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ISTE Book Highlights Importance of Integrating Global Education in the Classroom

Posted Sep 17, 2009
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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has announced the publication of Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students, a new book that provides educators with the tools they need to help students gain a more global perspective and to prepare them for an increasingly interconnected world.

 

The book is written by Laurence Peters, an educator who has held high-level education posts in the U.S. government. It includes hundreds of global education resources, a historical perspective on global education, and an introduction to valuable global networks such as iEarn, Global Schoolhouse, and the modern-day pen-pal site ePals.

 

Peters provides advice on getting started and integrating global education into the current curriculum. Case studies include specific examples of ways in which educators are collaborating and connecting with classrooms in other parts of the world: 11th grade students in Bangladesh exchanging video interviews with 10th grade students in Georgia; high schoolers in Illinois learning Japanese, Hebrew, Latin, Spanish, French, and German using online discussion groups with members from around the world; and second graders from different countries exploring connections between their different lifestyles.

 

Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students is available online for $22.35 for ISTE members and $31.95 for nonmembers. More information about the book, including a sample chapter, is available at www.iste.org/global. To watch the companion video go to www.umuc.edu/globalk12/, or to listen to an ISTE Cast podcast interview with Peters visit http://iste.libsyn.com/.

 

Source: The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), www.iste.org


 
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