Tap the power of digital learning!
In today’s digital world, distance and cultural differences are inconsequential. Technology empowers students and provides them with unlimited resources and opportunities. With this easy guide, you’ll learn the five essential skills to transform students into global learners:
- Creating and sharing digital information
- Using social media
- Digital publishing
- Building a personal learning network
- Using aggregators to create, maintain, and share content
Loaded with tips and examples for using PLNs, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, YouTube, Jing, and other essential tools, this breakthrough guide to incredible learning opportunities will keep you and your students a step ahead!
The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website.
Check out the Connected Educator Series matrix to find out which book is right for you.
"It's a fact that not just our children, but all of us, are global learners. Equipping global educators who are comfortable navigating rapidly shifting digital platforms is vital. Mark Barnes cogently shows this in 5 Skills for the Global Learner, where the emphasis is on building digital skills and digital literacy. This book is a great addition to the Connected Educator's toolkit."
— Homa S. Tavangar, Author, Growing Up Global (Random House) and The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Corwin)
"Educators, parents, and businesses around the world wonder if we are preparing today’s youth for the challenges they will face tomorrow in our interconnected world. Both new and experienced teachers will appreciate these 5 essential skills that encourage communication and collaboration throughout the digital world. As a teacher and advocate of global education, I believe these resources and tips launch the foundation our students need for the 21st century."
— Becky Morales, Author of The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Corwin) and Founder of kidworldcitizen.org