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From Cheryl Morgan, iEARN-UK:

 

"This page is a reprint of the Thanet College Website from 1996.  It relates the experience that students at Thanet College went through in the aftermath of a horrific incident that occurred in Dunblane Scotland - some 500 miles north of  Thanet College in Broadstairs, Kent, UK.  The students had been taking part in iEARN projects as part of their course.  Both they and their teachers were overwhelmed and touched by the global response.  The experience was later shared at the iEARN International Conference held in July 1996 in Budapest, Hungary.  The entire room was in tears."

 

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For 25 years, in good times and bad, no matter where, the IEARN community has shared a kind word, a quilt, a teddy bear.

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iEARN in Action: March 2014

iEARN in Action: March 2014 | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

Seeking Partners: iEARN Projects and Activities

· Want to make new friends in Brazil and around the world and build your intercultural communication skills?

· Join students from Iran in the Moon Observation and Solar Cooking Projects

· Get involved in the School Uniform Exchange Project

 

Resources, Contests, Websites and Announcements

· iEARN 25th Anniversary Video

· iEARN Photography Exhibition

· Last call for 2014 Adobe Youth Voices Awards

 

Upcoming Events

· iEARN-Pangea hosting QR Week 2014 from April 21-28

· YouthCaN Environmental Conference, April 28

· 2014 eLearning Africa, Kampala, Uganda, May 28-30

· 2014 iEARN Conference and Youth Summit in Argentina, June 29 - July 5

 

Recent Events

· iEARN hosts Adobe Youth Voices Workshop in Japan, Brazil, and the Netherlands

· Talking Kites Fly Around the World in March

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How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful

How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
Project-based learning continues to be misinterpreted as a single teaching strategy rather than as a set of design principles that allow us to introduce the philosophy of inquiry into education in an intelligent and grounded way. It’s time to not only address the flaws in PBL, but to reinvent it in a way that leads to deeper learning, creative inquiry, and a better fit with a collaborative world in which doing and knowing are one thing.
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iEARN-Jordan Project Expo

iEARN-Jordan Project Expo | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
iEARN-Jordan to host a Project Expo and Hands-On Workshop as part of the Chris Stevens Youth Network.

Via Khitam A Al-Utaibi
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Join students from Iran in the Moon Observation and Solar Cooking Projects!

Join students from Iran in the Moon Observation and Solar Cooking Projects! | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
Interesting in global science projects? Connect with "Team SCIENTIST" that is working on solar cooking and "Team ALKAH" that is working on moon observation.
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iEARN 25th Anniversary Video - YouTube

Launched in 1988 as a pilot project linking schools in New York State and Moscow, iEARN celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2013, honoring the thousands of ed...
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El móvil en el aula: ¿problema o herramienta? | El Blog de Educación y TIC

El móvil en el aula: ¿problema o herramienta? | El Blog de Educación y TIC | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

“ Generalmente, los dispositivos móviles se ven como algo negativo en el entorno educativo, y se llegan incluso a prohibir en algunos centros.”


Via Alvaro Monroy López, Sonia Hurtado
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YES Alumnus presents Pakistan at the United Nations Annual Youth Assembly

YES Alumnus presents Pakistan at the United Nations Annual Youth Assembly | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

New York, February 6: Bilal Zubair Khan, an alumnus of US State Department’s Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program represented Pakistan at the Annual Youth Assembly 2014 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. He was part of several panels and discussion events, and spoke at the assembly about entreprenurial startups by women in developing countries.

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Thank you, Bilal! 

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NSLI-Y Students Spend a Day in Kindergarten

NSLI-Y Students Spend a Day in Kindergarten | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
Over winter break, instead of attending their Korean high schools, NSLI-Y students explored the art of storytelling. After learning traditional folktales and lots of practice, they took a trip back to Kindergarten to perform for an audience!
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Hipercept, Inc. to Sponsor iEARN-USA Panel Discussion on the Role of Cross-Cultural Education in Strengthening Civil Society in South Asia, West Africa & the U.S.

Hipercept, Inc. to Sponsor iEARN-USA Panel Discussion on the Role of Cross-Cultural Education in Strengthening Civil Society in South Asia, West Africa & the U.S. | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
Hipercept provides technology advisory, consulting and outsourcing for real estate and private equity investors.
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Global Partnerships: 5 Steps to Success

Global Partnerships: 5 Steps to Success | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

 Connected learning, virtual exchanges, and global project-based learning are increasingly recognized as important teaching and learning strategies in classrooms worldwide. Through a global project, students acquire important 21st century skills and global competencies, allowing them to communicate ideas, recognize other perspectives, and take action while connecting their learning to real world issues. Today, David Potter and Jennifer Russell of iEARN-USA share the five most important steps to building a global partnership.

