Published on February 5, 2014
Global Youth Debates Round 2 Kickoff Meeting February 4th, 5:30 p.m. EST/ February 5th, 2014 9:30 a.m. AEDT S
Agenda Eva Brown – Project Manager Julie Lindsay – Flat Connections S Welcome S Timeline S Research S Join the Edmodo Community! S Website Resources S To Do Now! S Judges Wanted!
Welcome! Global Youth Debates opens eyes and hearts as students debate on an issue that will bring together diverse ideas, develop transferable skills and create lasting friendships. http://globalyouthdebates.com | http://flatconnections.com
Semester 1 highlights Vienna IS, Austria • ‘Edmodo’ • • • • International School of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo. Japan handshakes and conversations! Global connections Teacher Boot camps Voicethread Debating across the world!
What IS Global Youth Debates? S Researched, authoritative debate for Gr 4-12 S Global themes and debate topics – Teams are encouraged to take a global perspective S Debate that leads to ACTION – make plans to change the world https://twitter.com/DebateGlobal https://www.facebook.com/globalyouthdebates
GYD – Debating into Action
Semester 2 is here! S TIMELINE S RESEARCH S GLOBAL S TO DO COMMUNITY
Timeline Find the TIMELINE info under DEBATE menu on the website www.globalyouthdebates.com S February-March: S Prelim. Debate #2 - Feb 10 28 S Judging - March 1 – 7 S March-April S Debate Round 2 - March 10 28 S Judging Round 2 - March 29 April 4 S April –May S Debate Semi-Finals - April 7 - 25 S Judging April 26 - May 2 S Debate Finals - Live online sometime between May 5 9 S Celebration of Semester 2 - around May 13
Global Community Find the EDMODO info under COLLABORATION menu on the website www.globalyouthdebates.com S EDMODO S HANDSHAKES S CONVERSATIONS S SHARING IDEAS – RESPONDING TO PROMPTS
Research Find the RESEARCH info under RESEARCH menu on the website www.globalyouthdebates.com S DIIGO S TAG DICTIONARY S STRATEGIES S PURPOSE
How to use Diigo Resources Social bookmarking as Research Tool a la Diigo @http://files.solution-tree.com/pdfs/Reproducibles_TTiG/socialbookmarking.pdf BookMarking Roles @http://files.solution-tree.com/pdfs/Reproducibles_TTiG/Online_Only/socialbookmarkingroles.pdf Social Bookmarking Annotation Checklist @http://files.solution-tree.com/pdfs/Reproducibles_TTiG/sharedannotationchecklist.pdf Shared annotation Directions for Students @http://files.solution-tree.com/pdfs/Reproducibles_TTiG/Online_Only/diigosharedannotationdirectionsforstudents.pdf Diigo Directions for Students @http://files.solution-tree.com/pdfs/Reproducibles_TTiG/Online_Only/diigosocialbookmarkingdirectionsforstudents.pdf Reflecting on Diigo BookMarks @http://files.solution-tree.com/pdfs/Reproducibles_TTiG/reflectingondiigo.pdf
What else? S COMMUNICATION S Google Spreadsheet shared with you to connect directly http://bit.ly/Mo0n4M S Google group – teacher messages via email S Edmodo teacher group S COLLABORATION S Contribute, reliable global learning based on effective communication S CREATION S Voicethreads, vibrant debates based on research, globally minded and competent students and teachers
Badges -Teachers & Students Flat Connections will introduce ‘Badges’ this semester. More information coming soon! http://credly.com
TO DO NOW Strategies for successful debating! S Connect Teams S Live ‘meet up’ Teachers connect and arrange a recording timeline via Skype, Google Hangout, or other tool - Students connect and share culture, etc. S Research! S Prepare for Debate Bookmark findings in Diigo Prepare Debate Points and script
Website Resources http://www.globalyouthdebates.com/ S THEME & TOPIC S BLOG S INFO for SCHOOLS – Teacher Guide and Welcome Pack S DEBATE INFO – teams, voicethreads, Brackets and more! S MEETING RECORDINGS & BOOTCAMPS
Judges Wanted! S Read all about being a JUDGE for Global Youth Debates http://www.globalyouthdebates.com/#!judges/cz8s S Training provided S Each school asked to provide ONE or more judges for each round
A word about: Teams and Time Management S A TEAM = 3 students S A SUPPORT GROUP– can be an activity group or a class S Each debate can have different students in the TEAM S You are asked to observe the DEBATE PROTOCOLS and DEBATE FORMAT – this is important!
DEBATE PROTOCOL S Remember – Simulated LIVE debate using an asynchronous format S Use of technology – we know things can go wrong – some practice and patience needed S ELEVEN A debate round between two teams will be judged and scored if it is complete only. An incomplete debate round (1 or more missing responses) will have judges comments but no scores attributed. S TWELVE If one or both teams are unable to continue, the opposing team does not 'win' by default. In this case the team able to continue will be acknowledged and both teams added to the 'play it again' debates in the next round.
ONE ‘LAST’ REQUEST School/team handshake S Please send pictures! S Please send videos! S Please send greetings to the world! We want to feature these on the website!
Questions?? Contact Eva Brown or Julie Lindsay firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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