iEARN - the International Education and Resource Network
The iEarn website introduces online projects from schools in more than 109 countries. The projects presented cover many areas: from science to maths, from environment to art.
iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies.
How can I participate in iEARN projects?
There are over 120 projects in iEARN all designed and facilitated by teachers and students to fit their curriculum and classroom needs and schedules. To join, participants select an online project and look at how they can integrate it into their classroom. With the project selected teachers and students enter online forum spaces to meet one another and get involved in ongoing projects with classrooms around the world who are working on the same project.
Some iEARN science projects
Young Scientists Tsunami Collaboration - A project focusing on the science of tsunamis, including the role of science and technology in disaster relief, preparedness efforts and examinations of the effects of tsunamis on the environment.
Solar Cooking Project Solar Olympics - Participants are invited to experiment with alternative energy uses by making, testing and using solar cookers. Recipes, construction tips, experiments and research findings will be shared on line and compiled on a web site. http://www.iearn.org/projects/solarcookers.html
Connecting Math to Our Lives - In this project students are invited a) to explore how math is used in their families and communities, and b) to use math skills to investigate community or social concerns and the take action to promote greater equity in the world around them. All ages and languages are welcome http://www.iearn.org/projects/math.html
For more information and to join it, visit the website: www.iearn.org