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Seth Roberts

How Global is Your School? | Asia Society - 40 views

  • The Global Schools Assessment is the best way for a school to benchmark where they are in supporting students' global competence. It is an assessment tool to help determine how global your school is and offer ways to strenthen practice.
Robert Alford

Home - public - Global Challenge Award - 5 views

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    Global Challenge Award's mission is "to provide high school students worldwide, the tools and confidence to solve global problems together" We do this by providing students with "authentic project-based learning experience" working in small global teams to solve climate change issues.
Jason Schmidt

Global SchoolNet: Home - 27 views

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    Looking for partners for a global project? Global School net allows you to search for partners from all around the world. Volunteer your class for projects and look for other classes to work with you.
Grace Kat

Global Words - 5 views

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    "The twelve units of work in Global Words have been produced by World Vision Australia and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) to integrate the teaching and learning of English and global citizenship education."
Deborah Baillesderr

Journeys In Film | Dedicated to advancing global education through film. - 33 views

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    Teaching world cultures and global issues through film for student in grades 6-12. Films have lesson plans that are common core aligned. "Journeys in Film believes that helping America's youth develop a worldview with global understanding should be a primary 21st century educational goal."
Thieme Hennis

About | The Open Master's Program - 21 views

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    "Learning- even "self-directed learning"- is an inherently social activity. The Open Master's is a global community of small groups for self-directed learners, offering each other the structure, accountability, relationships, and sense of forward direction that are often hard to find outside formal programs and institutions. These groups are using and building on an open source framework of shared practices to help us: Master the art of social, self-directed learning Be more intentional about our learning journeys Take bolder risks in our journeys of becoming Discover and share our unique gifts Ensure that our short-term learning goals feed into our longer-term vision for transformation for ourselves and the world We invite any existing community, organization, or even groups of friends or colleagues to use the Open Master's framework to make their own learning process more intentional.  You can do that simply by: Mapping out a personal plan or curriculum, including a clear statement of purpose and some intentions for your own learning journey, and sharing them on a personal website or blog Bringing the rhythm of semesters back into your life, including regular opportunities for evaluation and reflection Developing deeper relationships with study buddies, mentors, and advisers Starting an Open Master's group with a clear commitment to study together, support each other, and share your work Offering a presentation or organizing a study group on a topic that interests you Maintaining a portfolio of learning projects (including professional work) you've completed and reviewed with peers and mentors We also invite you to link up with the broader global community of Open Master's groups by joining regional or global events to spotlight members, mix with members across groups, and cross-pollinate ideas or strategies that are working in different contexts."
Nigel Coutts

Local Wisdom versus Global Assessments - The Learner's Way - 7 views

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    A significant shift continues to occur within global education markets. It is signified by the manner in which it makes sense to speak of a global education market. It is driven by neo-liberalism and the expansion of markets into all aspects of our lives and it is made possible by manipulation of the third messaging system within the educational triad of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. It is a drive towards accountable, comparable and productive education systems fine-tuned to maximise the return on investment and provide industry with the workforce it desires. What must be asked is how does this trend impact students and are these the forces that should be driving change in our education systems?
C CC

PM's speech on education for the new global age | Number10.gov.uk - 0 views

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    Tuesday 5 May 2009 PM's speech on education for the new global age - Gordon Brown (UK)- Transcript of a speech given by the Prime Minister on education for the new global age 5 May 2009.
Ryan Folmer

The Global Education Collaborative - Helping Teachers and Students Reach the World - 1 views

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    This is a community for teachers and students interested in global education. Contribute by adding media, conversation, and collaborative project ideas. Make sure you post an intro in the forum!
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    This is a community for teachers and students interested in global education. Contribute by adding media, conversation, and collaborative project ideas. Make sure you post an intro in the forum!
Jørgen Mortensen

Amazing Race - Global Project - globalstudentsglobalperspectives - 36 views

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    Engage students to be global collaborators.
Glen Muir

