Global SchoolNet supports 21st century learning and improves academic performance through content-driven collaboration. We engage educators and students in brain-friendly, e-learning projects worldwide to develop science, math, literacy and communication skills, foster teamwork, civic responsibility and collaboration, encourage workforce preparedness and create multi-cultural understanding. Founded in 1984, GSN is a 501(c)3 non-profit education organization.
I am a huge fan of the San Diego Film Festival, which runs from Sept 23-Sept 28. I am always impressed with the quality and diversity of the films.
Light: A Brother’s Journey” was a powerful and emotional film shown in a
red-carpet premiere last night in the Gaslamp’s Reading Theater as part
of the San Diego Film Festival. I suggest that everyone add this film to your "must watch" list - especially parents.
I spent an amazing day at Escondido Charter High School... with the students involved with the US-Russia CyberFair projects that connect youth through volunteerism.
I was totally blown away by their ambitious projects. Here are a few examples... and believe me, the descriptions barely due justice to their efforts.
International Education Documentary
I am creating a film about the positive things in American education. My goal is to bring American students closer to the rest of the world. My film is opposite of the film "Waiting For Superman." With my documentary, people will become aware of new types of education that bring an international perspective on the world. This video documentary has been sponsored by the Energized Students Foundation. A Hollywood Film Crew has been sent to film what started out as a cultural differences film into a full blown International Documentary about education. This project highlights the flawed American education system and makes students and parents aware of other education opportunities in America and over seas.
We Can Help Phone App
My project is to create an iPhone/Android application that will contribute donations to Orphanages in Shanghai, China. My community is an innovative group of students, who are working on a set of international projects in shanghai to better themselves in understanding International business and Entrepreneurship.
Smaller House, Better Home
My project is building a new homes in Escondido. The home models I am using are from the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon - which is a competition that happens every 2 years. In this competition, universities from all over the world are challenged to build the most energy-efficient, cost-efficient home, that is both functional and attractive. My goal is to build the nicest home as cheaply as possible. I will be using the 2011 winner WaterShed by the University of Maryland.
We are a group of high school students that are bringing the Broadway experience to other countries. We want to share the opportunities that we have been able to experience with those who do not have the same resources that we do. We will be traveling to China and performing short excepts from different Broadway musical at orphanages in China.
Connections Through Music
The name of my project is Musicakin. My project is an online community for musicians. It is basically a website that I will build. The website will offer an opportunity for any musician worldwide, regardless of age, skill, artist, hobbyist, location, etc., to connect with each other. Using my website, musicians will be able to collaborate, follow artists, make their own bands, share lessons, learn lessons, get together and jam with friends, and a few other things. There will also be a classified ad section where they could sell and/or buy equipment.
Meyer Levin School for Performing Arts Classes 622 and 624 perform a Gangnam Style parody teaching long division with decimals.This
fabulous video was produced by my niece, Joelle Andres, and her
students -- to remember the steps for long division with decimals! Also,
thanks to Lee Tovitz Kessler for his help singing and recording, and
Adam Berke for his sweet dance moves!
GlobalSchoolNet-eLanguages-iPoPP are proud to partner
with SIIA on the SIXTH annual and FIRST international version of the
Vision K-20 survey!
Educators from around the world can use the 20 benchmarks in the Vision
K-20 survey to evaluate their CURRENT implementation of technology and
also CONTRIBUTE to the development of a COLLABORATIVE vision for the
future with the “ideal implementation” section of the survey.
So, please, PLEASE take a brief 15 minutes to speak up -- and share YOUR technology vision!
*Survey participants will be able to download the FINAL report -- AND
they will have a chance to win one of twenty $25 Amazon.com gift cards!
HILITES is brought to you by the Global SchoolNet Foundation and it is moderated BY teachers FOR teachers. HILITES is the OLDEST list of telecollaboration project announcements on the Internet (started in 1985 on the old FrEdMail Network). We invite you to submit your own project announcement there.
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January 16, 2012 - The US Department of State and the GlobalSchoolNet.org announce the 2012 "Doors to Diplomacy" award competition, recognizing the student-created Global SchoolNet Web projects from around the globe that best teach others about the importance of international affairs and diplomacy.
To qualify, middle school and high school students will work in small teams with teacher-coaches. Projects must be completed by March 15, 2012, and winners will be announced in May 2012. Every team that enters a project will receive a special "Doors to Diplomacy" certificate recognizing their achievement. Each student member of the two winning teams – one American and one international – will also receive a $2,000 scholarship and the winning coaches’ schools will each receive a $500 cash award.
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Global SchoolNet's Projects Registry (PR) is the oldest (1995) online clearinghouse for teacher-conducted global learning projects. The PR contains more than 3,000 annotated listings and is searchable by date, age level, geographic location, collaboration type, technology tools or keyword. Many projects are aligned with the 21 Century Learning Skills matrix, the ICT Literacy Maps, especially in Science, Geography and English and International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) NETS Standards for Students. The Project Registry is a central place for educators to find global partners and to new announce projects.