Avenues will answer the current call for global preparedness and deliver it in a system of schools around the world. We will provide a unique and dynamic educational village—one school with 20 or more campuses in major cities in Asia, Europe, Africa and North and South America—and a global orientation that includes language fluency, the World Course and international experience and study on continents around the world.
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.
ePals is the social network optimized for K-12 learning. Over half a million classrooms in 200 countries and territories have joined the ePals Global Community to connect, collaborate and exchange ideas.
Because my work was cited as an inspiration for the Khan system, I felt I should respond with two thoughts about learning: Programming is a way of thinking, not a rote skill. Learning about "for" loops is not learning to program, any more than learning about pencils is learning to draw.
People understand what they can see. If a programmer cannot see what a program is doing, she can't understand it. Thus, the goals of a programming system should be:
• to support and encourage powerful ways of thinking • to enable programmers to see and understand the execution of their programs
How do we get people to understand programming? We change programming. We turn it into something that's understandable by people.
Tech tools for teachers. There are many great examples of tools that teachers can use and access, explore and share with other teachers and to help improve their teaching. Take time each week, as the site suggests, to explore and investigate and continue your learning.
It’s finally here! We’ve been working on an update to SaneGen – The Internet Time Machine’s Automatic Niche Product Generator. If you don’t know what it is, this software program: 1. Takes your keywords and searches the internet for top quality content. 2. Displays that content and allows you to select some (or all) of the content to include in a free report and optin page.
Even our “best” schools are failing to prepare students for 21st-century careers and citizenship.
In the new global economy, with many jobs being either automated or “off-shored,” what skills will students need to build successful careers? What skills will they need to be good citizens? Are these two education goals in conflict?
To examine these questions, I conducted research beginning with conversations with several hundred business, nonprofit, philanthropic, and education leaders. With a clearer picture of the skills young people need, I then set out to learn whether U.S. schools are teaching and testing the skills that matter most. I observed classrooms in some of the nation's most highly regarded suburban schools to find out whether our “best” was, in fact, good enough for our children's future. What I discovered on this journey may surprise you.
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.
What a great name for a virtual conference, Teachers Teaching Teachers about Technology (4t2012)! This conference title spoke to me immediately. This is exactly the kind of collaborative climate I ...
In addition to loving the fact that putting together this presentation was in itself a global project, it was a great chance to reflect again on why I am so passionate about global projects. Listening this past Thursday to one teacher practicing online with the moderator (who was in Michigan), I was reminded how much we have to gain by letting students communicate with their peers around the world.
We have three great world-wide virtual conferences coming up in the next few months. Each is free to attend, and each has an emphasis on encouraging participation and presentations--even if you've never done so before. They are part of my Web 2.0 Labs projects, designed to provide spaces for great conversations around education. Everyone is encouraged to participate--you can present, attend, and/or volunteer to help!
The Global Education Coalition – New York City (GEC-NYC) came together in the summer of 2011 to improve our organizations’ support of local educators in their work to create globally competent youth. To that end, we cordially invite you to meet us at our Global Education Open House on Thursday, October 5. The event will provide members of the education community an opportunity to
· share their experiences with building global citizens; · learn about global educational resources offered by the 16 organizations of the GEC-NYC; · access free classroom materials; · network with peers.
I define social learning as participating with others to make sense of new ideas. Augmented by a new slew of social tools, people can gather information and gain new context from people across the globe and around the clock as easily as they could from those they work beside.
"As the world is becoming increasingly connected, the nature, use, ownership, and purpose of knowledge are changing in profound ways. Our goal as educators is to leverage these connections and changes as powerful means to improve teaching and learning in our schools.
"We recently tackled the hot topic of Project Based Learning in a free webinar we offered during Connected Educator Month. We’d like to share this recording with you! The free recording for the webinar session is here.
"We’ve also put together a full page of curated resources about PBL for you here."
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