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Language Connections Revamp

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Language Connections
 Meta language for the 21st century
Today’s technological and systems culture  and the Human / Machine interaction,  rely heavily on the main Cybernetics principles of Communication , feedback and Control. These principles resemble the human cognition meaning- based natural mechanisms: Connections,  Collaboration and Creativity / Innovation. Together with human Relevance Realization cognitive mechanism,  these human […] Read more »

The missing corner stone in nowadays intercultural learning and working environments – a new practical model developed in “Snowblog CTnet city” project by Language Connections Organization

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Designing and implementing intercultural distance education environments, as well as planning cross-cultural workplaces in organizations, in today’s diverse societies, might be frustrating. The amazing technological leap forward has not been matched by a cognitive development and necessary competences.
Outcomes in both intercultural distance education projects and in cross – cultural organizational team work, depend […] Read more »

Snowblog CT net city @ MIT LINC 2010 Conference, Cambridge MA

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Approximately 200 participants from 40 different countries converged at the MIT Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC) 2010 Conference on May 23-26, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, titled “University Leadership: Bringing Technology-Enabled Education to Learners of All Ages.”
Gal Springman, Language Connections Chairperson, presented “Snowblog CT net city” project, based on Snowblog project series developed by Language Connections […] Read more »

Matilda, the rebellious urban rat’s support group from Ukraine

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1.Participants from Khmel\’nyts\’kyi, Ukraine pay tribute to Matilda, the urban rebellious rat, the fiction heroine starring in Snowblog CT net city project.
2. Matilda’s Support Group from Mykolayiv

Snowblog Ct net city – Digital Urban Narratives event

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A successful presentation of SnowblogCTnetcity intercultural project by Language Connections. at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, April 15 , 2010–04–21
Language Connections Organization and the Tel Aviv Cinematheque presented the methodology and model of Snowblog CT net city – Digital Urban Narratives project.
Current participants in the project  are university students from USA, Ukraine, China and The […] Read more »

Help Us Find Matilda!

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On April 15, the Tel Aviv Cinematheque will host a unique event of the Language Connections organization.
The event is devoted to Urban Narratives.  Youth from cities all over the world will share their stories.  As we prepare for it, a special urban narrative is spreading among our many participants – the tale of Matilda, a streetwise […] Read more »

Snowblog CT net city – global version 2009-2010

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Snowblog CT net city project offers a mutually empowering model for collaboration among students, among high school & university students from various countries.  It is an intercultural collaborative web-based social community of learners.  Its model is a modern version of apprenticeship based on emergent pedagogy, facilitating tutor guided and peer assissted creative learning/teaching process.

Dark Urban Narratives, by Daniel Roberts

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Dark Urban Narratives are part of Snowblog CT net city project, focusing on urban evironment as its main theme. The idea behind the Dark Urban Narratives is to provide a literary imaginative ”  mirror picture” to the urban narratives that are cultural/social reporting oriented.
Chapter1
There was once a rat living in New York, whose […] Read more »

Language Connections in “Shine your light project” by Will Smith

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Language Connections participated in Will Smith‘s “Shine Your Light” project.

The project, fostering tolerance, was introduced by Will Smith at the Wiesenthal Center‘s National Tribute Dinner in Los Angeles 3 months ago. The international Jewish human rights organization Simon Wiesenthal Center has bestowed its highest honor, the 2009 Humanitarian award, on Hollywood mega-star Will Smith. […] Read more »

President Obama’s Speech, Cairo, Wednesday, June 4th, 2009

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President Obama’s speech, addressing the Muslim world and sending a message of empathic interfaith and intercultural dialog for all nations as well, echoes many core values residing at the heart of Language Connections‘ projects.
This speech is an encouragement for many individual “change agents”, such as the members of our team and other international educators cooperating  […] Read more »