Sunday, August 20, 2017

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

  • Research Shorts are short research video summaries by George Veletsianos and The Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group: http://www.thedlrgroup.com/ Our YouTube channel has a new look thanks to @scastilla! Watch our whiteboard animation research videos here: https://t.co/iag7WpCsJy

    tags: research education digitallearning knowledgemanagement

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Case Study 1.6: Lizzie Hudson - Being an International Educator

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Lizzie Hudson - Being an International Educator


Originally from the USA, Lizzie and her husband have taught overseas for more than 10 years and between them have taught in Korea, Hong Kong, Honduras, Thailand and Colombia. She now works in Malaysia at IGB International School and continues to push the limits of digital technologies.

Lizzie responded to my call for global educators and willingly wrote a case study sharing her enthusiasm for the lifestyle and opportunities teaching internationally provides. She continues to work in Malaysia and share via Twitter her classroom learning.

Readers of this blog and of The Global Educator take note that a global educator like Lizzie is your best source of information regarding teaching beyond your home country - take advantage of this - reach out, connect your classrooms and build global understanding. Lizzie also completed the COETAIL course so is a point of reference for what this offers - read her blog to find out more!

Connect with Lizzie
Twitter: @hudson_ea

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This is the sixth post in what will be a 36-week series featuring the 36 case studies from my book, 'The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching'. This book was published by the International Society for technology in Education in July 2016. The book contains contributions from over 100 educators and case studies featuring over 50 educators.

Read more about The Global Educator and find out where to purchase the hard copy and eBook/ePub versions.

The short Animoto below shares some of the highlights of the ISTE 2016 conference when I was able to share the book across different events, including the ISTE opening ceremony. 


Julie Lindsay is the author of The Global Educator, and of this blog. 
Connect with Julie
 - Twitter @julielindsay

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Case Study 1.5: Karen Lirenman - Early years students go global


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Karen Lirenman - Early years students go global


Karen and Julie at ISTE 2016
Karen Lirenman, an early years educator in Vancouver, Canada, is an award winning primary school teacher who is transforming education by connecting her students with the world using Twitter, blogs, and video conferencing. In 2013 Karen was awarded ISTE’s Kay L Bitter Vision Award for excellence in technology-based PK-2 education. Karen’s mission as a teacher is to change the world one six year old at a time (or through their teachers). 





In Karen's words.....




Connect with Karen
Twitter: @klirenman
Blog: http://www.klirenman.com/

In this case study Karen shares the foundation of her ‘flat’ classroom and how being a global educator means everything to her! It is an inspiration for teachers of younger children across the world.

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Recently I connected with Karen and she shared these updates to the case study of 2016.
A few things have changed in my world. I still work for Surrey Schools but I now teach at a brand new choice program with in my school district called the Surrey Academy of Innovative Learning.  It's very new and innovative and my students learning in new and exciting ways. The school website can be found at www.sailacademy.ca but the specific K-7 program (STEAM) can be found here - https://sailacademy.ca/programs/steam-k7/. This September we will be in our third year of the program. We have over double in size after the first year with a wait list with over 100 students on it. This past year I taught a Gr 1-3 combined classroom but more than likely we will have two combined k-3 classes next year and 2 combined 4-7 classes. Do check out the website, and more specifically the video on the K-7 page. The younger students in the video were from my class the first year. Several of the parents that speak in the video are parents of children I taught at the time.

UPDATE! 

Karen was also excited to remind me of her new co-authored book "Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning" which is available on Amazon or through EdTech Team. 
See the Innovate with iPad website. 

Some thoughts from Karen about the book.....
While we realize there are some great drill and practice type apps, and there is a time and place for those too, we certainly spend far more of our day having our students create their own work, then rely on consumption apps.  What we've learned by having our students create content, particularly in an open-ended environment, they know far more than we've given them credit for.  Open-ended activities allow our students to really show us what they know or in many cases what they don't actually know even though they are able to answer questions correctly or quickly. Using iPad in our classrooms has really made a difference with our students thinking and understanding. Their learning has improved.
Read more about this on her blog.



This is the fifth post in what will be a 36-week series featuring the 36 case studies from my book, 'The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching'. This book was published by the International Society for technology in Education in July 2016. It contains contributions from over 100 educators and case studies featuring over 50 educators. Follow this blog series via category 'theglobaleducator', and subscribe to the podcasts via PodBean.

Read more about The Global Educator and find out where to purchase the hard copy and eBook/ePub versions.

Julie Lindsay is the author of The Global Educator, and of this blog. 
Connect with Julie
 - Twitter @julielindsay
 - about.me/julielindsay 

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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Friday, August 04, 2017

Case Study 1.4: Janice Newlin - Taking teacher education global


The Global Educator - Case Study 1.4

Janice Newlin - Taking teacher education global

 





Janice Newlin is an adjunct instructor who teaches Educational Technology courses for two universities, Athens State University in Athens, Alabama and Auburn University Montgomery in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. She is one of the teacher educators featured in The Global Educator and has been actively involved with Flat Connections global projects for many years.


Connect with Janice
Twitter: @janicenewlin

In the case study Janice shares her ideas for redesigning teacher eduation in order to prepare students to promote global understanding in their future classrooms, be fluent with technology tools to support collaborative learning, and understand global project design through hands on assignments and activities. 


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Janice shares some of her Athens State University student work here, and you are invited to read more on the Flat Connections blog.

Victor Lakso - Choose your own adventure
See Vic's website as well - Issues and Trends






This is the fourth post in what will be a 36-week series featuring the 36 case studies from my book, 'The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching'. This book was published by the International Society for technology in Education in July 2016. It contains contributions from over 100 educators and case studies featuring over 50 educators. Follow this blog series via category 'theglobaleducator', and subscribe to the podcasts via PodBean.

