Posts by nammourx:
Throughout this class we have learned a lot about global collaboration. This will be my final blog post of this semester and I decided to reflect upon the class and also reference some of the case studies that are discussed at the end of our textbook, the Global Educator. These last few pages of the book conclude what we have been learning throughout the semester. There are 10 total case studies at the end of the chapter but I will only include a few that I enjoyed researching.
The K12 Online Conference: This is a free, online, annual event run totally by volunteer educators such as Peggy George and Wesley Fryer. Below we can watch their most recent event, Creativity Strand Panel Discussion. As we can see, groups of educators from all over the globe discuss this topic.
The Global Education Conference: This was created by Steve Hargadon and Lucy Gray. This is similar to the conference above but includes students, educators, as well as organizations at all levels. Unlike the one above, it seems to be only audio.
The Centre for Global Education: One last case study I would like to mention is this Canadian-based organization founded by Terry Godwaldt. This organization develops and delivers virtual projects to engage and empower youth as agents of change. They connect them them with the people and places that they are learning about. To learn more check out their website.
This week I researched virtual reality in the classroom. I found lots of articles about how you could use virtual reality in a history classroom, so I originally planned to just write about that. I realized this would not be beneficial to me as a future math teacher. I wanted to learn how MY future […]
For this week’s blog I decided to explore a storytelling app. I love taking pictures and videos while on vacation so I decided that a video making app would best suit me. I discovered the app Animoto and decided to test it out. According to Cool Tools for Schools, “Animoto is an easy to use tool […]
This week in my Web Tools class we were assigned to explore the National Geographic website’s Out of Eden Walk. As I was scrolling the first thing that caught my eye was the Holy Lands Journey. My mother had just visited the Holy Land to see some family, and ever since she got back […]
This week in my Web Tools class we learned about different types of shortcuts on Google. I found this video very interesting and useful so I thought I would share some of the tips as this week’s blog post! Tip 1: You can search for an exact phrase or quote by putting the search […]
According to The Global Educator by Julie Lindsay, there are eight Norms of Online Global Collaboration. According to the text these norms are “typical or usual behaviors or actions to be practiced in synchronous and asynchronous modes when collaborating globally.” These norms include: Be Prepared Have Purpose Be able to Paraphrase Be able to Perceive […]
For the past couple weeks, I have been taking a class called Web Tools. This class explores different teaching methods through the use of technology. Exploring the instructional technology world has been a valuable journey thus far. I have learned useful information through blogging, tweeting, and using different educational tools. I have engaged with educators, […]
To explore the Japanese culture, I decided to watch a Japanese TV show called: “Death Note.” I heard about this show from my brother who loves to watch anime. What a better show to watch then one that is recommended by an anime junkie. He was very excited to watch it with me in Japanese. […]
Before this class, I had no idea Twitter could be used in a professional teaching aspect. I always thought of Twitter as a website strictly used for personal thoughts and interactions. I never thought of it in a professional way. After making my professional Twitter account, it was cool to be able to participate in different […]
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little extra.” (Jimmy Johnson). When it comes to students in the classroom, they all need that little extra push. Whether a student is struggling for those few extra points for an A or barley passing, our job as educators is to help them achieve their goals. […]