Creating A Global Media Center

A World View Workshop

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GCS Media Specialists Attend a workshop on Creating a Global Media Center

Ten GCS Media specialist from across the county attended Creating a Global Media center sponsored by the World View Workshop for K-12 Librarians, Media Coordinators, and Technology Specialists.

The LiveBinder of Resources for this workshop can be found at:

World View Website:

Special Thanks To Liliana Jordanov and the GCS Global Education for sponsoring our team.

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Carolina Navigators

Carolina Navigators

A free program of the Center for Global Initiatives, Carolina Navigators enriches the education of both UNC and K-12 students through engaged international learning.

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story
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Fostering Cultural Competency Through Digital Storytelling

Discover the Story...

Photography- Using visual literacy by helping them decipher the image.
Power of Photography
  1. Five basic Elements
  2. Visual Elements
  3. Connecting Cultures
  4. Connecting Curriculum
  5. Assumption v/s Facts
  6. Feelings and Emotions
  7. Different Perspectives and Empathy
Global Oneness
  • Contains articles and photographs of global issues
Discover the Story behind the commercial
  • How do we use the stories embedded in commercials
  • Find commercials about concepts or cultures...
  • Watch the commercial several times to pick up concepts
  • Understand humor across cultures
  • Watch to understand Cultural differences and steryotypes.
Craft the story and own the experience...

  • Use Thinglink to use an image to tell a layered story...

Kids Across the World: A Photographic Journey
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Global Text Sets to Read Around the World

Skype people in other countries to help students become more globally aware.

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We Need Diverse Books Campaign Video
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#WeNeedDiverseBooks: Multicultural Literature in the Media Center

Evaluating Literature


Do you want to know what diverse literature is out there?

Book Lists:

Multicultural Favorites:


  • One Green Apple by Eve Bunting
  • The Composition by Antonio Skarmeta & Alfonso Ruano
  • The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos by Deborah Heligman
  • Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story From China by Ed Young
  • Ganesha's Sweet Tooth by Sanjay Patel


  • Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Yes! We Are Latinos by Alma Flor Ada


  • Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz
  • When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
  • The Interpreter by Suki Kim
  • Flight by Sherman Alexie


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Digital Research Resources

Research Sites - See attachment for more...

More Digital Resources

Elementary Search Engines

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Pocket Libraries for countries without Internet

Great Idea for a Service Learning Project for your library

  • Creating portable digital libraries for countries that do not have internet access. The concept is to copy websites, youtube videos, TedTalks, and many other resources into a small off line hard drive devices or even a chip that allows the user to take the information with them even without internet access. They are looking for partners to help support and fund the effort to share information with countries that can't otherwise access information.
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Global Tech Resources to enhance your media program...

More resources to check out in your free time...

Tech Tools


  • Great free screen share program where the teacher can have kids join their group and follow along as the presentation advances on the user's device. Allows students to interact by answering questions that populate in teacher view.
Tiggly Words
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Using Media in the Classroom: Best Practices for Technology and Copyright


  • Perform or display a legal copy
  • Use movies as part of classroom instruction

Terms of Service:

Fair Use:

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Book Talking Kits to Help Children find Diverse Literature

Have you ever wondered what to recommend for students to read next? This resource offers a great book talking kit that allows students to find a diverse book that may be similar to popular text that they already like.

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K-12 GLOBAL EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM Innovation and Technology to Drive Global Learning

Wednesday, Oct. 19th 2016 at 8:30am to Thursday, Oct. 20th 2016 at 5pm

100 Friday Center Drive

Chapel Hill, NC

K-12 Global Education Symposium is held each October at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. This day-and-a-half program explores significant global issues, offers best practices in global education, and provides educators an opportunity to develop a global action plan for their classroom, school, or system. Register