Interesting Global Times
As the COVID-19 takes increasing coverage in themedia and social media, it is time for all elements of our society to work collaboratively on a global scale to learn from and share with each other. We are all being impacted in some way. Keen interest is being shown around Information on online teaching and learning, factors to be taken into account, virtual classrooms, apps and tools to use etc. Although the status of conferences is being impacted, there continue to be global projects, conferences, online conferences and webinars to be involved in. This newsletter shares some of them.
The Corona Virus - COVID-19
Some resources, links, apps and tools to use
Erin is one of our leadershtip team of our ISTE Global Collaboration PLN and co-ordatinates our online webinars. Her blog JRNEY shares posts on the Corona Virus. Erin lives and works in China.
- Resources for Teaching Online due to School Closures - a comprehensive blog post by Kathleen Morris for the Edublogger
- Online Teaching Resources for NSCDS Lucy Gray initially created this document for her school district but it has great information and resources for all
- Edtech companies offerring free support and/or access to schools affected by COVID19 Julie Bocher in Wakelet
- ATLIS Clearinghouse: Coronavirus Resources for Technology Leaders Scroll through and note the many resources and links shared.
- Guidelines to Running Online Instruction Steve Sherman of Sth Africa is putting this document together with the help of global colleagues
- Facebook Group Refugee Concerns - RCIS: A TESOL Interest Section Resources for teaching online due to school closures.
- Facebook Group
- Building Online Curriculum
- Separating Facts from Fiction Covid-19 by Robbie Barker
- Collaborative google document of companies offereing free resources etc
- Teaching remotely in times of need compiled by Torrey Trust
Hashtags to follow......
If you are using Edmodo, the following resources/webinars may be of interest.
Webinar: Edmodo for Distance Learning
Friday, March 13, 2020 | 12-12:30pm EDT
Teacher and Edmodo Ambassador, Kate Baker, will share tips for setting up your class on Edmodo, creating engaging lessons, communicating remotely, and collaborating online. Join in here.
Articles: Guides for Distance Learning
Setting Up Edmodo Classes for Distance Learning
Three Activities to Get Started with Distance Learning Using Edmodo
Quick guides to preparing your classroom for distance learning, including ways to communicate, share documents, assign work, and give your students a space to collaborate.
Twitter Chat: Distance Learning is #BetterTogether
Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 12–1pm EDT
Need help implementing distance learning strategies? Join our #EdmodoChat this week on Twitter with other edtech tools. Join in here.
This is the theme of our March webinar, organised by Erin Dowd. (Thanks Erin)
Webinar overview: Join librarian Susan KS Grigsby as she shares a project in which Year 5 students in Thailand connected with 5th graders in Virginia for a shared reading of Kelly Yang's "Front Desk." Learn about how a media specialist/classroom teacher team in Virginia and a teacher-librarian/classroom teacher team in Thailand connected these students to learn more about immigration, racism, and the hardships of starting over from Yang's book to build cross-cultural understandings and a more personal connection to the text, to themselves, and to each other. Click on this link to register.
Please join us. If you register but cannot attend, the link to the recording will be emailed to you
A group of 9th-grade students from Oahu, Hawaii, has developed a project based on GoalSixteen of the #SDGs. This is a student-led movement centered around the UN Sustainability Goal #16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions) and a simple idea: the only way to prepare for an uncertain future is to learn from our past and present. They are looking to build a global movement of students who are thinking about and working toward peace. They would like to invite you to participate in the project we are launching called [re]Framing Peace. Complete this google form.
[re]Framing Peace is an opportunity to use your creativity and contribute to a movement that advocates for peace. This is a photography-based project, where people of all ages can take a picture of what they believe captures peace in their community. This is a chance for world connectivity, where we can finally see the true peace that lies within each and every nation. Photos from all over the world will be collected and made into a collage on the website, and you can view your picture along with the many others submitted.
The concept involves the following:
1. Take a picture of something that shows what peace means to you. Submit it to us for it to be made into a collage on the GoalSixteen website.
2. Add a title for your picture, and approximately 2 sentences on why this is peace to you.
3. Join the movement, and change your future.
A global project looking at how we can solve the problem of waste in our local landfills using STEM and DESIGN thinking.
Take Action project started this month and is all about youth leading a global conversation to design the world they want - today.
One World provides this great global project involving art and students across the world. Students from all school year levels can be involved.
Some ISTE Global Collaboration PLN activities to join
- come say hello at the Community Fair on Sunday June 28th.
- attend our Playground on #SDGs
- look for our top picks of sessions to attend
Global Education Day
If you are attending ISTE and would like to volunteer to serve as an ignite speaker or discussion facilitator at Global Education Day, please fill out this form and you will be contacted in March.
- 2019 conference recordings can be found here.
- Browse our conference archives from the past 9 years.
- Post your events and resources in our discussion forum and on Twitter using the hashtag #globaled20.
- Access curated global education teaching resources.
Education Elevators are bringing the world's best educators together in Australia in July, 2020. With a theme of Create, Innovate, Educate we believe that preparing students for the future is vital for their development in life.
How to evaluate equity in the use of digital technology!
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The people of Thailand celebrate their New Year from 12th - 15th April in 2020 in a festival called the Songkran.
The link to the recording of theJan webinar with Julie Lindsay has been uploaded to our library. Click on the heading above to listen to the recording.