Monday, 30 November 2015

Remind your Grade 10-12 Maths students to register for Microsoft Math – free, 24h and online!

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Get free access to quality Maths Grade 10-12 learning content 24/7 on any device. Register at https://math.microsoft.com. This service known as Microsoft Math has been in South Africa since 2008. It was formerly known as Nokia Math.

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Microsoft Math makes the learning experience personal, engaging and exciting. Students can do math exercises, read theory, learn from examples, and take tests.

Microsoft Math adds a social dimension to education, making it possible to collaborate and compete with other students. Teachers can use Microsoft Math to motivate, monitor, and track learning and skill levels, giving more specific and individual feedback to students. It's a great tool for enriching the learning experience, engaging students even after school hours and outside classrooms.

Available offline on a Windows phone
Also available as a Windows Phone application, which makes the service content accessible offline allowing students to continue practicing even without internet connection!

Important aspects
Here are some of the important aspects:
  • This is a free, online, high school learning support service
  • It provides thousands of Maths exercises including examples of how to solve them.
  • It provides theory and tests presented in an engaging way
  • It is based on our CAPS curriculum for Maths
  • The service offers instant, interactive feedback
  • The service is globally available at https://math.microsoft.com
Let your students register today if they haven’t already done so.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Great Google posts this week #35

After looking through all the Google posts that were shared to my various subscriptions recently, these are twelve that have caught my eye so far. Teachers will love these.

African Storybook project update – folktales your students will love

The African Storybook Project is a wonderful Literacy website with a wide range of stories from Grades 1-3 learners in a multitude of African languages. Visit www.africanstorybook.org to see the amazing spread. The stories and folktales have beautiful illustrations, can be read online or they can be downloaded as PDFs and made into hand-held books. Best is that the African Storybook Project is OER and uses Creative Commons licensing which enables the books to be adapted if so desired.
In their latest newsflash the African Storybook Project highlights some of their most translated folktales. Folktales are one of the oldest genres of stories, and they usually have an important life lesson to teach us.

http://www.saide.org.za/resources/newsletters/ASP/20151118NF/Images/Girl%20who%20got%20rich.jpg Girl who got rich
http://www.saide.org.za/resources/newsletters/ASP/20151118NF/Images/why%20hippos.jpg Why hippos have no hair
http://www.saide.org.za/resources/newsletters/ASP/20151118NF/Images/anansi-turtle-10.jpg Anansi and Turtle
http://www.saide.org.za/resources/newsletters/ASP/20151118NF/Images/king-birdsillustrationp-03.jpg King of the birds
http://www.saide.org.za/resources/newsletters/ASP/20151118NF/Images/gourd-3-jpeg.jpg Khayanga and her gourd
http://www.saide.org.za/resources/newsletters/ASP/20151118NF/Images/hownightcametoopiosvillage-p-01.jpg How night came to Opio's village
http://www.saide.org.za/resources/newsletters/ASP/20151118NF/Images/nonkungu-and-imbulup03.jpg Nonkungu and the imbulu
http://www.saide.org.za/resources/newsletters/ASP/20151118NF/Images/Demane.jpg Demane and Demazane
http://www.saide.org.za/resources/newsletters/ASP/20151118NF/Images/mulongo-and-hyenasp-07.jpg Mulongo and the hyenas
http://www.saide.org.za/resources/newsletters/ASP/20151118NF/Images/childrenofwaxillustrationp-05.png Children of wax

Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #28

The Internet is currently full of posts about using Microsoft products effectively in the classroom. Here are a number of them from this past week:

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Learning Gains through Play project - KZN Change Leadership workshop - A culture of Evaluation


Submitted by Hlengiwe Mfeka
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SchoolNet South Africa has had the privilege to be funded  by the D G Murray Trust in South Africa to study the benefits of learning through the use of play and innovative technologies for learners in grades R and 1 in ten schools in two provinces in South Africa, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. The Change Leadership workshop for the final module in KZN was facilitated on 22nd and 30th of October 2015 to eight (9) School Management Teams from four KZN schools. This is a longer module compared to the other six and therefore was conducted over two afternoons.

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Before the facilitation, one of the principals Ms Thembi Mbanjwa from Qhamukile Primary School was awarded with a Microsoft Surface tablet for commitment and outstanding support she gives to her project teachers. She was the the 3rd principal in the KZN province to receive an award.
The module began by differentiating between assessment and evaluation. In their assigned groups participants brainstormed reasons for evaluating. Participants came with lots of reasons which indicated that it was something they were familiar with.

One of this module’s objectives was to enable participants to establish what evidence is required to collect in order to know how the school is progressing with technology integration and what improvement should be made.

