Connecting Your Students to the World Through the Common Core


Connecting Your Students to the World Through the Common Core 


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Step by Step Guide to Global Collaborations



Collaborative Projects and Video Conferencing


Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration is committed to taking a leadership role as a Center to create, gather, and distribute knowledge, resources, and experiences, which support collaborative learning communities.


Skype in the Classroom is a space that brings educators together to facilitate collaboration using Skype as the tool for the collaboration and also Skype an Author and guest speakers  HLW Skypers


Authors Who Skype for free with classes and book clubs.


Connected Classrooms with Google uses Google+ to connect classrooms to experts, virtual field trips, etc. 


Connected Classrooms Google+ Community 


Collaborative Projects Wiki allows people to post and search for all different kids of collaborative projects 


Global Readaloud is a great first-timer global collaborator  


Building Cultural Bridges teaching humanities along with science and technology - founded by music educators!


International DOT Day over a million people collaborating, creating and celebrating all that creativity inspires and invites.


100 Word Challenge is an ongoing challenge of creative writing centering on a writing prompt where students can use up to 100 words to write a creative piece to share.


Rock Our World students collaborate creating original music and videos and then meet in real time.


Flat Connections - formerly the Flat Classroom Project - is a global collaborative project founded by Vicki Davis (Westwood Schools, USA) and Julie Lindsay (Qatar Academy, Qatar) in 2006.It uses Web 2.0 tools to facilitate communication, interaction and collaboration between students and teachers from all participating classrooms. The topics studied and discussed are real-world scenarios based on 'The World is Flat' by Thomas Friedman.


iCollaboratory provides students 21st century tools for data collection, research, collaboration, sharing and publishing.  


Global Collaborations Wiki is a space inspired by the Learning 2.0 Conference in Shanghai in September 2007. It is a collaborative wiki developed under the guidance of Kim Cofino where people can cross-connect and further develop ideas in a shared space.


Around the World with 80 Schools project seeks to connect schools around the world to experience culture and life in other countries.


Global School Net linking kids around the world.  This website has the ability to link you with classrooms and projects around the world.  There's a ton of stuff here, so spend some time exploring.


iEARN is the world's largest non-profit global network that enables teachers and young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to collaborate on projects that both enhance learning and make a difference in the world. They have now aligned their global collaborative projects to the Common Core State Standards.   


Buck Institute for Education is a project-based approach to delivering educational content.  They have a link to collaborative projects.  They are a great resource on getting started in transforming your classroom to a project based model.


International Studies In Schools, also known as ISIS, is an innovative and award-winning distance learning program which uses interactive video technology to connect K-12 schools and community groups in Indiana and other states with Indiana University international students, scholars, and specialists.


Global Education Collaborative is a Ning community for teachers and students interested in global education where they can contribute by adding media, conversation, and collaborative project ideas.


GLOBE Program (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSPs) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment.


One World Youth Project is a unique sister-school program for middle and high school students, linking groups in the US/Canada with groups from around the world together in learning partnerships for the purpose of community service toward the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.


Rock Our World is an international project that focuses on different themed projects that has to be a teaching project that can be replicated by other teachers around the world.


Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger is designed to create a global classroom in which children and youth from around the world study world hunger, food security, and nutrition. The project is sponsored by many organizations including the United Nations, the World Bank, Newsweek, and the American Federation of Teachers. The site includes lessons for primary, intermediate, and secondary levels and a discussion forum. Grades 1-12; Oct. 16 and beyond.


TakingITGlobal is an online community that connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action in their local and global communities. It's the world's most popular online community for young people interested in making a difference, with hundreds of thousands of unique visitors each month.


Global Awareness is an educational program sponsored by the American Institute for Foreign Study designed to promote multi-cultural understanding and appreciation.


Global Nomads Group using interactive technologies such as videoconferencing, GNG brings young people together face-to-face to meet across cultural and national boundaries to discuss their differences & similarities, and the world issues that affect them.


Projects by Jen is Jennifer Wagner's website where she encourages PreK-6 educators to collaborate on various different projects.


Teaching with E-pals is a resource that links school-safe collaborative learning opportunities around the globe.


The Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) sponsors many science-oriented projects, including collaborative projects, partner projects, and projects that utilize primary sources and real-time data such as earthquake monitoring or remote sensing data from cargo ships. Various grade levels.


