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Student to Student Language Lab

The Student to Student Language Lab is a set of 55 multimedia Mandarin Chinese lessons featuring middle and high school students from various regions of China. The lessons range in proficiency level from Novice-High to Intermediate-High. The resource is free. 

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Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration

The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing learning in various subjects through collaborative technologies. In addition to offering schools and teachers content resources and consulting to improve learning through collaboration, the site also allows teachers to search for local and global collaborative projects in and outside of the U.S.A...

Flat Connections Global Educator Online Course

The Global Educator online courses are recommended for K-20 educators and education leaders. They are multi-faceted and provide options for those who want a shorter learning experience and those who wish to become more embedded in the practice and theory of online global learning – how to connect, communicate, digital citizenship skills, intercultural understanding and online global...

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Virtual Exchange Definition

What is Virtual Exchange? Virtual exchanges are technology-enabled, sustained, people-to-people education programs. Developed over the past 30 years from experience in the field of educational exchange and study abroad – and evolving rapidly with the explosive growth in new media technologies and platforms – virtual exchanges have been integrated at all levels of education from...

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Curricula and Webcast Series

Leverage our GNG educational resources to promote empathy, awareness, and action in your classroom today. Webcast Series Our webcasts are designed for classrooms and individuals to join conversations on some of today's most pressing issues with a global perspective. The best part is that we are able to record these conversations which allows you to take advantage of these incredible...

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Virtual Reality Toolkit and Library Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Toolkit and Library Virtual Reality (VR) is a technology that allows one to interact with immersive alternate realities. It can transport you to the beaches in the Maldives, on a science expedition in the Arctic, or into the middle of a refugee camp. Through using a VR headset, like a Google Cardboard or Oculus, the viewer can place participants inside of a three-dimensional...

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Teacher's Guide to Online Collaboration and Global Projects

The iEARN Teacher’s Guide to Online Collaboration & Global Projects is a resource designed to guide educators through the steps of planning and conducting an online, collaborative project with classrooms around the world.   This online guide includes nine modules to help teachers plan and develop an iEARN project.  Each module includes reflection activities to develop a project plan and...

CIESE K-12 Curricula

CIESE has been involved in K-12 science and mathematics education via the Internet since 1993. Since then, teachers and students worldwide have benefited from CIESE’s collaborative online projects. Specializing in quantitative, inquiry-based science and mathematics web-based curricula, CIESE uses the interactive nature of the Internet for their projects. Browse their collaborative projects,...

CAPspace Global Organization and Network

CAPspace (Collaborations Around the Planet) is a social networking tool for educational videoconferencing. Register and login to find colleagues and schools interested in collaborative videoconference (H.323 and H.320) projects. Create and advertise your own collaborative videoconference projects to educators around the world. CAPspace also provides registration for collaborative events and...

MOOC Camp

MOOC Camp are facilitated discussions around massive open online courses (MOOCs), Open Courseware, and other free online courses. They are hosted at U.S. Embassies, Consulates, American Spaces, and other public spaces around the world. Facilitated discussions are led by alumni who have participated in U.S. government exchange programs, such as the Fulbright program, and U.S. Embassy staff, who...

Learning Studios Teacher Guide & Project Library

In the Learning Studio program, learners define the problems they want to solve and design solutions to address them. Leveraging powerful technology, students engage in activities and projects that expose them to skills and concepts such as design thinking, three dimensional design, and social entrepreneurship. All educators can access the Teacher Guide & Project Library, which provides...

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AFS-USA Teacher's Toolbox

Free lesson plans and digital resources for teaching Global Competency in your classroom. Topics cover: Human Rights, Cultural Studies, Global Awareness, STEM Education, Social Activism, and Intercultural Learning.

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Empatico

Empatico introduces your students to the world, no passport needed. Match with another classroom. Discover standards-based content. Connect in real time. Connect your students to classrooms around the world using seamless video conferencing technology. Connect your classroom in just six steps. 1. Select your activities 2. Indicate your weekly availability 3. Meet your matched teacher 4...

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Global Oneness Project Stories and Lesson Plans

They house a rich library of free multimedia stories comprised of our award-winning films, photo essays, and articles, accompanied by companion curriculum for teachers. Their curriculum, available in both English and Spanish, is aligned to National and Common Core Standards and contains an interdisciplinary approach to learning. They aim to connect, through stories, the local human experience to...

Global Competence Certificate

The Global Competence Certificate (GCC) is the first-of-its-kind, graduate-level certificate program in global competence education for teachers. Developed by leading experts in global education - Teachers College, Columbia University; World Savvy, and Asia Society - the GCC program is designed specifically for in-service educators who are interested in embedding global learning into their...

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Social Good in The Classroom

There are more than 50 million public school students in the United States, and more than three million full-time public school teachers. This collective group is a powerful force, and has a unique ability and opportunity to create positive change in classrooms, schools and surrounding communities. To help solve the world’s biggest challenges, we must encourage students to be critical,...

