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Building Global Partnerships: Part 3 – Developing Intercultural Understanding

A little while ago, we came across a thought provoking blog post from Jennifer Klein, exploring the sometimes complicated, but rewarding world of global connections and collaboration. With Jennifer’s permission, we are re-publishing the post as a three part series, with the intention

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Posted in Global Classroom, Jennifer Klein

Celebrating Global Projects: 2 Years of the #globalclassroom chats! (Nov 16-17)

November 2013 is a time of celebration in the world of global education. It’s the month of the Global Education Conference (Nov 18-22), and the formal launch of Global Classroom 2013-14 (Nov 22/23). But that’s not all …. We’re calling

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Posted in Global Classroom, Twitter Chats

Empathy and Action (Sept 14/15 #globalclassroom chats)

Kids, when provided opportunities, have so much enthusiasm for righting injustice in the world. Whether it’s recycling, saving the snow leopard, befriending lonely old folk, or raising money for less-advantaged schools, once they identify a need they’ll aim to put

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Posted in Global Classroom

Connecting Globally from a Remote School – Travelling Rhino Project

For the past fortnight we have been hosts of Lesedi, one of five travelling Rhinos sent round the world by Karen Stadler, who I have neer met, but connected with through email and twitter. Hawea Flat is a small rural

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Posted in Classroom Stories, Global Classroom, Guest Projects, Luke Dyer

Connecting & Collaborating in Early Childhood (May #globalclassroom Chat)

To celebrate the publication of our first Global Classroom Project feature article, in the K-3 Class Ideas magazine here in Australia, this month’s #globalclassroom chat is dedicated to exploring the possibilities for global connections and collaboration in Early Childhood (K-3).

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Posted in Global Classroom, Twitter Chats

Visits from friends: Global Connections in South Africa

We are very privileged to have a visitor from Pennsylvania, USA at the moment. Flat Tyler is from Mrs Tina Schmidt’s class and he has come to find out about our children and our school. We are all very excited

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Posted in Brenda Hallowes, Global Classroom

Tonight! Meeting #5 of Virtual Book Club – How do you celebrate?

I can’t believe our 5th meeting of the Virtual Book Club discussing Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds by Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis is already this Monday, March 4th at 7:30pm EST (that’s Tuesday, March 5th at 12:30am GMT)! For your

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Posted in Flat Classroom - Virtual Book Club, Global Classroom, Kyle Dunbar

You’ve Found a Global Project. Now What?

There are so many great organizations and global collaborative project options, so just jump in! Once you get your feet wet and figure out the terrain, it’s time to make global projects work for you by specifically addressing your curriculum. You’ve

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Posted in Classroom Stories, Donna Roman, Global Classroom

Meeting #4 of Virtual Book Club – Add Your Voice!

Looking forward to our fourth meeting of the Virtual Book Club discussing Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds by Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis Monday, February 18th at 7:30pm EST (that’s Tuesday, February 19th at 12:30am GMT). For your time zone, click

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Posted in Flat Classroom - Virtual Book Club, Global Classroom, Kyle Dunbar

Handshake

I am new to the Global Classroom Project but have found the content and ideas fascinating. I am hoping to invest some of our limited library time to pursue some of the activities. After looking through some of the “handshakes”

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Posted in Classroom Stories

The Making of Digital Citizens

What a rich discussion we had during Session #3 of the Virtual Book Club! If you weren’t able to join us, listen to the recording here: Virtual Book Club Feb 4th/5th and please share your thoughts on this blog: Virtual Book

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Posted in Flat Classroom - Virtual Book Club, Global Classroom, Kyle Dunbar

Join the conversation! Virtual Book Club – Session #3 starting soon!

Our next meeting of the Virtual Book Club, discussing Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds by Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis, will be Monday, February 4th at 7:30pm EST (that’s Tuesday, February 5th at 3:30am GMT). For your time zone, click here.

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Posted in Flat Classroom - Virtual Book Club, Global Classroom, Kyle Dunbar

KNOCK Those Classroom Walls DOWN!

WAIT a minute … before you take that TOO seriously, PLEASE continue reading. Put that sledge hammer down … we’re not talking demolition … we’re talking global connections! That’s right … you can’t BUILD global connections without FLATTENING those CLASSROOM

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Posted in Global Classroom, Laurie Renton, Twitter Chats

Launching The Global Classroom Mentors Project

After several months in the making, it’s time to formally launch the new Global Classroom Mentors project, fulfilling a key goal of Global Classroom 2012-13.  We know what it’s like to get started with ICT and global projects … It can be a very

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Posted in Global Classroom, Michael Graffin, Participants' Guide, Project Announcements

New Project: On The Same Day in March

Marilyn Singer wrote a children’s book “On The Same Day In March” that describes the weather and climate for countries around the world. I would like to give elementary classrooms an opportunity to compare the climate and weather in your

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Posted in Chris Gross-Rhode, Global Classroom, Latest News, Project Announcements
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