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Supporting New Teachers to Make Global Connections | Edutopia

Supporting New Teachers to Make Global Connections | Edutopia | Library Media Center | Scoop.it

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
Lynn Novak's insight:

Creating global consciousness among middle school students can be aided by increasing the number of global connections they have in an educational environment with teacher support.

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Sharing Stories of Our Global Connections - October #globalclassroom chats

Sharing Stories of Our Global Connections - October #globalclassroom chats | Library Media Center | Scoop.it

It's Connected Educator Month, and in keeping with the theme, this month's #globalclassroom chats return to an old favourite topic : How can we enable teachers to connect, learn, share, and collaborate globally? What stories do we have to share?


Via iEARN-USA
Lynn Novak's insight:

There is a series of informative programs the week of 11/18/13.  The possibility of connecting with other educators, especially media specialists, is exciting.  Connecting our students globally enhances the learning experience and better prepares them for the future.

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