Tuesday, April 22, 2008

AIMS Technology Retreat 2007: Global Initiatives

The Association for Maryland Independent Schools has a very active technology network. Each year, technology teachers, directors, librarians and coordinators from across the state all gather in St. Michael's, Maryland for two and a half days of technology talking and learning. This year, I'm presenting a session on Global Initiatives. Below are the resources we'll be using to frame our discussions:

The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman (of course, the gimme)
A Whole New Mind by Dan Pink
Everything is Miscellaneous by David Weinberger
Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan (an oldie but goodie for perspective)

Magazine Articles:
Global Education on A Dime Edutopia, Alexander Russo, November 2007
"Can American Students Compete..." New York Times November 14, 2007
The Entire November 2007 Issue of Learning and Leading with Technology
"Flat Classrooms" by Julie Lindsay and Vickie Davis, August 2007 Learning and Leading
The November/December 2007 Issue of Ed Tech Magazine
As the World Learns: Education as a Vital Global Marketplace Represents the Future Edutopia

Websites and Blogs:
Global Education Collaborative Ning
NAIS Global Initiatives Resources and Statistics
Global Awareness for Teachers and Sister Schools Project

Lucy Gray's Delicious Links of Global Learning (Lucy founded the Global Ed Ning)
Learning Now Blog (specifically about Global Challenge Podcasts)

ISTE's NETS for Students:
2. Communication and CollaborationStudents use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

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