Starting the conversation about global collaboration

What conversations are YOU having around online global collaboration in education?

As the school year starts in the Northern hemisphere educators gather with excited anticipation

  • lots of plans to build new and meaningful learning experiences for students
  • lots of plans to explore new boundaries – makerspace, coding, computational thinking, personalised learning, self-determined learning……….

What else have you come across recently? Have you considered connecting your students to the world? Have you discussed what this might look like across the curriculum? These are also important and valid conversations to be having with colleagues and leaders within your learning environment.

You are encouraged to focus on building connections and exploring collaborations – and what that really means for you and your school. Last week a Flat Connections webinar ‘How to make online global collaboration work!‘ explored simple actions to move towards globally collaborative learning.

Let’s explore further a couple of the opportunities offered by Flat Connections to do this.

Global Youth Debates

Global Youth Debates is a Flat Connections global project that provides a unique global collaborative experience for joining diverse cultures in authentic debate to foster global competence, international mindedness and action. It is suitable for all learning environments and is designed for students of age 10-18.

It aims to connect schools, teachers and students globally to learn more about the world, with the world through student debate.
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Digiteen – Digitween Project

Digiteen Project for 13 years and older and the Digitween Project for under 13 years study digital citizenship and promote effective and responsible online choices as well as immersing students into an online educational community for learning and collaborating.

Students in the Digiteen-Digitween Project research current topics to do with digital citizenship, co-write a collaborative report and co-create an accompanying artifact. They also perform and document offline action in the form of educational projects to promote effective digital citizenship at their local schools and in their communities.

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One Question…….

When are YOU connecting yourself, your school and your students to others in the world for meaningful learning opportunities?

Keep in touch with Flat Connections!

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