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December 2013 Blog Posts (107)

Sessions Attended and What I Learned

I attended a variety of sessions.  Among them, one titled - From Static to Dynamic: Engaging Students with Technology to Teach Global Issues.  Katharine Robinson shared some really cool web tools to engage students while teaching them about world issues.  I truly enjoyed learning about so many new tools such as Newseum and Woldmapper.org.  I also attended a session offered by Jaime Casap on the Transformation of Education.  He shared his ideas on how to develop creativity and life-long…

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Added by Lorena Martinez on December 19, 2013 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Global Education Magazine: Human Rights Day is here! ;)

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Added by Global Education Magazine on December 10, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

TIP

Alguna de estas siglas posterioresa a las TIC surgieron de forma circunstancial, como las TAC

Added by JUAN QUINTANA on December 10, 2013 at 11:17am — No Comments

Global Collaboration Science Inquiry Project

I would like to find a partner class in which students will study global infectious diseases and the impact of vaccines and antibiotics on mutation then have the students perform a CDC type forensic discovery in which they must identify an infectious bacterium via identification tests and finally build a model. We would be willing to use multiple forms of synchronous and asynchronous communication in order for the students to discuss back and forth. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Edmodo,…

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Added by Paul R Munshower on December 8, 2013 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Creating Responsible Global Digital Citizens in the Technology Age- Melanie McCreary

Creating Responsible Global Digital Citizens in the Technology Age by Melanie McCreary…

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Added by Ikram Eseghir on December 6, 2013 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Anime as a Catalyst for Global Collaboration: Media Literacy Projects for the Flat Classroom

While I was teaching English in South Korea, I was looking for different ways for my students to practice their English while building connections around the world. I choose to do penpals which turned out to be very time consuming with not a lot of gratification.  Dr. Michele L. Haiken, provides an alternative in which a project was taken (breaking down movies into their underlying messages) into a global project with students from Japan.

I'm very grateful that she shared how she…

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Added by Andrea Wolf on December 6, 2013 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Let's 'Tweet' Together!

One of the exciting sessions I have attended is  : Twitter for Educators: An Introduction to the Global Collaboration Network by Ashley Cross.

After introducing the importance of social media for global interaction, the presenter explained some important concepts / terms related to social media terminology. The presentation gave practical tips to introduce educators to the use of tweeter in education: how to tweet/ follow/ create a hashtag through…

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Added by Ikram Eseghir on December 6, 2013 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Building a Global Culture of Accessibility with Mobile Devices

         In his conference, “Building a Global Culture of Accessibility with Mobile Devices,” Dr. Luis Perez, tried to demonstrate how mobile phones facilitate designs for personalized learning seeing that they are responsive to difference and diversity in the way learning occurs. They facilitate designs for situated learning by providing learning during the course of the activity . The presenter also tried to show how mobile phones could make learner-centered learning possible by…

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Added by Riadh Khalifah Boujnah on December 6, 2013 at 4:48pm — No Comments

The Dominican Republic: A successful Experience in Integrating Mobile Devices

I attended a session entitled The Use of Mobile Devices for the Development of Personalized Learning Environment in The Dominican Republic.The…

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Added by Ikram Eseghir on December 6, 2013 at 4:32pm — No Comments

From Static to Dynamic: Engaging Students with Technology to Teach Global Issues

       In her conference, “From static to dynamic: engaging students with technology to teach global issues,” Katharine Robinson tried to emphasize the importance of using technology resources to teach learners new ways of thinking and perceiving the world around them. The advances of information technology should be matched with advances in “teachnology”, a new pedagogy of teaching students to obtain knowledge from useful tech resources such as Worldmapper, Newseum, and…

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Added by Riadh Khalifah Boujnah on December 6, 2013 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Preserving One's Identity While Collaborating Globally Through The My Identity, Your Identity Culture Project.

