Global Innovators, Networks, and Resources @GlobalReady)
I am honored to be a part of this large list of Global Voices listed at GettingSmart.com.
Why do I think Global Projects are so important? I believe that the only authentic way to teach our students how to be a responsible global and digital citizenship is to partake in Global Projects. Global Projects allow our students to communicate and collaborate with students from around the world. They need to learn how to communicate with other cultures. They need to know how to make a positive impact on the world. Many teachers do this by discussing these topics, but with technology all students that have access to the Internet can work with others from around the world. If a classroom does not have a lot of technology, the teacher’s computer can be used to connect with classrooms through Skype, Google Hangout or even email. Many classrooms are still using Snail Mail to communicate with others. If teachers are looking for ideas, check out Skype in the Classroom or #edchat and other educational hashtags on Twitter. Teachers should use any available tool they have. Ask for connections via the parent newsletter at your school. Ask family and friends to be guests in the classroom. The world is wide open. Take advantage of technology and connect with the outside world.