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Partnership for Global Learning conference July 2011

The Asia Society has again created a terrific opportunity for schools to think about how to create global citizens through a variety of activities.

I was pleased to be invited to present two sessions, both nearly filled to capacity this year.

My PPT slides are posted at: http://scr.bi/q06fbT

(The slides show some of what I showed live from the Internet.)

ePals is the largest and fastest growing online community of K12 learners in…

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Added by Dr. Rita Oates on July 14, 2011 at 8:02am — No Comments

ePals Ambassador Contest Winners announced

We invited teachers to show us how ePals has opened the world for their students. Applicants each submitted projects that they had successfully implemented in their classrooms, examples of student work, and a video application, telling us what ePals brought to their teaching and to their students’ learning. Outstanding entries came from all corners of the world, inspiring us with amazing projects, successful collaborations, and enthusiastic students. The winning…

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Added by Dr. Rita Oates on June 8, 2010 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

Colorado Schools -- ISTE workshop on global education on Sunday, June 27 in Denver

You do NOT need to register for the ISTE conference to attend this workshop.

Cost: $109

Register at this link: http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/2010/program/search_results_details.php?sessionid=50102488&selection_id=55178514&rownumber=3&max=3&gopage=

Session Title Weaving Web…

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Added by Dr. Rita Oates on May 22, 2010 at 9:12am — No Comments

ePals Teacher Ambassador Contest 2010 -- deadline May 21

Enter Your Great Global Collaborations to be Featured at ISTE!

Have you had an amazing collaboration with another classroom? Have your students gained real understanding of a different culture? If so, enter ePals Teacher Ambassador Contest and show us how ePals has opened the world for your students.

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Added by Dr. Rita Oates on May 16, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Teacher Help Needed for Focus Group on Documentary Films as Teaching Tools

One of ePals' partners, Snagfilms, is looking for some input from teachers. They are a website of free documentary films and would like to develop a specialized area of their site for teachers and classroom use. They are seeking input from teachers like you. Your help would be needed to complete a short survey, and if possible to join an online focus group. Learn more at…

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Added by Dr. Rita Oates on April 1, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

"Water: Our Thirsty World" free download til 4/2/10 from NatGeo

This single-topic issue of National Geographic magazine highlights the challenges facing our most essential natural resource. "Water: Our Thirsty World" is available for free download starting on World Water Day, March 22, and extending through April 2, 2010. This interactive edition of National Geographic magazine presents complete content from the print edition, plus extra photo galleries, rollover graphics that animate…

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Added by Dr. Rita Oates on March 28, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Students Without Borders: Online Communication Facilitates Global Collaboration

By Maria Glod

Washington Post Staff Writer

Wednesday, June 24, 2009



A team of very smart teenagers has set out to discover ways that maggots might make the world a better place. Two are from Loudoun County. Two live more than 9,000 miles away in Singapore.



To many U.S. politicians, educators and business leaders, Singapore's students have become a symbol of the fierce competition the nation faces from high achievers in Asia. But these four students call… Continue

Added by Dr. Rita Oates on June 24, 2009 at 2:29pm — No Comments

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