This article by the Asia Society, which aims to strengthen relationships between Asian countries and the U.S. and promote greater understanding of Asian culture and history, gives a number of tips to educators on how to use technology to increase global awareness in the classroom.
The many resources available on the Web make it easier than ever before to connect with individuals around the globe, examine current events from multiple cultural perspectives, and tap into a global network of information, says the article. The Internet has also made it possible for students’ work to be accessed by a global audience.
This list talks about a number of school-related projects that students and teachers could get involved with and stresses the importance of taking advantage of these learning opportunities. This is a great resource for those who are looking to incorporate more global perspectives into lessons. And check out the society’s education page, which has lots more resources for teachers and students, too.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.