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Individually One Drop, Together an Ocean: Students Impacting Global Awareness

Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 4

Participate and share

Participate and share : Poster

Sunday, June 24, 7:00–8:30 pm
Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 4

Tami Moehring   Joan Roehre  
Find out about and then prepare students to participate in Ripples Make Waves (RMW), an annual live virtual event. RMW connects students globally to discuss, share and advocate for clean water in their communities and worldwide! Meet international water experts and youth advocates in this World Water Day event supported by United Nations Water.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None.
I suggest a mobile device with QR code app as I will have all digital resources available online with posted QR codes.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Communication and collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Social studies, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
Creative Communicator
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Global Collaborator
  • Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose and Objectives:
Participants will learn how real-time collaborative technologies are used to engage students across the globe. They will have an opportunity to meet and discuss with the project creator (on-site) as well as prior participants via chat via ZOOM. Poster session visitors will also be provided with information on the impact of using these technologies, as well as how to participate in upcoming events bringing the global water crisis in to their classrooms.

Objectives- Participants will:
1- Walk away with opportunity to participate in an innovative project/approach to teach about the global water crisis
2- Learn how today's interactive technologies are easily integrated into teaching.
3- Know the impact of student-led presentations to a global audience.
3- Gain insight to the global water crisis and the importance of fostering next generation water advocates in the classroom


Poster Sessions provide a unique opportunity for hands-on, interactive and visual learning. The creator of Ripples Make Waves (RMW) will be on-site as well as representatives from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC- project sponsor) to guide participants through the project.

2018 participants, both teachers AND students, will be present virtually via ZOOM to share firsthand impact and Q & A.

Although some handouts will be available, posted QR codes will be the preferred technology to acquire additional information which will direct participants to the project's web base, further information and contact names.

The nature of Poster Sessions also allows expanding on the "How To's" of integrating interactive technologies, such ease of use, options, cost and availability.

Supporting research

Anastasiades, P. S., Filippousis, G., Karvunis, L., Siakas, S., Tomazinakis, A., Giza, P., & Mastoraki, H.
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Beldarrain, Y. (2006). Distance education trends: Integrating new technologies to foster student
interaction and collaboration. Distance education, 27(2), 139-153.

Chan, T. W., Roschelle, J., Hsi, S., Kinshuk, Sharples, M., Brown, T., … & Hoppe, U. (2006). One-to-one
technology-enhanced learning: An opportunity for global research collaboration. Research and
Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 1(01), 3-29.

Cole, C, Ray, K. and Zanetis, J. (2009)Videoconferencing for K-12 Classrooms: A Program Development Guide, 2nd Edition, ISTE.

Greenberg, A. and Zanetis, J. (2012) “The Impact of Broadcast and Streaming Video on Education, Cisco.

Klein, Jennifer D. (2017) The Global Education Guidebook, Solution Tree Press, Bloomington, IN

Lindsay, Julie, (2016) The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching, ISTE, Eugene, OR.

Martin, M. (2005). Seeing is believing: the role of videoconferencing in distance learning. British Journal
of Educational Technology, 36(3), 397-405.

nefsis. (n.d.) The future of videoconferencing.

Roberts, R. (2011). Video conferencing in distance learning: A New Zealand schools’ perspective. Journal
of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 13(1), 91-107.

Ray, K. and Zanetis, J. (2009) Interactive Videoconferencing, ISTE.

Tenhet, Troy. (August 23, 2012). Beyond school walls: Connecting students and teachers around the
world. Huffington Post.

Toperczer, T. (December 20, 2011). 2012 prediction: Cloud takes video conferencing to ed markets.
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VCI-Group. (April 11, 2013). What’s new in videoconferencing: Technology and market trends. PRWeb.

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Tami Moehring, CILC

Tami Moehring is currently the Content Provider Liaison at the CILC where she provides support, training and mentoring to the almost 200 Content Providers from around the world on CILC. Before coming to CILC she spent nine years in Museum Education. Including being part of the History Live! creative team where she helped develop, implement, present and evaluate the program that became an award winning and top standard for Interactive Video Conferencing. Tami has presented at various technology and educational conferences including ISTE, where she educated teachers about the benefits of Interactive Video Conferencing in their classroom curriculum.

Joan Roehre, Adventure Kids Learning

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