Category Archives: Teachers

#NCGS, #IREX, #IAWF, #SXSWEDU, #SXSWi, Beijing… Anyone Going?

I haven’t updated my speaking calendar on this website in a while, but between getting snowed in with the record storm last weekend, and the sheer anticipation of meeting and learning from amazing people around the world over the next few weeks, I’m excited to share a few upcoming events. Some of my most fulfilling…

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Use Twitter to Create a #Global Classroom!

Don’t let @justinbieber ruin it for you. With 59.8 million Twitter followers as of this writing, the hype around J-Biebs is exactly what drives thoughtful people to run in the opposite direction of a powerful tool for learning and connecting. While some teachers have told me, “I’d never waste my time on Twitter” others I’ve…

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Malala Yousafzai And Kailash Satyarthi: Contrasting Approaches Come Together for Peace. (OR: OMG OMG OMG Malala Wins Nobel Peace Prize!)

Waiting for my coffee to brew at dawn this morning I got an instant jolt scanning news on my phone when I saw the headline Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Are Awarded Nobel Peace Prize. My heart did somersaults and my brain thought: OMYGOD. OMYGOD. OMYGOD. OMYGOD.  I almost didn’t need the coffee anymore. This…

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Our GlobalEdToolkit Google Hangout for #BacktoSchool – Linked Here

Thanks to the great initiative of the Multicultural Kid Bloggers network, which I’m delighted to be part of, we had a great 30-minute Google Hangout chat with Kim Vij, from the Educator’s Spin on It. The YouTube video of our chat is HERE. Here’s the Event page where comments can be found: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cap2e0chs44j70155m5qln7lcto And a…

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How ANY Classroom Can Become a Global Classroom—In Five Easy Steps

(I wrote this post for National Geographic Education’s blog in the spring. Thanks to all the readers who made this one of their most widely read articles ever! Here’s the link to the original piece, or read it below. Thanks for stopping by!) An ongoing communication with an enthusiastic social studies teacher in a large…

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Making Experiential Learning Real With the Out of Eden Walk

I’ve been immersed in the learning possibilities around the Out of Eden Walk, thanks to my work with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the dedicated, inspiring work of Paul Salopek, 2-time Pulitzer Prize Winner and National Geographic fellow.  I documented some of the many learning opportunities that arise thanks to this amazing project…

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