Connecting with students from other countries can provide your learners with a rewarding opportunity to interact with people from other cultures and different backgrounds. Collaborating on a common project provides all participants with a common goal, that each group can contribute towards. Great projects provide all participants with opportunities to work towards addressing a global challenge, whilst bringing their own local knowledge and experiences to the task.
Our friends at iEarn empower teachers and students worldwide to use technology to collaborate on projects designed to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people. Listed below are some of the latest projects that you can join:
iEarn welcomes a new collaborative math project, the STICK Project – Measuring the Circumference of the Earth. This project will connect secondary school students and the main objective is to measure the perimeter of the Earth, in a similar way to that used by Eratosthenes more than 2,200 years ago. For this, each group of students and their teachers around the world will measure the height and shadow of a stick during the solar midday of autumn or September equinox.
Global Youth Service Day
This April, Join iEARN Moldova and global project participants in the Global Youth Service Day project. The project aims to support a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. The Global Youth Service Project will help teachers and students partner with local, state, national, and international organizations committed to engaging children and youth as leaders through volunteering, community service, service-learning, national service, and voting/civic engagement.
Every Day is Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd with the Every Day is Earth Day project! This year, classes are focusing on Ocean Pollution and Marine Waste Disposal. In the project, students write short essays or poems, take photos, create drawings, or make videos where they share their solutions to help protect the environment.