Saturday, November 1, 2014

Global Ed Symposium Presenter

Presenter at World View's 

K-12 Global Education Symposium 2014: 

 Moving North Carolina Forward

Fall Symposium 

Go and Smell the Roses – Technology Goes Global

Technology can help your students travel!
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrowmindedness.” (Mark  Twain)
In this hands-on session, explore webtools and apps to promote global learning, as well as many resources to make global connections.  One device, blended learning or  1-1, you will find resources to create real world global experiences for real world learning.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Get Ready for the Global Read Aloud

The Global Read Aloud 2014 starts next week.   
October 6 - November 14.  
For Further Information go to: Global Read Aloud 2014

What is the Global Read Aloud? 

The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. Now with four years under our belt and more than 200,000 connections made, we realize we are on to something larger than us so we look forward to continuing the global connections.

The premise is simple; we pick a book to read aloud to our students during a set 6-week period and during that time we try to make as many global connections as possible. Each teacher decides how much time they would like to dedicate and how involved they would like to be. Some people choose to connect with just one class, while others go for as many as possible. The scope and depth of the project is up to you. In the past we have used Twitter, Skype, Edmodo, our wiki, email, regular mail, Kidblog, and any other tools we can think of to make these connections. Teachers get a community of other educators to do a global project with, hopefully inspiring them to continue these connections through the year.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Digital Learning Day: Make a Difference

Digital Learning Day

Check Out the New Library of Congress Toolkit!

Take a look at the brand new Library of Congress Toolkit! The Library of Congress offers the nation’s teachers and students a treasure trove of free online historical artifacts, learning activities, and teaching tools. Find great historical content and primary sources through the Library’s blog, the World Digital Library, and the Chronicling America newspaper archives, or look through the Library of Congress website to access hundreds of lesson plans, classroom activities, and professional development opportunities. The Library of Congress offers an incredible amount of free content that brings the world’s history and culture to life!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Really Excited to be presenting at FETC 2014.  

"Discover the future of educational technology at FETC 2014, the content-rich International conference that brings education leaders and technology experts together to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning success. Fuel your inspiration for innovative teaching with more than 400 expert and peer-led sessions. The four-day event is a platform for the growing FETC community to connect, collaborate, create and improve teaching and learning in the 21st century."

We will be presenting one of the 100+ workshops:
Globalize the Education of Generation Z 
with Gaming, Webtools and Apps 

Thursday January 30 at 3:30 PM
This hands on session will explore cognitive learning and connections to successful classroom activities and lessons using educational gaming, as well as many webtools and apps. Lots and lots of tools, apps and gaming selections aligned to Blooms Digital Taxonomy. Information packed session!