background preloader

The_intercultural_learning_space

Facebook Twitter

Amanda steinhardt

Exploring "The Intercultural Learning Space"...a Learning Space of the Future.

Zaatari refugee camp. Zaatari (Arabic: مخيم الزعتري) is a refugee camp in Jordan, located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of Mafraq which is gradually evolving into a permanent settlement.[1] It was first opened on July 28, 2012 to host Syrians fleeing the violence in the ongoing Syrian civil war that erupted in 2011.

Zaatari refugee camp

On March 26, 2015, the camp population was estimated at 83,000 refugees.[2] It is connected to the road network by a short road which leads to the highway 10. The camp features market-like structures along the main street where goods like vegetables, basic household equipment and clothes can be purchased. There are also coffee shops where shisha can be smoked. Since the opening of the camp in July 2012, the camp population has repeatedly demonstrated. Syria Regional Refugee Response - Jordan - Mafraq Governorate - Zaatari Refugee Camp. Zaatari refugee camp: Rebuilding lives in the desert. 3 September 2013Last updated at 06:12 Two million people have fled over Syria's borders to escape the bloody internal battle engulfing the country, the latest UN figures show.

Zaatari refugee camp: Rebuilding lives in the desert

One million of them are children. Inside the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan - Digital Journalism - English - DW.COM. It may be considered a “temporary” home, but the sprawling Za’atari camp for Syrian refugees is now Jordan’s fourth largest city.

Inside the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan - Digital Journalism - English - DW.COM

And it’s a complex city. Not only does it provide a safe haven for people who have fled the conflict in Syria, but it requires all of the resources, services and amenities to support a large population – from water and electricity to hospitals and schools to supermarkets and cafes. When I visited the Za’atari camp just over a year ago, there were only 30,000 refugees. That was staggering at the time. Teachers. Leaders. Worldwide. Za'atari Camp (@ZaatariCamp) Empowering Refugees For A Brighter Future. Some moments are so instantly, indelibly etched into pop culture that they shape the way we think for years to come.

Empowering Refugees For A Brighter Future

For virtual reality (VR), that moment may have been the scene in the 1999 blockbuster The Matrix when the Keanu Reeves character Neo learns that his entire life has been a computer-generated simulation so fully realized that he could have lived it out never knowing that he was actually an inert body in an isolation tank. Ever since, that has set the benchmark for VR: as a digital experience that seems completely, convincingly real.

Today, no one is going to be unaware, Matrix-like, that they’re wearing an Oculus Rift or a Google Cardboard headset, but the virtual worlds already available to us are catching up to what we’ve imagined they could be at a startling rate. They don’t have much time to get started. The two technologies are already making inroads in fields as diverse as medicine, warehouse operations, and retail. Educ Uses DS. Exit Syria. Sherine Salama Director Sherine Salama is an award-winning observational filmmaker whose work focuses largely on the promotion of human rights in Australia and around the world.

Exit Syria

Sherine was born in Cairo and moved to Australia with her family when she was three years old. 18 Free Digital Storytelling Tools For Teachers And Students - eLearning Industry. Editor's note: We have originally written and published this article in February 2013. Thanks to your useful suggestions and our own following of the latest developments in the fast paced field of technology, we have updated this piece in November 2015 in the hope that you will keep finding it useful. Thank you for sharing! ‫أصوات الزعتري Zaatari Voices. Www.theoneminutesjr.org - one minutes made by you.

THIS IS HOME: Meet the Syrian Child Refugees Behind the Cameras. ABC News teamed up with UNICEF to give digital cameras to over 50 Syrian children ages 11 to 18 living in the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan.

THIS IS HOME: Meet the Syrian Child Refugees Behind the Cameras

We asked them to spend a week documenting daily life there. Now we are sharing their stories and their photos with you. Bridges to Understanding - Teachers Without Borders. Designing Effective Learning Spaces in Our School by Amanda Steinhardt on iBooks. 7 ways to apply tech to refugee education. Refugees and migrants forced to flee persecution, war or economic instability often put education aside for a time — focusing instead on their basic needs for survival.

7 ways to apply tech to refugee education

But even when these individuals and families begin to think about learning again, access to quality education can be hard to come by. Refugee camps often lack teachers and are rarely set up to provide formal curriculum based education. Even schools in destination countries can find themselves overcrowded with students and lacking in teachers and supplies. Thousands of refugees are flooding across Syria’s border into neighboring Jordan and Lebanon, civil war continues to displace thousands in Somalia, and refugee camps are turning into permanent homes for generations of families. But technologists and education champions are looking for new and innovative ways to intervene through tech to ensure a quality education. How Students Benefit From Using Social Media. A lot of criticism has been leveled at social media and the effect it has on the way students process and retain information, as well as how distracting it can be.

