Take your class around the world

Looking to add some international flavor to your classroom?  Have we got some options for you!

Discovery Educator Abroad [DEA] is flying across the globe once again.  STAR Discovery Educator Claudia Novak will be your personal tour guide for a virtual field trip to China.  Through blogs, digital photos, discussions and polls, DEA:China is an opportunity for your class to explore the orient interactively in real time! 

That’s not all though.  On Sunday, October 1st, the Discovery Channel and Discovery HD Theater will mark the premiere of Discovery Atlas, a global television event that focuses on the rich cultures, social diversities and natural phenomena of 20 of the world’s greatest countries.  The first episode is going to be China Revealed.  Some California  DEN members were fortunate to be able to attend the premiere party.  Susan Little reports, "I was blown away by the images and the stories shared in the Atlas program. It
really showed the commonality we have as well as celebrating our differences."  A great way for you and your students to build prior knowledge for your virtual field trip with DEA!

If these projects have you chomping at the bit wondering how you can create your own global collaborations, then mark October 18th down on your calendar.  The EdTechConnect series of FREE webinars continues with STAR Discovery Educator Carol Anne Maguire.  Carol will be sharing her experiences with Rock Our World, an international project involving 18 countries spanning the entire globe.  Students and teachers come together to learn about each other through podcasting, movie making, and face-to-face video conferencing.  Registration will be open soon.

Share any ideas you have for ways classes can get involved in international collaborations!

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