"In the past, schools often existed in isolation. But now that we are connected to information and resources from across the globe, places that are located thousands of miles away can be as accessible as the corner store.
When students graduate, they will be expected to work across great distances and collaborate with colleagues via complex technologies. A globally connected workplace will be the norm for them, not the exception. This shift requires a unique and deep skill-set that teachers must help students develop.
Global-collaboration projects that connect classrooms across schools and countries are a great way to bring this shift to life. Here are four steps to make it happen." - Ben Curran
1. Developing habits of collaboration
2. Before going global, go local
3. Joining existing global projects
4. Using social media to start your own projects
Click here to read Ben's article on www.edweek.org