clearinghouse designed to facilitate student and class participation in
Internet projects, including collaborative projects, data-collecting
experiments, peer tutoring, and keypal exchanges designed to enhance the
mathematics in your math, science and interdisciplinary curricula.
Contributions will be math-oriented, but any teacher or class studying
a subject with a strong math component may submit a project to the database.
To find ideas for math collaborations, we suggest browsing existing
Internet projects at
Over 4.4 million students and
teachers are building skills and enhancing learning with ePALS. Established in
1996, ePALS has 64,379 classroom profiles bringing people in 191 countries
together as cross-cultural learning partners and friends.
- Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At
kids games, chat rooms for kids, video game cheats and other
child activities; games focus on fun, learning and Internet
Connection is an international meeting place for children and
schoolteachers. Find penpals from around the world! Check out interesting
projects you can contribute to, and cool clubs you can join.
It Global - "(TIG) is an international organization, led by
youth, empowered by technology. TIG brings together young people in more than
200 countries within international networks to collaborate on concrete
projects addressing global problems and creating positive change."
- International Education
and Resource Network - a non-profit global network that
enables young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage
in collaborative educational projects
that both enhance learning and make a difference in the world.
SchoolNet Foundation - Many
international collaborative projects for schools.
Also hosts an annual CyberFair - “Now in its 7th year, CyberFair has been described as the largest
educational event of its kind ever held on the Internet. This program has
brought together more than 500,000 students from over 75 countries. Take a
virtual journey around the globe and learn about people, programs and
communities who care!”
Corp - World Wise Schools
- "an innovative education
program that seeks to engage U. S. students in an inquiry about themselves,
the world and others. Peace Corps with links to World Wise Schools,
global education curriculum, other resources on cultures and countries.
and Me -
long-term project about grandmothers all over the world.
- designed to
encourage the development of reading and writing skills while integrating the
Internet into the classroom curriculum. The real challenge is that a remotely
drawn monster is created only from reading the description! At the end of the
project, both the original and duplicate drawings are digitized and published
on the web in the Monster Exchange Galleries http://www.monsterexchange.org/
The goal at My Hero is to discover real-life heroes from around the
world using the World Wide Web. This is an ongoing project where students
around the world submit their heroes from such diverse fields as the arts and
entertainment, sports and science, lifesavers and peacemakers, actors and
- an interactive
multi-disciplinary educational Web site which connects families at home and
students in classrooms to adventures, expeditions and events around the world,
as they are unfolding. Current projects are Oceans Live!, Rainforest Live!,
Class Afloat Live!, and Wetlands Live!. Access to these projects requires a
fee for registration.
Travel buddies are soft toys or puppets that travel the world as
representatives of your class. They may go on a cultural exchange with a
single school or travel widely on a path chosen by those who forward him to
friends and relatives in other places. They go instead of sending the
children, an expensive and unrealistic proposition for most schools.
Visit this web page to find many ways teachers are using this idea.
Trek – the Odyssey
- The Odyssey
allows students to travel around the world via the Internet. A team of
volunteers visits 11 different non-western sites, documenting their
experiences for posting on the Odyssey website. Students can follow along and
interact with them. Everything is archived for future use.
The European Schools Project supports teachers and pupils in participating in
the world of Internet-based Computer Mediated Communications and in using
Internet's Information Resources to improve learning and teaching. The ESP is
an initiative of the Universiteit
van Amsterdam, in close co-operation with a network of regional and
national coordinators in various European countries and beyond.
The Global Virtual
- an educational project
begun in 1989 by Dr. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic.
Students and their teachers have participated with research scientists
in deep sea archaeology; probed the changing conditions of unique ecosystems;
compared shallow and deep ocean habitats; pondered the mysteries of
chemosynthetic life forms; studied bio-diversity, plate tectonics and
volcanoes, geo-thermal hot spots, glaciology, human and animal migration; and
compared conditions experienced in space and under the oceans.
– Annenberg/CPB math and science project;
an annual Internet-based learning adventure that engages students in a
global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change.
- a unique interdisciplinary,
hands-on, collaborative telecomputing project to foster excitement and
learning about the natural world.
the Drain - This
Internet-based collaborative project will allow students to share information
about water usage with other students from around the country and the world.
Based on data collected by their household members and their classmates,
students will determine the average amount of water used by one person in a
day. They will compare this to the average amount of water used per person per
day in other parts of the world.
Grocery List - a long standing project that generates real, peer collected
data for student computation, analysis, and conclusion-building within the
context of social studies, science, mathematics and other disciplines.
- Kids' Inquiry of Diverse Species -
addresses both inquiry and life science content standards through data
collection of animal species, examination of species patterns and
distribution, and the development of individual species accounts.
The electronic discussion board and the creation of their own web-based
biodiversity maps allow students to compare and share their findings with
students and researchers around the world.
Global Classroom -
Research program categories include archaeology, biodiversity, cultural
diversity, endangered ecosystems, global change, oceans, world health.
Features include Teachers Teaching Live From the Field and Virtual
Expeditions With Scholastic Explorers.
Diaries - The purpose of
this project is to give students all over the world a safe place on the web to
publish stories about animals and their interaction with other living things.
It is hoped that this site will inspire and encourage authorship among
students of all ages as well as a love of reading.
The Globe Program
- hands-on program that
joins students, educators, and scientists from around the world in studying
the global environment. http://www.globe.gov/
(A sample list of countries involved in included in this book –
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