Collaboration in the Global Classroom without Walls
Travelling Tales is an online program in which students from schools all over the world collaborate to create stories. Students are sorted by age and assigned an issue on topics that vary—from environmental to social issues. Once assigned a topic or part of a story, students have 48 hours to work with their classmates to add to the story, complete with drawings and voiceovers, which teachers then upload to Adobe Spark. On the Travelling Tales Media page, students can take a look at the latest Travelling Tales made by classrooms around the world.
International Women’s Day has provided us with an excellent opportunity to highlight organizations that promote education for women. There are many groups that strive to provide girls and women around the world with important resources, which they may not otherwise have access to. Here is a list of five organizations helping women in their educational pursuits.
I am an ELL teacher at a public high school. Of the 1,200 students who attend, about 150 of them are refugee and immigrant students who come from more than 20 countries, including Nepal, Liberia, Iraq, Somalia, Vietnam, and Mexico. I have a mix of ninth to twelfth graders in all classes. I emphasize writing and speaking in the curriculum through an intensive writing and public speaking project called Journey to America.
PrimarySource has created the “What Teachers Need to Know” podcast specifically for educators who teach about global cultures or world events in their classrooms. In every compact episode, the podcast offers vital insight for understanding world cultures and current events so that teachers can facilitate deeper learning about the world with their students.