Activity One:
The first activity looked at the reasons why one should evaluate learning with technology? Below are three questions unpacked and discussed:
1. Is the teacher using technology to do old activities in old ways?
2. Is technology providing opportunities for the teacher to do old activities in new ways?
3. Is technology creating new and different learning experiences for the learners (new activities in new ways)?

Initially particlip_image006cipants had difficulties in conceptualizing the above questions until additional classroom examples were shared with them – they were then asked to provide their own examples in order to gauge their full understanding. At the end of this exercise they felt that this module was a real eye-opener and in fact it would have been really worthwhile to share this information with project teachers too as it was relevant for them to understand their current status in their use of the technologies.

According to their schools, participants discussed to what extent they would like to see teaching and learning with technology represented using the three questions outlined above. That led to a next activity where they designed target plans for technology use – they were asked to be realistic about their projections as they will use the information to reflect on their progress next year.

Activity two – School-based self-evaluation:
A brief description of what a school-based self-evaluation is and what it is not was shared with the participants. That was followed by a group activity where they completed a table which helped them to establish the following:
1. Reasons for self-evaluation (participants were encouraged to run workshops for their staff to discuss this)
2. What will be evaluated?
3. When will evaluation be done?
4. How and which tools to be used to gather data for the purpose of self-evaluation (they were encouraged to add more tools than the ones provided in their manuals)

Lastly, participants had to define what to observe (indicators) as evidence when gathering data for self-evaluation. There was confusion in differentiating targets and performance indicators which was then clarified by the use of examples.

Participants worked in their school groups to write performance indicators for the given outcomes in a table. By this time participants were exhausted but excited by the new information gained. They expressed how the module had opened their eyes in dealing with evaluation which is commonly a critical issue faced in most schools.

One of the participants suggested that even though it was their last module, they would appreciate SchoolNet organising face to face sharing meetings as they feel invigorated and inspired to implement new change leadership methodologies.

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Expectations and instructions with regard to badge submission was discussed in detail. It was also emphasized that Certificates of Completion will only be awarded to those who have attended all or almost all modules and submitted all badges. Dates for showcasing will be communicated with the principals before the end of the year but will take place next year in January 2016.

Congratulations to the new Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts 2016 from South Africa - details below

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SchoolNet SA would like to congratulate the South African and Lesotho Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts who have been selected to be part of this programme for 2015-2016. This year we have a total of 61 MIEs – 46 new MIEs as well as 15 MIEs who were selected in 2014 who have opted to remain in the programme.

During the course of the year, all Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts will have an opportunity to:
· test new Microsoft products whilst they are in beta form;
· participate in exclusive professional development opportunities
· and participate in focus groups to give feedback to development teams at Microsoft.

Most exciting of all is that SOME of the South African and Lesotho MIEs will be selected to be amongst 300 MIEs from around the world who will attend the Microsoft in Educator Exchange Event (E²), in Budapest, Hungary in March 2016.

To read more about the Microsoft Innovative Educators, please visit this link

Details of the 2016 MIE Expert Educators
Listed below are the new MIEs for 2015-2016. Congratulations to the following teachers:

First Name Last Name School
Adam Mojapelo Zoetfontein Secondary
Andrea Mitas Brescia House School
Andries Bogatsu George Madoda Primary School
Ashley Roberts Brescia House School
Bruce Eyles St David's Marist Inanda
Burgert Maree Bishops (Diocesan College)
Catherine Mullen Brescia House School
Charli Wiggill Eden College, Durban
Charmaine Caine Brescia House School
Cheryl Douglas Bishops, Diocesan College
Chipa Maimela University of Witwatersrand
Christopher Filander International School of SA
Dimakatso Sefora Lefaragatlhe Primary School
Gerard Noel Bishops (Diocesan) College
Graham West Brescia House School
Jeneanne Hultzer Brescia House School
Jonas Letsoalo Kgetsa
Karen Hobson St Andrews Preparatory
Kathleen Raeburn Brescia House School
Keshma Patel Micklefield
Hawa Patel Roshnee Islamic SChool
Kessaiah Mathe-mohlala Ekwaluseni Catholic Intermediate
Kevin Smart Brescia House School
Kim Duncan Brescia House School
Kirsten Cartlidge Brescia House School
Kumaris Pillay Crawford College
Lauren Julius Education in the Move
Lewis Nyanhi Umtata High School
Lilian Ofori Asaare Phethahatso EM Community
Mandisi Vili Zwelibangile JSS
Moses Sehoole Mankuroane High
Mpho Phakisi Phethahatso EM Community
Neliswa Ester Zini Shiloh Junior & Senior Primary
Nokuzola Fini Zwelibangile JSS
Nomawabo Lobete New Hope combined
Nosithembele Gcobo Sentile J S S
Noxolo Buyeye Solomon Qatyana Primary
Peter de Lisle Hilton College
Peter Lekolwane Diopong Primary School
Prinavin Govender Durban Univeristy of Technology
Shannon Stride Brescia House School
Shelley Hill Brescia House School
Susan Chalom Brescia House School
Talent Mabiya Letare Secondary School
Thejane Malakane Toloane Primary School
Wessel Theron Bishops Diocesan College

