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Cities of Learning

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MacArthur announces new initiative to make learning relevant for youth this summer.CitiesOfLearning.org #CitiesLearn

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New Finding Solutions to Hunger, Poverty & Inequality Portal

New Finding Solutions to Hunger, Poverty & Inequality Portal | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Kids Can Make a Difference announces a resource portal for teachers and students to get inspired, learn, act and reflect on the problem of hunger, poverty & inequality and show them that they can make a difference.
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Colombians want the world to stop misspelling their country's name. It's Colombia, NOT Columbia

Colombians want the world to stop misspelling their country's name. It's Colombia, NOT Columbia | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Colombia is a country in South America. Columbia is a university in New York City. Sort it out. It's not that hard.
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5 Ways New Tools & Schools are Transforming Special Education - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - #blendchat, blended learning, Innovation, special education

5 Ways New Tools & Schools are Transforming Special Education - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - #blendchat, blended learning, Innovation, special education | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Developing school models that blend the best of online and face-to-face learning holds real promise for better meeting special needs. There are 5 reasons I’m excited about this topic.
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Newton student reprimanded over pro democracy messages during China semester - The Boston Globe

Newton student reprimanded over pro democracy messages during China semester - The Boston Globe | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Newton North senior Henry DeGroot was visiting a school outside Bejing on a semester abroad earlier this year when he decided to have some fun and hopefully make a point by writing pro-democracy messages in the notebook of one of the Chinese students. “Democracy is for cool kids” “Don’t believe the lies your school and government tell you” and “It’s right to rebel” are three of the messages he penned. But when Chinese school officials found out, he was made to serve five hours of detention over there and when he returned home last month he was barred from his prom. Newton school officials say he violated semester abroad rules, embarrassed the principal of the Chinese school that was hosting Newton students and showed so much disrespect for the Chinese that the longstanding program may be harmed. DeGroot sees it differently. He says his rights were abridged by the Newton school system which taught him the importance of civil disobedience and speaking his mind, but punished him when he practiced what he learned.
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Professional Learning Takes Time

Professional Learning Takes Time | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Seven teacher leaders have co-authored a new report entitled "A Global Network of Teachers and Their Professional Learning Systems." Representing Seattle, Toronto, Denver, Shanghai, Singapore, and Lexington, they offer recommendations for how school systems can better structure and support professional learning for teachers.
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The ‘Distant Here’ and the ‘Future Now’ of the Climate Crisis

The ‘Distant Here’ and the ‘Future Now’ of the Climate Crisis | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Another huge hurdle that Americans need to overcome if we want our children to live in a society of peace and prosperity, is the recognition that community disaster risk management is no longer just a local issue; it has now become an issue of global security and economic stability.

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Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to CA schools

Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to CA schools | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

"I'm really focused on connecting the world. That's my main thing, and you're primarily focused on children," said Zuckerberg, turning to Chan. "And we're able to do some of this work together, which is neat...There are interesting overlaps."

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Microsoft Shows a Version of Skype That Translates Languages in Real Time - Digits - WSJ

Microsoft Shows a Version of Skype That Translates Languages in Real Time - Digits - WSJ | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Microsoft is working on a version of Skype that can translate in real time conversations between people speaking different languages.
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Great implications for #MysterySkype!

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Day 27 Graphic: Interests and Identities - Connected Learning Alliance

Day 27 Graphic: Interests and Identities - Connected Learning Alliance | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

 We are living in a historical moment of transformation and realignment in the creation and sharing of knowledge, in social, political and economic life, and in global connectedness

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Idea 1: redefine, rebrand and modernize the concept of “study abroad” | IIE Blog

Idea 1: redefine, rebrand and modernize the concept of “study abroad” | IIE Blog | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
“Study abroad” does not reflect the breadth of study abroad options that have evolved over the years; it is outdated and needs to be changed to reflect the new reality of “study abroad.”
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Upcoming Webinars: Opportunities for Study Abroad for Your Students

Upcoming Webinars: Opportunities for Study Abroad for Your Students | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Join the U.S. Department of State for an upcoming webinar to learn more about bringing global competencies and study abroad opportunities to your classroom.
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Reflection Time: Global Projects - The #globalclassroom Chats (June 14/15)

Reflection Time: Global Projects - The #globalclassroom Chats (June 14/15) | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Creating and participating in global projects has fed my soul, but more importantly, it has nurtured the spirit of my students. I have come away with many positives through collaborating and partaking in global projects, but I have learned more through some failures this year. 

