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Bluffton High School students connect with students in Congo in Monday videoconference program

Bluffton High School students connect with students in Congo in Monday videoconference program | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Students from Bluffton High School will connect with their peers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo  as a part of an interactive videoconference program at 9 a.m.
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Virtual Youth Exchanges: Three Days of ‘Teen Power’ | U.S. Department of State Blog

Virtual Youth Exchanges: Three Days of ‘Teen Power’ | U.S. Department of State Blog | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Last week, we partnered with Chicago Public Schools to link Lincoln Park High School students with secondary school students in Ghana, Zimbabwe, Algeria, and Peru via video conferencing technology. Students engaged in a range of human rights-related topics in anticipation of the 12th World Summit of Nobel Laureates, taking place in Chicago from April 23-25, 2012. Juniors and seniors from Lincoln Park High School connected with English-speaking youth brought together by our U.S. Embassies in Accra, Harare, Algiers, and Lima.

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The Future of Education - Charting the Course of Teaching and Learning in a Networked World

The Future of Education - Charting the Course of Teaching and Learning in a Networked World | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Join Steve Hargadon on Monday, April 23rd, for live and interactive FutureofEducation.com conversation with his good friends Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis, authors of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time. The book presents a seven-step approach to transforming teaching using current pedagogies, technology tools, and global collaboration to create standards-aligned, technology rich, cross-cultural learning experiences that enhance 21st century student engagement.

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12th Annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

12th Annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Pre-Summit Webchats: Wednesday, April 18 – Friday, April 20, 2012 Summit Webcasts: Monday, April 23 – Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Program times will vary URL to participate in the live programs: http://conx.state.gov/digital-diplomacy/ (Short...

 

In the week prior to the Summit, join the human rights discussions between Chicago’s Lincoln Park High School and students in Ghana (April 18), Zimbabwe (April 19), and Algeria and Lima (April 20). 

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Play, Passion, Purpose, and Project Based Learning: Thoughts on Tony Wagner’s new book, Creating Innovators:

Play, Passion, Purpose, and Project Based Learning: Thoughts on Tony Wagner’s new book, Creating Innovators: | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

This book, like Dr. Wagner’s previous one, has many different audiences; it is not a book exclusively for K-12 educators, and includes among its targets parents of young and school-age children, post-secondary educators, and, more generally, those many general nonfiction readers who have been influenced by Thomas Friedman to recognize that the “World is [Now] Flat” and it is essential that we confront the changing demands of our fast-changing times.


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Students Explore the Issue of Homelessness Through Volunteerism and Service | YES Program

Students Explore the Issue of Homelessness Through Volunteerism and Service | YES Program | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Local artist Susan Clinthorne, a volunteer with the AFS International High School Exchange Program, is working with students at Dexter High School and schools in Ann Arbor who are on programs sponsored by the U.S. government, to help further understanding in “at-risk” international relationships.

 

Next month, the AFS students will present their project to the Great Lakes PeaceJam convention where they will meet a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. They will then go to Chicago for the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, the first time this conference has been held in the United States.

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Niles West's DesJardins Selected for Teaching Exchange Program in Ukraine — Skokie news, photos and events — TribLocal.com

Niles West's DesJardins Selected for Teaching Exchange Program in Ukraine — Skokie news, photos and events — TribLocal.com | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Dana DesJardins, a Niles West English teacher, has been chosen as one of only 11 U.S. teachers who will travel to Ukraine this April in the Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) program. TGC is funded by the U.S.

 

DesJardins and her fellow exchange teachers have already taken a three-month-long, online professional development course that introduces global learning theory and encourages teachers to bring a multicultural perspective to teaching and learning. The TGC program emphasizes international project collaboration and community engagement....

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Teachers Without Borders partners with Bullying.org | Teachers Without Borders

Teachers Without Borders partners with Bullying.org | Teachers Without Borders | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Teachers Without Borders has established a partnership with Bullying.org to offer research-based professional development courses on bullying and cyberbullying prevention in schools and communities.
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Students Launch Projects to Improve Community and World After Participating in Innovative Educational Program And Studying Climate Change in Bangladesh | Connect all Schools

Students Launch Projects to Improve Community and World After Participating in Innovative Educational Program And Studying Climate Change in Bangladesh | Connect all Schools | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Paul Castro, Chardonnay Collins, and Devan Thompson (Oakland High School), are collaboratively conducting their social action project at College Track in Oakland by developing a campaign “Canteen College Track,” with the goal to motivate peers to use re-usable canteens instead of plastic bottles for water. Teresa Hester is developing a Biggest Loser Challenge in association with the Alliance for Climate Education at Lighthouse Community Charter School to inspire her classmates and teachers to reduce the amount of energy that is wasted in the classroom. Edward Jackson is developing lessons to educate his peers at Envision Academy about the need for fresh water in the world. All the projects were inspired by the reality the youth leaders faced in Bangladesh.

