Margaret Mead once said, ""Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
With more and more citizens around the world having access to internet, small groups of people are starting to collaborate, share, reflect and learn from each other to change the world. As educators, we should feel more and more obligated to provided opportunities for our students to connect with others beyond the text in a book. Instilling international understanding and intercultural awareness is no longer just the social studies teachers job. It is my belief that global education should permeate through all subjects. Here is a video clip of how teachers might get started:
The sites I recommend in this video are listed below.