Join a global activity
You don't have to spend time finding partners and planning projects when there are so many activities up and running to join in! Any of these ongoing collaborative activities could be suitable for International School Award accreditation.
World Marathon Challenge
The Save the Children World Marathon Challenge is the world’s biggest children’s race, aiming to raise awareness of the fact that every four seconds, a child dies from preventable causes. Held on the 16 October 2012 in over 30 countries simultaneously, teams of children aged 11 – 13 will run a marathon relay, competing with peers across the world to break the world marathon record.
Join the world’s biggest race for child survival!
Heard of Flat Stanley? It's an online project ideal for younger children. They've run this project for many years and all the templates, tips and examples of what children have done make this site a great way to jump on the Flat Stanley Wagon. FREE
For a starter activity for children under 11, why not look at the Monster Exchange project. It is similar to Flat Stanley but with more of a literacy focus and less focus on the geography and location of the school you are linked with. FREE
ePals forums are one of the simplest ways to extend a topic into an international context. Once you have registered your class they can post questions and share ideas on the ePals student forums – then return next week to see what replies they have picked up. FREE.
Voices of the World
Voices of the World (VOTW) is a global project that unites children's voices from around the world. Each month a task is set by Mrs Tonner at The High School of Dundee that uses voice and ICT. The tasks are designed to overcome language barriers and develop an appreciation of different languages, accents and dialects. FREE
SuperClubs PLUS offers a great global learning experience through a shared social learning network for young people who can be registered by their teacher. Pupils aged up to 13 can create their own profile pages and educational project pages, visit and leave comments, use the forums and even start groups. Cost: around £3 per pupil per year.
Bring lessons to life with
Scientists in Borneo
Starting on 5 October primary and secondary schools can join video conferences with a group of Natural History Museum Scientists who are currently undertaking research work in the forests of Sabah, Borneo.
To participate please register with Janet Videoconferencing services.