Me to We/Global Education


"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter" (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

We Day

Links:

Me to We Taking It Global Kiva Stones into Schools If It Were My Home

Invisible Children Amnesty International Quality of Life Index Worldbeat CIDA map
Newseum World Wildlife Fund Greenpeace SPCA Saskatoon United Way

Red Cross Blood Water Mission

Me to We Blog Planning Guide: Imagine, Wavin Flag


Martin Niemoller

Blog Writing Safety Guidelines

Guidelines Wiki page



Activity
Details
Assessment
1. Look at blogs
Take note of different blog platforms
Class discussion
2. What is the purpose of blogs
a)share to the world
b)expression
c)learn
d)choice
e)power
f)connect
g)
Brainstorm
3. How do blogs make school different?
a)work at home
b)not just teacher
c)learn by yourself
d)interact with the world
e)power
f)
Brainstorm
4. What are the limitations of the class of 2010/2011 blog?
a)not yours
b)don't own it
c)
d)
Brainstorm
5. Me to We vs. Metacognitive vs. Critical Thinking
We will decide here if we are going to each have a blog and what the topic will be
Consensus
6. Me to We videos
a)child labour
b)environmental
c)slavery
d)
e)
f)
Brainstorm topics
7. Taking it Global page
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Brainstorm topics
8. Me to We wiki: links above
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
Brainstorm topics

BLOGGING



9. Decide on topic


10. Choose a blogging platform, format your blog, provide teacher with url for RSS

Blog URL to teacher, rubric (co-generated)
Blog #1


11. State purpose of your blog
a) What do you expect to learn
b) What action will you take to address the problem
Blog Post #1- see rubric
Blog #2 (through 10)


12. Write 10 posts defining the problem in detail

Blog Post #2-11- see Rubric (see notes page one), post writing rubric
Through out your blog writing


13. Come up with a plan to address the problem and to change the world

Ongoing blog posts- rubric
Part of blogging is interacting with others, you learning from them and them from you


14. Join or form a network to be a part of the solution

Ongoing blog posts- Rubric