B. Finding Projects, Partners & Collaborative Tools
3. Locating Projects and Partners
The number of educational web sites and the number of networked
based projects increase daily. With so many projects and sites to choose from, it's hard
to know where to begin. The project registries and mailing
lists below are provided as starting points to help you locate projects appropriate for your
Project Registries maintain current
announcements of projects submitted by other teachers and many commercial scale projects.
Mailing Lists send project announcements
directly to you via email, so you don't need to check in with your Web browser.
Global SchoolNet's Internet
You'll find a large selection of current and past projects from a variety of sources, but mainly
from other teachers. You can also make your own project and post it here.
Education Place Project Registry
European SchoolNet Project Database
- IEARN (The International Education and Resource Network)
Students from around the world collaborate to solve real world problems and
positively effect the resources and peoples around the globe. They share their
understandings about each others' cultures and envision the future.
Oz Projects Registry
Includes many effective guidelines to creating and managing your own
Electronic mailing lists are an efficient way to keep up-to-date with
new projects since announcements are delivered directly to your email box. When you send
email to a mailing list, all list subscribers receive a copy of your message via email.
Mailing lists allow you to follow discussions, receive information related to specific
topics, and communicate with your peers around the world.
- The Hilites
list, moderated by Global SchoolNet, is
the longest running (started on FrEdMail in 1984... with web archives going back to 1995 and most reliable mailing list for
<<fix this>>high-quality networked
recommend that you begin your listserv experience with Hilites,
since the list
is professionally moderated and all projects are screened for credibility.
- Intercultural E-mail Classroom Connections
Several mailing lists that help teachers and students find one another to collaborate on
A global, multilingual email network for 10-15 year olds. Adult mentors organize
curriculum projects through KIDPROJ.