 

This weekend, we would like to reflect through sharing what worked and what didn’t work for us.

 

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Youth Education in World Affairs | Longview Foundation

Youth Education in World Affairs | Longview Foundation | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Longview equips youth with a global perspective & understanding of political, social, & environmental issues worldwide by funding educational activities.
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Study Abroad: The Path From the Sleepy Suburbs to the Global Stage

Study Abroad:  The Path From the Sleepy Suburbs to the Global Stage | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
There are still far too many obstacles -- financial, social, and political -- that keep more young people from gaining the perspective and knowledge that a study-abroad experience can provide....
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When the North Star meets the Southern Cross!

When the North Star meets the Southern Cross! | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

This morning reminded me how anxious and nervous teachers can get when they face the unknown! Although I have used our polycom videoconferencing equipment extensively with educators, classes and community organisations within Australia, I had never dialled an overseas polycom unit. ….


Almost immediately, Wisteria answered the call and we were transported into Marriner’s Museum, Virginia, USA. 

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How Do We Educate Global Problem Solvers?

How Do We Educate Global Problem Solvers? | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

In my 25 years as a humane educator -- someone who teaches about pressing global challenges and offers students the tools to become "solutionaries" for a more just and sustainable world -- I had never encountered so much hopelessness in a middle school classroom, not even in the most underserved schools in the most disenfranchised communities. ...

 

What's ironic about the Connecticut children's initial lack of hope is that, despite the potential calamities we face, we're actually living in less violent, less discriminatory, and less cruel times than ever before in recorded human history. Add to that our capacity to communicate and collaborate with people across the globe and a vast, growing body of knowledge available on handheld computers, and there is every reason for our children to feel hopeful and enthusiastic.

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Why the Global Read Aloud Matters

Why the Global Read Aloud Matters | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Wednesday started out as a normal day at school.  I walked into the office to check my mailbox when our amazing secretary handed me a mystery package.  I immediately looked at the mailing label and...
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▶ Sesame Street: Joan Ganz Cooney Tribute - YouTube

A tribute to the co-founder of Sesame Workshop and co-creator of Sesame Street, Joan Ganz Cooney. Sesame Workshop honored Joan Ganz Cooney for her lifelong e...
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 Put the children first!

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Overview - Apply for GNG's 2014-2015 Programs Today | Global Nomads Group

Overview - Apply for GNG's 2014-2015 Programs Today | Global Nomads Group | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Are you a middle or high school educator who is passionate about bringing the world into your classroom?  Do you want to connect your students to peers, providing opportunities for them to work together and  inspiring them to take action to change their local and global communities?

 

If so, apply for GNG’s 2014-2015 virtual exchange programs!   All programs are offered free of charge.  Below you will find an overview of the various programs offered during the 2014-2015 school year and the information you will need to apply:

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The World at Their Fingertips

The World at Their Fingertips | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

“I’ve worked with companies from all over the world,” said Robless, who previously navigated the global marketplace as an employee of General Motors and American Airlines. “…There’s a lot of value to having a global understanding.”

 

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8 Ways To Cultivate Empathy In Kids

8 Ways To Cultivate Empathy In Kids | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

5. Tell stories that help kids see the world from the perspective of others.

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Maybe the critical lifeskill of the future?

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It’s Never Too Late to Become a Connected Educator

It’s Never Too Late to Become a Connected Educator | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
By: Gayle Allen. Overwhelmed? Check! Afraid? Check! Empowered? Check! Read on to learn more.
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