Read more about The Global Educator and find out where to purchase the hard copy and eBook/ePub versions.

Julie Lindsay is the author of The Global Educator, and of this blog. 
Connect with Julie
 - Twitter @julielindsay
 - about.me/julielindsay  






Sunday, July 30, 2017

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

  • tags: education future employment research

  • My new book is out | Bryan Alexander

    tags: digitalstorytelling education media

  • Interesting infographic approach to share a new way of understanding open, connected teaching and learning. Great infographic #CSURU by @KayOddone. Connected Educator - https://t.co/df4Jai2smg

    tags: CSURU education connected INF532 openlearning

  • Eric Sheninger writes, "School leaders will often write off the notion of redesigning learning spaces due to financial constraints. However, research indicates that schools don’t need to spend vast amounts of money to make instructional improvements. In fact, changes can be made that have little to no cost yet make a significant difference. Examples include altering the classroom layout, designing classroom displays differently, and choosing new wall colors (Barrett et al., 2015). These research-based factors are minimal financial commitments that can help boost student outcomes."

    tags: education learningspaces research INF537 pedagogy

  • From Stephen Downes - Open online learning entered the mainstream with the growth and popularity of MOOCs, but while interest in open online courses has never been greater MOOCs represent only the first step in a broader open learning infrastructure. Adapted from a talk given March 9, 2017, at the State University of New York in Syracuse, this essay describes several key innovations shaping the future of open learning: distributed social networks, cloud infrastructures and virtualization, immersive reality, and personal learning environments. It outlines the challenges this evolving model will pose to learning providers and educational institutions and recommend policies and processes to meet them.

    tags: INF537 connectivism openlearning education

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Case Study 1.3: Michael Graffin - Leading the Global Classroom Project

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Michael Graffin - Leading the Global Classroom Project, An Australian Teacher's Story


Michael is an educator in Perth, Western Australia. As everyone knows, this is the most isolated city in the world, and yet Michael has forged many global connections and collaborations. He has in the past few years started to visit both professionally and personally different parts of the world to connect his understandings with those of others and support networked learning. His blog and Twitter feed are testiment to the work he is doing and sharing across educational technology and online collaboration.
Connect with Michael
Twitter: @mgraffin


The following is a video of Michael recorded by Bob Greenberg in 2015 for the Brainwaves Video Anthology.




Michael's case study focuses on The Global Classroom - a collaborative group of educators and online projects that joined classrooms from 2011-2015.

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In Michael's words from the case study:
As a global educator, I am working to promote peace, respect, and mutual under- standing among the children of the world, and in so doing, challenging the ignorance which has fostered so much past discord and hatred. The impact of my work may not be evident for many years to come, but I believe that working together, we are helping to make our world a better place.
This is my journey. It’s my story, but I know I’m not alone. Together, we can help to change the world, one child, one classroom at a time.  

In recent communication with Michael, here are some updates.......
By way of an update, I no longer lead the project. I stepped away in 2015 due to work commitments following the 2015 ISTE conference in Philadelphia. When we began The Global Classroom Project and the Twitter chats, we filled a need in the online community for a space for teachers to connect, share and collaborate. Other projects and communities have continued to carry the movement and the idea forward. The #globalclassroom hashtag lives on, and the monthly #globaledchat now carries on the conversations we started back in 2011. Shout out to Heidi Hutchison who started to resurrect the project in 2016, and who may do so again in 2017. Watch this space! The Global Classroom Project was a career defining and life changing experience for so many people involved; however, like so many of our project leaders, I am exploring new opportunities in the STEM and Robotics field.


This is the third post in what will be a 36-week series featuring the 36 case studies from my book, 'The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching'. This book was published by the International Society for technology in Education in July 2016. It contains contributions from over 100 educators and case studies featuring over 50 educators. Follow this blog series via category 'theglobaleducator', and subscribe to the podcasts via PodBean.

Read more about The Global Educator and find out where to purchase the hard copy and eBook/ePub versions.

Julie Lindsay is the author of The Global Educator, and of this blog. 
Connect with Julie
 - Twitter @julielindsay

Friday, July 21, 2017

Case Study 1.2: Kim Cofino - A Globally Connected Educator

The Global Educator - Case Study 1.2

Kim Cofino - A Globally Connected Educator




If any one educator could be designated to encapsulate the words ‘global’ as well 
as ‘international’ it is Kim Cofino. In conjunction with her meticulous and methodical approach to embedding new technologies into effectively-designed curriculum Kim has a unique perspective on what it takes to move an international school forward, and shares her story of having led new connected and global teaching and learning approaches at international schools. 

In this case study Kim shares her many experiences as an international educator in roles where student and teacher use of digital technology is a focus. 


Connect with Kim Cofino
Twitter: @mscofino
Website/Blog: http://kimcofino.com/

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Kim and Julie running a 'Create the Future' Workshop at Yokohama International School


More recently - Kim inspiring an audience to think outside the box


This is the second post in what will be a 36-week series featuring the 36 case studies from my book, 'The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching'. This book was published by the International Society for technology in Education in July 2016. It contains contributions from over 100 educators and case studies featuring over 50 educators. Follow this blog series via category 'theglobaleducator', and subscribe to the podcasts via PodBean.

Read more about The Global Educator and find out where to purchase the hard copy and eBook/ePub versions.

The short Animoto below shares some of the highlights of the ISTE 2016 conference when I was able to share the book across different events, including the ISTE opening ceremony. 


Julie Lindsay is the author of The Global Educator, and of this blog. 
Connect with Julie
 - Twitter @julielindsay

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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