Welcome to GLT. Status - About - Microsoft in Education. Arctic Live! 2016 « [de] Oceans. Students During the Skype session I found out some interesting facts that I never knew before.
Helen, one of the scientists, said ‘if you find something out that you never knew before and keep asking questions then you are already a young scientist! Isabel, Culvers House Primary School, Mitcham, UK The Skype with Jamie was so interesting. It’s always good to know what scientists are doing throughout the World to help conserve the environment. Greenland Virtual Field Trip. Greenland or Kalaallisut (Kalaallit Nunaat meaning “Land of the Kalaallit people”) is an a partially-independent country, having been granted Home Rule by Denmark in 1979, although it remains part of the Kingdom of Denmark, but is actively perusing independence.
Interestingly, Greenlanders are recognised as an independent people under international law (2009) and left the EU in 1985 because of EEC ban on seal products and regulation on fishing rights. Archaeological records indicate that Inuit had inhabited Greenland since 2500BC, but it was colonised by the Danish in the 18th Century and Denmark continues to remain in charge of foreign affairs, security and financial policy in return for subsidies from the Danish government for Greenlanders. Recently there have been moves by Greenlanders to assert Inuit sovereignty over the region. Geographically, Greenland is the world’s largest island that is not a continent and it is the least densely populated country in the world.
Connected Classrooms Workshop - Virtual Field Trips (VFT) - Community. ePals. Virtual Field Trips Every Teacher Ought to Know About. Virtual field trips are becoming more and more popular.
Due to budget cuts, many teachers lack the essentials like pens and paper. We are going to show you how to make lemonade out of those lemons. Here are THE BEST free online virtual field trips. 1. Google Art Projects A collection of 1000+ works from 17 highly acclaimed art museums in the world. 6. Get Outta Class With Virtual Field Trips. You look outside the classroom window and see yet another in a long string of gloomy days.
Inside the classroom, restless students seem mired in malaise. It must be time for a field trip! No money, you say, for buses or admission fees? Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips. Online Student Collaboration. Collaboration Projects. Online Collaboration Projects Are you looking for creative ways to engage today’s learners while ensuring your lessons meet both curriculum and technology standards?
Collaborative projects offer learning experiences that are authentic, purposeful and engaging. The Online Collaboration Projects offered by The Teacher’s Corner are learning activities that provide collaboration between two or more classrooms. Online Collaborative Projects. Online Collaborative Projects What's it like to be an astronaut?
What was it like to live during The Great Depression? Does water boil at the same temperature at different elevations? Global SchoolNet: Find Partners or Projects. Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet. As you begin to explore the possibilities for cross-cultural interaction, global classroom projects, and new learning opportunities, the following organizations can assist you in your efforts. ePALS Classroom Exchange - Connects users from around the globe, providing the tools and meeting places to create a worldwide community of learners.
The tools include ePALS SchoolMail™ and SafeBrowser™ as well as built-in language translation designed for schools. Whether you want project ideas for your class-to-class partnership, or discussion areas where you can contribute your views on a matter, ePALS strives to make it easy for members to make meaningful connections with each other. Global Connections and Exchange Programs An online resource on the website of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State that includes links to classrooms worldwide through a range of programs. Global Education On a Dime: A Low-Cost Way to Connect. Educators don't need huge budgets to develop a global-education program.
One of the best examples of this is a partnership called the Flat Classroom Project that started by connecting an international school in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with an American school in Camilla, Georgia, and has since expanded into many collaborative projects that bring together over 5,000 students in more than 30 countries around the world. The project, based on Thomas L. Friedman's international best seller, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, calls on American students to partner with students across the globe and conduct a series of activities that deal with globalization.
Global Collaboration. What is Global Collaboration?
– If we look at each term separately, global means worldwide whereas collaboration means working together as a team in a specific endeavor. In education, Global Collaboration involves a group of students, classes, and/or schools working together who are usually not located in the same school, city, state, region, and/or country. Think about the following questions and how they pertain to your students. Flat Projects.
Global Collaboration Projects that Go Way Beyond Skype. Collaboration & Social Networking | Feature Global Collaboration Projects that Go Way Beyond Skype Here's how one program is engaging Web 2.0 skills to bridge cultures and classrooms — one project at a time.
The world is flat, author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman once declared in a bestselling book about the rise of global communications. If Julie Lindsay had anything to say about it, the classroom would also be flat. Lindsay, an online teacher and former IT director for international schools from Queensland, Australia, is the co-founder — and now sole proprietor — of the K-12-focused global outreach organization Flat Connections (formerly known as the Flat Classroom). Lindsay explained that the aim of the flat classroom is to "bring the outside world in and you put your classroom out there. Flat Connections is not a curriculum per se, but a series of independent collaborative projects. The Global Classroom Project – Supporting Global Collaboration since 2011. ePals. Globalcollaborations - home.
iEARN Collaboration Centre. 0132610353. Teachers, open up your classrooms! Collaborative Communities: Developing Children as Global Citizens Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela 1994 Global interdependence requires our citizens to competently participate in local, national and global communities.
Significant research in the higher-education arena, including innovative graduate and postgraduate programs aligning universities and their students across the globe under the tenants of social learning theory, emphasise the importance of participation in membership communities enabled by technology to foster global competence amongst graduates (Nerad, 2010). Education Week. Annenberg Learner - Teacher Professional Development. Projects. Curricula. Global Virtual Classroom: A Free Online Educational Program.
Voicethread 4 Education - Classroom Partners. Flat Connections - Transforming learning through global collaboration. 3M Science of Everyday Life - Discovery Education. Have you ever wanted to introduce your class to a physicist, engineer, paleontologist, author, or other experts? Connecting students with real-world experts is no longer wishful thinking and shows students how to connect what their learning in their classroom to an authentic world beyond the brick and mortar walls. Using tools such as a web camera and microphone along with Skype or Google Hangouts allow students these opportunities to be at our fingertips.
My own students have had the occasion to watch and question scientists while they conducted their research on polar bears while in the Arctic. Discovery Education and Polar Bears International have held live, interactive webinars for the last several years for school children. Topics such as climate change and surviving on the Arctic tundra were geared for various grade levels. During a unit on landforms, my students had the chance to Skype an actual park ranger from Yellowstone National Park. Skype in the Classroom - Microsoft in Education.