We also welcome back the following MIEs who have elected to remain in the programme for another year:

First Name Last Name School
Lyneth Crighton Brescia House School
Simone Crous Elkanah House Senior Primary
Linda Foulkes Elkanah House High School
Tracy Heath Brescia House School
Mabore Lekalakala Toronto Primary School
Jacky Louw Elkanah House Senior Primary
Tlali Mabusane Matikoe High School
Mokhudu Machaba Ngwanamago Primary
Tinny Molepo Pula Madibogo Primary
Yolande Peter Byletts Secondary School
Kathryn Riva Micklefield School
Warren Sparrow Rondebosch Boys' Prep
Karen Stadler Elkanah House Senior Primary
Anne Pininski Brescia House School
Phuti Ragophala Pula Madibogo Primary School

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Learning Gains through Play project – Module 8 Scavenger Hunt fun in KZN

Submitted by Hlengiwe Mfeka
Despite the afternoon heat, teachers came in prepared with their hats on and comfortable shoes to attend the scavenger hunt (Module 8 in our training). Out of 21 teachers, 15 attended – from four schools excluding Cedara. The workshop was conducted at Thembelihle Primary in Howick.

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Module 8 is the scavenger hunt teaching strategy that allows learners to go out of class to have real experience that is related to any subject content area. The template provided for the teachers helps as a basis to design other possible field trip ideas that can be adapted for classroom work. This is a highly effective method of enhancing learning in a good number of subjects.

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At the beginning, teachers were to find their group members using a QR code reader. This was a novelty for the teachers. This activity helped them to get acquainted with the use of the Quick Mark App as they scanned each other’s QR codes given to individuals at the start of the session. It was interesting to observe the collaboration in trying to find out where each individual belonged. There were four groups consisting of three to four members. The tempo picked up when it was time to move out and search for different QR codes and activities. All the group members dashed out and could be seen doing all it takes to earn their points – they had lots of fun.

After the full 60 minutes had elapsed, three groups were found seated inside the classroom and in one minute one group which consisted of a little older ladies came in running. They didn’t want to take a chance to have their points deducted due to lateness.

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The score sheet was exchanged by the groups. Discussion time kicked in with all group members ready to defend their completed tasks. The incorporation of peer assessment in the scavenger hunt was a huge strength – it enhanced communication tremendously.

Educational issues that were integral to this teaching strategy were raised and a discussion ensued around ideas and how this strategy can be applied in class, especially with young learners. Teachers were asked to provide practical lesson examples of how they could adapt the strategy within their subjects. At the end scores were announced with position one and two receiving prizes as seen in the picture below.

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Overall the session was a great success and very much appreciated by teachers, it actually captured their interest throughout. Educators admitted that if well planned, the scavenger hunt teaching strategy can be implemented and yield far improved results on the learning outcomes.

They had gained first-hand experience about how their teaching strategy could broaden their learners’ awareness of their surroundings or environment, while deepening their knowledge in a particular learning area. SchoolNet will be monitoring to see how this strategy is applied in schools when we all know it will receive even higher popularity from learners.

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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Think about entering the 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship for students between the ages of 13 and 22


Image result for MOSWCIn its 14th year currently, the 2015 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC) attracted 600,000 unique candidates who competed to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products. 145 student finalists from 47 countries participated in the final round of competition.
“More than 1.2 billion people use Office worldwide, and these students have taken the time to set themselves apart as the best of the best,” said Alison Cunard, general manager of Learning Experiences at Microsoft. “Earning a Microsoft Office Specialist certification has already provided proof that they have the necessary skills to succeed in academics and the workforce. Winning the World Championship puts them in a class of their own, and we look forward to seeing how they put their Microsoft Office skills to use in the future”

So, why not think about entering the 2016 competition next year and visit Disneyland for the world championships.  You can read about last year’s winners here:

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SO, YOU ARE PROBABLY WONDERING HOW TO ENTER?

To participate, a student must submit a passing score on any of the following certification exams:
Microsoft Office Specialist – Word 2010
Microsoft Office Specialist – Excel 2010
Microsoft Office Specialist – PowerPoint 2010
Microsoft Office Specialist – Word 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist – Excel 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist – PowerPoint 2013

To compete in the final round of the Championship, students must be between the ages of 13 and 22 (as of  15 June, 2016).

A student may enter in one, two or all three applications from a MOS track [only applicable if the student has not entered before].

