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1 13 February, 2008Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. Dr. Nimer Baya'a Computer Consultant & Senior Lecturer - "Al-Qasemi" Academic College of Education, Supervisor of Computers in the Arab schools - Department of Education. “Teddy Bear” Project Technology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND MULTICULTURALISM Wednesday, 13 th February, 2008 Eng. Manal Fitiani Computer Mentor in Arab schools of East Jerusalem, Lecturer in the Center for Development of Teaching Staff – East Jerusalem. “Teddy Bear” Project

2 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 "Teddy Bear" project is one of iEARN projects. I nternational E ducation A nd R esource N etwork Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration

3 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 Non-profit global network that enables young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage in collaborative educational projects that both enhance learning And make a difference in the world iEARN Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration

4 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 iEARN 120 Country Programs Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration

5 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 iEARN 20,000 teachers 10,000 schools and youth organizations 2 million pupils 120 countries 30 languages Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration

6 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 iEARN 150 ongoing projects 30 languages All curriculum/subject areas Arts and Literature Social Studies Math & Science Languages & ESL Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration

7 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 iEARN has interactive curriculum- based projects in which pupils are creating, researching, sharing opinions, and becoming global citizens. Pupils and educators communicate and collaborate in over 200 forums through text, images, videos, sound and real-time media, all in a multi- lingual and visual platform. iEARN Projects Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration

8 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 “Teddy Bear” Project In this project, pupils learn in an interactive, collaborative, interesting and enjoyable educational environment. They expand their multi-cultural knowledge and awareness and they improve their technological skills. Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration

9 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 Project Goals Creating global citizens Breaking down of cultural barriers Fostering tolerance & understanding of cultures other than their own Enhancing learning Learn life skills (communications, team work) Encouraging authentic writing Promoting communication and collaboration Integrate computers skills and internet in educational and learning process Improving ICT skills Advancing communication through Multimedia Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration

10 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 After teachers register, the facilitator matches each class with a partner class. Description Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration

11 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 The classes send each other a Teddy Bear or other soft toy by airmail. Description Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration

12 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 Description Hi from Fidaa I am in front of the school. It is cold and snowy.Bye Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration Hi everyone.... Students from Silwan Primary school for girls so happy welcoming the new visitor Masha from Novosiprisk we will start working just now with best wishes for all

13 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 Description The bear sends home diary messages by , at least once a week, describing its adventures, the places it has been in them, as well as the things it has seen and done. Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration

14 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 Description The project aims to encourage authentic writing by providing children with a real audience. They write messages as if they are the visiting bear. Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration

15 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 Activities & Technologies About six schools in East Jerusalem are participating in this project and through it pupils participate in different activities to create various educational substances, such as: Presentations Masha Sends greetings to his friends back home in Russia and tell them about his trip to Dead Sea and Ein Jedi Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration

16 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 Activities & Technologies Video Clips Masha celebrating Eid Al Adha in East Jerusalem Masha celebrating Christmas in Bethlehem The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration Fidaa celebrating New year in Novosibirsk Video clips are uploaded to Silwan School for Girls website Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed.

17 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 Activities & Technologies Pupils learned geography, history and science using: Google earth, Wikimapia, WebQuest Teddy Bear Exchange between Sawahreh (East Jerusalem ) and Kalanso (West Africa). Hello my name is Huda.I am in the sixth grade. I was very happy today to look for some information about Mali. I did not know where Mali exist before, but now I know it is in the west of Africa. I saw the flag of Mali which consists of three colors: red, green and blue. Duha : “Mali is located between Algeria on the north-east, Niger on the south-east, Burkina Fasso, Ivory Coast and Guinea on the south, and Senegal and Mauritania on the west” my name is Safaa I visited the website and got this picture of the city of Mali Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration

18 "Teddy Bear" Project 13 February, 2008 They also exchanged information about their culture folklore, tradition and daily life via: Project Forum. Fidaa talks about her visit to Novosibirsk (Russia) Zoo Hi from Fidaa Here is some info about the Zoo. Zoological Garden (Novosibirsk ZOO) is situated in a beautiful forested park. The Novosibirsk Zoo keeps 4000 animals of 399 species. More than 120 species are entered into the Red Book. A zoological team participates in 32 international programs on preservation and reproduction of rare and endangered species. The Novosibirsk Zoo has contact with more than 100 Zoos in the world and is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is the only Zoo entered into the International Directors Union Fidaa Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration Activities & Technologies

19 "Teddy Bear" Project Future Plans Learning more about each other : Community and history Community and history Culture and society Culture and society Traditional food Traditional food Traditional clothes Traditional clothes Arts Arts And other aspects … And other aspects … 13 February, 2008 The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed.

20 "Teddy Bear" Project Obstacles 13 February, 2008 The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration Hello We are disappointed that we can't send it by a mail..... But we are so happy that we can continue through iEARN Teddy bear exchange between talent school East Jerusalem & Pakistan Political obstacles Lack of postal communication Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed.

21 "Teddy Bear" Project Our Hope 13 February, 2008 The Fourth Multi-Cultural Inter-College Conference Center for Technology and Multi-CulturalismTechnology, Multi-Culturalism & Collaboration Al-Qasemi Academic College & Dep. Of Ed. In spite of all obstacles, our kids will break all barriers. This is what we hope !!!


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