Connecting World Regions, Geospatially
is a project based unit on introducing students to GIS and GPS and examples of how it can be used to connect regions around the world. People are connected around the world through the natural resources that they share such as land, water, air, plants, and animals. Students can made a difference in the environment by investigating and understanding their own region and how it has changed… Continue
Added by Lori on June 26, 2007 at 4:38pm —
If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
Added by Doug Davis on June 25, 2007 at 6:33pm —
Human relations are so important as an educator. Each day we are required to interact with many different people in a variety of different ways. As an administrator, I've learned that what I say is
not always what the other person hears and, I am responsible for what
it is I have said/written. If I offend someone, I have two choices.
This entry is about this very fact.
This week, while my edublogs account was down, I've been involved in a heated discussion about the… Continue
Added by Kelly Christopherson on June 24, 2007 at 6:44pm —
Are you curious about libraries in Continue
S outh Africa? Are you planning on attending the
IFLA conference or just want to explore the possibility of
Added by edi campbell on June 20, 2007 at 8:09pm —
Here is a video about The Global Challenge.
Pre-registration for Sept 2007 is now open. Feel free to be in touch! Email: David… Continue
Added by David Gibson on June 19, 2007 at 1:26pm —
Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a few themes that have caught my attention. Now, a few of them are very positive, like the Future of Education that is being hosted by George Siemens over at University of Manitoba. Another is planning, especially for the summer months as many teachers Continue
prepare for some time off and away from the school. Now, I would…
Added by Kelly Christopherson on June 10, 2007 at 11:34pm —
Hi All -
Just wanted to share that I'll be starting a new job in July at the University of Chicago Center for Urban School Improvement
. I'll be a lead technology coach in a charter school two days a week, and developing and implementing a professional development tech plan during the rest of my time. It should be a challenge and a great opportunity to develop a new skill set. I'm excited, but nervous and a tad sad as I do love my current job. At… Continue
Added by Lucy Gray on June 9, 2007 at 7:30am —
the idea came up in this very forum, so here it is:
On Tuesday, take a picture of the highest clock around or of the area around your school from a high point within your school at the right moment: 02:03:04 on 05.06.07.
Post the image to Flickr with the tag "020304050607".
(So far there is only one image with that tag taken on the 6th of May. The project makes more sense on a Tuesday than on a Sunday, hence 05.06.07 rather than… Continue
Added by Torsten Otto on June 3, 2007 at 3:37pm —
Here's something I created for my sixth grade students yesterday... thought you all might be interested. Feedback would be appreciated!
Added by Lucy Gray on June 1, 2007 at 6:24am —
This edition of Global Messenger coincides with two very important events, the G8 Summit and Father's Day!
British Council / Global Gateway Update
Global Dimension Update
Oxfam Cool Planet Update
Sustainable Schools Update
SSAT / iNet Update
Art for Life: Bridging the Digital…
Added by Alex Savage on June 1, 2007 at 2:41am —
Click on image to view a pdf of the leaflet
It is clear that technology has a significant role to play to inspire and motivate our learners. We all know that WWW stands for World Wide Web. However, many schools have yet to realise its true potential for bringing the real world into the classroom. Communication is literally at the heart of ICT. Sadly,… Continue
Added by Alex Savage on June 1, 2007 at 2:37am —
I need recommendations! I am teaching grades 4-9 summer
blogging - a one week crash course. Kids are likely to continue
blogging after the course ends. They are social creatures.
like you to suggest opensource, zero download, safe tools for this
bunch. I'm thinking I would like to set these up with safe email, too.
You're the educators, you tell me!
Added by Durff on May 27, 2007 at 6:25am —
After numerous tries from my home network I joined Ning first go from school. It must be a firewall or something to do with the wireless connection at home. The trick will be now to be able to put in my username and password from home and see if it will let me though.
Added by Allanah K on May 20, 2007 at 3:18pm —
This is my favorite Web resource for global learning: TakingITGlobal
The Executive Director of the TakingITGlobal organization, Jennifer Corriero has said: “I wonder…if young people were actively engaged in all aspects of society, and thought of themselves as community leaders, problem-solvers, role models, mentors, and ‘key’ stakeholders…how would the world change?” Somewhat dumbfounded by the brilliance and beauty… Continue
Added by Skip Zilla on May 17, 2007 at 2:36pm —
Excuse multiple crossposts -
Julene Reed and I are teaching a workshop at NECC on global
collaboration, and I've set up a series of resources to demonstrate
during this class. I hope that these resources will live on as people
become interested in sharing resources used to teach global awareness
concepts. Please consider jumping in and joining any of these groups.
Some of them are already seeded with material, but others are just
getting started. Feel… Continue
Added by Lucy Gray on May 17, 2007 at 11:53am —
Many people in this online community is likely preparing to go to NECC. My supervisor and some colleagues have planed to go.
What sense is it in the conference? I am hesitate that...
Could someone tell me?
And whether someone were willing to launch a international project on the ICT-related?
Added by Hai Zhang on May 11, 2007 at 8:38am —
It is fascinating how little change one can make in the lives of students! Despite over a month of exploring the Greenhouse Effect through experiments, creating animations, designing posters, participating in Earth Hour activities, watching 'An Inconvenient Truth', reading the EPA website, discussion and personal affirmations, the class can still leave the windows and doors open with the lights and airconditioner going when they leave the room.
What can we do to move this learning… Continue
Added by Steven Caldwell on May 9, 2007 at 7:57pm —
by Alan Haskvitz, national motivational speaker
I will have free math workbooks based on car prices to help motivate pre-Algebra students. They are about 100 pages and there are no advertisements in them. If you are…
Added by alan haskvitz on May 7, 2007 at 12:20am —
I have just invited a bunch of very talented teachers from our school who have been chosen to explore possibilities around International citizenship and Global Awareness. There are at least two people from each of our three schools (Snr, Middle, Jnr) I have asked that they explain who they are and what they would like to explore in this area.
I would very much appreciate your respones to their thoughts. In the end we are looking to develop ongoing relationships… Continue
Added by Westley Field on May 2, 2007 at 8:14pm —
I was just pointed to the fact that a special moment is coming up:
After 12:34:56 on 7.8.90 was during summer break, this is a great opportunity for an interesting class - especially on a global perspective:
- This particular moment happens 24 times.
- Who gets to celebrate it first?
- The Old European: "The American jumps the gun by about a month, celebrating on 06.05.07 rather than 05.06.07."
- The… Continue
Added by Torsten Otto on May 2, 2007 at 3:34am —