NOTE: if a student participated in a prior World Championship competing on Microsoft Excel 2010, he/she can compete in a Microsoft Word or PowerPoint track, but can NOT compete in the Microsoft Excel 2010 or 2013 track in the World Championship.
NetLEARN OFFERS FREE WORKSHOPS TO EXPLAIN AND COACH STUDENTS ON THE ENTIRE PROCESS OF ENTERING AND WHAT TO DO IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE!  CONTACT US TO PUT YOUR NAME ON THE LIST FOR 2016.
CONTACT LINDA :  linda@netlearn.co.za for more information or any questions regarding participating, certification or training



Monday, 23 November 2015

Microsoft Snip – you need to try this! Snip, annotate, add voice and share!

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Submitted by Fiona Beal
Have you heard of Microsoft Snip? Snip is a standalone app that lets you add your voice and doodles to screen grabs. Let me tell you about it and then show you how we use it in the classroom.

More about Snip
Microsoft Snip, available in beta now, allows Windows users to capture screenshots and then annotate on them and record audio over the top. It can turn an ordinary screenshot into a screen tutorial, or you can just share your thoughts about a document or image over the web. Snip has a built-in recording feature that allows you to add voice recordings as you annotate. Recordings are converted into video files that you can share via email, link or get in an embeddable format hosted by Microsoft.

How do I get Snip?
Snip downloads to Windows 7, 8 and 10. Go to https://mix.office.com/Home/SetupSnip and click on download. A window opens and the download begins. Once downloaded install Snip to your computer.

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How does Snip work?


1. Once installed it sits in the middle of your screen waiting for an instruction. It is a floating toolbar so you can move it around.

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2. Click and drag around a section to capture any window or area of your screen. Let go of the mouse and you’ve got your screengrab.
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3. The screen editor opens and gives a large selection of tasks.

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4. You can annotate on it or narrate your comments and draw on your snip with digital ink.

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5. Paste your snip, send it as a URL, or save it as an MP4 video.

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Examples of Snip 
https://mix.office.com/snip

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How to use Snip


How I use Microsoft Snip in the classroom
First of all I downloaded it on to all the school computers. It sits in the middle of the screen waiting for instructions.
a) Sometimes when the students have completed their task for the lesson they use Snip to capture a screenshot of their finished product.  Then they annotate on the screenshot to give the context of the Snip.
b) Sometimes, with their  screenshots, they record audio over them explaining what they did.
c) Soon we'll be trying using both recording and annotation to make short tutorials.

There is a lot of potential for using Snip in the classroom. 

Calling all Grade 6/7 teachers at public schools in SA – an opportunity to collaborate with Vietnam and Canada in Digital Storytelling. Interested?

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SchoolNetSA has received an email from a teacher in Canada who is offering a wonderful opportunity to a Grade 6 or 7 teacher and class in SA in digital storytelling as from September 2016 and probably continuing till the same time the following year.  Would you be interested? You would need constant access to computers. The teacher would need to be open to using photography and making digital stories with his/her students. Experience with those media forms is not necessary as Hoa Truong-White will travel to the school from Canada to conduct workshops.

The email says:

“Hello,
I am a PhD student at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. Previously I taught primary school in Canada. I have received the Canada Scholarship to Honour Nelson Mandela to carry out a project that connects three middle school classrooms in an online collaborative project that involves blogging, photography and digital storytelling. Currently, I have a middle school class in Vietnam and one in Canada that will participate. I am looking for a third class to take part. I'm wondering if you could help to connect me with a grade 6 or 7 class in South Africa?


The project will begin in September 2016. It centres around students' identities as global citizens, children's rights to citizenship and the ways they participate as citizens in their communities or globally. I will provide the class with digital cameras for the project and travel to the school to give photography and digital storytelling workshops. I will also set up a secure online classroom platform (similar to the one used by iEarn) where students from the three countries will engage in regular blogging, discussions and sharing of photos and videos).

I would like to work with a class that has access to computers and the Internet and students who are learning English. I would also like to interview students about their experiences learning with students from around the world through the Internet. I would come to South Africa for the interviews and to deliver digital storytelling workshops to the class.

If you are interested, I will send further details, or perhaps we could Skype. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Hoa Truong-White”


If you are interested please could you respond to omashani@schoolnet.org.za before the end of this term.

19 great Google posts this week #34

After looking through all the Google posts that were shared to my various subscriptions recently, these are nineteen that have caught my eye so far. Teachers will love these.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Five reasons why I love using Google Classroom

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Submitted by Fiona Beal
I discovered Google Classroom when our school moved over to Google Apps this year. Prior to that I used Edmodo for different projects and I still do because Edmodo is a fully functioning LMS and Google classroom is not…yet. BUT for my day to day teaching Google Classroom is my platform of choice because it makes life just so much easier and integrates well with the rest of the Google  Apps that we use.

