers must help students develop.
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Conference focuses on state of area and foreign language studies | Inside Higher Ed

Conference focuses on state of area and foreign language studies | Inside Higher Ed | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

A paradox was evident at a conference this weekend on the future of international and foreign language studies, with educators excited about rising student and employer interest but concerned about the decline in federal and university support for their programs.

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Surprisingly, no mention of new technologies to support language learning and area studies. 

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'Digital Leadership' a Must-Read for Educators at All Levels - @GettingSmart

'Digital Leadership' a Must-Read for Educators at All Levels - @GettingSmart | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Throughout his book, Sheninger shares narratives of actual educators in actual schools who have acknowledged the need to leverage educational technology for learning and successfully done so through their vision and a willingness to act.
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Finnish Education Chief: 'We Created a School System Based on Equality'

Finnish Education Chief: 'We Created a School System Based on Equality' | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. Finnish children don’t begin school until age 7. They have more recess, shorter school hours than many U.S. children do (nearly 300 fewer hours per year in elementary school), and the lightest homework load of any industrialized nation. There are no gifted programs, almost no private schools, and no high-stakes national standardized tests.


Yet over the past decade Finland has consistently performed among the top nations on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a standardized test given to 15-year olds in 65 nations and territories around the world…. The Finnish paradox is that by focusing on the bigger picture for all, Finland has succeeded at fostering the individual potential of most every child.

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We are all connected! - YouTube

http://www.KidWorldCitizen.org asked kids from around the world talk about what it means to be a global citizen. We are all connected, and we can work togeth...
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Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Face-to-Face with Global Issues

Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Face-to-Face with Global Issues | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age
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Adventures in Student-Centered Learning: Working with Teachers in Sierra Leone

Adventures in Student-Centered Learning: Working with Teachers in Sierra Leone | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
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How 'Minecraft' is Transforming Developing Cities Around the World

How 'Minecraft' is Transforming Developing Cities Around the World | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

The program was originally started to get people aged 14-25 involved in planning projects in their communities, said Westerberg, because they normally weren't the ones showing up to planning meetings.


"They are the ones going to live in these cities, but it difficult to get them to come to meetings and participate," Westerberg said. "But Minecraft has had 50 million copies sold. We thought when we started it would be a good way to get young people involved."

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How do you say "What's up?" - YouTube

www.CrazyFreshChinese.com Twitter: @CrazyFreshChina Instagram: @CrazyFreshChinese

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Setbacks Aside, Climate Change Is Finding Its Way Into the World's Classrooms

Setbacks Aside, Climate Change Is Finding Its Way Into the World's Classrooms | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
While school budgets, teacher workloads and politics have complicated the spread of lessons on climate change, many nations are still adding or expanding such offerings.
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Shaping the Way We Teach English: From Observation to Action | American English

Shaping the Way We Teach English: From Observation to Action | American English | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Shaping the Way We Teach English: From Observation to Action is a series of video-based training materials for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) educators.
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AFS-USA’s Dr. Tonya Muro Speaks at Teaching & Learning 2014

AFS-USA’s Dr. Tonya Muro Speaks at Teaching & Learning 2014 | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
AFS-USA Director of Educational Partnerships & School Outreach educates the teaching community on the importance of global competency in US schools.
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daily edventures | The True Power Of The Global Forum

daily edventures | The True Power Of The Global Forum | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

On Thursday morning, March 13, I sat down at a table with an educator from Taiwan, Indonesia, France and Tunisia. We were given a one-word topic – poverty – and asked to create a learning activity from this one word. 


We started simply as Team 28 but eight hours later, five teachers from four continents, teaching at three different grade levels, created one project, “Five Countries Fighting Poverty”, that will help all of our students in their learning in so many ways. That is the power of the Global Forum.

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Fantastic story!

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27 Ways to Be a Better 21st Century Educator ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

27 Ways to Be a Better 21st Century Educator ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
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Arne Duncan on the International Summit on the Teaching Profession

Arne Duncan on the International Summit on the Teaching Profession | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan shares his report from the 4th International Summit on the Teaching Profession.
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The Global Search for Education: What did you learn at Oppi?

The Global Search for Education:  What did you learn at Oppi? | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
"I am more hopeful now than before Oppi to accomplish the vision of the school of the future where "minimal invasive education" is a leading principle."
- Pasi Sahlberg



Why is Finland so fabulous at startups? Kano, the next...
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Be the Skype Version of Flat Stanley

Be the Skype Version of Flat Stanley | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Flat Stanley has been around for decades, and there is an innovative way to incorporate all that is good about the book with a more modern twist using Skype.
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