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#GlobalSpeedChat

Created by two teachers, #GlobalSpeedChat is a curriculum that includes quick, easy (ready to go), digital activities that teachers, school leaders, and club organizers can do with their students to build an awareness of others in our world. We believe that the best way for kids to really get to know each other is to give them opportunities to collaborate--do something together. Through this,...

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Digiteen and Digitween Project

Digiteen Project for 13 years and older and the Digitween Project for under 13 years study digital citizenship and promote effective and responsible online choices as well as immersing students into an online educational community for learning and collaborating.   Students in the Digiteen-Digitween Project research current topics to do with digital citizenship, co-write a collaborative report...

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Flat Connections Global Project

The Flat Connections Global Project, a fully supported and managed global collaborative is the ultimate online experience for middle and high school students (typically grade/year 9-12, 14-18 years old). It challenges all learners to connect and communicate beyond their immediate classroom and school. It also encourages collaboration and co-creation of final artifacts as well as student...

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Holiday Card Exchange Project

Teachers and students prepare an envelope with holiday cards to send to the other participants between October - December. Students may send Chinese New Year, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Eid greeting cards or cards that show local celebrations during December or January. Each school will be placed in a group with approximately seven other schools and will prepare either handmade or purchased...

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Learning Circles

iEARN Global Learning Circles are highly interactive, project-based partnerships among a small number of schools located throughout the world. There are two sessions each year, September - January and January - May. Learning Circles join together a group of five to six schools on one of the following themes: Computer Chronicles: Promotes writing across the curriculum. Interaction online...

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Finding Solutions to Hunger

Finding Solutions to Hunger is a project in which students of all ages begin to understand the root causes of hunger in the world and to take meaningful action for its elimination. Aligned with the second UN Sustainable Development Goal, to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, students of all ages, grade levels and English speaking/writing...

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My Identity, Your Identity Culture Project

In the My Identity, Your Identity Project, students are encouraged to explore and research the elements that form their identities. These elements include the traditions and the famous landmarks in their communities, which are parts of their cultures and identities. Students talk about the traditional celebrations they have and how they celebrate them, including the kinds of clothes they wear,...

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K-12 Global Art Exchange

K-12 students exchange original artwork with their peers in schools around the world and, in some cases, complete follow-up VoiceThread conversations with a partner class. Since 2009, over 32,000 children from 67 countries have directly participated and another 350,000 students have seen program art displays in their schools.

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Classroom Conversations with the World

Classroom Conversations with the World matches registered classes with a global partner class (or classes) of the same grade range for an asynchronous VoiceThread conversation.  A VoiceThread conversation is a web-based application where media is the center of the conversation. Participating classes explore their curriculum with their global peers. Specific guidelines are provided...

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Rock Our World

Since 2004 we have been connecting students and teachers to collaborate in composing original music, making movies, and meeting each other in live video chats. Using Apple’s GarageBand, each country creates a 30 second drum beat.  Every Friday, that drum rotates to another country, where the bass guitar is added.  It keeps getting passed along, from country to country.  At each stop, one...

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Commit2Act

Small actions have a big impact! Sign on to commitments, keep track of your progress & get inspired to take action with a community of global changemakers.

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#Decarbonize: Decolonize - Art, the UN, Climate Change & Indigenous Peoples

Have your student's art and Climate Action projects featured at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, in November (2017). Join 20 countries, the Great Barrier Reef, Polar Bears International and 1000's of students as schools share and collaborate around Art and Climate Action projects in advance of the UN Conference. Through the use of the Global Gallery, classrooms will be...

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Global Encounters

Global Encounters is an international student video conference program, offered through a partnership between the Centre for Global Education (CGE) and TakingITGlobal (TIG). We've hosted dozens of events on critical global issues such as child soldiers and armed conflict, women's rights, mental health, climate change and many more. Each conference includes a live event, preceded by a...

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Online Model United Nations

MUN believes in democratizing the availability of the Model United Nations experience, to engage all students in the collaborative process of problem solving and consensus building, and to foster leadership and positive engagement through the discussion and debate of the world’s most pressing problems. MUN believes that there is inherent worth in bringing together diverse groups of students,...

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Climate Action

Fact: Our climate is changing! This is not a hoax! For this inspiring global project 250 schools over 69 countries will collaborate on climate change topics over the course of four exciting weeks! Students from across six different continents will conduct research, brainstorm and discuss ideas, present and share their findings about these topics via videos and online presentations. During the...

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Global Gratitude Project

What: Global Gratitude Project! Who: PreK-8th grade students and teachers from all over the world! When: From now to January 17, 2019 Why:  We want to foster positive international relations, gain global perspectives, & cultivate attitudes of gratitude. HOW: Students and teachers can virtually upload a writing piece, a mixed media piece, or a photo of a piece of art that they created to...

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Kids on Earth

Kids on Earth is a collaborative effort with educators, nonprofits, and NGOs around the world.  Mostly, we interview children and teenagers from 8 years old to 15 years old. Old enough to be able to tell a good story. Young enough to still be considered a kid.  We spend nearly a half hour with every interviewee, then edit the material so it can be watched in 1-6 minute segments. You can...