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?
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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.
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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.
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