How Students Benefit From Using Social Media

However, social media offers plenty of opportunities for learning and interactivity, and if you take a moment to think about it, it’s not too hard to see how students benefit from using social media. As younger generations use such technology in the classroom, they remake the educational landscape. Students are experiencing the world through more than just books and assignments; they are learning and adapting to the world using a relatively new form of communication. In a world where connections are important, graduates are coming into the workplace with a lot to offer. But what exactly are they learning? IST researchers explore technology use in Syrian refugee camp.

The Syrian Civil War has caused millions of citizens to flee their homeland, but many refugees have persevered and are seeking to rebuild their lives.

IST researchers explore technology use in Syrian refugee camp

Researchers at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) recently traveled to a thriving Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, where they surveyed people as part of a study they are conducting on how the refugees are appropriating technology into their daily lives. “Jordan is an interesting place in that it has been welcoming of refugees, first from Iraq and now from Syria,” said Carleen Maitland, an associate professor at the College of IST.

Maitland, along with her graduate student advisee, Ying Xu, visited the Zaatari camp, Jordan’s largest facility for Syrian refugees, in early January. Results of the survey show a high degree of mobile phone and internet use, with 86 percent of youth in their sample owning a mobile handset, and more than half using the internet either once or multiple times per day. What aid and support can ICT provide to refugees?Newsletter European. Technology is often referred as a support or a potential solution to many situations that impact greatly refugees’ lives.

What aid and support can ICT provide to refugees?Newsletter European

But what are they exactly? In 2015, the number of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide exceeded 50 million – the highest number reported since World War II. Europe is witnessing the largest influx of refugees since the 40’s too, the majority of them coming from Afghanistan and Syria, fleeing violent conflict and war torn communities. The Intercultural Learning Space. ‫أصوات الزعتري Zaatari Voices. Using Facebook ‘Live’ In The Classroom Is A New, Exciting Learning Tool. – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS.

Facebook Live allows you to stream live video to a Facebook Page or Group. It has such great potential for use in schools to support education and share learning. How do you ‘Go Live?’ Syria's refugees: Girls use photography to document life in the Zaatari camp. For three months, a group of Syrian girls aged 14 to 18-years-old from Za'atari Camp - the biggest refugee camp for Syrians, which can now be counted the fourth biggest city in Jordan - participated in a media workshop to gain artistic and technical training in photography and video, with encouragement to reflect on and voice their own stories and those of their surrounding community. With cameras, microphones and pens in hand, the girls set out to document their everyday lives – how it looks, feels and sounds from the ground, at the heart of their world.

One of the young artists, who has just started learning to read and write, named the body of work 'Waves of Childhood.' All photographs and writing in the following slides were produced by the girls. Picture: womenone.org. 60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom. Via Online Universities Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and interesting ways to communicate in one easily accessible place. Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool, and we’ve shared many of these great ideas here with you. Read on, and we’ll explore 60 inspiring ways that teachers and students can put Twitter to work in the classroom. Communication. 15 Ways To Use Twitter In Education (For Students And Teachers Alike) - eLearning Industry. Many regard Twitter as quite a useless social media sharing portal. Some have this negative opinion, mainly because of the fact Twitter allows you to “tweet” or post only 140 characters in length.

This length equals the text of a regular SMS, and for some this is simply not enough. However, Twitter proves to be an extremely helpful little educational tool. The Teacher's Guide To Twitter. Digital Stories. Designing Effective Learning Spaces in Our School by Amanda Steinhardt on iBooks.

WHAT’S IN MY BAG? – Uprooted – Medium. Art with Syrian Refugees: The Za’atari Project. The Film "Salam Neighbor" Goes Inside Zaatari Refugee Camp. From Syria to Zaatari glimpses of refugees in Jordan. Clouds Over Sidra: A Virtual Reality (VR) film. Five stories of hope from Zaatari refugee camp. The Current State of Access to Basic Education for Syrian Refugee. Education is essential for giving refugee children hope for the future. Untitled. Syria refugee crisis FAQ: What you need to know. Zaatari: Thoughts from a Refugee Camp. The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained. Bn-syria-fair-shares-analysis-010216-en.

Zaatari - SES.com. Life in Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan’s fourth biggest city. Bn-syria-fair-shares-analysis-010216-en. Titled. Joint Education Needs Assessment 2014 E copy2. Leaving home behind: Young Syrian refugees speak out. Retrieved from. Intercultural Understanding - Introduction - The Australian Curriculum v8.2. General capabilities ICU learning continuum.