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Five Ways to Globalize Your Classroom with Level Up Village

Educators today have an extraordinary opportunity to inspire authentic global learning by leveraging the 1-1 Digital Learning Environment that is rapidly becoming the norm in schools across the country. With technology at our fingertips, it’s never been easier to connect your class with partners around the world for one-on-one collaboration. Here are five ways to globalize your classroom with Level Up Village:

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21st Century Connections with Level Up Village

By Dana Feldman, Rumson Country Day School

It was the last day of the Level Up Village Global Inventors 3D printing course I was teaching, and as I was watching the students helping each other tighten the switches on their solar flash lights, the word “Connection” came to mind.

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3D Printing Opens New Modes of Learning in Rural Kenya

By Sharon Runge, Executive Director of Kenya Connect

Who could imagine that a group of 7th graders in Kenya with no electricity in their homes or school could be on the forefront of one of the most innovative technologies of our time?

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Australian School Raises the Bar for Global Learning

At Nambour State College, a K-12 school in Queensland, Australia, teachers Melissa Radke and Emma Fitzpatrack have integrated Level Up Village’s Global Scientists course into the seventh grade curriculum with a focus on this driving question: How can technology be used to improve water quality in the world?

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Level Up Village Introduces Two New STEAM (STEM + arts) Courses

Designed to develop 21st Century skills, Global Web Designers and Global Explorers include one-to-one collaboration with partner students in the developing world each class period.

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Four Important Skills Kids Develop by Learning Game Design

Game Design and development is as much a display of cutting-edge technology as it is of creative expression. Conceptualizing a game through imagination and creativity is the first part of the creation process. Acting on those ideas using technology will make the experience tangible. After dreaming up new experiences, children are challenged to bring them into existence.

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Seven Tips to Ignite Creativity in Your (Global) Maker Classroom

The 3D printing classroom is a special place where students are inspired to design, innovate, or even share ideas with partners across the globe. At Maret School in Washington, D.C., students recently connected with peers in China as part of LUV’s Global Inventors led by teacher Jah Jah Bey. He shared with us these tips on sparking student creativity and getting the most out of the experience:

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Masoom Education Launches “Tech Wheels” Bus in Mumbai

We are delighted to share that our partner Masoom Education has launched Tech Wheels, a mobile computer lab that will expand the reach of Level Up Village’s pioneering global STEAM (STEM + arts) programs to night school students across Mumbai. Tech Wheels is equipped with 21 computers and mobile internet access and will enable Masoom to serve hundreds of students per year who otherwise would receive no computer and technology training.

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Lessons In Perspective From Atticus Finch

One of the most important truths Atticus passed on to readers everywhere was the idea that we can’t hide anything in the world from our children—neither good nor bad. Instead, of trying to cover their eyes, we should prepare them for reality and encourage empathy for others by facilitating their exposure to new perspectives.

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Talking Global STEAM at #NCGS16

Level Up Village was proud to participate in the National Coalition of Girls Schools’ 2016 Global Forum in New York City from February 7-9. LUV Co-Founder Neesha Rahim spoke on a panel about the terrific global 3D printing collaboration that took place between St. Joseph’s and Ekalayva School in Bangalore in the fall of 2015 as part of LUV’s Global Inventors course.