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20+ of the Best Online Teacher Communities Are you looking for inspiration on lesson plans, activity ideas or school resources to share with your class? #PlanningShoutout is where you can find ideas and inspiration from countless teachers, many of whom are sharing online and virtual teaching resources to use during this period of school closures. Of course if you have some useful resources to share, you can do so via this hashtag. Volunteer Abroad with the International Volunteering Organization Projects Abroad Where it All Started In the early 1990s, some students wanted a break from study - a "gap year," although the term wasn't yet in common use. They approached their geography professor about traveling and working in Eastern Europe. The professor, Dr.

Wardman - Making the News: A Motivating Writing Skills Project for ESL Students The Internet TESL Journal Clare Wardmanc.wardman1 {at} yorksj.ac.ukYork St John University (York, UK) Rationale Many ESL students, children and adults alike, dislike or even dread writing tasks in the ESL classroom, finding them boring or difficult (Winer,1992: Cimcoz, 1999). This can lead teachers to avoid all but the shortest of writing tasks in the classroom, for fear of not being able to motivate or support their students highly enough. 10 Free Resources for Flipping Your Classroom Thanks to the folks over at Khan Academy, alternative modes of delivering classroom instruction are all the rage. We’ve got face to face models, labs, rotations, online-only, self-blend, and of course, flipped. While there are numerous ways to implement a flipped classroom, the basic components include some form of prerecorded lectures that are then followed by in-class work. Flipped classrooms are heralded for many reasons. For one thing, students can learn at their own pace when they’re watching lectures at home.

The Tobacco land cycling - Viaja por Cuba.com Duration: 8 days/7 nights Passenger minimun: 6 guests Next Departures: January 07 and February 25, 2013 Itinerary Day 1. Havana Arrival to Jose Marti International Airport in Havana Transfer to a 3 Star hotel. Features Eyejot is the most feature-packed video mail platform available today – for both desktop & laptop web/browser clients and mobile devices, like the Apple iPhone. An Android version will be available soon. One account gives you access to the Eyejot video mail platform through any of our available clients (desktop or mobile).

Glossary of Online Learning Terms ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING: When learners participate in an online learning course at different times, it is known as asynchronous learning. This might also be called eLearning or web-based training (WBT). Asynchronous learning allows learners to go through a course at their own pace and on their own schedule. AUDIO CONFERENCING: Audio conferencing refers to a connection between three or more locations that involves a voice-only connection.

The Global Classroom Project: Building Commmunity We’re always interested in programs that help teachers and their students connect with each other. So when I heard about the Global Classroom Project I asked Michael Graffin to write a blog post to tell us more. About the Global Classroom Project If the World were 100 PEOPLE 50 would be female 50 would be male 25 would be children There would be 75 adults, 9 of whom would be 65 and olderThere would be: 60 Asians 16 Africans 14 people from the Americas 10 Europeans31 Christians 23 Muslims 16 people who would not be aligned with a religion 15 Hindus 7 Buddhists 8 people who practice other religions12 would speak Chinese 6 would speak Spanish 5 would speak English 4 would speak Hindi 3 would speak Arabic 3 would speak Bengali 3 would speak Portuguese 2 would speak Russian 2 would speak Japanese 60 would speak other languages86 would be able to read and write; 14 would not 7 would have a college degree 40 would have an Internet connection78 people would have a place to shelter them from the wind and the rain, but 22 would not 1 would be dying of starvation 11 would be undernourished 22 would be overweight 91 would have access to safe drinking water 9 people would have no clean, safe water to drink

Australian Curriculum There is great congruence between global education and the Australian Curriculum. Goals Global education aims to develop global citizens through promotion of open mindedness and a willingness to take action for change, respecting and valuing diversity, and being active in the development of a peaceful, just and sustainable world. It has much in common with the Melbourne Declaration on Education Goals for Young Australians (2008), which promotes equity and excellence, development of successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens. Approach

"We shouldn't assume people know what digital citizenship is." “We shouldn’t assume people know what digital citizenship is.” by David Ryan Polgar and Marialice B.F.X. Curran, DigcitSummit.com Digital Citizenship is huge. How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World by Maria Popova A revealing lens on a system-phenomenon both global in reach and strikingly local in degree of diversity. Since 2004, Julian Germain has been capturing the inner lives of schools around the world, from England to Nigeria to Qatar, in his large-scale photographs of schoolchildren in class. Classroom Portraits (public library) is part Where Children Sleep, part Bureaucratics, part What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets, part something else entirely — a poignant lens on a system-phenomenon that is both global in reach and strikingly local in degree of peculiarity, revealed through more than 450 portraits of schoolchildren from 20 countries. Jessore, Bangladesh.

the project Everyday, we are bombarded with television images, video games, music, and magazine articles/newspapers that give importance to conflict and war. Violence has become commonplace and accepted as part of our society and, for some, it is a way of life. It is our hope that through the Pinwheels for Peace project, we can make a public visual statement about our feelings about war/ peace/ tolerance/ cooperation/ harmony/ unity and, in some way, maybe, awaken the public and let them know what we are thinking. This is not political. Peace doesn’t necessarily have to be associated with the conflict of war, it can be related to violence/intolerance in our daily lives, to peace of mind.

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