Friday, February 16, 2007

No Boundaries


In order to create a global learning environment, we must discard our sense of traditionally defined classrooms. The classroom is no longer four walls, some desks, a black(or white)board, and one teacher with many students.

The classroom exists in the students' minds and in the global community. Students will become leaders in the online communities in which they live, work, and play. We must facilitate this process by creating an atmosphere that fosters collaboration and communication with the world. The best way to accomplish this is using the web and employing such sites as ePals.

Check it out and turn your "classroom" into a "classworld"!


5 comments:

Global Learners said...

John, Super compelling post! I think ePals is definitely one of the ways that we can create opportunities to be global learners.

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Dave said...

Electronic collaboration and communication opportunities are abundant for K12 learners, teachers, and administrators. I agree this is an area we need to promote. Another good tool is:

IECC
Take a look at IECC.

IECC is dedicated to helping teachers connect with other teachers to arrange intercultural email connections between their students. A new service, IECC-INTERGEN, helps teachers and their classrooms create intergenerational partnerships with volunteers who are over 50 years of age.