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Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration

The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing learning in various subjects through collaborative technologies. In addition to offering schools and teachers content resources and consulting to improve learning through collaboration, the site also allows teachers to search for local and global collaborative projects in and outside of the U.S.A...

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iEARN Project Curriculum Integration Activities

The iEARN Project Curriculum Integration Activities is a database of lesson plans that align iEARN projects to the U.S. Common Core State Standards and Global Competency Matrix. The lesson plans were created by primary and secondary school teachers across the United States who participated in iEARN Projects. This is a helpful resource for teachers looking for lesson plans and activity ideas to...

CAPspace Global Organization and Network

CAPspace (Collaborations Around the Planet) is a social networking tool for educational videoconferencing. Register and login to find colleagues and schools interested in collaborative videoconference (H.323 and H.320) projects. Create and advertise your own collaborative videoconference projects to educators around the world. CAPspace also provides registration for collaborative events and...

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Micro-credentials for Global Competence

Educators engage in both formal and informal professional learning activities but are rarely recognized for their informal learning. Micro-credentials do! They are a natural extension of educators’ professional learning journeys: competency-based, on-demand, personalized, and sharable. World Savvy, in partnership with Digital Promise Global, developed an initial stack of eight...

Learning Studios Teacher Guide & Project Library

In the Learning Studio program, learners define the problems they want to solve and design solutions to address them. Leveraging powerful technology, students engage in activities and projects that expose them to skills and concepts such as design thinking, three dimensional design, and social entrepreneurship. All educators can access the Teacher Guide & Project Library, which provides...

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We collaborate with teachers, schools, and educational organizations to offer professional development courses and resources that help make global education an integral part of every student's classroom experience. Our engaging face-to-face and online programs, curriculum resources, and international study tours enhance global understanding and help thousands of teachers every year bring the...

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Middlebury Interactive Languages Curriculum

Middlebury Interactive Languages is the academic leader in digital language learning for K-12 students. We provide access to superior world language and English Language Learner curriculum solutions that prepare students with the skills and cultural understanding to compete in the 21st Century global marketplace. Middlebury Interactive has taken principles of Middlebury College's renowned...

World's Largest Lesson

In September 2015 World Leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. 17 goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. The World's Largest Lesson is an initiative to teach children all over the world about the Sustainable Development Goals and encourage them as "Goal Champions" to...

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Intercultural Virtual Exchange of Classroom Activities (IVECA)

Intercultural Virtual Exchange of Classroom Activities (IVECA) is an online classroom exchange program in which K-12 school students in different countries share what they study and everyday life through a Web platform. Students in different countries perform individual and group projects in their classrooms according to the weekly activity topics provided by the IVECA Virtual Classrooms...

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ePals Global Community

ePals connects users from around the globe, providing the tools and meeting places to create a worldwide community of learners. The tools include ePals SchoolMail™ and ePals Global Community™ as well as built-in language translation designed for schools. Whether you want project ideas for your class-to-class partnership, or discussion areas where you can contribute your views on a matter,...

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Social Good in The Classroom

There are more than 50 million public school students in the United States, and more than three million full-time public school teachers. This collective group is a powerful force, and has a unique ability and opportunity to create positive change in classrooms, schools and surrounding communities. To help solve the world’s biggest challenges, we must encourage students to be critical,...

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#GlobalSpeedChat

Created by two teachers, #GlobalSpeedChat is a curriculum that includes quick, easy (ready to go), digital activities that teachers, school leaders, and club organizers can do with their students to build an awareness of others in our world. We believe that the best way for kids to really get to know each other is to give them opportunities to collaborate--do something together. Through this,...

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Holiday Card Exchange Project

Teachers and students prepare an envelope with holiday cards to send to the other participants between October - December. Students may send Chinese New Year, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Eid greeting cards or cards that show local celebrations during December or January. Each school will be placed in a group with approximately seven other schools and will prepare either handmade or purchased...

