Global Education

Social Learning Summit 2012 Presentation – Building Real-World Skills: Increasing Collaboration within the Classroom and Beyond

For anyone looking for my presentation at the 2012 Social Learning Summit on April 21, 2012. Building Real-World Skills – Increasing Collaboration within the Classroom and Beyond View more PowerPoint from kjurczak Thanks for everyone who joined me today at the session!

2012 Social Learning Summit

Looking for an opportunity to connect with leading educators on the use of social media and Web 2.0 in teaching and learning? Check out the free 2012 Social Learning Summit, an event held in partnership with Classroom 2.0 and the Discovery Educator Network, on Saturday, April 21st, 2012. The theme of the conference is the use of social media and […]

Google Earth in the Classroom

Google Earth is by no means a new resource in education, but it is a great one and I always love sharing ideas for how to integrate this tool into the classroom.  Take a look at some of the great resources below to learn how to use GE to engage students with virtual explorations of […]

Getting Started with Global Education Projects

One of my educational passions is encouraging teachers to integrate global collaborative projects into instruction to help expose students to a variety of cultures, viewpoints, and resources.  Below, I have shared a few great resources for initiating global communication and collaboration in your classroom. Global Education Collaborative – This is the official social network of the Global […]

Four Online Tools for Collaboration

Collaboration is an important skill our student’s must learn in order to be successful in today’s world.  This post takes a look at 4 online tools that can be used to facilitate collaboration with your students, both within the walls of your own school as well as globally as you collaborate with other classrooms. 1. Google […]

Five Things to Do at FETC 2012

FETC is around the corner, and like many others, I am excited for the opportunities to network with amazing educators, attend thought provoking sessions, and learn about new products and services in the edtech realm.  Conferences can be overwhelming, especially for newcomers!  So I wanted to offer some tips to help others get the most […]

Open Source Curriculum

I have been thinking a lot lately about the amount of money spent each year on textbooks in the U.S. K-12 education system.  The most recent article I could find regarding educational publishing sales, from the Association of American Publishers, lists over $3.5 billion dollars spent in K-12 for 2010, and I would guess it […]