Global Learning

"The World Is Flat", written by Thomas Friedman, is an essential update on globalization, and its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political. The World Is Flat is Friedman's account of the great changes taking place in our time, as lightning-swift advances in technology and communications put people all over the globe in touch as never before-creating an explosion of wealth in India and China, and challenging the rest of us to run even faster just to stay in place.

Web 1.0 - Countries Globalizing
Web 2.0 - Companies Globalizing
Web 3.0 - Individuals Globalizing

Alan November suggests that the battle we're fighting in education is not about technology, but rather information and global communication. this is a MUST SEE VIDEO and SLIDE Presentation title, "Fearless Learner, Courageous Teachers"!!

November discusses 3 skills that our students will need to grasp to establish a global work ethic
  1. Information Literacy- accessing large amounts of information in real time
  2. Global Communication Skills - communicate, collaborate & solve problems, anytime, anywhere with anyone
  3. Self Directed Learning & Work Ethic - managing time, quality, relationships & personal growth