Merging Hemispheres: Global Collaboration Tips & Tricks for Under-13s
Participate and share : Poster
Venisha Bahr Jill Broderick
Explore how two former colleagues teamed up to navigate the murky waters of data protection, student privacy concerns and time zone limitations to connect sixth grade students across hemispheres: from London to Singapore and beyond!
|Audience:||Coaches, Library media specialists, Teachers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Topic:||Communication & collaboration|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
The purpose of this presentation is to share our experiences leveraging the power of technology to connect middle school classrooms across the globe, despite ongoing worries of data protection and student privacy. Our hope is that participants will leave our session not only inspired to do the same, but with ready-to-use activities they can put into practice with their learners with minimal modifications. Our session will provide concrete examples of how we were able to meet subject area content standards as well as the ISTE standards for students: Global Collaborator 7A and Creative Communicator 6C. Additionally, participants will learn how to meet the ISTE standard for educators: Collaborator 4C. We will provide a resource list of online tools that support global communication and collaboration. It is also our hope that an interactive session of interested teachers could serve as a networking opportunity for those teachers interested in implementing the activities, but need a school to team up with.
Technology tools to be showcased (this is a tentative and non- exhaustive list): FlipGrid, PearDeck, CoSpaces, BreakoutEdu, Wakelet, Padlet
Lindsay, Julie. The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning & Teaching. Eugene, Oregon: International Society for Technology in Education, 2016.
Ziemke, Kristin, and Katie Muhtaris. Read the World: Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action in a Digital Age. Heinemann, 2020.
Jill Broderick is passionate about using technology to support equity, flexibility, and creativity in math. She is a “Google for Education Certified Innovator” who is striving to change the narrative of math education, having 12 years of experience teaching MS math in the US, London, Singapore, and soon The Hague! Outside the classroom, she enjoys reading, trivia, cooking, and hanging out with her sausage dog, Ispíní von Weenie.
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