Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Global Networking

Numerous exciting projects exist to link classes across the globe. Check out, for instance, iLearn, Global Schoolnet, Taking IT Global, and ePALs. Participation in any one of these global networking sites can revolutionize your teaching and excite your students. I am leaving the URLs to locate the sites for you to learn how each connects students internationally. Feel free to explore one or more, and please post your comments upon your review.

ePALS: http://www.epals.com/
Global Schoolnet: http://www.globalschoolnet.org/
International Education and Resource Network: http://www.iearn.org/
Taking IT Global: http://www.takingitglobal.org/

1 comment:

Lisa Iris said...

I've only explored epals so far, but that site is addicting! Teachers from all around the world share their thoughts and ideas and try to get their classes to communicated with each other. I think that this is a great tool that teachers could easily incorporate into their classroom...sort of like a classroom pen pal via the Internet! I remember having a pen pal in 2nd grade and loved it. I think this would be great for students and teachers to be able to talk to other students and teachers around the country. Gives everyone a different perspective on things!