The Global Postcard Exchange registration for 2016-17 is closed.
130 schools in 32 states and 7 countries are participating!
If you registered, please scroll down to view the postcard groups.

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Global Postcard Exchange FAQs
Who is welcome?
    Any classroom in the world that would like to communicate with other schools and learn more about the world in the process. This is open to any grade level. It would be nice to get schools in a variety of states and locations too.

How can you join?
    Visit the Postcard Exchange form below and add your information.

What do you have to do?
    Create ONE postcard for each school in your Postcard Exchange group that lists these 10 facts (click here to see the 10 facts to include). You can always include other information too if you'd like. You only need to send ONE postcard to each school on the list, but if you want each of your students to make a postcard you can certainly send more than one postcard in that case. If you don't have the funds to send the postcards by mail, you could send them digitally as a PDF to each school.

Is there a deadline?
    Let's not start sending postcards until after November 15th so we can see how many people want to participate. Postcards should be in the mail by no later than February 28th, so all postcards will be received well before the end of the school year. 

What can we do before we send the postcards?
  • Have students draw the images that you use on the postcards. They could do this by hand or on the computer.
  • Have students brainstorm information to include on the postcard. They may need to do some research to find information.
  • Practice writing friendly letters, and write a friendly letter on the back of the postcard using the information you brainstormed.
  • Practice writing addresses, and write the addresses of the schools on the back of the postcards.

What can we do with the postcards we receive?
  • You could create a Google map, give students a world map of their own, or use a bulletin board to pin the locations of the postcards you receive.
  • You could take a virtual field trip to the school/class websites.
  • You could visit the school/class/student blogs, read their posts, and leave them some comments.
  • You could compare information on the postcards in a Venn diagram.
  • You could create a graph with information from the postcards.
These are just a few ideas. If you have a great idea, please share it with us on the "Share Your Ideas" page!

2016-17 GPE Group 1

2016-17 GPE Group 2

2016-17 GPE Group 3