The International Society for Technology in Education conference takes place this June in Philadelphia, PA, USA. We will be holding a Global Learning Day on Sunday, June 28th from 2 PM - 5 PM in the Philadelphia Convention Center. Please join this group if you would like to be involved with this unconference meet up.This is not our virtual online conference that we hold every November. This is a face-to-face meeting for globally minded educators to network, share ideas and plan for possible…See More
"I'm interested in your project. What kinds of communities are you creating? For what age group? I teach in Wayland, MA. I'm just embarking on fostering greater global connectivity for my fourth graders. I look…"
School or Organization Name:West Tisbury School Co-Presenter Name(s): Area of the World from Which You Will Present:EST - USA Language in Which You Will Present: English Target Audience(s): teachers and administrators Short Session Description (one line):Making the global connection Full Session Description (as long as you would like):more about it here Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:http://www.flickr.com/photos/vbecker/See More
"I have just returned from hospital.I am working in the field of PEACE for last more than two decades. But slow realisation is coming to me that hardly anyone is prepared to adopt PEACE POWER. Almost every one is for VIOLENT POWER not knowing that…"
This is a primary, elementary school project. The West Tisbury School's multiage class (6-8 year olds) are studying lighthouse around the world. They have a wiki here. The students are looking for partners who have lighthouses in their community or are interested in studying lighthouses. Please join us for a simple and fun collaboration.See More
Global Education Projects Sponsored By You or That You're Involved In (if applicable):
Thar She Blows: A Primary School Global Learning Project on Whales and Whaling
Islands Around the World
Apple Global Education
Rock Our World
Voices Around the World
as well as designing and implimenting multiple collaborative global learning projects with schools in the U.S., Iceland, Australia, Fiji, Japan, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, India, Israel, Mexico, Ghana, Germany and the Netherlands
We can communicate in French, German, Spanish and Portugese
I have just returned from hospital.I am working in the field of PEACE for last more than two decades. But slow realisation is coming to me that hardly anyone is prepared to adopt PEACE POWER. Almost every one is for VIOLENT POWER not knowing that only PEACE POWER can conquer every thing in life and the world.For this my two books 1)Peace Technology2) Peace TimeCalendar are unwanted. That is why I want to sell the copyright of my two books.The life and world is miserable today because most of us depend on VIOLENT POWER.All these social networkings are virtual as PEACE POWER has not given its due position.
I think in this life I will not be able to influence the humanity to adopt PEACE POWER as a tool of growth and development.I propose to retire
Valerie, I work in Middle School and the topic of whales is not part of what we do. BUT I've sent your letter to my friend in Elementary where they do have a unit on whales, I hope it works for you guys, this is the unit http://http://www.amersol.edu.pe/es/PYPUnits/Grade5/Unit6/index.asp
Thar she blows! Interested in whales? Communites? Collaborations? read on....
Our multiage class (6 and 7 year olds) is studying whaling. Using a whaling chart from 1851, artifacts which sailors brought back to Martha's Vineyard, and a young girl's journal from her trip with her father in 1862, our students will re-create local history and discover how places around the world have had an impact on their community.
We would like to invite you to share your community with us, about your location now and then, your geography, your folk songs/sea shanties.
We are particularly interested in ports commonly visited by Martha's Vineyard whaling ships, but all are welcome to learn with us.
in the United States:
New Bedford, MA
San Francisco, CA
New Zealand (especially Bay of Islands, Kaitai)
West coast of Canada
If you are interested, please let me know, I am hoping we can begin working together in mid February or the beginning of March.
Thanks so much.
Languages: any - but we can communicate in English, Spanish, Portuguese and German.