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School & Classroom Program at People-to-People Intl

School & Classroom Program at People-to-People Intl | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
PTPI's School & Classroom Program is a free service that links classes and youth groups in different countries for pen pal exchanges and projects.
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Jo Daviess teacher travels to bring the world to her students

Jo Daviess teacher travels to bring the world to her students | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

"Kelly is a high school social studies teacher in the Jo Daviess County community of Scales Mound. The town has a population of about 400; there are 250 K-12 students in the Scales Mound School District, with 87 in high school.

 

"That would put these kids a long way from today’s global world were it not for technology and teachers like Kelly. Each Scales Mound High School student gets a laptop computer, the better to keep up to date on global happenings and with teacher Kelly, who is about to take her third trip abroad to deepen cultural understandings, both for herself and her students."

 

"... Kelly traveled to Japan in 2008 through the Fulbright Memorial Fund, and to Germany in 2009 through the Goethe-Institut. On April 14, she leaves for a two-week trip to Ukraine, sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Teachers for Global Classroom program ..."

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Why International Collaboration? | Connect all Schools

Why International Collaboration? | Connect all Schools | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Action learning in real world contexts.http://t.co/FyVqPvHZ #global #international #education #edtalk #edchat #technology #schools...

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The Global Classroom Project April #globalclassroom Chats

The Global Classroom Project  April #globalclassroom Chats | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Is technology connecting or dividing us? 

 

The April #globalclassroom chats are upon us, and this month’s question and discussion post comes to us courtesy of Jason Graham, an international teacher working in Indonesia. ...

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Understanding Global Education and Culture | Intercultural Education in K-12 Classrooms

Understanding Global Education and Culture | Intercultural Education in K-12 Classrooms | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

One of the concepts that helped me understand global education in the classroom, especially in relation to my service learning placement, was the differentiation between tourist, traveling and global classrooms discussed in the Wisconsin guide for Planning Curriculum in International Education. The article describes three different levels of internationalizing the classroom.

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Tweeting Today, Innovating Tomorrow: Meet Your Future Employees - Forbes

Tweeting Today, Innovating Tomorrow: Meet Your Future Employees - Forbes | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

“They’re connected kids. They view the world differently,” says Heidi Echternacht, a Princeton, NJ teacher who tweets with her Kindergarteners. Her class tweets regularly with their “play partners” in Cairo, Egypt, about such topics as their classroom pets, local wildlife, and global time ...

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One LENS: Cultivating Cross-cultural Literacy through Film and Digital Stories

In 2011, the One LENS program developed an exchange between deaf students in Malaysia and Indiana. The goal of the project was to develop cross-cultural lite...
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'Desert to Rainforest' Global Classroom Links Future Teachers, Classrooms in Phoenix and Panama

'Desert to Rainforest' Global Classroom Links Future Teachers, Classrooms in Phoenix and Panama | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Smithsonian Youth Access Grant and Vidyo video conferencing technology empower future teachers, middle school student learning and ecosystem science in Phoenix and Panama...
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Look! A Blog!: Warp Speed Ahead (Why you should say yes to YES)!

Look! A Blog!: Warp Speed Ahead (Why you should say yes to YES)! | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

... The alumni were super helpful in answering any questions we had about the customs, food, language, and culture of the countries, and the representatives of AFS, iEARN, Amideast, and American Councils also gave us a lot of insight into what the exchange would be like in each place.

 

By Monday, I don't think that anybody wanted to leave-- everybody had made at least one great friend, and we were all enthralled at the prospect of going abroad at all. Just this morning I was informed that I am an alternate for the program, and I am happy to even have made it this far. I encourage anybody interested in exchange to apply to YES, NSLI-Y, CBYX, or any other program out there that offers it. The time to explore, discover, live, and love is now, but it's up to you to seize the opportunity.