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Once you have joined classroom as a teacher the link appears in your Google Apps console:

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Here are five reasons why I have loved using this application this year:

1. Students can join Classroom easily
I have joined five of the classes I teach to Google classroom. It was just so easy. They all have their GAF Gmail addresses so all it involved to join them to Classroom was for them to log in to their Gmail account, and then go to http://classroom.google.com and punch in the class code that I gave them.
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2. Students can find their way around easily
When they enter Classroom they’ll find themselves on the main page or home page for Classroom. It contains a stream of posts for the class that you might have added. Newer posts are at the top, with older ones below them.

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3. Classroom integrates a calendar
Classroom integrates a calendar which comes into operation as soon as you set an assignment date. If students are in doubt about when an assignment is due they simply go to the About page, click on the calendar and they’ll see what is due. 

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4. As a teacher you have a few options to use
As the teacher you have several useful options to us”:
a) reuse a previous post and change it a bit
b) create a question that the students can answer
c) create an assignment with the option of a due date or no due date
d) create an announcement

Students can add comments to any of these options.
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5. You can easily add documents to your assignment
You can attach files and links to your assignment, in any combination you like. For example you can attach them from Google Drive:

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Or you can upload them from your computer:

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Another great thing about Google Classroom is that every so often Google adds new functionality. It just gets better and better! If you want your class/classes to function more seamlessly and your school uses Google Apps, you must try using this amazing application, Google Classroom.

Further reading
7 new features added to Google Classroom
60 smarter ways to use Google Classroom

Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #27

The Internet is currently full of posts about using Microsoft products effectively in the classroom. Here are a number of them from this past week:


Thursday, 19 November 2015

Global Education Conference Day 4 – Final Day. Why not join in?

image We have been including daily blog posts on the schedule of the Global Education Conference. These can be accessed as follows:
Day 1:here.
Day 2: http://goo.gl/R89Lbz
Day 3: http://goo.gl/4IY2FO
The Global Education Conference Network tells us about the plan for today, Day 4, in an email: “Thursday, November 19th, is the fourth and final day of the sixth annual Global Education Conference! We've had three great days of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page.”

Kim Wilkens ‏@kimxtom 4 hours ago
I joined a conference today during my breaks & connected with folks around the world - you can too! http://www.globaleducationconference.com/ #GlobalEd15


The list of Thursday's sessions, in US-Eastern Standard Time, is below. To see the the full conference schedule in your own time zone, with the direct links to session rooms, go to the conference schedule page. Follow the conference through Twitter using the hashtag #globaled15. Session recordings are posted immediately following each session.
We do still need more volunteers to help moderate sessions! Sign up and information here. It's a ton of fun, you'll be doing some good, and you'll have the undying gratitude of the conference organizers!

Thursday, November 18th
Schedule based on Cape Town time (GMT+2)
(Visit this page to get the link to the actual session)
http://www.globaleducationconference.com/page/globaledcon-schedule-gmt-2-1
12:00am
Global Content, Local Lessons: Discover new strategies for creating interactive blended lessons with content created by teachers around the world through TES and Blendspace. - Erica Magnusson, Content Analyst, TES

12:00am
Global Encounters: Connecting Classrooms to Address the World's Great Challenges. - Terry Godwaldt, Director of Programming

12:00am
International Project-Based Learning: The Monarch Butterfly - Mrs. Ruth Valle

12:00am
Write Our World - Multicultural eBooks by Kids for Kids - Julie Carey, Founder

1:00am
Developing Attitudes of Global Mindfulness: Linking Globalization with the Practices of Science - Jillian Wendt, Assistant Professor of Science Education

1:00am
Global Collaboration Ideas from Flat Connections - Toni Olivieri-Barton, Library Technology Educator

1:00am
Globalizing US History: How to do It! - Craig Perrier, High School Social Studies Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools & History Adjunct, Northeastern University

1:00am
How to Embrace the Wonder of Global Learning Without Completely Messing with Your World - Jenna Broadbent, Community Director Kidnected World

2:00am
Divided Memories: Comparing History Textbooks in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States - Rylan Sekiguchi, Curriculum Specialist

2:00am
KEYNOTE: Henry Harboe and Ritesh Mishra

2:00am
La Medicion de la Calidad Educativa y la Acreditacion - M.Ed Estuardo Salazar Gini

2:00am
Proyecto internacional "Un Mundo de Juegos" - Profesora Cristina Velázquez

3:00am
Going Global within your Curriculum - Lisa Parisi, GT Teacher, PLTW Teacher Trainer

3:00am
Mobile Learning for Adult English Learners (ESL Students) - Expanding the Classroom Boundaries - Heidi Larson, Project Advisor

3:00am
Promoting Global STEM through Educational Robotics Competition (RoboCupJunior) - Amy Eguchi, Associate Professor of Education

