I love this edutopia story about Heather Hanson and her students on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota and their desire to tell the real story of their reservation. Kudos to Heather! This is what flattening the classroom is about: relevance, speaking out, connecting, and making a difference.
Eric Sheninger shares notes from a presentation at ASCD about Global Competencies and the Common Core. Of course, there are many other resources that are connecting globally besides the Asia Society – iEarn, ePals, Global Schoolnet, and (of course) Flat Classroom Projects as well as sites like eTwinnings. Great read to frame the thoughts around global competence and common core. I look forward to being at Eric's school in October.
Here, a school uses giant maps to help students understand distances. This is great. I also think Google maps and Google earth are great tools with benefits as well.
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