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Teachers without borders

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Teachers are the largest single group of trained professionals in the world and the key to our children's future. Teachertraining is often uneven, protracted, or unsupported. Teachers need our assistance; otherwise, we are left with poverty, lack of development, and agaping digital, educational, and economic divide. Every major global report considers teacher development an urgent, collective necessity indeveloped and developing nations. Teachers need to connect to, give, and receive information quickly, and in multiple languages.

If the key to economic development and our young people's future is education, then teachers should have resources, tools,and access to the Internet, as well as each other. Even more, the resources of the community - its natural wisdom, its culture, its connection to the landand to history - must be treasured, acknowledged, and celebrated.

The education divide is not one-sided. Many "developed" countries are bereft and rudderless, yet are surrounded bymodern comforts. Many "undeveloped" countries have rich resources they cannot access. All peoples suffer when we are disconnected from each other.Some need technology and infrastructure development; others need consultation and development. All peoples need education as a bindingforce. Education, in this era, requires global citizenry.

Teachers Without Borders was designed along the model of a circle; we receive as a charity and we give as a trade. The organization ISits collective wisdom; every member represents teachers everywhere. We are therefore able to work in emergencies, as part of national reformefforts, and with relief organizations or charities precisely because we rely on local expertise. That expertise, in turn, is a resource for others.So, the more we give, the more we receive.

We do not claim a one-size fits all model. Our "peer-education" approach ensures a "virtuous cycle" of data exchangeamong educators worldwide. We work toward the empowerment and enhancement of education efforts already in place, to increase long-term and localsupport, rather than sporadic, short-lived interventions. Education should not be limited to schools alone, but to wherever a community gathers.

Global collaboration opportunities

You have chosen to embark upon a plan of professional development because there is no such thing as a continental cocoon. Toremain static, in this age, is to move backwards. The articles you have been reading and your conversations with colleagues must have inspired you, insome fashion, to participate in shaping a new world for the 21st century. In so doing, you are helping generations to come.

As you begin to explore the possibilities for cross-cultural interaction, global classroom projects, and new learningopportunities, you will come across several programs in existence. We have listed sites, below that may spark some ideas for you as you work on a GlobalCollaboration project with your learning circle and their students in Assignment 8:

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Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
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Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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