Getting started with global collaboration!
These simple steps are recommended for starting global collaboration:
- Find like-minded educators
- Design curriculum and outcomes
- Select tools that all participants can access
- Manage the collaboration for success
Finding global partners
If you are new to global collaboration is may be easier and more worthwhile to join an established project or join with educators who are leading the collaboration so you can learn from them. Here are some possibilities to explore.
- Australia-Asia BRIDGE School Partnerships project – BRIDGE connects Australian teachers and students with peers in Indonesia, South Korea, China, Thailand and Malaysia
- The Global Classroom Project – A teacher-driven collection of educators who connect and create global project opportunities
- The Global Education Conference/ – A global community based around the annual online and free conference of the same name. Also offers ongoing interaction and connection with educators for project partners and more.
- Taking IT Global – Many opportunities available through this non-profit organisation from Canada - download and a very large global membership to link in with.
- World Museum Project – A network of people interested in collaborating across cultural and generational boundaries, to create something meaningful for everyone involved.
- iEARN – International Education and Resource Network - for global ‘Learning circles’ and partners
- ePals – Offers possible partners and a structure to help implement global curriculum
- Education Skype – A very useful resource to support classroom Skypes
- Mystery Skype - An educational game, played by two classrooms on Skype, with the aim to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions
- Flat Connections Global Projects – Managed projects for all levels of F -12
- ISTE Global Collaboration PLN – Online network with many public resources, including the ISTE Global Collaboration Resource Spreadsheet, openly available for contributions.
- Use Twitter and explore different hashtags to find educators who are going global, such as: