Contributed by Homa Tavangar and Becky Morales
This post was originally published on KidWorldCitizen.org.
The proliferation of technology in our connected society has trickled into our classrooms, whetting the appetites of savvy teachers and kids who have been born with technology in the palm of their hand.
While it has been blamed for isolating individuals, when used properly, technology tools can build relationships near and far much more quickly, profoundly, and conveniently than ever imagined. In Chapter 4 of The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners, we share countless tools and examples of educational technology that empower teachers to create opportunities for interaction.
Are you looking to move beyond amassing links, and start using #edtech tools to build meaningful connections with students around the globe? Whether you are brand new to the #globaled movement, or you are an experienced leader, expand your knowledge and incorporate deeper global learning into your class with The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners.
Homa Sabet Tavangar is the author of Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House/Ballantine Press), hailed by national education and business leaders and media ranging from Dr. Jane Goodall to the BBC, NBC, ABC, Washington Post.com, Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, Boston Globe, PBS, Scholastic, Parents Magazine, Rodale, and many more.
Becky Mladic-Morales is the founder of Kid World Citizen (www.kidworldcitizen.org), offering parents and educators activities that help young minds go global. Her work has been featured on Scholastic, the U.S. Department of Education, NBC Latino, MSN, and PBSKids among others. She is a teacher, teacher-trainer, speaker, and educational consultant. She has worked with different foreign exchange programs, including the setup of the International Club at her local elementary school.
Homa and Becky are the authors of The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners.