Out of Eden Learn – Introduction

23 Jan

This semester we will bring you an exciting new learning opportunity with the Out of Eden Learn Project. You have been introduce to Paul Salopek’s journey in class and via his blog which is linked as an RSS feed on our blog. We will now take things a step further and join a ‘walking party’ with other students around the world.  Here is a brief description of the project from the Out of Eden Learn website:
Out of Eden Learn is a unique online learning community designed to accompany Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk. Through Out of Eden Learn, students from around the world can engage in Paul’s journey and all that it represents. They explore their own neighborhoods, investigate contemporary global issues, and reflect on how they as individuals fit into a broader geographical and historical context. In addition, they share their perspectives and interact with one another on an exciting digital platform that uses social media as a springboard for deep, meaningful learning. The goal is to ignite students’ interest in the wider world and support them to become more informed, thoughtful, and engaged “global citizens.” Out of Eden Learn is an initiative of Project Zero, a research center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in collaboration with Paul Salopek.
This week we will finish creating a username (not your name) and finding an avatar that you will use for this project. Next week we will introduce you to project, discuss how it will be organized. Project Zero will soon organize walking parties and place us in a group. We are sure you will enjoy this semester-long project.

68 Responses to “Out of Eden Learn – Introduction”

  1. Varun January 23, 2015 at 6:36 am #

    Very cool, I am sure I will enjoy this unique learning experience.

    • Mr. Martin January 23, 2015 at 6:54 am #

      This will definitely be unique, and I am sure you will enjoy it.

      Mr. Martin

  2. Mutsumi Furuhashi ꉂꉂ ( ˆᴗˆ ) January 23, 2015 at 9:35 am #

    I like this. I think I can learn about other country with out going any where. And I would like to know about it.

    • Rahul January 28, 2015 at 3:38 am #

      I would also like to learn about another country.

    • Sture January 28, 2015 at 3:40 am #

      I also think this is a good thing to learn about other countries without needing to go there.

  3. Minki January 23, 2015 at 9:37 am #

    I think we are gonna learn about how it is around where we live. Also learn about different culture in different part of country and around the world.

  4. Snehan January 23, 2015 at 9:38 am #

    This will be very fun because we will connect to people around the world

    • Jeremy January 28, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

      Yeah! I think so too. I hope we can see other parts of the world and see how they live and what their area looks like.

  5. SooYoun January 23, 2015 at 9:38 am #

    I think we are going to learn many things from this project. Obviously we will know more about Paul Salopek and I think I will enjoy this unit.

  6. junsik January 23, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    I want to try one day. This learn experince will be fun and enjoy. I think will are learning history of early human’s migration.

  7. Kennedy January 23, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    I am REALLY excited for this unit. I have never done anything like this before. I think we are going to learn how different the different parts of the world are and how different people from other places do things and see them. This is very interesting to see how I look at some things and how others look at the same thing but in the end we all have a different answer or different perspective. I can’t wait!

    • Mr. Martin January 27, 2015 at 9:55 am #

      I am glad you are interested in this project. I also have never done something like this, so it will be a first for me. Project Zero at Harvard University is excellent and I think this will be very fun.

  8. Perrine January 23, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    I think this guy is amazing! I think we are going to learn a LOT in this unit. But I have no idea of what activities we will do. I think this is going to be FUN!

  9. Jaehoon Jeong January 23, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    I am very happy to learn new interesting facts. According to this video, I can already learn what is Paul Walker’s important message. I am really interested to learn. I look forward to learn this unique unit.

  10. adityathota January 23, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    I am very excited about doing this project. I think I’m going to learn about how people’s life is different around the world, how people have their own consequences everyday. I’m going to enjoy learning about how hard life is.

    • Mr. Martin January 27, 2015 at 9:56 am #

      I also think this experience will give us some perspective on our lives. We are lucky.

  11. Lucian January 23, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    I think were going to explore more thing and experience the things that we don’t see.

  12. Nolan January 23, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    CONNECTING WITH SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD’S AWESOME!!!!!! GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!

    • Guillaume January 28, 2015 at 3:41 am #

      I agree. It is a great idea.

  13. Enzo Sicaire January 27, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    I think it will be great because we get to learn the history in a new ways, and the best thing is that we get to discuss with school around the world which is good because we can learn other cultures.

