"We are living a public life on a global stage, the ones who can express themselves best, will be heard." -Laura Hill, Author The Great Story World Mix-Up, co-creator #whatisschool

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Whatisschool July 17, 2014

TY for making #whatisschool an amazing success!

For the sixth week in a row the answers to our posted questions flew by so fast it was impossible to keep up!  This tells me one thing-you, educators from around the world, are passionately motivated to share your ideas and create a global forum that will translate into a global classroom.  It's exciting to be on the verge of an occasion unlike any education has seen in a hundred years. And as technology continues to revolutionize our world, making it smaller and bringing us closer, it will be amazing to see what we come up with, how we change teaching, and how our students, children and the lives we touch, change learning in ways we can not predict.  The archive is up!  Scroll down to read it.

How Would You Teach If Your Classroom Was Global?

#WhatIsSchool July 17, 2014 7PM EDT

As technology continues to shrink the world the idea of an isolated classroom is virtually obsolete. As we set out to prepare students for jobs that haven’t been created yet, we see more and more students getting their ideas into the world and onto a global stage.  How are we preparing students and ourselves for an expanding global community and instantaneous global exchange? Join the conversation #whatisschool Thursday July 17 at 7PM EDT as we discuss teaching and learning on a global platform.

“I’m enough of a realist to understand that I can’t reach every child, but I’m more of an optimist to get up every morning and try.” –exceprt from TEDx Steve Sherman  Steve Sherman is the Managing Director of an Educational NGO called Living Maths. He teaches 4500 students weekly in schools around Cape Town and now recently, the world.  See how he manages his global classroom.


Questions for this week's chat #whatisschool Thursday, July 17 7PM EDT are posted below.

Q1) What is a global classroom?

Q2) What are the features that would define your global classroom?

Q3) What would be the greatest achievements and stumbling blocks for students and teachers operating in a global classroom?

Q4) What learning strategies would you employ teaching your students and others from around the world?

Q5) What technologies would you use to create a global learning exchange in your classroom?

Q6) What would need to change to make classrooms around the world more global and easily connected?

Q7) What is one thing you could change about a lesson or activity that would make it global for your class?

Co-moderated by children's book author and education thought leader Laura Hill @candylandcaper and international educator Craig Kemp @Mrkempnz  Please contact either of us with your questions and ideas, we'd love to hear from you!


Thank You!
For making #whatisschool a place of passion and ideas

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