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50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom | Teaching Degree.org

50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom | Teaching Degree.org | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Here are a few ways to connect with others using Skype in classrooms and to promote education.
41.  ePALS. Sign up for a free account here, then find other teachers and classes around the globe using Skype.
42. Skype an Author Into Your Library or Classroom. This site will connect schools with authors through Skype. Short sessions are free, while longer sessions are subject to a fee set by each author.
43. Skype in Schools. List yourself or find others in this directory just for educators seeking Skype collaboration.
44. Skype in the Classroom – The EduSkypers Phonebook. Scroll through these comments to find other teachers from around the world looking to connect through Skype. The most recent are at the very end of the list.
45. Global SchoolNet. This organization works to connect teachers and students around the world through forensic science programs. Browse to find something of interest or start your own project.
46. TakingITGlobal. Another project-based organization, this one focuses on youth looking to make positive global changes.
47. Around the World with 80 Schools. This teacher is hoping to connect schools around the world through short Skype sessions.
48. Skype in the Classroom. Join this community to find other teachers seeking Skype connections.
49. Going Global – School Skype Author Visits. Linda Lowery and Richard Keep, children’s book authors and illustrators, are available for Skype interviews for a fee.

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Room 201 Blog Elementary Gifted Students are Building Bridges to Other Cultures.flv

Remember the Flat Classroom Project our high school gifted students participated in in the fall? Now our elementary students are experiencing global collaboration!

A few months ago I received notice that the founders of the Flat Classroom Project were looking for volunteers to pilot an early elementary version of the project, so I signed us up and we were accepted! The project we are participating in is called Building Bridges. Here’s a description:

“Can very young students effectively connect, communicate, and collaborate in a global project? What does this look like? What products can students in mixed classroom teams co-create? What activities and structure can we design and implement to scaffold this collaboration? There are many wonderful opportunities out there already for students to connect using technology tools. However the aim in this project is also to encourage students in different places to collaborate, not just communicate, and to enhance understanding of cultures and life styles beyond the immediate environment.”

Within the project, classrooms are placed together in groups of four. We have been grouped with schools in Wisconsin, Saskatchewan, Canada, and China! Our group has been assigned to focus on the topic of “Celebrating Together”—how celebrations are similar and different across our cultures. So far we've been sending messages and videos to get to know each other, and now we're working on a collaborative eBook to tell each other about our celebrations.


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A Divided Island: Haiti and the Dominican Republic | Connect all Schools

A Divided Island: Haiti and the Dominican Republic | Connect all Schools | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Edison High's Andre reflects on race relations, kindness, and a small separated island will lead the discussion on the relationship between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. For more: http://oneworldeducation.org/reflections/all

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Speaking Up - To Risk, Perchance to Learn

Speaking Up - To Risk, Perchance to Learn | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

At the same time, my responsibility as a citizen of the world and my responsibility as a classroom teacher gave me pause. To encourage critical thinking, I gravitate towards teaching conflicts so that students can analyze differing perspectives; though I am also very conscious not to communicate personal positions to my students or leave them thinking that there is one right answer. I want them to find the grey area and be comfortable seeing multiple sides. But when is it the time to teach middle ground and when is it time to teach students to speak up?

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USA: Portland - GCC Youth Celebrate Earth Day | Global Citizen Corps

USA: Portland - GCC Youth Celebrate Earth Day | Global Citizen Corps | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

During the morning, youth will engage in interactive workshops at the Action Center to learn more about climate change and its effects. They will also participate in a live video conference with GCC peers from one of our Middle East/ North Africa GCC countries to learn more about how climate change is affecting the region.

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Cisco Blog » Blog Archive » 10 years from today: Classrooms with different cultures

Cisco Blog » Blog Archive » 10 years from today: Classrooms with different cultures | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
What will our educational system look like in a decade? Will there even be physical classrooms?

 

Here are some of the ideas educators shared:

 

- Global collaborations: Interactions online on class blogs, online pen pal programs and picture exchange networks....

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Digital School program with open textbooks approved by Polish government! « Creative Commons Polska

Digital School program with open textbooks approved by Polish government! « Creative Commons Polska | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

The Polish Council of Ministers adopted regulation concerning the implementation of „Digital School” program for computerization of Polish schools and raising ICT competences. Pilot of the project aimed for 380 schools in Poland will equip them with hardware (tablets, computers for students, additional equipment). Also digital and free (under Creative Commons Attribution or compatible) textbooks for grades 4-6 in primary schools (K4-K6) will be created. This is the first major government project in Poland which creates Open Educational Resources especially textbooks. 

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