Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
The 2010 Global Education Conference is being held November 15 - 19, 2010, online and free. Sessions will take place in multiple time zones and multiple languages over the five days. The conference is a collaborative and world-wide community effort to significantly increase opportunities for globally-connecting education activities.
Andrew Ezzell, Janet Barnstable, and Ronda Zelezny-Green's Global Virtual Classroom program presentation is on Thursday at 3pm EST.
There is no formal registration required for the conference, as all the sessions will be open and public, broadcast live using the Elluminate platform, and available in recorded formats afterwards. There is a limit of 500 live attendees for any given session. Links to watch the sessions will be posted the weekend before the conference begins, in the "Sessions" and "Schedule" pages, and recording links will be listed soon after each days sessions. To verify that your computer system is configured correctly to access Elluminate, please run the self-test
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Tech4Learning has offered software prizes for Schools who have not won a monetary award in the GVC contest but have received an award of Merit. The primary division will receive Pixie and secondary will receive Share. Each school on the merit teams will be given a url to download the software and a license code for it.
About the company: Tech4Learning develops desktop and online creativity software that empowers students to be producers of original ideas, not consumers of information. Their tools build curriculum connections to the real world, engage students in their learning, and develop essential 21st century skills.
About Pixie: Designed for primary students, Pixie combines paint tools with text options, clip art, voice recording, and standards-based curriculum activities, helping students build 21st century skills as they develop podcasts, online storybooks, videos, and Flash animations.
About Share: Designed for secondary students, Share makes it easy to create interactive presentations, PDF and Flash® files, and web sites. Share lets students combine text, graphics, original illustrations, animations, movies, and interactivity to demonstrate understanding and mastery.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
We look forward to working with Janet and know that the teachers and students from around the world will benefit from her knowledge and experience gained over the past 14 years participating in the GVC program. Join me in welcoming Janet and please call upon her for any questions, suggestions or comments you might have.
Her new GVC email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also wish to thank Charlie Elsey for his successful management of the GVC program for the 2009/10 school year. He was able to provide leadership of the program along with his other duties as a fulltime middle school teacher in Sarasota, FL.
As a reminder, if you have not signed up for the GVC for the next school year, please be sure to complete the online registration form found at the following link:
I look forward to your participation in the GVC once again this year. It is only through your dedication and effort that the program continues to be a success and a real global leader in online learning experiences for students from around the world.
Give Something Back Intl. Foundation