Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Some exciting global collaborative projects for you to consider!

Introducing IEARN Projects
Have you heard of IEARN projects?  (http://www.iearn.org/) They have so many wonderful projects that teachers can get involved in.  Did you know that if you create a project and want teachers to join you, you can advertise it through IEARN projects? Why don’t you take a look through their project book which is embedded at the end of this post,  and see if there’s a project that interests you? It is important to note that if you are interested in joining one of these projects you would need to register as IEARN teachers on the http://www.iearn.org/ site in order to participate? Just click on Join/Contact us and register.

Highlighting some projects in Israel
Omashani Naidoo, who is our Operations Manager at SchoolNet SA has a close friend in Israel, Ruti Hotzen, who especially asks if any teachers would like to join one of her two projects. You’ll find them mentioned in the project book.
·        Talking kites all over the world (page 24)
·        Daffodils and tulips (page 46)

Why not join the 'Onedayonearth' project?
Omashani also recommends considering the onedayonearth project which is co-ordinated by Chris Baer (USA) and Marta Garcia Lorea (Argentina).  You'll find this on page 21 in the book. This is scheduled for 11/11/11 (11th November 2011). On November 11th, across the planet, documentary filmmakers, students, and other inspired citizens will record the human experience over a 24-hour period and contribute their voice to the second annual global day of media creation called ONE DAY ON EARTH. Together, they will create a shared archive and a film. Take a look at their website: http://www.onedayonearth.org/

You can see some news about last year's event at this link (along with lots of the student-produced videos) -- http://www.iearn.org/news/article/iearn-participants-document-one-day-life-through-101010-video-challenge

Here is an article in today's New York Times (30 August 2011) for more info and background:

Enjoy looking through the IEARN book of projects. Why don't you take the plunge and get involved? 

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! Loved these iearn projects! Have spoken to a couple of the teachers already who are very keen to join in with some of the ongoing projects. Just got to get the school play finished and then normality returns! Great blog - thanks!