Join another Ning community: The Global Education Collaborative
Excuse the multiple cross-postings on various listservs etc....
Please consider joining a Ning community on global education: http://globaleducation.ning.com/
At the National Educational Computing Conference to be held in Atlanta, Georgia this June, fellow Apple Distinguished Educator Julene Reed and I will be hosting a workshop on global collaboration. I plan on utilizing a variety of tools and resources throughout this hands-on class, including Ning, a service that allows one to establish a custom social networking site. I am hoping to seed this site with people and content in preparation for this workshop, and I would like to invite any ISEDer to jump in and participate.
I've made a few prior attempts at creating an online meeting space for those interested in global collaboration which included the establishment of a .Mac group and a blog. While I still plan on posting to these resources, I think this environment might be more inviting because it allows for the posting of photos, videos, and RSS feeds. Users can make their own custom personal pages, contribute to discussion forums, network with other like-minded individuals, and comment on these features. I've been inspired by the success of Steve Hargadon's Classroom 2.0 and School 2.0 Ning communities, particularly by the forum conversations in the Classroom 2.0 one.
I also hope that this will also serve as a hub for anyone who will be presenting at conferences on various global education topics. Please consider uploading any relevant files including presentation slides. You can upload slides to sites such as SlideShare and Scribd, which I think, will give you the html code to embed videos in a Ning community. If you need help with any of this, just let me know.. it's pretty easy. Of course, you can probably also save slideshows as Quicktime files and upload them directly, too.
Please let me know if you have any questions...
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I'm studying Classroom20 as one of my class project on educators' experience on this site.
Anne (Mirtschin) suggested me to chat with you:-)
I'm adding your Skype and hope we can chat sometime.
Nice to meet (albeit briefly) at NECC. Given your global interests, thought you might be interested in this bit of news about this perennial favorite project for connecting kids:
and i saw Mr Bean holidaying... at cinema - where he travels through France!
sorry for confusion
I wanted to touch-base with you. My name is Mike Bryant and I'm with the Discovery Educator Network. I just left a message in the discussion board for classroom2.0 conference dates here in Chicago. We are planning a two day, regional conference now for the Chicago area. I wanted to see if there's a possibility for us to work together, having the conference dates lead into on another and/or at least a cross-promotion. Contact me when you have some time, I'd love to be able to connect our two networks. Thank you, Mike
Welcome to the Peer Coaching Group. I hope you find it useful.
I would love to hear more about your coaching role.
I lead a volunteer-based non-school tutor/mentor program in Chicago and a Tutor/Mentor Connection intended to help tutor/mentor programs be available in all of the high poverty neighborhoods. Such programs can be great partners with teachers and schools as they expand the network of adults helping students build career aspirations and the learning skills and habits needed to achieve those aspirations.
I encourage you to browse the http://www.tutormentorconnection.org web site which is a library of links to tutor/mentor programs, and to ideas that people might use to make programs more effective, and/or more available.
I hope we can connect since we're in the same city, and since the University of Chicago is the major institution on the South Side of Chicago, where there are huge pockets of poverty, but few highly performing schools, and few high quality tutor/mentor programs.
I stopped by and was reading some of the stuff you've got here. It looks really interesting.
I've been thinking about trying to do some more stuff with collaborative lesson plan development. Do you think this might be a place to do that?
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