3:00am
Shift Thinking of Middle School Students Who Come With Low Expectations About Their Ability to Learn: An introduction to the world at large, to the difficulties and the similarities of young people - Ginger Heller

4:00am
Global Projects, Grants, & Resources for Edupreneurs - Melda N. Yildiz, Global Scholar, Edupreneur
 
4:00am
International Clinical Placements - Ann C. Gaudino, Ed.D., Founder and Editor

4:00am
Why Develop a Student-Run Global Affairs Forum? - Isabella Nuñez ‘17, Azaria Segall ‘18, Students

5:00am
KEYNOTE: Will Piper and Pedrio Aparicio - "Engaging Learning Beyond Borders (in both English and Español)"

6:00am
Ambientes de Motivación para el aprendizaje - Julio Aviles Romero

6:00am
Building a Community of Problem-Solvers - Kristin Maksymec, Advanced Learning Facilitator

6:00am
Conversión de un docente tradicional a un tutor de educación virtual - Lorena Jiménez

6:00am
Low-Context Delivery, High-Context Classroom: Meeting the Challenges of the Global Classroom - Dr. Betsy Bannier, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Mathematics

7:00am
Dialogue Culture in Education - PhD Galina Pokhmelkina

7:00am
Exploring Global Learning Opportunities - Nikolette Grace A. Ojerio, Exploring Global Learning Opportunities

7:00am
Simulating the practice of a foreign language at work through the Open-Access Languages at Work through Drama Method (LWD) - Carlos S. Huerta Jimenez - USMEXFUSION Executive Director

7:00am
Why study abroad? - Ms. Angelica Bartolome

8:00am
iCareProject: Teaching Students to Make Global Impact - Justine Ericz Tapang
10:00am

Can East meet West? Problematizing Westwards-looking educational reforms in Vietnam - Dr. Thi Tuyet Tran

11:00am
The Global Connected Educator - Anne Mirtschin

12:00pm
Fostering Global Competency in an International School in Mongolia - Dr Kate Sutton Jones

12:00pm
Global Flipped Classrooms: Gaining Knowledge from All Around The World - Igo Trazo

12:00pm
My Identity, Your Identity Culture Project: Global Online Collaboration in Action - Nicolle Boujaber-Diederichs, iEARN USA Master Trainer and Project Facilitator; Chris Stevens Youth Network (CSYN) Facilitator, Social Studies Teacher

12:00pm
Social Networking Homes to Green with Love - Sajimol Sajeev, Dance Teacher

1:00pm
LInking Colleagues, Researchers, Industries and Investments Today - Dr. Mirzi L. Betasolo

2:00pm
Finding Solutions To Hunger, Poverty & Inequality - Bridget Stout

2:00pm
My Language, Your Language: Teaching and Learning Unfamiliar Scientific Terms In Filipino - Victoria J. M. Quindara

2:00pm
So You Think You Can Tweet ....in Multiple Languages? - Kae Novak, Instructional Designer

2:00pm
Teachers Matter Everywhere: Professional Development in Rural School - Kay Stokes- Alidu, Associate Professor, International Business Studies

3:00pm
Can College Prepare You to Be a Global Citizen? - Michael Lai, Student Outreach Lead, North America

3:00pm
Changing the Climate: How Globalizing My Classroom Created the Best Environment for ALL Learners - Jillian Thomas, Teacher

3:00pm
Culture-Educational Paradigm Shift Framework Approach - Dr. Mirzi L. Betasolo

4:00pm
Educación Pre-Básica en Honduras: Experiencia de Integración Aflatot al Currículo Nacional - Patricia Betancourt, Técnico Especialista Educación

4:00pm
Global Collaboration in Student-Led Learning - Rachel Patton

4:00pm
Possibilities & Pitfalls: The State of Global Education - Dr. Brad Maguth, Associate Professor

4:00pm
Red de Aprendizaje Virtual Relacionados a la Administración, Que une la comunidad universitaria y secundaria - Gonzalo Andrés Rodríguez Arrieta - Docente Universitario

5:00pm
Educating in the Ego of ID: The Role of Perceived Identity in Symbolic Politics - Jacob D. Matlock

5:00pm
Globalizing Curriculum for Real-World Impact: Lessons from Virtual Exchange - Katja Riikonen, Ph.D. Senior Officer – Training & Facilitation

5:00pm
How to be an Equitable Education Champion: Lessons for Everyday Activists - Noel Schroeder, Deputy Director, Advocacy and Capacity Building

5:00pm
Taking the Mystery Skype to the Next Level - Mr. Rhett Oldham

6:00pm
A Critical Look at the World Bank and Education - Steven J. Klees, Professor of International Education Policy

6:00pm
ArtLink en el Bosque Tropical Lluvioso de Guatemala - Gerardo Barillas, Maestro; Ramon Zetina, Coordinador de Programa; Miguel Barreto, Facilitador

6:00pm
Getting Started in Global Education - Glenna Gustafson, Associate Professor

6:00pm
The Inter-American Teacher Education Network (ITEN): Activities and Tools for the Teaching Profession in the Americas - Maria José de Leon, Education Consultant

7:00pm
Connecting student communities around the world into one collaboration. - Mohammad Dayem Adnan.

