Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is a core suite of productivity applications that Google offers to schools and educational institutions for FREE. These communication and collaboration apps include Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs and Sites, and a GAFE account unlocks access to dozens of other collaborative tools supported by Google.
Pernille Ripp, a seventh grade teacher at Oregon Middle School in Wisconsin, took "a spark of an idea" - to connect students and teachers worldwide by reading one single book aloud - and turned it into a successful global collaboration project. Just wrapping up its fifth year, Global Read Aloud has connected more than 500,000 learners in 60 countries.
Flat Connections educator, Sonya Van Schaijik from New Zealand shares developments kin the 'Walk2School' campaign this past year. She shares how this is now linking with the A Week in the Life global project
Students are the future, but what's the future for students? To arm them with the relevant, timeless skills for our rapidly changing world, we need to revolutionize what it means to learn. Education innovators like Dr. Sugata Mitra, visiting professor at MIT; Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy; and Dr. Catherine Lucey, Vice Dean of Education at UCSF, are redefining how we engage young minds for a creatively and technologically-advanced future. Which of these educators holds the key for unlocking the learning potential inside every student?
Australian Government funded and provided by Education Services Australia. Access is via membership to Scootle - the closed online community for Australian educators.
@LottieDowlingNZ @BRIDGEschools @Katiegrubby @julielindsay @chincomms @AsiaEducation https://t.co/WQdhCl0GAr + https://t.co/r3DQSvoJkY
Promoting intercultural understanding through direct connection bw Australian students students in China.
"Emmerson: I enjoyed this session because we got to link up with kids the same age as us and they lived in a different country. I think this is a good way to learn about China because we get to learn new facts about the country from people that live in china."
This is a large-scale study that explores young people’s use of the full range of media and technology. It offers a comprehensive picture of the use of media by kids, ages 8 to 18 in the U.S., including the level of enjoyment, frequency of use, and amount of time devoted to a wide array of media activities and devices.
The WISE Research Reports bring key topics to the forefront of the global education debate, and reflect the priorities of the Qatar National Research Strategy.
In collaboration with recognized experts, researchers and thought-leaders, WISE has produced timely, comprehensive reports featuring concrete, improved practices from around the world, as well as recommendations for policy-makers, educators and change-makers. The WISE Research Reports focus on system-level innovation, teacher education, early-childhood education, new ways of financing education, entrepreneurship education, wellbeing, twenty-first century skills, and managing education reform in the Gulf Corporation Council countries.
"This discussion aims to explore the implications of the recently published Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for project holders and entrepreneurs working in the field of education. " with Michael Furdyk, Boris Bulayev, Michael Khoury
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Another example of connecting across the world for intercultural understanding between Grade 7 students in Australia and a post-secondary student in Beijing currently studying Chinese language at Tsinghua University.
Blog on Connecting with China our second skype https://t.co/w8RGzS2VwT
@julielindsay @jess_heysen #chinaconnects #flatconnections
Presenter: Julie LindsayDo you know how to take your learning global? Embedding global understandings, connected learning and global collaborative activities across the curriculum within a digital learning environment is an imperative objective for all educators today. It must become 'virtually unstoppable. But how?The Global Educator shares what attributes, skills and mindset need to be adopted by educators in order to embrace connected and collaborative learning that is global in concept and practice. This presentation is a journey we will take together as we create our own stories of global connectedness. The attributes of a global educator are shared as are essential objectives to do with online global collaboration. Become a virtually unstoppable global educator by learning new strategies and approaches to global learning.
A significant list of global educators, resources, organisations and initiatives to support global learning across the curriculum and across the world.
Global Voices #Globaled360 https://t.co/GnIvQQFqPs @egragert @jcasap
@growingupglobal @kidworldcitizen @julielindsay @SuzieBoss @langwitches
In recent years the Berea District in Ohio have been on a mission to change ‘local’ into ‘global’. This presentation will share the steps taken to move one high school and a district toward true collaboration. The journey of starting small and growing over time will be addressed as specific examples of technology integration and collaboration are shared. In addition, participants will gain practical strategies, learn more about resources, and take away a deeper understanding of how to connect and collaborate within and beyond their own learning environment.
Constructing Modern Knowledge and The Willows Community School are producing a very special event at The Willows Community School in Culver City, CA this January 4th, 2016. Reinventing Mathematics Education features three of the world's leading scholar/practitioner/visionaries in lecture, workshop, and discussion settings about how to teach yesterday's "math" better and prepare kids to love and use the mathematics of the future. http://reinventingmath.com
The event features:
Computer scientist, CEO, physicist, and mathematician Conrad Wolfram
Piagetian and expert in how children construct arithmetic knowledge, Dr. Constance Kamii
Vanderbilt professor and authority on creating a culture for mathematics learning, Dr. Ilana Horn
we have identified almost 50 exemplars of effective practice in support of students’ digital experiences. The exemplars have been written up with the support of the staff (and in some cases students) involved. They can be accessed via the seven challenges for institutions, or you can browse the whole set below. They are organised according to the main challenge addressed.
Blog post from Margaret Simkin, CSU Masters degree student.
The fifth and final visitor led presentation came from Cathie Howe (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathiehowe) who spoke to us about her work as Professional Learning and Leadership Coordinator, NSW DEC, & Manager Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre http://www.macict.edu.au/ .
@cathie_h @julielindsay @heyjudeonline @hbailie with link! http://t.co/0wujPy46PV
This unique publication explores the potential benefits, pitfalls, future trends and learning outcomes for 10 hot topics in education, providing you with a warts-and-all view of how they can impact a school and, ultimately, the learning experience of the pupil.
"The Community brings together all those involved in learning and teaching from Early Years through to Higher and Further Education. It is open to anyone who has an interest in improving outcomes for learners through the use of digital technologies."
"In collaboration with research partners at the University of Connecticut, P21 has just released a research series on key aspects of conceptualizing, developing, and assessing each of the 4Cs of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. The briefs outline findings from research about what we already know, what we need to know, and what we can do to embed 4Cs into practice."
In collaboration with research partners at the University of Connecticut, P21 has just released a research series on key aspects of conceptualizing, developing, and assessing each of the 4Cs of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. The briefs outline findings from research about what we already know, what we need to know, and what we can do to embed 4Cs into practice.