Category Archives: International Education

What is international edtech?

A few weeks ago, I noticed that EdSurge doesn’t have an international section on the Edtech Index (their listing of edtech-related products in various categories), even though they do post a lot about international education. @finnismundi most of the tools in … Continue reading

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More playing to fight conflict

Thanks again to Asi Burak, co-creator of the PeaceMaker Game and director of Games for Change, who responded to my recent post on in-person and gamified conflict resolution. @finnismundi @SeedsofPeace @GamesforPeace cool but why “unproven”? there is some great literature around it. — Asi … Continue reading

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On international understanding

I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback in the last week on things I’ve posted here. Many thanks to Asi Burak for sharing research on PeaceMaker and feedback on what I wrote about in-person and gamified conflict resolution. I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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Playing together to fight conflict

Last week’s Sunday New York Times has a piece on whether Palestinian and Israeli teenagers’ views of each other improve when they have positive experiences together (“Peace Through Friendship” by Juliana Schroeder and Jane Risen). It’s an intriguing hypothesis, but does it work in reality? For … Continue reading

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Sharing limited data without sharing the whole spreadsheet

Recently a friend asked me how he could share some data that he was working on with colleagues. The problem is that he can’t share the entire spreadsheet. My suggestion is to use Google Spreadsheets and the ImportRange function to … Continue reading

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F-1 Work Authorization Calculator

If you work in international education, or if you’re an F-1 student yourself, you’ve probably heard about Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT is up to a year of work authorization for F-1 students who have completed at least one year … Continue reading

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