Dear students, now that you have learned more about the iEARN Community and the endless variety of Projects it provides, we can start working and implementing the real-world project Global issues: Environment within Global Learning Circles.
This kind of projects will help you build “real world” skills, such as
We are going to work on the same theme-based project for about four months. During the allocated time both teachers and students from around the world are going to introduce themselves, exchange classroom surveys about their schools and communities, share welcome packages via postmail, develop a Project Idea that would tackle a specific environmental issue, swap ideas and opinions in the Student Forum and finally create an authentic work, using digital tools, which will be published on the official website in the section Final Learning Circles Publication. At the end of the Project all the participants get International Certificates of Excellence for the valuable contribution to the iEARN mission of changing the world for the better.
Here is the Learning Circle Timeline January-May 2016.
We are already halfway through our project. All the schools have submitted their classroom surveys which are a great source of intercultural understanding and help us prepare for the cross-cultural collaboration.
Before you engage in online dialogue with your global peers, make sure that you read the information in the post about Digital Citizenship on Student Page and learn why it is important to be a good digital citizen and work in a safe and supportive online environment. Don't forget to post a comment to that post,please.
Have a look at the useful information below to learn about the non-visible aspects of culture, the misinterpretation of which may affect online communication between global peers.