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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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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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