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America's Foreign Language Deficit - Forbes

America's Foreign Language Deficit - Forbes | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
More and more U.S. schools and colleges are cutting foreign language instruction to save money, but in fact the ability to communicate in other languages is a vital component of national security. (RT @ccmangosauce: #BilingualKids #US.

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The connected educator call of duty @gdahlby

The connected educator call of duty @gdahlby | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Flowing out of the Connected Educators website is a plethora of resources in addition to a list of events posted for Connected Educators Month. Over 110 organizations have joined the Connected Educators site.

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NSL-Y Students Return to the U.S. After Study in China and Korea

NSL-Y Students Return to the U.S. After Study in China and Korea | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
NSLI-Y scholarship recipients return to the U.S. after 6 weeks of intensive language study. This summer, 50 students traveled to Seoul, South Korea and 20 students traveled to Zhuhai, China.
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Seeking respect, Wisconsin teachers go abroad - JSOnline

Seeking respect, Wisconsin teachers go abroad - JSOnline | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

As her former colleagues in Milwaukee Public Schools prepare for another school year in Wisconsin, Wolfe is joining a select group of educators headed to assignments abroad in international schools - private schools that deliver an American-style education to children of U.S. businesspeople and foreign-service workers, and also a growing number of host country nationals.

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Rotary.org: News - World’s first peace park celebrates its 80th anniversary

Rotary.org: News - World’s first peace park celebrates its 80th anniversary | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
For eight decades, Rotarians in the U.S. and Canada have been gathering to exchange goodwill and promote peace.
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Global connections in Kindergarten

Global connections in Kindergarten | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Through-out the year the children in KC have communicated and collaborated with KinderPals on the other side of the world. This relationship has provided an authentic purpose and audience for both classes to inquire, create and construct understanding. ...

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最深刻「台灣印象」 美高中生颱風初體驗 - 海外唸書趣 - 青春生活 - udn校園博覽會

最深刻「台灣印象」 美高中生颱風初體驗 - 海外唸書趣 - 青春生活 - udn校園博覽會 | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
「台灣的颱風好可怕,我媽從視訊看到,以為在拍電影!」5名來到高雄文藻外語學院學中文一年的美國高中生...
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Beyond School Walls: Connecting Students and Teachers Around the World

Beyond School Walls: Connecting Students and Teachers Around the World | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

"The laughter turned to shock, empathy, sadness and tears. One of my kids stepped forward, looked in to the camera and said, "We are with you." Suddenly two communities, thousands of miles apart, were strongly connected. To this day, students still come by and want to talk about the Icelanders and their volcano."

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August #globalclassroom Chat Archives & Reflections

August #globalclassroom Chat Archives & Reflections | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Image: Connections I Found on flickrcc.net This month’s #globalclassroom chats were a fascinating affair, enabling many people to make new global connections, and explore tools and strategies...
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#Classroom20 The Book " The Global Classroom Project" by Michael Graffin and Deb Frazier

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For Educators, the Importance of Making Meaningful Connections

For Educators, the Importance of Making Meaningful Connections | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Soren Gordhamer, the founder and host of Wisdom 2.0 writes on the Huffington Post that the “real conversation” is “about how to connect to one another through technology — and in person — purposefully, in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective for our work, and useful to the world.”

 

He advocates for intention and purpose to create social good: “[Technology] becomes a tool to break down barriers and create a better world. ...

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Where in the World is your Food From? | Kid World Citizen

Where in the World is your Food From? | Kid World Citizen | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

It seems that in our busy life of fast food and convenience, many people have become so disconnected from their food, they don’t know where their food actually comes from (or what it is made of!). This is the first article in a series to help kids understand more about our food system.

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Are You Ready for a Connected Learning Year? (Part 2)

Are You Ready for a Connected Learning Year? (Part 2) | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

A continuation from last week's post on how teachers can collaborate with other educators around the world.

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Meet Chris, a Globally-Minded Veteran | Intercultural Education in K-12 Classrooms

Meet Chris, a Globally-Minded Veteran | Intercultural Education in K-12 Classrooms | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
It's hard to be enemies with someone you know and love. To that end, this military veteran advocates global understanding and education for a peaceful tomorrow.
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St. Paul: A positive exchange for Palestinian student - TwinCities.com

St. Paul: A positive exchange for Palestinian student - TwinCities.com | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Jane Allawi, 15, left her family and home thousands of miles away in Bethlehem on the West Bank to live in St. Paul for a year. Her goal is simple -- to clear up misconceptions and break stereotypes.
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Exchanges, Training and Study Abroad | American Councils

Exchanges, Training and Study Abroad | American Councils | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

American Councils administers a variety of cultural exchange, study abroad, and research programs on behalf of both public and private funders. Participation in these programs is through an open, merit-based competition, and facilitates mutual understanding between the United States and Eurasia, Southeast Europe, and South Asia.

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YES Abroad Participants Arrive in Sarajevo, Ready for Cultural Exchange

YES Abroad Participants Arrive in Sarajevo, Ready for Cultural Exchange | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
A group of four US high school students arrived in Sarajevo, BiH, where they’ll be spending the upcoming school year living and studying in the country’s capital. These students are participants in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES)...
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Starting a New School Year: Nine Tips for Collaboration

Starting a New School Year: Nine Tips for Collaboration | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Late August or early September is a make-it-or-break-it time for educators.

Via Grant Montgomery
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Are You Ready for a Connected Learning Year? (Part 1)

Are You Ready for a Connected Learning Year? (Part 1) | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

My colleague Honor Moorman recently published a chapter in the Classroom 2.0 book explaining how networked learning is a student right. I couldn't agree more. But students need to see how global collaboration works. Here, Honor shares educator tips on how to connect and communicate with other teachers around the world.

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#Classroom20 The Book: TIGed by Sara Hassan Kate Gatto and Katherine Walraven - TIGed

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Global Classroom Project 2012-2013 Submission

Global Classroom Project 2012-2013 Submission | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
As part of Classroom 2.0′s 5th Anniversary, they are calling for submissions for their anniversary book. Here is the Global Classroom Project 2012-2013′s submission. It’s a wonder...
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