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QuadBlogging Connects Student Writers with Global Audiences

QuadBlogging Connects Student Writers with Global Audiences | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
A blog without an audience is like...a library without books, a car without an engine, Beyonce without a ring.
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"Education First" - UN Secretary-General's video message

UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon will launch a Global Initiative on Education (Education First), which aims to achieve quality, relevant and inclusive education for every child on 26 September, 2012.

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Another Step Towards Global Peace

Another Step Towards Global Peace | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Youth have the power to create change. And for real progress to be made, they need to be a part of the solution.
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Intercultural Learning (ICL) in the Online World |

Intercultural Learning (ICL) in the Online World | | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

In a world as interconnected as the one we live in today, the importance of the online world for Intercultural Learning (ICL) cannot not be underlined enough. So many interactions occur online for students and professionals who are involved in education and we need to know how the connections in the online world affect those we work with and those we care about. By its own nature, the online world is a place for the interaction of cultures.

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People to People Ambassador Programs Provides Global Learning Experiences for National Teacher of the Year - The Sacramento Bee

People to People Ambassador Programs Provides Global Learning Experiences for National Teacher of the Year - The Sacramento Bee | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
2012 National Teacher of the Year, Rebecca Mieliwocki, has just returned from China and Singapore where she experienced first-hand how two of the most advanced educational systems in the world prepare students to compete in a global marketplace.

 

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Design the future: Global Collaboration in Education - Classroom 2.0

Design the future: Global Collaboration in Education - Classroom 2.0 | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Flat Classroom® Conference Europe 2012   It’s time to put your plans into place to attend the very next Flat Classroom® Conference to be held on December 6-8,…...

Via Julie Lindsay, LEARNING STATION!
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Microsoft YouthSpark Hub

Microsoft YouthSpark Hub | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Through Microsoft YouthSpark, the company will dedicate the majority of its cash contributions to nonprofits that serve the youth population around the world. In addition, Microsoft YouthSpark will include Office 365 for education, free technology tools for all teachers and students to power learning and collaboration, and Skype in the classroom, a free global community for teachers to connect their students with others around the world.

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International #TalkLikeAPirateDay | Facebook

International #TalkLikeAPirateDay | Facebook | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

International Talk Like A Pirate Day falls on September 19th every year - a chance for anyone to talk like a pirate.


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To promote and celebrate September 19th as a day when people all over the world unleash their inner pirates. Arrrr!

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The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Application Deadline is November 1

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Application Deadline is November 1 | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

If you have a passion for learning languages and want to immerse yourself in a foreign culture, this program may be for you!

The application deadline for 2013-14 programs is November 1, 2012.

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World Bank President: #WhatWillitTake? #ItTakes classrooms connecting globally

http://www.worldbank.org What will it take ...to end poverty? Today, more than 1.3 billion people around the globe are extremely poor. We can't take our eyes...
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Eracism Project Blog

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Press Release September 8, 2012. Announcing, the Eracism Project 2012 , (another Flat Classroom® Project ) - a global student debate that joins diverse cultures and includes authentic debate for...

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PLNs begin in Kindergarten!

PLNs begin in Kindergarten! | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

The KC children liked the alphabet video so much that they asked me to tweet the link in case other children were learning about letters. Another Kindergarten class on the other side of the world tweeted back to say that they really liked the video because that's just what they were learning about! The KC children tweeted back to ask them if they had any other good ideas for learning letters. We are waiting for their reply.

 

This is a delightful example, initiated and followed up by students, of how class learning networks can support learning.

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Global Language Project: Qatar’s Her Highness Sheika Moza Bint Nasser Visit to P.S. 368

Global Language Project: Qatar’s Her Highness Sheika Moza Bint Nasser Visit to P.S. 368 | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

On Thursday, September 20, 2012 our students at P.S. 368 were graced by a visit by Her Highness Sheika Moza.

 

Qatar is a monarchy and Her Heighness is the wife of His Highness the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. Over the past 15 years in her role as Her Highness, Sheikh Moza has worked hard on education and social reform in the nation of Qatar....

 

Last week was the first time that she visited one of the Arabic programs supported by Qatar Foundation International. An impressionable experience for our students, parents, administrators and staff - the visit highlighted the growth of our program and also was an offshoot of the school community and GLP’s mission to support and foster 21st century students.

