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Online Collaborative Projects
Wired Learning in the Classroom -
this site includes the Blue Web N, Searching for China, Filmentality and Eyes on Art
sites. The Blue Web site provides a list of online projects based on content area and
Teams Learning Projects
- this site is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Office of Education and lists projects
in all areas of the curriculum; the projects change each academic year.
Earn - collaborative online projects with members schools in over 48 countries open to
both elementary and secondary school students. IEarn sponsors an international
conference each years and has a web of 35-40 structured projects in art, science, social
studies, math and interdisciplinary areas. Price ranges from $180 per school; can be
cheaper depending on the number of schools
Harris' Network-Based Educational Activity Collection - this site connects you to Internet-based
activities including telecommunications, e-mail and web activities. This is part of the
Education Resource Server at the University of Illinois at Urbana
AT&T Virtual Classroom - online
environment for connected teachers and students and includes the AT&T Virtual
Classroom Contest, the Clubhouse and the Race Across Time
Projects K-12 - part of the Youth Net site which lists projects which are on-going or
continuous throughout the year. For example, the International Math Olympics takes place
Kidlink - is a non-profit
organization aimed at getting youth through age 15 involved in global dialog. It uses
mailing lists for conferencing, real-time interactions (chats), an online art exhibition
site, and volunteers who are parents and teachers. It has activities in numerous
Kidproj - this part of Kidlink allows
teachers to collaboratively plan projects. It has links to current projects, curriculum
ideas and a moderator's help file.
Projects - these projects are electronic pen pals
Keypals - this is simply setting
up e-mail pen pals for your students. If this is your first attempt at this type of
project, team up your class with another class in the same school or use students in the
Epals - the largest keypal network; allow
teachers to set by exchanges between students in over 97 countries
Expert - Use experts to get assistance to specific questions these sites help you
locate experts for your students
Adventures - These quests combine inquiry learning, technology and travel. These
quests usually are a journey with the students following the adventure. For example: Maya
Quest - explorers bicycling through Central America met with archaeologists discovering
the secrets of the Mayan civilization
World Quest Odyssey - this quest
links students with a team of adventurers on their round-the-world trek. Share in their
adventures to Africa, the Middle East, China and India.
Journey North - students become the reporters
for the migratory patterns of animals - A Global Study of Migration
Connect this is an excellent site which provides information on all types of
Adventure Online - cross-curricular online
projects and learning activities, online lesson plans and teaching materials and online
interaction with explorers and subject matters experts and online teacher support.
Adventures include the North Pole, the Northwest Passage and Magellan Global Adventure.
The targets grades are 3 - 9. This site requires a subscription and bills itself as being
more than a tracking of the adventurers. Some materials are available free.
NASA Quest - this online adventure
allows students to share in the excitement of NASA's scientific and engineering pursuits
like flying the shuttle and the International Space Station, exploring distant planets and
aeronautics and airplane research. At this site you can meet the people of NASA and
watching space launches and speak to the experts.
Quest - this is an annual international contests for students 12-19 years old to
create web sites based on a theme of their choosing. Awards total over $1,000,000.
Teachers can have their students create their own WebQuests based on this model.
Language Projects Online
Physical Education Projects Online
Arts Projects Online
Student Projects Online
- this site publishes original book reviews, poems and short stories.
Barn Press - hosts a writing club for students in grades K-12 and provides an audience
for their poems or stories
Magazine - publishes stories, poems and puzzles
Global Book Club - this project
provides a global audience for book reviews by students for students.
Midlink Magazine - this is an electronic
magazine for middle school students to share their writing and participate in interactive
Class 2 Class
- provides collaborative projects for students. Example: Students image that they live in
a small, remote, coastal village that has been supported by fishing for generations. The
village could be anywhere in the world. The fishing nets are supposed to be safe but are
still entangling the dolphins. Now the students must solve the problem.
The Globe Program - allows students to
participate in a world-wide data gathering project on the global environment
Quest Project - the purpose of this site is to provide support and service to teachers
and students to fully use the Internet as a tool for learning. This site connects K-12
classrooms to NASA experts.
Technology Fair - The "Internet Science and Technology Fair" (ISTF) is a
real world science program designed to encourage teams of middle and high school students
and teachers to explore Internet information resources and collaborate via e-mail with
scientists and engineers. Together, they develop "Project Homepages" which focus
on National Critical Technologies vital to our nations economy and security.
Neuroscience for Kids -
students can take an interactive tour of the brain, spinal cord and senses. Teachers
can find lesson plans and activities
Studies Projects Online
Congress - collaborative project via e-mail where students in each class form their
own congressional district, decide on a legislative agenda and work out the details of the
federal budget. Proposals are posted on the Virtual Congress floor. Students then vote on
the budget. The students' actual Congressional representative visits the class to answer
questions about legislative and budgetary processes. The projects ends with a student
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