Chapter One, Flattening Classrooms through Global Collaboration opens with this quote:
“We need to educate the ‘net generation’ differently not so much because ‘they’ are different, but because the world is different.”
-Dr. Eric Brunsell, University of Wisconsin
I love this quote because it reminds me of what I am so passionate about: making schools relevant for students… now. In education we have many things we do out of habit, not because it is truly what students need for the world they live in. I am less worried about responding to students need for stimulation and multimedia experiences, I am more concerned about giving them the tools they need to successfully navigate the world they live in.
As you read Chapter One, what quotes stand out to you? What thoughts do you have about the need for global projects? What questions do you have about what “counts” as a global project?
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