GlobalCOlab (GCL) connects students and educators from different cultures and religions from around the world to crosscut disciplines, curricula, and traditional subjects and empowers participants through student-led and student-created topics. These topics are based around global issues affecting each student’s community. GCL addresses these issues in a student-centered, individualized way. Students learn through world topics that they select. They then conduct research on the chosen world issue affecting their community, propose a lab activity or a solution to test, synthesize their idea by constructing in a lab-like atmosphere, publish their results, and then conduct peer review of each other’s work. During the GCL process, students also create their own global planned learning networks to share and conduct peer review in a safe environment.Through all of these components, GCL not only provides the conceptual shift called for in the Next Generation Science Standards but also reimagines the classroom into a borderless and subject-less world that allows students safe access to study topics and issues that they care about, making the curriculum both personalized and relevant.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in December.
Made for iOS 12 by Designmate, Brainapse is an engaging and informative learning app that uses augmented reality (AR) to help students explore the anatomy, structure, and functions of the human skull and brain and explains the evolution of the human brain and its way of working.
Each school year, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) awards grants of up to $500 to worthy projects that significantly influence student learning, and inspire and advance the future of aerospace. AIAA’s Classroom Grant Program encourages development of innovative aerospace activities within the prescribed curriculum.