ERIC Number: ED461371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Connecting Cultures...A Teacher's Guide to a Global Classroom.
Jobson, Lisa, Ed.
The International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) enables young people (ages 5-19) to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage in collaborative online educational projects that both enhance learning and address issues of global importance. More than 400,000 students in over 95 countries are working together in iEARN to make a positive impact on the world. This document highlights project examples that profile a variety of age levels, curricula, and areas in which iEARN has an impact. In "Building Bridges," a headmistress from Pakistan describes her school's experience of learning with partners from 92 countries in the "Laws of Life Project." Ideas for "globalizing" the classroom are offered. The next section, "Improving Education," describes the "Write To Care Framework: Writing and Reading Integrating Technology into Education To Make a Difference in Our World." The purpose of this framework is to encourage children's literacy skill development while participating in meaningful local to global telecommunications projects that make positive differences in their school, community, region, state, country, and around the world. In the next section, "Making a Difference," students worldwide share their environmental projects through the YouthCAN environmental conference. Also included are: sample activity for generating project ideas; suggestions for successful project work; iEARN professional development opportunities; and a list of additional resources. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Networks, International Cooperation, Internet, Learning Activities, Partnerships in Education, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
iEARN-USA, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 540, New York, NY 10115. Tel: 212-870-2693; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.iearn.org/.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Education and Resource Network, New York, NY.