By Michele L. Halken
"New teachers are excited and brimming with ideas to make their classrooms hotbeds of learning, understanding and collaboration. In addition to their focus on creating a classroom where students are engaged and think both critically and creatively, teachers must address Common Core Learning Standards, content area standards and technology initiatives. Still, teachers want to do more: make global connections and work collaboratively with a classroom on the other side of the world, since creating digital citizens with a global consciousness is essential for success in the world today and tomorrow.
"A global collaboration project doesn't just happen overnight. Like any successful project, it requires planning, preparation, connecting and communicating.
"Here are three steps teachers can follow to expand the walls of their classrooms, make connections and participate in projects."
Via Jim Lerman