To really know and understand the power of global collaboration, each and every teacher must make the effort to form a partnership with another country and engage students in worldwide conversations. Aside from physically traveling around the world, the next best opportunity in becoming globally aware and developing global citizenship is to connect via technology! Video conferencing, digital storytelling, digital music making and playing games together cultivates the ultimate environment for authentic learning. Technology breaks barriers for learning and international sharing removes walls of intolerance. One of the most amazing experiences in teaching that I have ever had was through the participation in the international project, Rock Our World!
This is an example of premium pedagogy that sets a precedent for teaching and learning in the 21st century. Samples of our participation in ROW6 can be found at this website.