2010 Global Education Conference

Global Nomads Group

Established in 1998, the Global Nomads Group (GNG) is an international NGO that creates interactive educational programs for students about global issues. GNG’s educational programs include (1) four types of videoconferences — The PULSE, Currents, Innovations and Rapid Response — where students learn about and discuss subjects with their peers from around the world in live, facilitated sessions; and (2) videos and learning content on a variety of international issues relevant to teachers and students.

TITLE: Virtually Crossing Cultures in the Classroom: Using GNG Interactive Technology to Connect Youth Globally
PRESENTER: Christine Robinson, Global Nomads Group (USA)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Global Nomads Group [GNG] is dedicated to connecting youth around the globe through meaningful dialogue using live, interactive videoconferencing [IVC] and other technology, such as digital storytelling and participatory filmmaking. GNG will provide participants the opportunity to examine how IVC and other media tools enhance classroom teaching and learning, both in the U.S. and abroad. Educators will review GNG videoconferences to understand the impact of technology; as well as how IVC brings a “real-life” context to the global learning experience. Empowered with basic videoconferencing know-how, participants will also explore best practices and pedagogy supporting the integration of IVC in teaching. Participants will also hear stories of impact from teachers and students who have been empowered by face-to-face cultural exchanges.
WEBSITE: http://www.gng.org
TRACK: Global Issues