Tech Task #6: Global Classroom Response

Write a blog post about this session. Include some ideas and links you found interesting. Discuss ways you might incorporate these ideas into your classroom.

Last Week, our class had the opportunity to have a session with Silvia Tolisano as a guest speaker. She talked about Global Learning and shared techniques students and classrooms around the world are learning with each other. I found her lecture very interesting because this was a different perspective in what I am used to do with technology.  She showed many ways and examples on how we can connect with people from different parts of the world. I pinpointed two examples from her lecture that really stood out among the rest:

1. Teddy Bears Around the World – Is a program that Silvia Tolisano put together. This program will enable her students to see each other’s countries, customs and traditions through the eyes of our “teddy bears” and open their horizons through a more global perspective. I personally think that this idea amazing. However,  it aims to capture younger students in the program with having the portrayal of Teddy Bears as being friendly.

2. Around the World with 80 Schools – Is also a challenge that Silvia put together. The challenge is to connect your students with 80 schools from around the world via Skype.  This challenge is very interesting  because it shows the another purpose of Skype; Online Teaching. So far, 600 teaches across the world have used this challenge to connect to other people across the world.

With these programs and people like Silvia Tolisano, Eliminating Global Illiteracy is within our grasp.

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Posted on October 26, 2011, in Tech Tasks and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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