Are you looking for a way to get started?
Are you looking for a partner classroom across the Country, the Continent, or even the
world? Keep this things in mind...
Consider... what curriculum do you want to
teach with this project? This should be your starting point. (Is it
Social Studies? Mathematics? Is it a combination of subject areas?)
Consider... what theme or project-based
activity can you begin to help teach this curriculum? (Choosing the theme... the
"Arctic," "Geometry all around us," "Kindness, piece by peace.")
Consider... how can connecting with another
classroom enrich what you are already doing? (connecting with Inuit children as
a part of your study of the Arctic, exchanging geometric artwork as a part of
your math unit, exchanging and sharing random acts of kindness as a part of your
social studies or health unit.)
Consider... what are the resources that are
already available to you? (Teachers in your school or school district who might
like to participate, colleagues who know other teachers in other districts,
technology support within your district, collaborating at conferences...)
Consider... how can I find a partner
classroom? (Human resources, using project websites to help you "connect,"
sending out numerous, anonymous emails to schools and school districts.)
Consider... what technology am I hoping to
meaningfully integrate into the project? Is the technology "worth it?"
(Looking for ways to meaningfully connect technology to what you are already
learning...email skills with correspondence, word processing with writing
exchanges, paint programs as a part of art exchanges.)
These sites can also help you get started!
2Learn An outstanding Canadian resource site including resources for
teachers and students, funding and opportunities to view or join
Schoolhouse Collaborative projects, communication tools, professional
International Education and Resource Network - Projects and learning
- Kidlink Global Networking for Youth
Projects Online projects for students and teachers
Comprehensive digital learning resource library and information portal
- Let's Go Around the World "Great
Learning Adventures" to various regions of the globe
Telecollaborative Join Internet collaborations or publicize your
- SchoolWorld Internet Education
Global Internet Classroom with projects, programs and resources.