Best Tools for Global Collaboration
Participate and share : Interactive lecture
Margret Atkinson Anne Mirtschin
Join ISTE Global Collaboration PLN leaders and explore both tried-and-true and trending tools that support global collaboration. Learn how online tools (both synchronous and asynchronous) can help provide successful global connections, interactive problem-solving as well as professional networking and development in virtual environments.
|Audience:||Library media specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
The purpose of this presentation is to explore the presenters’ favourite technology tools to support Global Collaboration for both students and educators. Attendees will experience and interact with some of these tools and discover how they can find, connect, and collaborate with global educators and classrooms. Classroom stories and use of these tools will be shared, providing inspiration for attendees and take-aways that could be implemented in their classrooms tomorrow.
Session attendees will:
1. Engage in a live TweetChat throughout the session
2. Be able to identify at least two tools that they may use back in
3. Be able to access a Google document and/or Wakelet of resources that include summary of our suggested tools, video tutorials, how to find educators interested in global
collaboration, popular global projects, tips and hints for success etc
4. Be able to discuss how to integrate shared tools into their
personal Professional Development plans.
5. Be able to generate ideas/activities that are project-based and
student centered utilizing online tools for global collaboration.
6. Begin developing a professional learning network by connecting with other educators and accessing the top tools for global collaboration.
7. Describe the elements of student and teacher Global
Collaboration including obstacles.
As new tools are constantly being introduced, the ones shared, at this stage, may include:
Videoconferencing tools: Skype, Hangouts, Appear.in, Zoom
Twitter - including hashtags specific to global collaboration
Google documents, Google Sites, Google Tour Builder, Google Jam Board
Social networking: Facebook, Slack, Emodo, SeeSaw
Lindsay, Julie The Global Educator (2016): Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning & Teaching.
Klein, Jennifer The Global Education Guidebook (2017): Humanizing K-12 Classrooms Worldwide Through Equitable Partnerships.
Krakower, B., Naugle, P., & Blumengarten, J. (2015). Connecting Your Students with the World: Tools and Projects to Make Global Collaboration Come Alive, K-8. Routledge.
Mullins, T., Reynolds, A., Angle, M., & Neal, G. (2013, October). Global Collaboration for 21st. Century Educators. In World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (Vol. 2013, No. 1, pp. 2244-2244).
Taras, V., Caprar, D. V., Rottig, D., Sarala, R. M., Zakaria, N., Zhao, F., ... & Huang, V. Z. (2013). A global classroom? Evaluating the effectiveness of global virtual collaboration as a teaching tool in management education. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 12(3), 414-435.
Mullins, T., Reynolds, A., Angle, M., & Neal, G. (2013, October). Global Collaboration for 21st. Century Educators. In World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (Vol. 2013, No. 1, pp. 2244-2244)
ne Mirtschin is a multi-award winning teacher (includes the ISTE Making IT Happen award). She teaches Digital Technology and Business Studies at Hawkesdale P12 College, Australia. She is passionate about rural and global education, immersing technology into the classroom and loves collaborating and learning online. Technology and an amazing global PLN has enabled her to make the world her classroom. Anne is the co-Australasian Chair for the Global Education Conference, a Skype Master Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator, a Flat Connections Lead teacher and a Co-Communications Chair for ISTE Global Collaboration PLN.
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