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Case Study: International Publishing
GKE
FACILITATING INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING

GKE Facilitates Digital Collaboration and International Electronic Publishing

GKE recognizes that the Internet is a powerful influence on 21st century learning. The pace and magnitude of learning can be transformed by effective deployment of technology-assisted methodologies and digital age innovation.

GKE President James Chang discusses GKE strives to place the empowering tools of learning in the hands of the learner. With full engagement of the learner, demonstrations of insight, achievement, and authentic learning are dramatic. GKE supports and facilitates the international, technology-assisted nature of 21st century learning.

CyberLits hold the validity of the educational theories that undergird the GKE Learning System. CyberLits are modern, multimedia expressions based upon powerful applications of curricular concepts and modern, learning theories. The original concept and design of CyberLits was created by GKE Vice President of Research, Florence McGinn, and the concept and its further, emerging technologies' applications have received the support of multiple grants.

CyberLits have been created based on original student poetry, and the concept has been deployed successfully in creative writing, literature, and expository writing classes. Additionally, Chinese students' poetry pieces have been interpreted into CyberLits by American student editors. Aspects of CyberLits have been utilized in multiple applications in Electric Soup, a student-produced literary magazine. Florence McGinn has received numerous educational awards based upon the concept, design, and educational applications of Electric Soup. High school editors in the United States have interviewed professionals in the field of publishing, technology, social work, education, and health.

Young editors working on a high school magazine in New Jersey, USA, have published writers from the Bangladesh, France, Italy, China, Singapore, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, and from other parts of their own country including Colorado, Virginia, Texas, California, Florida, and Pennsylvania.
Students create multimedia interpretations, multimedia electronic portfolios, on-line literary magazines, and build classroom resources and learning tools. Learners become active, vital participants in crafting and shaping personal, educational processes.

Learning gains authenticity and vitality when it is enlivened by international collaboration. Digital tools become vehicles to help demonstrate understanding, to enhance communication, to build self-expression, and to gain critical, 21st century skills.

It is these concepts of innovation and empowerment based upon 21st century tools and skills that foundation the GKE Learning System and its effectiveness.

Many of these student collaborations are presented in multimedia on-line. They can be viewed at
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/esoup/
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/esoup/esvol15/cyberlit/index.html
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/china/


Many of these student collaborations are presented in multimedia on-line. They can be viewed at
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/esoup/
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/esoup/esvol15/cyberlit/index.html
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/china/


by Katy Ho, Beijing, China

Mid-autumn day
standing by the window
I can see the full moon,
like my long-lost love,
high up in the sky.
Brightening the darkness
of all the world,
and smiling to me
in all my dreams.
Click, click of the rails.
Mr. Moon, bring me home
in the mid-autumn night.

Katy Ho lives in China. She graduated from a Chinese university and works full-time for Global Knowledge Exchange. Katy speaks and writes in both English and Chinese, and she is an enthusiast of words and poetry in both languages.

by Joel Tay

a poet has the power
of a poisonous snake
unobtrusive, silent, covert
even after it strikes
until the poison seeps in
and tears at the very fabric of existence
causing anarchy
chaos
till more poets step in
and preach order
the antidote extracted from the things they spout
and when their advice is found good
the way is clear
for more poisonous snakes once again

Joel Tay lives in Singapore. He has won many national and international awards for writing. He has often been one of the youngest in these competitions and is quite proud of his achievements. He likes to read work from O'Henry and aspires to become a novelist.
The GKE Innovative Learning System's concepts build powerful curricular skill development, motivation through authentic learning, insight through process theories, and Information Age Skills through the integration of the emerging technologies. In addition, the global concepts that underlie the GKE Learning System are well-suited to the Internet's 21st century opportunities. Students learn to become functional "global citizens" able to navigate through multicultural, multidisciplinary, and multinational applications of acquired knowledge. Learners are facilitated in curricular, personal, and vocational growth through international learning interactions.

By Katy Ho

 

 

 

The Wind
I feel the wind
I love the feeling of the wind
Colorful birds fly around me
Lying in the grass,
How relaxed I am!

Flowers blooming and grass growing.
Mom's words in my mind,
"Keep trying, don't give up, and you will be a success."
I will take the challenge and fly against the wind

Collaborative poem
Katy Ho, Florence McGinn, and Sujay Pandit

The sounds of rain
Descend at a transparent angle.
Your light steps fall softly.
When I am asleep,
You whisper
In a soft voice
The seeds of my dreams
Are quietly sprouting. (Katy Ho)

It is the murmur of growth.
I stand on our dream world's edge
and hear time's beating sound
Reach into life's soil.
Your dreams wrap with mine,
and the roots of our life
draw upon reality's strength. (Florence McGinn)

Awaken me under a gnarled, ancient tree.
I will search willows and locks of your hair,
for the lost midnight of desire.
Cast upon the moors of your heart,
you surprise me with this dirt, deep and rich.
I grasp this earth, this hope,
this poetry. (Sujay Pandit)

Katy Ho lives in China. She graduated from a Chinese university and works full-time for Global Knowledge Exchange. Katy speaks and writes in both English and Chinese, and she is an enthusiast of words and poetry in both languages.

 

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