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Learning Circles

iEARN Global Learning Circles are highly interactive, project-based partnerships among a small number of schools located throughout the world. There are two sessions each year, September - January and January - May. Learning Circles join together a group of five to six schools on one of the following themes: Computer Chronicles: Promotes writing across the curriculum. Interaction online...

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My Identity, Your Identity Culture Project

In the My Identity, Your Identity Project, students are encouraged to explore and research the elements that form their identities. These elements include the traditions and the famous landmarks in their communities, which are parts of their cultures and identities. Students talk about the traditional celebrations they have and how they celebrate them, including the kinds of clothes they wear,...

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K-12 Global Art Exchange

K-12 students exchange original artwork with their peers in schools around the world and, in some cases, complete follow-up VoiceThread conversations with a partner class. Since 2009, over 32,000 children from 67 countries have directly participated and another 350,000 students have seen program art displays in their schools.

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Classroom Conversations with the World

Classroom Conversations with the World matches registered classes with a global partner class (or classes) of the same grade range for an asynchronous VoiceThread conversation.  A VoiceThread conversation is a web-based application where media is the center of the conversation. Participating classes explore their curriculum with their global peers. Specific guidelines are provided...

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Know Your World Initiative Hot Topic Global Dialogues

The Know Your World Initiative (KYWI) Hot Topic Global Dialogues engage students in discussions on challenging and thought-provoking global issues such as: the refugee crisis, land disputes, energy and the economy, and using real-world country case studies. This helps student learn how to: Examine the impact of potential “solutions” to real-world issues from multiple points of view by...

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One Day in the Life

One Day in the Life is a project in which students exchange photographs/images describing days in their lives, and then make cross-cultural comparisons. Students may discuss aspects of a typical day (like visiting the market or going to school) or they may document special days (like vacations, birthdays, celebrations, or holidays.) While writing is often an important component of student...

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Global Art: A Sense of Caring

The purpose of this project is to support youth to exchange digital photos/artwork and writing on the theme of caring. Students in participating schools and communities write a story or a poem on his/her ideas of caring. Student then create an artwork according to the story. Students then design a class Service Learning project that demonstrates caring for others and take action to benefit...

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#Decarbonize: Decolonize - Art, the UN, Climate Change & Indigenous Peoples

Have your student's art and Climate Action projects featured at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, in November (2017). Join 20 countries, the Great Barrier Reef, Polar Bears International and 1000's of students as schools share and collaborate around Art and Climate Action projects in advance of the UN Conference. Through the use of the Global Gallery, classrooms will be...

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Global Encounters

Global Encounters is an international student video conference program, offered through a partnership between the Centre for Global Education (CGE) and TakingITGlobal (TIG). We've hosted dozens of events on critical global issues such as child soldiers and armed conflict, women's rights, mental health, climate change and many more. Each conference includes a live event, preceded by a...

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Blue Planet Writers' Room

Humans have always created stories to try and make sense of the world. At Blue Planet, our American students join with students from other countries to create and share their own stories in a virtual Writers’ Room that we construct in cyberspace. Over the course of a semester-long project, students connect with their new international friends through video conferencing, internet file...

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Journal Swap for Peace

The Journal Swap for Peace is a project designed to create cultural awareness, empathy among peers and to promote communication and literacy.  This project emphasizes self-awareness and organizational writing skills through journaling about daily life. Through the exploration and documentation of our individual occurrences and then the sharing/swapping of these journals, students understand...

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Climate Action

Fact: Our climate is changing! This is not a hoax! For this inspiring global project 250 schools over 69 countries will collaborate on climate change topics over the course of four exciting weeks! Students from across six different continents will conduct research, brainstorm and discuss ideas, present and share their findings about these topics via videos and online presentations. During the...

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Kids on Earth

Kids on Earth is a collaborative effort with educators, nonprofits, and NGOs around the world.  Mostly, we interview children and teenagers from 8 years old to 15 years old. Old enough to be able to tell a good story. Young enough to still be considered a kid.  We spend nearly a half hour with every interviewee, then edit the material so it can be watched in 1-6 minute segments. You can...