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Digital Citizenship in Schools, 2nd Edition

A very useful reference to use in our classrooms specially in these days! to get it from amazon http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Citizenship-Schools-2nd-Edition/dp/1564843017/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y

Added by Joe KMEID on September 20, 2014 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Great book to use in our classrooms

Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time (Pearson Resources for 21st Century Learning)

Added by Joe KMEID on September 20, 2014 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Handshake by Ann Rooney

Hi everyone,

my name is Ann Rooney and I am a senior secondary English as a Second language teacher and I also teach English to year 8. I love teaching and here at Wilderness School in Adelaide, South Australia I am stimulated by a creative, sharing environment. I've only been at Wilderness for about 3 years but I've been a teacher since the early 1980s. For a while I lived and taught ESL at a language college in Ireland to Spanish and Italian students. 

Since starting at…

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Added by Ann Rooney on September 20, 2014 at 12:46am — No Comments

A handshake - by Martine Blanchet

Hello

Here is my handshake from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Please follow the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilxUV6CFjWc

Added by Martine Blanchet on September 19, 2014 at 8:04pm — 1 Comment

Acceptable Use Policy

What is an Acceptable Use Policy and why is it important?

Acceptable Use Policy is a set of rules, applied by the owner or manager of a network, website, service, or large computer system, that restrict the ways in which the network, website or system may be used. An AUP reduces the potential for legal action that may be taken by a user, and often with little prospect of enforcement. AUP’s are important to a school system because the behavior of staff and students in a school reflects…

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Added by Brooke Nicole Willis on September 19, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Introduction

Taofa lava everyone,

My name is Sonya Van Schaijik and I am the ESOL and elearning lead teacher at Newmarket School in Auckland New Zealand. I host a national google hangout each school term. …

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Added by Sonya Van Schaijik on September 18, 2014 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Acceptable Use Policy

The AUP, Acceptable Use Policy, for the Madison County School system can be found easily online. Each school also provides a Media Consent Form and Media Release Permission slip to parents each year. Both forms are provided for each child at the beginning of each school year. The purpose and goal of the Acceptable Use Policy is to outline the acceptable use of the internet and alert parents to possible safety issues that can arise from unacceptable usage.  The AUP form can be accessed by…

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Added by Alyssa Mathews on September 11, 2014 at 7:54am — 1 Comment


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Shouldn't We All be International-Minded?

Public schools have an obligation to educate all students to be “international-minded” citizens. In the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization, “international-minded” students are defined as demonstrating all of the “Learner Profile” attributes. These include being open-minded, caring, reflective, principled, balanced, knowledgeable, inquirers, thinkers, communicators and risk-takers. Imagine if all students left elementary schools with those attributes. Students who demonstrate these…

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Added by Toni Olivieri-Barton on September 8, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments


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International Mindedness

In the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization, “international-minded” students are defined as demonstrating all of the following attributes: open-minded, risk-taker, reflective, principled, balanced, inquirer, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators and caring. There are many ways to give our students enough time to practice these attributes. I have incorporated them into the library time and collaborating with teachers to allow students to show these attributes to others around the…

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Added by Toni Olivieri-Barton on September 3, 2014 at 1:54am — 1 Comment


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Starting Your Journey as a Global Educator

Are you interested in getting your classroom involved globally? Are you interested in trying something innovative, fun, exciting, and challenging with your classroom? Are you looking to further your connections and professional development beyond your classrooms…

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Added by Meghan Reid on August 19, 2014 at 2:06pm — No Comments


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a link to my Global Collaboration Project: ConnectedEducators.EU Plan

Hi everyone, in case you're interested, here's a link to my Global Collaboration Project: ConnectedEducators.EU Plan…

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Added by Sean Thomas on June 11, 2014 at 1:37am — No Comments


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Minor Assignment #2 - Handshake Design Task

Minor Assignment #2 - Handshake Design Task / Activity

Handshake Activity for the Art Connects Project

 

Age Level = 7th grade (12-13 year olds)

The needs for this age group, in terms of the Handshake Activity, are pretty basic.  The activity needs to engaging, allow for individuality, allow for creativity, easy to use so that the students are successful right away, lends itself to asynchronous sharing, and can be finished in 1 class period.  As far as this…

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Added by Mary Swanson on June 5, 2014 at 7:50am — 1 Comment


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My Initial "Connect" Class Design

It is pretty long but this is the general outline I would like to follow (a work in progress) for a year-long 'CONNECT' class I am designing for 45 middle schoolers next year. They will be team-taught in classes of 22 & 23 students. 

here is the description on the wiki.

Added by Adam Carter on May 13, 2014 at 5:53pm — 2 Comments


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Minor Assignment #2 - Handshake Task

Age level of participants: 5th Grade

 

Needs of age group: The handshake task must be simple, easy to create and can be completed in one class period.  

 

Tools to use: Noteapp.com.  Noteapp is a simple online bulletin board to place sticky notes.  

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Added by Lesa Bak on May 11, 2014 at 2:37am — No Comments


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My Handshake Unit

In designing my new "CONNECT" class, I want to go beyond a simple Handshake task in order to create a more comprehensive handshake unit that accomplishes the following objectives:

1) Introduce the idea of collaborative learning

2) Allow students to experiment with some of the tech tools we will be using in the class

3) peer-to-peer teaching

We have 45 students in our middle school, so we are dividing them into 2 groups of 22&23 students. At the outset the teachers…

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Added by Adam Carter on May 8, 2014 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments


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More 3D printing

For the past couple weeks I have been immersed in 3D Printing.  I have met with the director of CSU 3D Lab.  His work is simply amazing.  He is collaboratively working with 5 global universities with the end product being a paraplegic stand up and a kick a soccer ball at the opening ceremony at the World Cup!  Then, at the end of the day my Maker Bot arrived!

Added by Tracey winey on May 7, 2014 at 9:27am — 2 Comments

Research Participants Needed

Global Colleagues,   

          I am working on my doctoral dissertation through Walden University and would like to ask for your support.

          I am investigating teacher personal and professional perceptions on learning in virtual learning communities and I need participants. 

          The…

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Added by Rose Arnell on May 6, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Adam's 3D Printing Film

Here is a link to my film on YouTube. References can be seen here on awikipage.  

Added by Adam Carter on May 5, 2014 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment


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Click here to meet Open Content Advocates! Click hereto meet Open Content Advocates!

Click here to meet Open Content Advocates!…

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Added by Sean Thomas on May 5, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Chapter 10

After reading chapter 10, I explored some of the resources mentioned.  I liked the TIGed site.  It gives resources that can be filtered down into 4 different areas:  lesson plans, research, videos, and collaborative projects.  It seems like a great source for generating ideas for designing our projects.  The case # 21 highlights it.  Thanks.

Added by Mary Swanson on May 2, 2014 at 5:38pm — 1 Comment

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