Global Collaboration

Presenter: Amy Sanders and YHS students
Room: 508

Rapidly advancing technologies and globalization trends increasingly connect us to communities throughout the world. As educators, how can we prepare students for a world of growing cultural interaction and diversity?

This session will share two collaborative projects undertaken this year and explore how each of these projects gave students an opportunity to:
• investigate the world, including research on significant global issues
• recognize and respond to perspectives different from their own
• communicate ideas effectively with diverse audiences
• develop and practice new skills
• show initiative and work creatively

We'll share the challenges and successes of these projects, and invite discussion of other collaborative projects.


Links:
Global Connections and Exchange (online exchange with Filipino school) - http://gcephil.ning.com/groups/group/show?groupUrl=sanders-photo
Arab Spring Collaborative Research wiki (organizing tool) - http://arabspring.wikispaces.com/
Arab Spring Blog (students share work/encourage dialog) - http://arabspringcomments.blogspot.com/


Global Collaborative Projects:
http://www.iearn.org/
http://www.flatclassroomproject.org/
http://www.epals.com/
http://www.globalschoolnet.org/
http://www.monsterexchange.org/ (K-6?)
http://myhero.com/go/home.asp
http://www.sitesalive.com/

http://www.irex.org/project/global-connections-and-exchange-gce-asia

Link to resources on teaching about the Arab Spring:
http://cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu/node/2800

Update: 12/13/2012
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