Global Collaboration Project Overview



Friendship Project With Schools Around The World

Collaborative Projects:

Students work in pairs or small groups. They collaborate with students in one of the partner schools.   

 

Directions:

  1. Sign Up- To sign up for the project, please contact, Carol LaRow, Project Coordinator
  2. Go to the Portal Page to find the projects

Partner Schools:

Scavenger Hunts:


We've gone global! 

We are making friends around the World, as we partner with other schools.

We learn about each other's countries, customs, weather, cultures, and schools. We think about the similarities and differences of our countries - currency, time, size, distance, language, and more. We find each other's hometowns using Google Earth and Google Maps.  Although we may be thousands of miles apart, we can connect with each other, making the distances that separate us seem unimportant.  We can see and hear each other as we connect via iChat. Our students and teachers can do collaborative projects, using the WEB 2.0 tools available with today's technologies.  Best of all, we've been able to make new friends and learn about other parts of the World.

How to Participate:

  1. WEB Page - Create a webpage for other schools to access. The purpose of the page is to tell other students about your country, community, customs, location, etc.  Include enough information to give us a solid picture of your school and part of the World.
  2. Scavenger Hunt - We learn about each other's countries by accessing and reading each school's WEB page. Create a scavenger hunt for students in other countries to access and answer, based on the information on your WEB page.  Students have to read your WEB page in order to answer the questions.
  3. Choose a Partner School - Choose one of the partner schools that are listed on the PORTAL PAGE.  We will keep adding to the list. So, keep checking.
  4. Collaborative Projects - Use the PORTAL PAGE  to access the projects we are working on collaboratively. The students are able to choose the projects they want to work on. Sometimes they work in pairs; other times they work in small groups. All of the projects use WEB 2.0 tools for sharing and peer-to-peer learning.
  5. Technology Tools - We use a variety of tools as we work on our projects. Some of the tools are applications we have on our desktops. Others are on the WEB, which allow users to create and share content. We use several Google tools such as iGoogle, Docs, Blogger, Maps, Page Creator, and Google Earth. We use other software such as iChat, iWeb, Garage Band, and iTunes to create projects. 
  6. Gadgets for Learning - We can access each other's pages to use Google gadgets and applications that give us more information about each country. We can learn more about weather, currency, distances between our cities, time differences, when each country is experiencing day time or night time, and much more.
  7. Teachers - Our teachers have met each other through the Google Certified Teacher and the Apple Distinguished Educator programs. They also have worked collaboratively on projects.

New York
California
British Columbia
Singapore