What is Global Calendar ?

  • Global Calendar is an education platform to form a cause-counscious minded generation
  • It introduces teenagers to more than 50 lectures on global values relevant & common to all people on Earth
  • Lectures are curated compilations of Qwikis, Videos, Info-Graphics, Text & steps to Action of every topic
  • It helps teachers & teachers giving english as second language with material to discuss in the classroom
  • High schools worldwide are invited to follow it as a yearly course & considered it as part of their curriculum

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GLOBAL CALENDAR FOLLOWS THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM

The flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering instruction online outside the class and moving “homework” into the classroom. See  the info-graphic besides – click to enlarge >

Students review the lectures at home at their own pace communicating with peers & teachers via social media.

Discussions and engagement takes place in the classroom with the help of the teacher.

Requirements

  • Students & teachers need access to a computer at home
  • Classrooms need a computer & projector / smart board
  • Internet connection in both cases

IT IS A HUB OF CURATED MULTIMEDIA INFORMATION

Global Calendar gathers sharp visually attractive multimedia information from different sites in the internet and presents it an easy-to-use online lecture. All lectures have VIDEOS, INFO-GRAPHICS & QWIKIS whose multimedia nature enhances learning by providing easier & faster understanding. All media have links to their original sources and encourages students to follow steps for action !

Videos

Videos are powerful teaching tools that are changing education paradigms. Video on Khan’s Academy Vision & Social Return. Simply AMAZING!

Info-graphics

Info-graphics – visualizations of information are not just great to synthesize a topic to understand it quickly, but also deliver a wealth of learning levels & diversity of information.

1. Relevant Cause, Topic, Issue

All infographics in Global Calendar presents important global topics to form a cause-culture minded generation.

2.Mathematics (Conversions, Charts, Diagrams)

Most info-graphics contains numbers, percentages, etc… that are explain in charts & diagrams which students most decipher & understand. Since many are done by Americans, the amounts are in the English system which need to be converted into the metric system (Ex. Pounds to Kg, Yards, Inches into Meters & Centimeters) as well as Dollars into other currencies).

3. English Reading  & Understanding

All info-graphics in Global Calendar are made in english so they are good tool for reading comprehension.

4. Engagement & Action!

All info-graphics have their sources & support organizations in their footer. Students can follow up steps into action to get involved.

Qwikis

Qwikis are short, interactive stories –  a drastically improved information experience provided via interactive narrated presentations.

… awareness is the first step to action !

Source: http://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/