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Global Collaboration

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Title:

Global Collaboration

URL:

https://www.remc.org/21Things4Students/21/20-global-collaboration/

Content Source:

Other
REMC Association of Michigan
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

Global collaboration is an increasingly important skill for students and adults. As our world becomes more interconnected, many jobs will require this kind of collaboration. Solving problems that affect our daily lives increasingly calls for global collaboration efforts.

How globally connected are you? You might have relatives that live in another country. Perhaps one of your parents travels to other countries for their job or has video conferences with someone in another part of the world. Maybe you came from a different country than where you live now.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the world, you will certainly need to tap into some global collaboration skills! There is a huge need for global thinkers and collaborators of all ages to work together, now more than ever, to help solve problems and work together on solutions.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

When you have completed this activity you will:‚Äč

  1. be able to identify important skills and characteristics of effective global collaborators [Global Collaborator]
  2. understand why it is necessary to respect the cultures and customs of others [Global Collaborator]
  3. apply these skills in a Global Collaboration [Global Collaborator]
  4. communicate the results of your global experience with others [Creative Communicator]
  5. review a global or national issue and develop ideas for raising awareness or designing solutions [Global Collaborator and Innovative Designer]
Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 7
15) Discuss unique perspectives and needs of a global culture when developing computational artifacts, including options for accessibility for all users.

Example: Would students create a webpage aimed at reaching a village of users that have no way access to the Internet?

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • understand that, in other countries, values, beliefs, and traditions can differ vastly from those they consider commonplace to include access to data, web content, and accessibility needs.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • to research the unique perspectives of a targeted population for a created digital artifact.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • select the best format to share created content with others from varying locations: globally, not locally.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • governments, geography, and physical or mental limitations can inhibit one's access to digital content.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
13) Evaluate the impact of digital globalization on public perception and ways Internet censorship can affect free and equitable access to information.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • evaluate the effects of internet censorship and global digitalization on the global society.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • digital globalization
  • Internet censorship
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • at one time, trades and goods were limited to mostly advanced economies; with changes in digital globalization, services and data are more readily available to all economies not affected by censorship.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify positive and negative implications of digital globalization and internet censorship.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • digital globalization has provided opportunities to countries less advanced than some larger countries.
  • internet censorship occurs locally and abroad.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
14) Analyze current events related to computing and their effects on education, the workplace, individuals, communities, and global society.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • research current events related to computing.
  • analyze possible effects of current events on education, the workplace, individuals, communities, and global society.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • technology will always have positive and negative effects on others; it is important to examine the benefits and costs associated with implementing new technology.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • analyze current events related to computing.
  • analyze the effects of current events related to computing on education, the workplace, individuals, communities, and global society.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • it is important to examine the benefits and costs associated with implementing new technology.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
15) Critique computational artifacts, including options for accessibility for all users, with respect to the needs of a global culture.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • evaluate artifacts available digitally while giving consideration to the abilities, values, and access of the artifact creator.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that one's access to resources can alter the outcome of an artifact.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • use empathy and/or someone else's perspective when critiquing works.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • all people have unique perspectives that should be considered.
Tags: collaboration, communication, cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, global issues, national issues
License Type: Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
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Author: Aimee Bates