One of the biggest challenges facing educators in this global world is how to have learners become global citizens while preserving and keeping pride of their identity. Throughout my 15 years professional experience, I have noticed in some students a growing tendency to underestimate their identity and culture; And I wondered how to “restore” the balance between respecting and being proud of one’s identity and at the same time fostering global interaction;  this is how I was…

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Added by Ikram Eseghir on December 6, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Students as Creators or Makers: Tools to foster Higher-order Thinking Skills

          In his conference entitled “Students as Creators or Makers: Tools to foster Higher-order Thinking Skills,” Jeff Hoffart tried to show that higher order thinking involves the learning of complex judgmental skills such as critical thinking and problem solving both of which are based on Bloom’s Taxononmy.  These skills are more difficult to learn but they are valuable because they are more likely to be usable in novel situations (i.e., situations other than those in which the…

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Added by Riadh Khalifah Boujnah on December 6, 2013 at 3:19pm — No Comments

A Reflection On MY HERO Learning Circles & CALL TO ACTION

My first experience with a global collaborative project was the My Hero Project; I joined the January to May circle and I have to admit it was one of the most enriching experiences I have ever had both for me and for my students.

It is not surprising then that although I missed the first two days of the conference, I couldn’t help choosing to view the recording of  MY HERO Learning Circles & CALL TO ACTION by Wendy Milette ; I felt I had a deep…

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Added by Ikram Eseghir on December 6, 2013 at 2:50pm — No Comments

In Our Global Village

The presentation ''In Our Global Village'', made by Mrs. Barbara Cervone was very interesting and inspiring. It was related to a complex, transnational project carried out by students and teachers from different continents. The main objective of the project is supporting students in becoming ''knowledge creators''. The presenter gave very useful information about the implementation of the project and specific aspects related to the creation of the books. I think this is a very good…

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Added by Ileana Rusenescu on December 6, 2013 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Global Perspectives on Grading and Assessment by Dr. Bernard Bull

hello,

I have just watched a recording by Dr. Bernard Bull on Global Perspectives on Grading and Assessment.

It's an excellent presentation and he talked in great detail about traditional Grading and Assessment practices and how we can incorporate new trends and thoughts in it.

Towards the beginning of his presentation he mentioned few practices that influence…

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Added by Momtajul Islam on December 6, 2013 at 12:23pm — 3 Comments

Local History Project as a tool to develop 21st century skills.

It was a wonderful presentation given by three presenters. The main purpose of this presentation is that to teach the students to care about the place where they live, appreciate historical cultural environment, care and respect the older generation and appreciate historical heritage of past and present. the main purpose of this presentation is to realize the importance of the past. I appreciate this effort and I will also show this presentation to my students.

Added by Fariha Asif on December 6, 2013 at 8:07am — No Comments

Using online resources for teaching EFL to students from undeserved communities

Dr. Saleem Ibrahim presented this topic in a very good way. He threw light beautifully on using online resources for teaching EFL lerners from undeserved communities. He presented wonderfully that how we can utilize online resources while teaching to the EFL learners. I suggest to watch his presentation again.

Added by Fariha Asif on December 6, 2013 at 7:33am — No Comments

GLOBALCON 2013: LINEglobal - Gateway To India

I was opportune to attend two sessions on Day 3 of the conference no thanks to power outage. I will first commend Rekha for having a unique logo of LINEglobal - nice concept.

It is interesting to note that the conception of LINEglobal shows that the world is full of ideas.The formidable team of LINEglobal and Edcamp organization shows the power of collaboration and team work which made the global connection between educators in India and US a reality even in diversity.

India…

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Added by Elizabeth Oyelola on December 6, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments

Making a better world online for children. Teaching digital literacy and citizenship.

Kristina Stoney  presented wonderful. I attended many presentation of that day but Kristina inspired me a lot. She beautifully described how we can provide a wonderful environment to our children. How technology can help our children for learning. Thanks for Global Education who provides a wonderful platform to share our experiences and learn from scholars around the world during this conference.

Added by Fariha Asif on December 6, 2013 at 7:23am — No Comments

e-portfolios as environments for global engagement deep learning and authentic assessment

It was a wonderful presentation given by Betty Harley- Dasgupta. She talked about the importance of e-portfolios. She described how e-portfolios engaged the world for learning and assessment. I learned a lot from this presentation and I will suggest to all to see this again.

Added by Fariha Asif on December 6, 2013 at 7:15am — No Comments

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