The NASA Quest program provides a variety of online student projects involving earth and space science. Among the offerings are Webcasts, forums, classroom collaborations, and live Web chats with astronauts and scientists. In Astro-Venture, students in grades 5-8 role-play as they search for and build a planet with the necessary characteristics for human habitation. Other projects revolve around the international space station, women of NASA, and aerospace technology.


The Iditarod Teachers and Students site provides information and crosscurricular activities for teachers who wish to use the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to enhance lessons. Teachers may apply to participate as "Teacher on the Trail" for future races. Race begins March 4, 2006.


My Wonderful World is a National Geographic-led campaign—backed by a coalition of national business and non-profit organizations—to expand geographic learning in school, at home, and in communities.


WISE, from the University of California-Berkeley, provides Web-based science activities that encourage students to examine real-world evidence and analyze current scientific controversies. Among topics are frogs, earthquakes, HIV, light, water quality, and more. Each unit includes goals and lesson plans. Teachers must register (no cost) and may then customize units for their own classroom use. Grades 5-12; ongoing.


Internet Projects Registry, from Global SchoolNet, maintains a database of online projects. It can be searched by grade level, curriculum area, project start date, and technologies used.


Friends and Flags is a cultural exchange project that joins schools in international learning teams of two to six countries. Classes are grouped by age, and students collaborate with their international peers through online forums. Each class creates a "Friends Packet" that they mail to all other classes in their group. A major component of each package is a country guidebook that is written, illustrated, designed, and produced by students in every class. A comprehensive teachers' kit is sent to every participant upon registration and includes suggestions for project implementation. The Web site features photographs and examples of packets, as well as other online activities for participants, such as the Global Bead Chain and Friends and Flags Quilt. Sept.-June, register by November. 30.


Annenberg Learner Website includes Journey North/South wildlife migration project from the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project, engage students in a global study of animal migration. Students track the journeys of migratory species, and share their own field observations on seasonal change with classrooms across the hemisphere. In addition, students are linked with scientists who provide their expertise directly to the classroom. 


KidLink is based on the premise that having an audience and a purpose will motivate students to write and learn. They include Who Am I and Grandmother and me projects among others (projects can be found here). Their programs guide students to learn about themselves, their place, rights, friends, families, and communities. As they write about what they learn, the project brings students into online contact with youth around the world. Curriculum connections and teacher tips are supplied for each module. Grades K-12; Sept.-May.



Virtual Field Trips


CESA7 Virtual Field Trip resource page is a great spot to start your search for virtual field trips.


Good Egg Project virtual field trips from farm to table


TWICE database of free videoconferencing opportunities.


Google Lit Trips to bring literature alive for your students


Cybraryman's Virtual Field Trip web resource page


SanDiego Zoo and Buffalo Zoo's distance learning programs offer a unique opportunity for students throughout the country to see live interactive footage of exhibits, animals, and staff without leaving their classrooms!


Tramiline is a field trip resource created with TourMaker.  This guides you through a sequence of Web pages on any given topic. For each page, there is simultaneous commentary in an accompanying frame. You move forward and back through the Field Trip using the tour Control Panel and you can leave the Tour to explore links and return to it whenever you want.


Greatest Places contains virtual field trips to "the greatest places on earth."  This site is supported as of the Science Museum of Minnesota and the National Science Foundation.


GOALS the global online adventure learning site invites explorers of all ages to join them on a growing list of educational adventures with an emphasis on science, technology and nature. 


Adventure Learning Foundation is an Internet-based non-profit organization that provides curricula enhancing materials to educators based on online Adventure Learning Expeditions. Their explorers travel around the World providing "virtual" cultural and travel experiences for teachers and students alike.


Windows into Wonderland is the National Park Services virtual learning site for field trips to Yellowstone National Park. 


Thinkport is think classroom's online field trips,  Their interactive resources provide rich multimedia content including interactive stories, maps, games, timelines, audio, and much more. Educators can also find primary resource documents, as well as ideas and activities for classroom use. So forget the road map, grab a mouse and begin a journey of your own!


Education World's resource for taking a museum field trip without leaving the classroom.


Internet 4 Classrooms is the where, when and how of virtual field trips.  They link out to many great resources for virtual field trips.


Vici Blackwell's Virtual Field Trips is part of her Internet Guide for Educators.  She links out to numerous sites that will be of interest.


United Nation's Cyber School Bus is their education link to tie nations together covering various world issues



Last updated on 10/13/16