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5 Skills for the Global Learner

5 Skills for the Global Learner
What Everyone Needs to Navigate the Digital World

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February 2015 | 64 pages | Corwin

Tap the power of digital learning!

In today’s digital world, distance and cultural differences are inconsequential.  Technology empowers students and provides them with unlimited resources and opportunities.  With this easy guide, you’ll learn the five essential skills to transform students into global learners:

  • Creating and sharing digital information
  • Using social media
  • Digital publishing
  • Building a personal learning network
  • Using aggregators to create, maintain, and share content

Loaded with tips and examples for using PLNs, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, YouTube, Jing, and other essential tools, this breakthrough guide to incredible learning opportunities will keep you and your students a step ahead!

The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website.

Check out the Connected Educator Series matrix to find out which book is right for you.   

"It's a fact that not just our children, but all of us, are global learners. Equipping global educators who are comfortable navigating rapidly shifting digital platforms is vital. Mark Barnes cogently shows this in 5 Skills for the Global Learner, where the emphasis is on building digital skills and digital literacy. This book is a great addition to the Connected Educator's toolkit."
— Homa S. Tavangar, Author, Growing Up Global (Random House) and The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Corwin)

"Educators, parents, and businesses around the world wonder if we are preparing today’s youth for the challenges they will face tomorrow in our interconnected world. Both new and experienced teachers will appreciate these 5 essential skills that encourage communication and collaboration throughout the digital world. As a teacher and advocate of global education, I believe these resources and tips launch the foundation our students need for the 21st century."
— Becky Morales, Author of The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Corwin) and Founder of

Preface by Peter DeWitt
1. Creating and Sharing Digital Information
Screencasting for Teaching and Learning

Digital Communication

2. Using Social Media for Worldwide Sharing



3. Digital Publishing
The Personal Blog

Storybird and Other Digital Publishers


4. Building a Personal Learning Network
A Global Learning Network

Constructing an Effective PLN

5. Using Aggregators to Create, Maintain, and Share Content
What's an Aggregator?




Key features

Educational Technology expert Mark Barnes shares five skills that are necessary for students, as we prepare them to live in a globalized society. Although mobile, worldwide learning is far more accessible now and will continue to become increasingly easy, students are not inherently skilled at responsibly curating, creating, and sharing content throughout the world. This book will provide five basic skills that will prepare students for global learning.

  • Learn from a social media expert how to connect your classroom all over the world
  • Learn five skills that will empower your students to thrive and succeed in an increasingly global society
  • The book will be supported by extra resources on the Connected Educators companion website

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