7:00pm
Developing Religious Literacy in Schools: A Must to Nurture Global Citizenship - Anisha Ismail Patel, M.Ed, Founder & Chief Education Officer

7:00pm
Parent_to_Parent community of practice - Federico Monaco PhD

7:00pm
Refugee Story Circle - Wai Chum

8:00pm
KEYNOTE: Ann Michaelsen

9:00pm
Crowdsourcing Educational Projects on a Global Scale: From Research to Practice - Ioana Literat, Assistant Professor of Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design

9:00pm
K-12 Global Art Exchange w/ Electronic Follow Up - Paul Hurteau, Executive Director

9:00pm
Making the most of the cultural resources in the adult ed classroom - Anne Fox

9:00pm
The My Hero Project: Teachers Resources to Support Your Projects - Mali Bickley: Collaboration Specialist

10:00pm
AFS-USA's Intercultural Learning eTool: Culture Trek: Classroom Connections - Tonya Muro, Ed.D., Director of School Outreach and Educational Partnerships

10:00pm
Diverse digital education for diverse global learners - Kelsey Catherine Schmitz, PhD Education content specialist

10:00pm
Hot Teaching Spots - Mrs. Maha Hassan

10:00pm
Using Diplomacy and Current Events to Build a Fluid Global Curriculum - Laura Miller, Social Studies Teacher

11:00pm
CLOSING KEYNOTE: Jim Knight

Visit The Global Education Conference Network at:http://www.globaleducationconference.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
Remember that if you miss something the recording will be available on the link shown at the beginning of this post.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Today (18th Nov) is the online Global Education Conference Day 3

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We wrote about the Global Education Conference Day 2 yesterday http://goo.gl/R89Lbz  and Day 1 the day before here.  The Global Education Conference Network tells us about today, Day 3 in an email: "Wednesday, November 18th, is day three of the sixth annual Global Education Conference. We've had two great days of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page."

Thomas Petra ‏@RealWorldMath 6h6 hours ago
Day 2 of the Global Educ Conference. Lots of good topics It's free, online, and you don't need to travel to attend. #globaled15 #edchat


The list of Wednesday's sessions, in US-Eastern Standard Time, is below. To see the the full conference schedule in your own time zone, with the direct links to session rooms, go to the conference schedule page. Follow the conference through Twitter using the hashtag #globaled15. Session recordings are posted immediately following each session.

The Global Education network still needs more volunteers to help moderate sessions! Sign up and information here. It's a ton of fun, you'll be doing some good, and you'll have the undying gratitude of the conference organizers!
 
Wednesday, November 18th GMT+2 (Cape Town) times

(Visit this page to get the link to the actual session)
http://www.globaleducationconference.com/page/globaledcon-schedule-gmt-2-1 

00:00
Blended Learning Using 3D Interactive Learning Environments - Gord Holden M.Ed - Director of Immersive Technology

00:00
Global Classroom Collaboration Penpals-Lifelong Lessons - Tami Moehring - Content Provider Liaison

00:00
Increasing Moroccan ACCESS & STEAM Students' Interest in STEM by Empowering Teachers Through Building PLNs: Moroccan "ACCESS-STEAMMISTS" as an Example - Marouane El Baida, An English Teacher IV

00:00
You Can Bring UNICEF to the Classroom ... Whenever, for Free! - Daniel Sadowsky, Assistant Director of Education

01:00
Connecting Classrooms via Global Collaborative Projects - Kim Caise, NBCT, M.Ed.

01:00
No internet? No problem: How you can author digital content that educates remote learners via Dev4x, the Moonshot Education Project - Josh Weiss, Learning Designer

01:00
Preparing Teachers for Instructional Best Practices Within an Evolving Digital Society - Imani Akin, Ed.D.