BBC News - How Chinese babies and Mid-East pizza tip US markets - 17 views

  • his year in the US, milk futures leapt 26% and butter prices 62%
  • As a result, there was usually an oversupply of milk products on the market, Levitt says.
  • US and European governments stored excess dairy products
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  • nd dairy regulation decreased, driving a new incentive and ability to trade with other nations.
  • s a result, the dairy market tends now toward undersupply.
  • But from December 2013 to February 2014, Chinese demand grew to 20-25% of all global dairy imports, with much of the supply coming from the US and New Zealand.
  • New Zealand is the world's largest dairy exporter, accounting for nearly one-third of the global dairy trade.
  • Many of the nation's cows graze in fields, and a big drought in 2013 caused national milk production to plummet nearly 30%.
  • The US started exporting more dairy, capturing more international market share but pushing up domestic prices.
  • It's not all bad news for New Zealand, though. Traditionally, when the price of dairy goes up, farmers expand operations and produce more milk, thus lowering prices down the line.
  • The increase in supply could eventually lead to cheaper prices in the US, but not for several months.
  • US franchises including KFC, Ihop, Subway, The Cheesecake Factory, Jamba Juice and Papa John's Pizza have all staked claims in the Middle East, with more chains looking to follow.
  • A young, newly urbanised population in the Middle East is demanding more dairy imports.
  • That removed an estimated $6.6bn (£4bn) in annual dairy trade from the global market. In 2013, the EU alone exported $3bn of dairy to Russia, of which cheese accounted for more than one-third.
  • In response, the European Commission has announced it will provide financial support to the dairy industry, subsidising private storage of cheese, skimmed milk powder and butter until they can be sold at a later date.
  • But it will take a little while to see those changes reflected in American supermarkets.
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    5 factors that affect global market price
Sue Sheffer

Project Global Inform - 59 views

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    "Project Global Inform (PGI) is an in-school project where students use media to spread awareness about human rights violations. "
Lee-Anne Patterson

GIS and Geographic Inquiry - 1 views

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    "Geospatial" technologies--which include geographic information system (GIS), global positioning system (GPS), and remote sensing (RS) tools--are becoming increasingly important in our everyday lives. These technologies use "smart" maps that can display, query, and analyze geographic databases; receivers that provide location and navigation; and global-to-local imagery and tools that provide context and analysis.
Roland Gesthuizen

imoot 2011 - 61 views

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    iMoot is an annual event where the Moodle community of over 32 million users are provided the opportunity to join together on a global scale. This web based event engages a global audience of Moodle practitioners, administrators and decision makers in one event for an online e-conference with a difference!
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    Here is a Moodle event to add to your 2011 online calendar. :-)
Sarah Horrigan

Learning Without Frontiers - 7 views

  • Learning Without Frontiers is a global platform for disruptive thinkers and practitioners from the education, digital media, technology and entertainment sectors who come together to explore how new disruptive technologies can drive radical efficiencies and improvements in learning whilst providing equality of access.
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    Learning Without Frontiers is a global platform for disruptive thinkers, innovators and practitioners to share knowledge, ideas and experiences about new learning
Florence Dujardin

E-learning in India: the role of national culture and strategic implications - 0 views

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    Purpose - The primary purpose of this research paper is to understand the role of national cultural dimensions on e-learning practices in India. India is considered a major player in the world economy today. US multinationals are significantly increasing their presence in India and understanding cultural preferences will help global companies transition better. Design/methodology/approach - This conceptual paper uses the national cultural dimensions of the global leadership and organizational behavior effectiveness project, which is identified as the most topical theoretical framework on culture. The national cultural scores are used to develop hypotheses for specific cultural dimensions. Examples from the literature are also used to strengthen the proposed hypotheses. Findings - This research proposes that national cultural dimensions of power distance, uncertainty avoidance, in-group collectivism, and future-orientation influence e-learning practices. This study distinguishes between synchronous and asynchronous methods of e-learning and the role of culture on the same. Future research can definitely empirically test the hypotheses proposed. Practical implications - This study provides strategic implications for multinationals with a guide sheet identifying the role of the various cultural dimensions on e-learning. The suggested strategies can be implemented by multinationals in other countries with similar national cultural dimensions also. Originality/value - This research also proposes a theoretical e-learning model identifying the impact of national cultural dimensions on e-learning practices. This research also provides practitioners a strategic implications model that could be implemented for e-learning initiatives in multinationals.
Margaret Moore-Taylor

Education Everywhere: International School Success Stories and Global Collaboration | Edutopia - 47 views

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    Lots of links here about integrating technology and education...from a global perspective.
Don Doehla

Resources and Downloads for Global Competence | Edutopia - 53 views

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    Great resources here to plan for a global project!
Dimitris Tzouris

MapStory - 71 views

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    MapStory empowers a global community to organize knowledge about the world spatially and temporally. With MapStory, people of all kinds turn into Storytellers who can create, share, and collaborate on MapStories and ultimately improve our understanding of global dynamics, worldwide, over the course of history.
Deborah Baillesderr

Featured | Global Oneness Project - 31 views

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    Learning world cultures and global awareness through film, articles and film complete with lesson plans and CC standards.
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