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Tweet from @SpanLearning

Tweet from @SpanLearning | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
Thanks to visual recorder at #SRL14 for illustration of badging partnerships @badges4learning pic.twitter.com/rwVqmBUIO9
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Privileged to be contributing an iEARN perspective to open badging at #SRL14 this week at nestGSV Love the graphic facilitation by Nevada Lane

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Global Partnerships: Strategies for Connecting your Classroom with the World

Global Partnerships: Strategies for Connecting your Classroom with the World | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

'Particularly among higher-level teachers, I’ve noticed a tendency default to Skyping with semi-famous or major “experts” in a given field, and this makes sense when an expert can answer student-generated questions better than a young person can.  However, I’ve found that sometimes more important connections happen when kids get to meet an individual who’s closer to their age and not yet considered important for their efforts.  For example, I often connect classrooms with Yasser Alaa Mobarak, a young Egyptian photographer who has done a great deal of work with iEARN.  He shares his photography, talks about what he hopes viewers will see, answers questions from the kids, and then invites students to continue the photographic dialogue and sharing in a private group he’s set up on Facebook.  Honestly, no number of experts in Middle Eastern politics could ever impact kids as much as just one of Yasser’s photographs because they’re real, raw, and relevant.  Most importantly, connecting with someone like Yasser demonstrates that young people don’t have to be famous to make a difference through their individual efforts and passions."

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U.S. Designated a Champion Country in the UN Global Education First Initiative

U.S. Designated a Champion Country in the UN Global Education First Initiative | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

The United States is pleased to announce its designation by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon as a UN Global Education First Initiative Champion Country. Launched by the UN Secretary General and the UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown in 2012, this initiative is an international call to action to raise education to the top of the public agenda by getting every child into school, improving the quality of education, and fostering global citizenship.

 

The Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Department of Education are jointly engaged in supporting this initiative, with efforts including USAID’s Room to Learnproject, annual contributions to the multilateral Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Fund, various domestic programs to ensure equal access and educational excellence, and the recently-launched J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Program.

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The Role of Cross-Cultural Education, Arts, & Media in Strengthening Civil Society in US, India, Pakistan

The Role of Cross-Cultural Education, Arts, & Media in Strengthening Civil Society in US, India, Pakistan | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
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Adobe Youth Voices Awards

Adobe Youth Voices Awards | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

The Adobe Youth Voices Awards is a global challenge that invites youth to creatively express their vision for driving change in local communities and to present potential solutions through visual storytelling. Media must be submitted by April 18, 2014.

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Reading Images: Stories of Change Makers

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Half an Hour: The MOOC of One

Half an Hour: The MOOC of One | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
And finally to be one is to be you. Now, everybody talked aboutmassive open online learning. I don't care about the massiveness of open online learning. It's important - that there are seven billion people in the planet, whatever we do has got to work for everyone of them - but it's only going to work for every one of them, one person at a time. There's no other way of doing it.   There's no other way of doing it because there's no other way that's going to be genuine. There's no other way that's going to be effective. What makes the MOOCs special is that each person taking the MOOCs makes it their own. They create and shape their own learning according to thier own needs and their own interests, their own values, their own objectives. And that to me is what learning and education is all about.
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Fun read! Lots of iEARN and Learning Circles concepts reflected in this thoughtful post about teaching and learning:

 

 

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DML2014: Ignite Talk - Christine McCaleb - YouTube

Digital Storytelling: Building Empathy for Systemic Change Digital Storytelling has been praised for its inter-disciplinary learning opportunities and divers...
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Timeline Photos - Al-Utaibi Khitam A | Facebook

Timeline Photos - Al-Utaibi Khitam A | Facebook | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
ماذا تعرف عن #التعلم المبني على #المشروع؟
هل ترغب بتوأمة صفك مع صفوف أخرى حول #العالم؟

بإمكانك ذلك من خلال الالتحاق ببرنامج آي إيرن/#iEARN الذي يقدم...

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Adventures in Blogging: iEARN Microtalk Reflection

Adventures in Blogging: iEARN Microtalk Reflection | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

Through this project I have learned about taking risks and "thinking outside the box," as an educator. I am excited to say that not only my class, but all first graders at my school, will be participating in the Earth Day activities, that I developed with the help of the specials teachers. As a second year teacher, I had never done anything like this before and am having fun learning "on the fly".

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Job (New York): Technology Coordinator

Job (New York): Technology Coordinator | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
iEARN is a global nonprofit (active in over 140 countries) that enables young people worldwide, working in collaboration and dialogue, to make a meaningful
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We're hiring!

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#iEARN #KLYES Brandraising Workshop with @BigDuckSarah 

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YouthCaNWorld

YouthCaNWorld | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

YouthCaN students and teachers use a variety of online technologies to network on environmental issues. We hope you will join us! IDs and passwords are needed, so write  to youthcan@us.iearn.org for more information.

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iEARN-USA Newsletter - February 2014

iEARN-USA Newsletter - February 2014 | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
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Getting Creative in the TabLab

Getting Creative in the TabLab | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

Since the launch of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program in 2003, iEARN-Pakistan has used online technologies to enhance English Language proficiency support to prepare students for a successful exchange year in United States.


This year, iEARN-Pakistan is introducing “TabLab,” a pre-departure English language learning program for 108 YES students that leverages handheld devices with connectivity and accessibility from anywhere in Pakistan, including the remotest regions.

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