Saturday, March 8, 2008

Connecting Students Globally

If you are a teacher, you should definitely check out iEARN (International Education and Resource Network). Their address is http://www.iearn.org/. iEARN is a non-profit organization that brings together teachers and youth to collaborate on projects.

You can propose a new project for collaboration, or join one in progress. It's really amazing to see what kids are doing together online. Sometimes very simple, but always very powerful. You can browse projects and see examples of the work through the iEarn Collaboration Centre, media.iearn.org/projects.

I'm planning on doing a pilot project this spring with my Digital media students. I met some local teachers who have been doing this for years, and they rave about it. Sounds like fun!

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