October 2009 Blog Posts (13)

Flatclassroom09-3 SoundingBoards

Every fall a global project takes place led by

Julie Lindsay and

Vicki Davis. This year over 220 students from

5 countries will research trends in information technology and globalization, write a collaborative research report on a wiki, and produce digital videos about their topics. Sound impressive? Well it is! These students are not… Continue

Added by Lisa Durff on October 30, 2009 at 9:23pm — No Comments

You May Be Wondering How I'm Doing.

Alecia rightfully asked for me to respond in writing about my first Skype conversation with the Peru students. I couldn't keep my mouth shut after our first 'meet-up' with the Santa Rosa School- I told everyone I saw that day how wonderful it went and how proud I was of my students! However, I needed to put this in writing. Below you'll see a copy of my blog post concerning my reaction to both of my first interactions (I Skyped with both of my classes, so it took two different days of… Continue

Added by Anna Tuttle on October 27, 2009 at 10:23pm — No Comments

The Education Project Bahrain 2009

In October 2009 I was fortunate to be one of 300 educators from 65 countries around the globe who attended

The Education Project Bahrain 2009 conference. This conference was set up by H.H. Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, The Crown Prince of Bahrain and Chairman of Bahrain’s Economic Development Board, to look at solutions for the gap in quality of the global education system. …


Added by Dorothy Burt on October 27, 2009 at 10:15pm — No Comments

New Facebook fanpage for International Higher Education Consulting Blog

I just created a Facebook fanpage for my International Higher Education Consulting Blog. If you are interested in international exchange and citizen diplomacy issues you may want to become a fan here: http://tinyurl.com/yktodfz

If the link doesn't work you can always search for "International Higher Education Consulting Blog" within Facebook and you'll find it.

Added by David Comp on October 19, 2009 at 9:06pm — 3 Comments

College Fair in Second Life

On the 24th October there is a College Fair in Second Life ... the 2nd year this has run. This is a Global initiative but most of the Universities and Colleges who are building their exhibits/booths are USA centric. It would help to have more worldwide ... so

I hope you can help spread the word. The first weekend is the presentations (all slots now full) and then the College/Univ exhibits stay up until 13th November. Full details are at …


Added by Chris Smith on October 17, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Give a shoutout to Yokohama International School Students

Quoting email from Genki Unno (unnog at yis.ac.jp)



"Just to let you all know, Yokohama International School is on its Field Studies this upcoming week of Oct. 19~23.

And continuing from last year, a large portion of our 10th graders will be blogging with mobile phones and computers equipped with eMobile modems for the week. I will also be on the ground with our Hiroshima group.

You can check out our…

Added by Chris Smith on October 17, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Facebook Apps for Education

Facebook has been making many inroads into education over the last few years. Many institutions are using Facebook sites to publicize events on campus, as well as to aid in their recruiting.

As well, many students, instructors and administrators are using a number of Facebook applications for a wide variety of academic purposes. Recently we’ve been examining a number of Facebook apps that are relevant for educational use.

We’ve assembled a small list of 20 facebook apps… Continue

Added by Jeffrey A. Roth on October 15, 2009 at 11:07am — No Comments

The Times Higher Education World Rankings: Harvard Ranked #1, Cambridge #2

The Times Higher Education rankings have been released today, and we’re very excited to see a client of ours, University of Cambridge has moved up to #2 ranking globally. Harvard maintains it #1 ranking and Yale comes in at #3.

Rather than quibble about where you school ranks, I’m curious if you believe such rankings are important and offer value. Did you or your children use lists like this to help decide which school to attend? Let us know what you think.

Please feel… Continue

Added by Jeffrey A. Roth on October 8, 2009 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Connecting Classrooms Globally

Mini tour around the Shambles website to resources helping to enable global connections between… Continue

Added by Chris Smith on October 7, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Black Eyed Peas “Youth Voices” PSA Empowers Youth Through Digital Arts

The Adobe Foundation and The Black Eyed Peas Peapod Foundation today unveiled a new public service announcement called “Plant Inspiration.” The PSA promotes the launch of Adobe Youth Voices, a non-profit that stresses the power of technology to engage middle- and high school–age youth.

Adobe Youth Voices provides… Continue

Added by Erik on October 7, 2009 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Calling all art and technology educators from around the World!

I am looking to exchange information with you, (lessons, class information..etc.) I alos have created a ning just for us!Come an dcheck it out!


Looking forward to meeting you!

Added by Tara on October 7, 2009 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Primary Partnership?

Hello all. I am looking for a few classrooms across the world to participate in a global project about trees. It involves adopting a tree common to your geographical location with classrooms across the world three times a year; fall, winter and spring.
Here is the ning that explains what could be done with this.
Thank you
Diane Darrow

Added by lady di on October 3, 2009 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Social Studies Around the World

Hi Everybody!
I'm looking for social studies teachers from outside of the United States to talk to, compare notes and education and all that comes with it. Anybody interested?

-Melissa Z.

Added by Melissa Z. on October 2, 2009 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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