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Kids Solve Global Problems, Buy Tractor for Village in Zambia | ISTE 2014

Kids Solve Global Problems, Buy Tractor for Village in Zambia | ISTE 2014 | The World Community and Global Collaboration in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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What an amazing and inspiring project!  This article traces the journey of fifth and sixth grade students and their quest to raise money to purchase a tractor for a small village in Zambia.  The session describing this project at the  2014 ISTE conference was entitled: "Teaching Kids to Harness Technology to Solve Global Problems".

Please see the Wiki link to this project called Project COPE, Raising HOPE.

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World Poverty & Literacy — Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources

World Poverty & Literacy — Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources | The World Community and Global Collaboration in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Get free classroom resources from Heifer International’s Read to Feed program including world poverty and literacy lesson plans and teaching resources.
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A wonderful organization that makes Global learning and Global classroom initiatives meaningful and intentional.

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iPoPP - International Project or Partner Place - Homepage

iPoPP - International Project or Partner Place - Homepage | The World Community and Global Collaboration in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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This organization offers a place to match projects with partners.  It offers many ideas and resources. 

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Using MapMaker Kits

Find ideas for classroom activities using mapping tools.
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There are outstanding ideas here for students to gain an authentic grasp of geography and global connectedness.

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The Geo-Educator Community

The Geo-Educator Community | The World Community and Global Collaboration in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Join National Geographic's community for educators who care about teaching their students about the world.
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A great way to connect with other teachers who are committed to global collaboration and learning!

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Project Overview

Project Overview | The World Community and Global Collaboration in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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This program offers interesting opportunities--especially with a pond on our campus! 

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Make Earth Day a Global Learning Day

Make Earth Day a Global Learning Day | The World Community and Global Collaboration in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Homa Tavangar identifies Earth Day as a celebration of global learning and offers collaborative STEM activities relating to water, climate and agriculture from diverse organizations such as NASA, iEARN and the Peace Corps.
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Amazing ideas!  I think this could be meaningfully linked to an Outdoor Learning Curriculum!  The Daffodil and Tulip project is intriguing.

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At the WaterPark | Ms. Cassidy's Classroom Blog

At the WaterPark | Ms. Cassidy's Classroom Blog | The World Community and Global Collaboration in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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I love the subtitle!  "A class of six year olds inviting the world into their classroom"

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projectcope - home

projectcope - home | The World Community and Global Collaboration in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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This is the wiki created by BCS.  The scooped article describing the project is called "Kids Solve Global Problems" .  The wiki provides the details and history of this ambitious project.

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How a VA Middle School Librarian and Her Book Club Raised Funds to Provide 15,000 Meals for Students in South Sudan

How a VA Middle School Librarian and Her Book Club Raised Funds to Provide 15,000 Meals for Students in South Sudan | The World Community and Global Collaboration in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Virginia Middle School Librarian Lauren McBride shares her story with SLJ of how her book club read Linda Sue Park’s A Long Walk to Water (Houghton Mifflin, 2010)—a book about the civil war in South Sudan and its thousands of children orphans and refugees—and how the story prompted her students into action, exercising their computer literacy skills in a fundraising campaign for students of South Sudan.
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This global initiative started with a book club.  Connecting our students to global literature is a powerful way to raise awareness and incite creative, collaborative work.

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The Importance of Sharks: You Do The Math!

The Importance of Sharks: You Do The Math! | The World Community and Global Collaboration in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Students learn about trophic levels in a marine food pyramid. Students play a game and complete mathematic equations to learn what happens to coral reef health when shark populations decrease.
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Math, global environmental awareness, and problem solving all in a game about sharks?  Sounds exciting to me!

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About Our Blog

About Our Blog | The World Community and Global Collaboration in the Classroom | Scoop.it
At National Geographic Education, our goal is to inspire people to care about the planet... because we believe that to know the world is to change it. Our blog gives us an opportunity to interact d...
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I can't say enough about the wealth of information, lessons, classroom activities, and videos that are made available through this resource. 

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Geo-Education: Essential Preparation for an Interconnected World

Geo-Education: Essential Preparation for an Interconnected World | The World Community and Global Collaboration in the Classroom | Scoop.it
National Geographic has adopted a new term for teaching students about our world and is launching the Geo-Education Initiative to improve education this type of learning.
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The website says it all: "National Geographic has adopted the term geo-education to describe education about our world. A well-rounded geo-education provides young people with a fundamental understanding of how the human and natural worlds work at local, regional, and global scales."  A wealth of information.

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ProjectExplorer

ProjectExplorer | The World Community and Global Collaboration in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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What a way to get to learn about the world and other cultures!  No plane ticket or passport required!

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Home - GLOBE.gov

Home - GLOBE.gov | The World Community and Global Collaboration in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program.
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Wonderful resources and ideas are here!  Think STEM!

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5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes

5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes | The World Community and Global Collaboration in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Becky Morales, creator of Kid World Citizen, offers five ideas for using literature about children and families in other parts of the world to broaden the minds of U.S. elementary students.
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We are actively participating in #'s 2 and 3!  I always love any way we can tie literacy in with our efforts!

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Global Project- Teddy Bears Around the World in its 4th Year

Global Project- Teddy Bears Around the World in its 4th Year | The World Community and Global Collaboration in the Classroom | Scoop.it
If you are looking to weave global awareness & collaboration into your elementary school classroom, consider participating in the Teddy Bears Around the World Project For the forth year, Teddy ...
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