In one Sunset Hill classroom, kindergartners are using technology to connect with kids across the globe. It’s Tuesday afternoon in Nicole Corn’s bright and cheery kindergarten classroom at Sunset Hill Elementary School, where tables of excited students clamor around iPads to check in with their virtual pen pals more than 7,000 miles away in Shanghai, China.
The kids easily access a collaborative learning journal app from their district-issued iPads. A moment later, photos and videos from kindergartners at a Shanghai elementary school flood the screen, much to the delight of Sunset Hill kindergartner Sophia Talley. “I like the one where he rides his bike, because I know how to ride my bike too, with two wheels,” Sophia says of her correspondence with a Chinese student. “He does, and I do.” Welcome - Digital Explorer Digital Explorer.
Article: Inviting Global Perspectives into the Classroom. Article Produced in Partnership with Cisco Education.
As our schools and universities prepare students to make a contribution to the world, it is important to benchmark the emerging critical skills they will need to solve increasingly complex problems. As we accelerate the speed of moving data and communications around the world, one strategic skill emerges that we traditionally have not taught: global empathy. My own introduction to how valued this skill is came from an interview I had with the CEO of one of the largest banks in the world. 7 billion Others. Out Of Eden Learn.
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