  14. Lin January 27, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    This sounds SUPER FUN and SUPER AWESOME (>o<)/ We can communicate with other students in different schools;) I am REALLY excited and really looking forwards to communicate with lots of people!!

  15. Samara January 27, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    I think this project will be a lot of fun. We will be able to learn about different people,places and cultures. I am REALLY excited! ヽ(•‿•)ノ I think it will also be a lot of fun connecting with different schools and students around the world.

    • Lin January 27, 2015 at 8:29 am #

      Me toooo o(≧∇≦o)(o≧∇≦)o It will be really fun and exciting;)

    • Mrs. Hall January 27, 2015 at 10:01 am #

      I also think connecting with other students your age will be fun and exciting for you!

  16. Lucie January 27, 2015 at 8:16 am #

    I am excited about this project and I think all the activities are going to be really fun ! It will feel like visiting many new countries and many new things. We will learn a lot from his journey. We will have the chance to learn many new things from other schools around the world and how they feel about this project. We will meet new people.

    • Aisyah January 28, 2015 at 3:39 am #

      I can’t wait to meet new people from around the world tooo! xD

  17. Yuto January 27, 2015 at 8:19 am #

    I think it is exciting to learn about different culture that we don’t know well yet.

  18. Sriya January 27, 2015 at 8:22 am #

    I am really excited about talking and sharing ideas with other students around the world. I am also think that walking around our neighbourhood is a great idea because then we can see and understand what goes around our house. I AM REALLY EXCITED TO START TALKING AND SHARING!!! 🙂

    • Mrs. Hall January 27, 2015 at 10:00 am #

      Sounds like fun, doesn’t it, Sriya? I’m very excited to see what students notice in their own neighbourhoods here in Chennai.

    • Amalija January 27, 2015 at 10:01 am #

      Me too!

  19. Woon Ji January 27, 2015 at 8:24 am #

    I think this will be fun and learn about Paul Salopek.I think it would be fun to walk around the neighbors and find new thing that I did not know.

  20. Alexandre January 27, 2015 at 8:25 am #

    I am sure that I am going to learn a lot of things and that it is going to be really fun. I hope that I’ll hear more about Paul Salopek and how he travels around the world. I have many questions about his journey I hope that by the end of this project, all of them will be answered. I feel very excited about this project.

  21. Vikram January 27, 2015 at 8:26 am #

    I must admit that this idea of Out of Eden Learn was a great idea.I am excited like everyone who has commented.Can you imagine spending 7 years retracing the steps of the first humans although, in some situations he is taking a boat.I wonder if we will get more schools from different countries.I wonder if we will get schools in countries that are in a bad state such as Afghanistan or Syria.

    • Mr. Martin January 27, 2015 at 10:00 am #

      I have the same questions, Vikram. From the video that Project Zero (Out of Eden Learn) made, there was a school from Iraq. It will be interesting to see what other schools are involved. I hope there are many in our walking party who we can connect and share ideas with.

      • Mrs. Hall January 27, 2015 at 10:02 am #

        Me too! I can’t wait to see where our walking partners are from!

  22. Megan January 27, 2015 at 8:27 am #

    I think that this is a wonderful idea to get around our neighborhood because it will help us with getting around and help us to notice our surroundings a little more. I am so excited to start!!!

  23. Yoobin January 27, 2015 at 8:28 am #

    I like this unit. I guess we are going to learn more about different cultures in the world and Paul Salopek. I’m excited about this unit.

  24. Yuki January 27, 2015 at 8:30 am #

    I think this is really exciting project and I would like to hear and learn more things occuring around the world today with other school students’ opinion.

    • Varun January 28, 2015 at 3:28 am #

      Very True

  25. Ju yang January 27, 2015 at 8:30 am #

    This unit is going to be really fun! We can communicate students from different schools and different parts of the world! We can learn about this unit with other students all around the world and talking about it! This unit is going to be really fun! XD

  26. Sunny January 27, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    I think this project will be very fun. Learning about other cultures, and other people’s lives. I am very excited for this, and I would really like learning about other stuff than just ourselves. 🙂

  27. Ahmad January 27, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

    Someday maybe I am going to try to travel in different country and learn about they culture and they people.

