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Online Collaborative Projects

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What's it like to be an astronaut?       What was it like to live during The Great  Depression?       Does water boil at the same  temperature at different elevations?       Wherein the world do fireflies live?

 

These are great questions for collaborative projects. Students      are often faced with problems that are best understood by talking      with others, collecting data from remote sites, or going through      a series of problem solving activities. For example, many students      have participated in the Journey        North project to learn about migration.

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The Learning Space: MOOC’s and the Global Transformation of Education- What is the Reality?

The Learning Space: MOOC’s and the Global Transformation of Education- What is the Reality? | SAMR Transformational eLearning | Scoop.it
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Voices of Youth

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Voices of Youth is UNICEF's global online community where children and youth learn about their rights; share their views on issues that matter; discuss and debate; and access resources and tools to pr...
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Critical, creative and global learning and sharing - for youth.

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Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore a...
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A truly thought provoking presentation, I was engrossed as thoughts ran through my mind as I was viewing. There has to be a better way to inspire our children to want to learn. BIG QUESTIONS, mentors, ICT and encouragement. The action research results obtained by Mitra are amazing.

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Global SchoolNet: Home

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Global SchoolNet's mission is to support 21st century learning and improve academic performance through content driven collaboration.
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International Telementor Program - Maximizing youth potential through academic mentoring. - www.telementor.org

International Telementor Program - Maximizing youth potential through academic mentoring. - www.telementor.org | SAMR Transformational eLearning | Scoop.it
Maximizing youth potential through academic mentoring.
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Equal access to learning opportunities that inspire our students and support them in their area of interest. Perfect!

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New Adventures in Professional Development | The Road to Redefinition: Teaching with iPads and Android mobile devices

New Adventures in Professional Development | The Road to Redefinition: Teaching with iPads and Android mobile devices | SAMR Transformational eLearning | Scoop.it

"The SAMR model describes the progression educators make with technology from simply “substituting” analog tasks with digital tasks to “redefinition” which entails changing teaching and learning to the degree results were inconceivable before the invention of the technology. Investigate the progression and explore practical examples of how real teachers are accomplishing this with iPads and other Android devices."


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Patrick Ward's curator insight, July 24, 2013 5:44 PM

For some time technological potential has been outstripping our imaginations' ability to process and apply it; unless we unleash our thinking, we will not be able to take full advantage of all that technology has to offer. Can we continue to apply current (or even outdated) teaching theories to an environment that is defined by an exponentially increasing rate of change? Should pedagogy always inform the choice of technology or is a more adaptive approach required? Can pedagogy evolve to adapt in step with technology? Can we as teachers?

 

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eTwinning: Transforming Teaching and Learning

eTwinning promotes school collaboration in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). This film illustrates how eTwinning ca...
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eTwinning promotes school collaboration in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). It involves schools from diverse geographic locations working together to share, create and problem solve collaboratively. Students of similar ages learn about each other’s cultures and language through online projects with the support of teachers from all of the schools involved (schools are usually paired). In the words of one of the students interviewed on the clip eTwinning is, “social media and learning”. The eTwinning website also caters for teachers working with colleagues across Europe.

Although this is a Europe based platform for the education community the whole concept could easily be transferred to the Asia-Pacific region. A cross curriculum priority of the Australian Curriculum is Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia.  The organising ideas OI 1,2, 5 and 7 could be readily explored through a pairing of Australian and Asian schools to look at issues around social, cultural, political and economic topics. Students could also develop awareness of diverse traditions, culture, religion and beliefs by working with similar age peers from other countries. Projects within the key learning areas of maths, science, history and English could be developed to allow students to learn with and from each other whilst strengthening confidence and skills and attributes necessary to be effective global citizens.

Constructivist learning is highly evident in an eTwinning approach to online leaning design. Students build upon their learning through connecting with peers to complete tasks - with the teachers providing structure, guidance and feedback. Lifelong learning occurs in that the students are responsible for the organisation of projects and they can develop leadership skills to be responsible for and control their learning. I think providing students with opportunities to participate in such a transformed learning environment is what eLearning is all about. Producing students that are “knowledge-able” (Wesch, 2010) rather than just knowledgeable should be our goal as educators.

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