What I learned from the Human Rights website was that “the Universal Declaration of Human Rights served as the inspiration for the European Convention on Human Rights, one of the most significant agreements in the European Community” (Human Rights). “The Convention was adopted in 1953 by the Council of Europe, an intergovernmental organization established in 1949 and composed of forty-seven European Community Member States. This body was formed to strengthen human rights and promote democracy and the rule of law” (Human Rights). This website was very informative on the whole history of human rights from the beginning when the idea first started to spread to the form of the United Nations in 1945. I also learned about the definition of human rights and that they are based on the principle of respect for the individual. Lastly I learned about what United for Human Rights is, “an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at local, regional, national and international levels” (Human Rights). Next website that I looked at was Going Global-Tips And Tricks For Global Collaborations. Through this website I learned all of the different ways that teachers can set up their classrooms to be more global. There’s Skype classrooms which “gives you access to message boards that allow you to look for someone to collaborate with or post looking to collaborate with someone else” (Going Global). There is also quad blogging which “the idea here is you and your students blog and comment with other students in another country. One week your class does the writing and the other classes comment and the next week it switches” (Going Global). Lastly there was the teacher’s guide to international collaboration on the internet.From the U.S. Dept. of Education, this handy resource is full of ideas and projects for collaborating internationally. “Everything from email exchanges to video chatting to global challenges can be found here” (Going Global). The next website that I looked at was ePals. “ePals enriches K-12 learning in the classroom and at home with innovative web-based tools and the highest standard of children’s stories, games and digital media on the web” (ePals). ePals was such an interesting website to learn about and explore. It was amazing how many classrooms around the globe you could find and connect with. “Teachers use the free ePals Global Classroom to create real world, culturally- enriching learning experiences for their students. With ePals classroom matching, a high school class studying Chinese can connect with a class studying English in China, or the classes can work on a special project together” (ePals). The last website that I looked at was GlobalScholar, “the intention of the Global Scholar online courses, developed by The Center for Global Education, is to introduce students to the opportunities and challenges inherent in participating in study abroad programs” (Global Scholar). This website is such a great tool for anyone who is looking for more information about what it is like to study abroad. The site has pages on tips before you leave to study abroad, while you’re abroad, and once you return.
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-“About ePals.” ePals. N.p.. Web. 2 Mar 2014.
-“Definition of Human Rights.” Human Rights. N.p.. Web. 2 Mar 2014.
-“Going Global- Tips And Tricks.” Digital Learning Enviroments. N.p.. Web. 2 Mar 2014.