  28. Kazu January 27, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    I hope he comes to India

    • Mrs. Hall January 28, 2015 at 3:28 am #

      That would be great, wouldn’t it? I hope he will visit AISC, too!

    • Rishi January 28, 2015 at 3:40 am #

      I also hope he comes to India because we both have the questions to ask! It would be great if he came here!

    • Aoi:) January 28, 2015 at 3:40 am #

      Me too!!!!!

    • Mr. Martin January 28, 2015 at 6:55 am #

      Me too. He is supposed to travel through northern India this year sometime.

  29. Rahul January 28, 2015 at 3:36 am #

    I think this will be fun. We get to lean about the history of other countries and about the countries today.

  30. Aoi:) January 28, 2015 at 3:36 am #

    This project is very unique!! 😉 Its a fun way to understand and learn about people around us!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Sture January 28, 2015 at 3:37 am #

    I think this will be an fun and learning experience.

  32. Aisyah January 28, 2015 at 3:38 am #

    I can’t wait to start! I’m 100% sure that i’m gonna learn new things, I have never done a project like this before. I hope we will hear from Paul Salopek often. I can’t wait to hear other students from around the world’s opinions, and communicate with them too! I think this project will be VERY successful~ ヽ(^o^)ノ

  33. Rishi January 28, 2015 at 3:39 am #

    I am very excited for Out of Eden learn because it sounds interesting and it grabs my attention. I think I am going to enjoy Out of Eden learn and I think many people agree too. I really hope he comes to India so we can ask him questions in person.

  34. yewon January 28, 2015 at 3:39 am #

    Through this unit I guess I can learn about the culture, people and social community.

  35. Jihyeon Park January 28, 2015 at 3:40 am #

    I think we will learn many things and explore other countries.

  36. Tejas January 28, 2015 at 3:40 am #

    I am looking forward to this experience in Social Studies class. How long does Paul plan to be walking for.

    • Mr. Martin January 28, 2015 at 7:00 am #

      Seven years total. A map of his planned route is on the Google form (instructions). Scroll to the bottom. You can also look at the Map room on his blog, Tejas. Here is a link to his map room. Check it out:
      http://www.outofedenwalk.com/map-room/

  37. Sravya January 28, 2015 at 3:41 am #

    I think this project is a good opportunity to really understand what privileges and luxuries we have as Expats in India. It’ll be interesting to take a closer look at our surroundings and and learn more about the simple lives around us. We can learn more about how much culture and diversity there just here in our school and city itself.

    • Mr. Martin January 28, 2015 at 6:58 am #

      Sravya,

      Excellent comment. I agree with you. We will learn more about his journey and what he calls ‘slow journalism.’

  38. MIn Wook (Eric) Seo January 28, 2015 at 3:41 am #

    I feel like this will be a great experience because we can see and learn about other country and see how the other country is different than ours. Also he came to INDIA!

    • Mr. Martin January 28, 2015 at 6:57 am #

      He has not been to India yet. He is currently in Georgia (the country). :>)

  39. Tejas January 28, 2015 at 3:41 am #

    I really like Ahmad’s idea. I want to do that too!!

  40. Sdaehyeon January 28, 2015 at 3:41 am #

    I think this project will be fun. I am interesting at communicate with others and learn their culture. I think it will be awesome if we walk around and learn things which we didn’t know and we can meet new people.!

  41. Sai January 28, 2015 at 3:41 am #

    I think that this will be a fun and new learning experience for me because I have never done this before. This will be so much fun!!!!

  42. Vinay Rao January 28, 2015 at 3:52 am #

    I think this will be a great experience for all of us, it will give us a whole new perspective on how we see the world. I also agree with Kazu, I hope Paul comes to India.

  43. prhea2003 January 28, 2015 at 3:54 am #

    My favorite video is 3/4. I want to make videos like that! I think our journey into the world rediscovered is going to be really cool!

  44. Sungbin Yoon January 28, 2015 at 4:19 am #

    I think this unit will be really fun because we can learn about different cultures.

  45. Miyu Ii January 28, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

    Sorry. I don’t understand this video meaning.

    • Mr. Martin January 28, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

      Miyu,
      I suggest you watch it with Ms. Jaya and/or Mrs. Hall and they will help to support you. For an English language learner, I expect that this will be difficult.
      Mr. Martin

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