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Breaking Down School Walls: Connecting Globally

Posted by Michael Hosford
Michael Hosford
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on Friday, May 25, 2012
in K-12 General Interest
  Are you looking for ways to connect your students to the world around them?  Today it is easier than ever to break down the walls of your classroom and connect your students with others around the world.  There are several sites that are safe and specifically designed for educators looking to connect around the world. ePals The first is ePals.  This site is a variation on the classic idea of having a pen pal.  However, instead of waiting for “snail mail” from your friend across the globe, now students can connect through email. Teachers create an account in ePals and can start in a variety of ways to connect to other classes.  You can search for teachers to work with in specific countries or regions as well as by age level.  You can look through posts from teachers looking to connect or even create your own post and wait for responses.  ePals also has different projects that classes can work on together as they collaborate.  These projects range from science topics like global warming and habitats to social studies and learning about different cultures.  You can even have students work on a cyber bullying project. After teachers make their connection...
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