Are you interested in connecting globally with your class?
Maybe you want to connect with other teachers around the world.
Every year, there is an online conference for global education. It is actually on at the moment. Now I am retired, I offer each year to be a moderator and help with setting up and closing the sessions.
One I went to last night was by Rob Martin, a Social Studies teacher at the American international School in Chennai, India. He was speaking about “Out of Eden” project where students from various countries get together and follow Paul Salopek and his walk around the world.
Rob’s talk will be archived on the Global Education Conference website but here are some links to information from his session.
- Background to the walk – National Geographic
- Videos and photos from National Geographic
- OutofEden Facebook page
- Join other school groups with the Out of Eden learn
- Out of Eden walk Instagram account
If you want to take part in the Global Education Conference, you will need to have Blackboard Collaborate installed on your computer and have headphones to hear the sessions.
One session that will be interesting is at 11pm tonight with Anne Mirtschin from Hawkesdale College in Victoria. Anne does a lot of skyping with classes around the world. Click on the title of her session and it will open up further. Then click on the session link with sas.elluminate in it.
Hope to see some of you in there tonight or at one of the other sessions during this conference.