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Why students need a global awareness and understanding of other cultures

Why students need a global awareness and understanding of other cultures | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
From trips to Normandy beaches to language blogs, José Picardo explores the growing importance of offering students international experiences...
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Why Global Collaborative Projects? | ASB Tech Connection Points

Why Global Collaborative Projects? | ASB Tech Connection Points | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

A couple of weeks ago, I posted “What are Global Collaborative Projects?”. Many, many types of projects exist and thousands or even tens of thousands of students are participating in such projects at any one time across the globe. It is my strong belief that students should participate in such a project as least ONCE per year in at least ONE of their classes.

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Knitting the World Together a Million Relationships at a Time

Knitting the World Together a Million Relationships at a Time | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Two global education champions, Asia Society’s Tony Jackson and Soliya’s Lucas Welch, have published blog posts this week that go to heart of the mission of our Connect All Schools consortium. Both posts are stark reminders of how little US and Muslim relations have changed since September 11, 2001. Both posts, however, are also optimistic in how much more capable we are—with new tools, resources, and knowledge—to positively affect these relations.

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Global Citizens in Action @global_nomads

“I learned to be brave and confident. We learned to establish social relations and our relations improved throughout the project we did. I believe that, even though we live in a very traditional country, as women we can set goals and live to reach them.” - Afghan Student Participant

 

“The way we were worried about the girls after the attacks in Kabul; if everyone had that about people around the world, the world would be more peaceful.” - US Student Participant

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September #globalclassroom Chat Reflection: “What is Global Taxonomy?”

September #globalclassroom Chat Reflection: “What is Global Taxonomy?” | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

The September #globalclassroom chats proved, yet again, to be an engaging conversation around the magic of flattening your classroom, connecting with others around the globe and collaborative sharing by participants. Our topic, “What is Global Taxonomy”, inspired by the tremendous work done by Julie Lindsay & Vicki A. Davis in Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds, proved to be lively and informative.

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European Schoolnet #educators #edchat

European Schoolnet #educators #edchat | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

European Schoolnet (EUN) is a network of 30 Ministries of Education in Europe and beyond. EUN was created 15 years ago to bring innovation in teaching and learning to its key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers and researchers.

  European Schoolnet’s activities are divided among three areas of work: Policy, research and innovation Schools services Learning resource exchange and interoperability


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ePals and Curriki Partner to Strengthen and Expand Open Educational Resources for Students and Teachers » PR with Panache! | PR with Panache!

ePals and Curriki Partner to Strengthen and Expand Open Educational Resources for Students and Teachers » PR with Panache! | PR with Panache! | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

“We are delighted to be able to expand our interactivity and reach to teachers and learners around the globe with our new Curriki partnership,” said Ed Fish, president of ePals. “Together, ePals and Curriki are delivering quality content to learners everywhere who are increasingly looking to collaborative, internet-­‐enabled environments that feature access to a broad selection of open education resources. This partnership helps advance ePals’ core mission to play a major role in educating the world, whether it be one school, one classroom or one student at a time.”

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September 11 Attacks: Challenges Remain

September 11 Attacks: Challenges Remain | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

The demand for greater global competence and deeper learning about the world is clear. And yet, the American school system struggles to provide this type of education to a rising generation.

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Why We Need A Million More Chris Stevens And How We Can Get Them

Why We Need A Million More Chris Stevens And How We Can Get Them | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Chris has shown us the power of relationships, but we need to translate that power into the age of social media. We need to determine how we can leverage the power of these new technologies to emulate the way he interacted but at a vastly larger scale ... 

 

 

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Whatever is Lovely

Whatever is Lovely | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
When we cancelled school at noon last Friday because of a scheduled protest at the U.S. Embassy, across the street from the school, we hastily grabbed a few things and headed out to start the weekend a few hours early, giddy to enjoy what I call football weather: sunny and cool. We kept tabs on the embassy protest through the news agencies, never considering the embassy fortress with its maximum security walls and marines on duty could be penetrated. We were stunned to see that a protester got to the flag pole, took down the American flag and raised the black flag of the Salifist Islamic party. Hearts sank as a little later we heard that the recreation center area, which houses a pool facility and gym that we share with the embassy, was on fire.

 

But then the unthinkable happened...

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The Global School: Connecting Classrooms and Students around the World

The Global School: Connecting Classrooms and Students around the World | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
The world is growing increasingly diverse. Once-divergent cultures are now learning and working together. The Global School by William Kist explains why students need an intercultural critical education, as well as how it will help them thrive in ...
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