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Social Networking Sites as

a Conduit to Global Awareness

Ken Carano – Western Oregon Univ

[email protected]


The Story of Kyle MacDonaldhttp://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/http://www.myspace.com/oneredpaperclip


A trip to Yahk, British Columbia


A Year of Rent in Phoenix


An Afternoon with Alice Cooper


A KISS Snow Globe


Role in a Movie


Homeowner!!

503 Main Street

Kipling, Saskatchewan


Social Networking and the Arab Spring


Neda

June 20, 2009

Tehran, Iran


Global Literacy

What it is not!

*Reading world literature

*Watching the world news

*International education

*Globalization


Global Literacy

What it is!

* intercultural competence

* research & thinking skills

* digital tech skills

* conflict resolution skills

* awareness of world conditions & trends

Citation : Merryfield, Imbert, Markowitz, Appiah, Wilson, Joftus, Kirkwood,

Nordgren, Hanvey, Cortes, Pike and Selby


Topics to Discuss

1Blogs

a. Research conducted

b. Live exchanges

c. Cultural Consultants

2E Pals

3iEARN

4UN Voices of Youth

5UN Cyber Schoolbus

6World Wise Schools

7Wikis


The Stereotype

Incorporating global literacy through Social Networking Sites

The Reality


Blogging: The Research

  • Research Question

  • To what extent do the students develop intercultural competence after blogging with residents in Swaziland and Malaysia?

  • To what extent do the students develop global literacy competence after blogging with residents in Swaziland and Malaysia?

  • Do students perceive educational value after the blogging activity?

Results

Demonstrated increased intercultural competence

Evidence suggests the development of global literacy, specifically with theme of the awareness of awareness of world trends and interactions.

Majority enjoyed developing personal bond with residents of other countries as well as valuing learning experience.

(Carano & Stuckart, in press)


Student Comments

  • Before I started reading what you posted, I imagined people like Tarzan and thought that everyone in Suriname were crazy jungle people and had tigers for pets…..but now I know that it isn’t true there are villages and stores and people have jobs, etc…..

  • I thought this blogging activity was an excellent way to learn about different cultures because it’s from people with first hand knowledge and who actually lived it, not like a text book. It’s more real when you hear it directly from a person and I think you get more information that way. Plus you can ask questions and know you’re getting the correct answer.


“Cultural Consultants”


World Wise Schools Morocco Blog


Teacher Friendly Blogs

  • EduBlogs

    • edublogs.org

  • Wordpress

    • wordpress.org

  • Blogger

    • www.blogger.com

  • Edmodo

    • www.edmodo.com

  • ePalsSchoolBlog

    • Schoolblog.epals.com


students

What it looks like

Consultant

email

Teacher

Blog

school


Applying What We’ve Learned:

Your Turn

Identify where you can find a

cultural consultant, and who that will be


Applying What We’ve Learned

Identify a topic you might want

your students to examine

Create 8 prompts that you will

assign to your students so they

will make the most of the activity


Prompts

Joining

Speech (Amend 1)

Privacy (Amend 4)

Training

Environment

Crime, Courts & Court-martials

Culture (Allies & Enemies)

Contractors

Patrol

The Future


Prompts

Provide background info

Personal perception of Malaysia

Culture

Standard of Living

Cultural Landscape

Push-Pull Factors

Perception of US

How stereotypes have evolved

(assessment)


ePals (www.epals.com)


IEARN (www.iearn.org)


UNICEF Voices of Youth (www.unicef.org/voy)


United Nations Cyberschoolbus


Peace Corps Coverdell World Wise Schools


http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/index.html


Wiki


Social Networking Sites as

a Conduit to Global Awareness

Ken Carano – Western Oregon Univ

[email protected]


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