01:00
World Beyond Your Classroom (Virtual Field Trips, Hangouts, and Connected Classroom) - Agnieszka Salter Instructional Technology Coach

02:00
KEYNOTE: Students as Technology Leaders and Collaborators: The Student Technology Conference - Ana Sophia Acosta, Eunice Daudu, Gaby Palines, and Eric A Walters

03:00
Global Collaborations: World Language and STEM - Tracy Brady, French and Spanish Teacher; Past President Language Educators of Central New York

03:00
Latin Literature for 21st Century: Ideas and Tools for an Interactive Learning Environment - Maureen Lamb, Latin Teacher

03:00
Teach Peace: Developing Youth's Knowledge and Skills for a Globalized World - Megan Chabalowski, Program Officer

04:00
Connect the class to the world using SKYPE - Courtney L. Teague

04:00
Connecting Students Abroad with Students at Home: Bringing Virtual Exchange into Physical Exchanges - William Stewart, Program Coordinator

04:00
How to Leverage Global Content in Localized Instructional Design - Richard C Close CEO - Servant

04:00
Sustaining Global Buddies - Eamonn Jooste, COO of Global Buddy

05:00
KEYNOTE: Jean Lee

06:00
Empowering Students through the Open-Access Teaching Method Students Empowered (STEMP) - Carlos S. Huerta Jimenez - USMEXFUSION Executive Director

06:00
From students’ perspectives: Engaging teenagers in learning via social media while gaining global viewpoints and more - Grace Y. Ling

10:00
Students’ misconception of their employability assets: the case in Vietnam - Dr. Thi Tuyet Tran

11:00
The youth, the community, and the planet - Angela Kristel Pelagio

12:00
What's So Special: Learning the Basics and Creating Global Awareness in Special Education - Therese Casem

14:00
Plataforma educativa virtual para reducir brechas entre docentes y alumnos - Profesora. Alba Silvana Salica

15:00
Chinese Culture University-Eastern Connecticut State University global connections: First year college students collaboration - David L. Stoloff

15:00
Creating a school culture and climate that supports and promotes global classroom collaboration - Jennifer Hogan, Assistant Principal

15:00
How creating accessible electronic course materials improves internationalization - Janet Sedgley, Electronic & Information Technology Accessibility Coordinator

15:00
The Power of Women's and Girls' Voices for Education Policy Change: Part I: Lessons from Collective Global Advocacy - Noel Schroeder, Deputy Director, Advocacy and Capacity Building

16:00
Developing Effective Digital Cross-Cultural Exchanges - Alicia Rescigno

16:00
Overcoming the Barriers that Come with Varying Social Classes - Ms. Wynzleen Lee

16:00
Technology as a possibility to value language teaching profession: yes, there is a choice! - Erica Coutrim

16:00
The Power of Women’s and Girls’ Voices for Education Policy Change: Part II: Effective Messaging on Global Education - Noel Schroeder, Deputy Director, Advocacy and Capacity Building

17:00
Authentic International Mindedness In Action - Dr. Mechelle Bryson, Executive Director

17:00
Developing Community Based Learning & Anchor Strategy to Support Transferable 21st Century Skills with College Graduates - Dr. Kristen Betts, Clinical Professor

17:00
Engaging student with Real World projects - the refugees crisis - Anne Farrell, Run This Way school program volunteer manager

17:00
Global Competencies for Teachers and Professional Development - Andreea Bordeianu, SEHS Global Initiatives Program Coordinator

18:00
Crafting Global Learning Outcomes for Teaching the Ideals of Global Citizenship - Svetlana Filiatrieu, Ph.d

18:00
Global education and interculturality in eTwinning - Rose-anne Camilleri

18:00
Lessons from Denmark: Trends in Education, Technology Integration and their Global Implications - Brittany Spatz, Teacher

18:00
Oh, the places you’ll go: Teacher travel and the globally competent classroom - Jesse Weisz, Executive Director

19:00
Encontrando tesoros en la Red - Profesora Cristina Velázquez

19:00
Global Connections in a Pre-Service Teacher Education Course - Mary Risner, Associate Director of Outreach

19:00
Global education technology for an inquiry-based classroom - Julia Coburn, WorldVuze Co-Founder

19:00
Take Your Classroom Global - Tania Rashid, Global Education Administrator

20:00
KEYNOTE: Julie Lindsay and Katie Grubb - "Connect with China Collaborative and Global Perspectives"

21:00
Bringing the World to the Classroom: The Importance of Global Competencies - Rachel Chasse-Assistant Director of Global Education for the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC

21:00
Cross-cultural Exchange: Building Leadership and 21st Century Skills - Mr. Ihab Salameh

21:00
TEACHING ENGLISH LEARNERS/NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS - Dr. Mei-Yan Lu, Professor

21:00
The My Hero Project: Celebrating Heros in Classrooms - Mali Bickley: Collaboration Specialist

22:00
Authentic Assessments for Global Awareness - Alana Rome, English Teacher

22:00
Global Partners Junior: Community Engagement with a Global Lens - Travis Hardy, Program Manager

22:00
Going Global in the Golden State: A Conversation with Dr. Emily Schell - Dave Potter

22:00
Poverty as a Lens to Global Competence - Cate Biggs, Adjunct Professor

23:00
KEYNOTE: Kelly Clark
      Visit The Global Education Conference Network at: http://www.globaleducationconference.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
      Remember if you miss something the recording will be available on the link shown at the beginning of this post.