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students in a classroom participate in a livestream of a wildlife safari

Take students on a live wildlife safari

01/01/2020

Topics: Global collaboration, ISTE Standards, ISTE Standards for Students

Stacey Moore knew she couldn’t take her 30 Virginia third graders on safari in Africa, so she did the next best thing: She brought the safari to her classroom and connected her students to naturalists who…

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Sylvia Fojo

Global Focus: A world without borders is a boon for educator learning

09/25/2019

Topics: Global collaboration, ISTE Standards for Educators

There’s never been a more exciting time to be an educator. Thanks to technology, we live in an interconnected world that gives us immediate access to whatever we’re looking for. In this “world without borders…

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Empower learners through project-based learning

Empower learners through project-based learning

08/15/2018

Topics: Global collaboration, ISTE Standards for Students, Project-based learning, Student empowerment

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: A teacher wants her students to engage in project-based learning (PBL) and also demonstrate their learning. So at the end of a chapter or unit, she assigns them to research a topic, collect some images and present their slideshows to the class…

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4 things to know about teaching digital literacy to refugees

4 things to know about teaching digital literacy to refugees

06/14/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Global collaboration, ISTE Standards for Students

Since 2012 I've worked with refugees in the Salt Lake area, a destination point where about 60,000 displaced people currently live. My work with the refugee population has ranged from hosting story times, participating in outreach, teaching adults how to use computers and, most recently,…

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7 steps to starting a global collaboration project

7 steps to starting a global collaboration project

12/16/2019

Topics: Global collaboration, ISTE Standards for Students, Project-based learning

Global collaboration projects that allow students to work with peers across state and national boundaries aren’t just fun. They can also address several of the ISTE Standards for Students, including…

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Teacher and students connect with another classroom over video call

Mystery Skype: Where in the world are they?

09/23/2019

Topics: Global collaboration

It's time for my students to make a guess: Where is the class they are meeting for the first time via Skype?

"Is it North Carolina?"

There is silence in the classroom as my fifth graders crane their necks toward the screen.

"No!" shouts a voice from the computer speakers…

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