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5 Skills for the Global Learner
What Everyone Needs to Navigate the Digital World

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February 2015 | 64 pages | Corwin

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


 
Preface by Peter DeWitt
 
Introduction
 
1. Creating and Sharing Digital Information
Screencasting for Teaching and Learning  
Digital Communication  
 
2. Using Social Media for Worldwide Sharing
Twitter  
Facebook  
Instagram  
 
3. Digital Publishing
The Personal Blog  
Storybird and Other Digital Publishers  
YouTube  
 
4. Building a Personal Learning Network
A Global Learning Network  
Constructing an Effective PLN  
 
5. Using Aggregators to Create, Maintain, and Share Content
What's an Aggregator?  
Scoop.It  
Feedly  
Hootsuite  
 
Conclusion
 
References

"It's a fact that not just our children, but all of us are global learners. So, 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 and founder of kidworldcitizen.org

"As of now there are about 20 books in the Corwin Connected Educator Series, a seemingly ever-growing set of titles masterminded by Peter DeWitt and Corwin Press. Each book is short enough to be read in one sitting, which makes the collection ideal for book studies and professional development, both during the summer and throughout the school year. Also, each paperback is authored by one or two educators who speak (and blog, tweet, etc.) with a credible voice in the world of connected education. Some of the topics include:
  • Flipped leadership
  • Tools for connecting educators, parents, and communities
  • Blogging for educators
  • Best practices for establishing a makerspace
  • Tools to connect and empower teachers

Finally, all of the authors are active on social media, and they regularly present at local conferences, which helps in bringing to life the contents of these books."

Ross Cooper, Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12
Salisbury Township School District, Edutopia
Key features

Educational Technology expert Mark Barnes shares five skills that are necessary for students, as we prepare them to live in a globalized society. Although mobile, worldwide learning is far more accessible now and will continue to become increasingly easy, students are not inherently skilled at responsibly curating, creating, and sharing content throughout the world. This book will provide five basic skills that will prepare students for global learning.

  • Learn from a social media expert how to connect your classroom all over the world
  • Learn five skills that will empower your students to thrive and succeed in an increasingly global society
  • The book will be supported by extra resources on the Connected Educators companion website

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Screencasting for Teaching and Learning


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