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Developing student relationships

Rushton Hurley
Flat Connections Rushton Hurley Key Note Presentation and discussion

Flat Connections Global Project: creating opportunities for authentic communication.

Participating in the student …

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Added by Ann Rooney on November 22, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Twitter Chat and Storify for PLN and documentation

Twitter is a great tool to gather professional learning resources, broaden learning networks and as a platform to 'push' information out to your networks. Twitter Chats are forums to engage people in your networks and beyond on specific topics and enquiry questions of interest.

As part of our work at the Asia Education Foundation we engage educators and PLCs in a range of topical Twitter Chats. You can find information about AEF Twitter chats here…

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Added by Bonnie Hermawan on November 15, 2014 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

Quabblogging - Digital Citizenship

"Although technology is used in communication, digital citizenship is still squarely about relating to people." 

Lindsay, Vicki Davis Julie (2012-02-08). Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time (Pearson Resources for 21st Century Learning) (Page 99). Pearson HE, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

When embarking on a journey of global…

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Added by Bonnie Hermawan on November 15, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Quadblogging

Here is my Quadblogging assignment

http://www.svanschaijik.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/global-digital-citizenship.html

I had 5x feedback and over 500 views. To date this has been my most successful post.…

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Added by Sonya Van Schaijik on November 14, 2014 at 8:40pm — 2 Comments

Major Project 1

I have just completed my outsourced video co-creation with Bonnie.

The topic is Wearable Technology: impact on society and global community. I used PowToons to organise my information and to sequence ideas. This is the first time I have used Powtoons and I found the timing of headings and images quite challenging. I also wanted to learn how to do an interactive YouTube so I have added more depth to my presentation by linking to relevant videos. Bonnie provided an outsourced YouTube…

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Added by Ann Rooney on November 14, 2014 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Communication & Cutural Diversity: FCGP- student video

This is a cross-blog from The Possibility Posts

Accessing Information
Accessing Information by Clint Hamada shared on Flickr CC .Quote from Embracing Wikipedia.

How to distill…

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Added by Ann Rooney on November 12, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments

Digital as a Second Language

As I fumble my way through the digital landscape of this FCGE course, I realize I am in fact in the process of acquiring another language. I am experiencing all the curiosity, frustration, overwhelm and humility that are involved in acquiring any new language. As a teacher of English as a Second Language, I am reminded of a tool I've used numerous times to best tailor my instruction to students at different…

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Added by Julie Carey on November 12, 2014 at 7:57am — 3 Comments

Student Voices

FCGP Click on the image to open a ThingLink. The icons will open student Soundcloud recordings and their Blogs.

FCGP Click on the image to open a ThingLink. The icons will open student Soundcloud recordings and their Blogs.

Being part of FCGP is an new experience for…

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Added by Ann Rooney on November 4, 2014 at 10:25pm — No Comments

How the FCGE Course has Changed my Approach to Learning?

Global Didital Citizenship

ISSUU presentation on Global Digital Citizenship by Sonya Sonya Van Schaijik and Ann Rooney

This is a crosspost from my Blog: …

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Added by Ann Rooney on November 2, 2014 at 8:52am — No Comments

What is the difference between 'gamification' and playing games?

Alice Keeler makes highly relevant points in regards to Chapter 7 in giving students choice, making lessons fun and creating passions. Games also give immediate feedback.

How to get students to be motivated?

How to teach students to take risks? In games you learn through failure and celebrate failure. Alice says that by not giving grades she encourages risk taking.

I will be teaching Scratch next week so I'm thinking of doing a task where students can…

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Added by Ann Rooney on October 24, 2014 at 1:11pm — 3 Comments

TeachMeetNZ running a session

This blog post is a cross post from my blog.

Currently I am learning with Julie Lindsay on Global Educator sessions. Julie is a global educator whose work I had admired from a far for a few years before I had the opportunity of joining a face to face session with her last year in Hawaii. This year I am learning more about running a…

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Added by Sonya Van Schaijik on October 19, 2014 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

Quadblogging: Global Digital citizenship- Final Blog

Image from Edutopia

Quadblogging is an easy way to get an audience for student blog posts. After sharing…

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Added by Ann Rooney on October 16, 2014 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Developing Your PLN and PLC: Essential Steps for Educators

Two important aspects of teaching and learning in the 21st century are the Personal Learning Network (PLN) and Professional Learning Community (PLC).

A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a self-directed network of like-minded individuals who are connected and organised through online communities that provide constant learning for each other. A PLN is centered around learning and…

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Added by Julie Carey on October 16, 2014 at 2:34pm — 2 Comments

Developing Your PLN and PLC Essential Steps for Educators

Developing Your PLN and PLC

Essential Steps for Educators

A Collaboration by Martine Blanchet andJulie Carey 

Two important aspects of teaching and learning in the 21st century are the Personal Learning Network (PLN) and Professional Learning…

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Added by Martine Blanchet on October 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Students love connecting with others

This week we started term 4 and my class of international students are meeting their team mates in the US. I've just been reading their messages and they are so interested in each other. 

In 3 short lessons I have seen how 'learning by doing' is a way to open up valuable teachable moments on how to behave online and how important it is to develop the habits of mind such as persistence, independent learning and how to set up collaborative relationships. These discussions will develop…

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Added by Ann Rooney on October 16, 2014 at 12:48am — No Comments

Dizzy with Diagrams

After reading so much about PLNs and connectivism, I'm feeling a bit dizzy with all the diagrams! I want to take a moment to appreciate a couple of my favorites.

One model introduced in Julie's book was a diagram called Building the Pathway of Learning. …

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Added by Julie Carey on October 15, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Teachers as Models

A 21st Century Skill we hear so much about is collaboration. We are encouraged to create learning experiences that require our students to work productively in groups, to use communication and conflict resolution skills, to ask for help when needed, and to put their learning out there for the world to see. While these are wonderful goals, sometimes we don't realize how uncomfortable that can be! Are we ready, as educators, to do what we ask our students to do? It takes humility to reach out…

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Added by Julie Carey on October 15, 2014 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

PLN as a vehicle for Connectivism

I wonder if whoever chose the name "World-Wide Web" knew that it would lead to a whole new method of learning. I really enjoyed this piece about "connectivism" as a new way that we learn. Navigating the WWW is indeed a bit like being caught in a web. Everything's related and once you're in, it's hard to get out!

Principles of connectivism:

  • Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.…

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Added by Julie Carey on October 15, 2014 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Developing your PLN and PLC - essential steps for educators

Developing your PLN and PLC - essential steps for educators

 

A Professional Learning Network is an important part of teaching and learning in the 21st century.  Your PLN can become your colleagues from around the world offering a wealth of information and tips about the topics you care most about.

Some essential steps in growing and developing your PLN are:…

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Added by Martine Blanchet on October 14, 2014 at 1:28am — 2 Comments

Citizenship: Literacy and Fluency

Global Pedagogy in the World Language Classroom from Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano



Read more at: http://langwitches.org/blog/2014/10/08/global-pedagogy-in-the-world-language-classroom/ | Langwitches Blog

Learning interpersonal…

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Added by Ann Rooney on October 10, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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Creating videos to 'distill' information. 5 Replies

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Bilingual education 4 Replies

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