NEW 2015 RESOURCES
These sites will aid teachers who are looking for Internet project for their classes.
Internet Projects typically involve some sort of joint venture in which students
from different classes around the country, continent, or world work together.
They are curriculum-based and will often involve each classroom obtaining local
information, conducting research, and/or producing a product. Electronic sharing
between classes can occur during the classwork itself or after the "product" has
been prepared. Please read our
- "AT&T Virtual Classroom 1998 offers three stimulating online programs for
all levels of primary and secondary school students, including the popular
AT&T Virtual Classroom Contest, a website design competition for multinational
Pals Around the World (CPAW)
- CPAW is a non profit global educational electronic network with a presence
in over 20 countries. They provide an online calendar of global projects from
which members can choose. Note that there is a fee to become a member of this
- If you are looking for an Internet project partner outside of North America,
be sure to check out EduWeb - there is a decidedly European flavour to the
projects that are posted on their site. EduWeb is hosted by a U.K. internet
service provider and provides search capabilities by grade and/or subject
areas. They check all projects before they are posted for educational suitability
and, as project start dates are passed, notices are removed from the database.
- In addition to sponsoring a number of Internet Projects, Global Commons
Inc. offers the "Electronic Sister School Program" - a service through which
schools are matched with other schools around the world. Schools then communicate
with each other to set up either project or keypal exchanges.
Schoolhouse Foundation: Internet Projects Registry
- If you're looking for an Internet project for your students, this site
is a good place to start. It contains information about GSN projects as well
as those from many other organizations as well. Project information is organized
by the month in which it is scheduled to start.
- If you have an idea for an Internet classroom project, Canadian teachers
may submit project proposals to the GrassRoots Program for funding ($300).
To be eligible, your classroom project will need to use Internet resources
for educational purposes and be open to participation by other classes/students.
Or, search this site to find Canadian projects to join or just browse through
the project descriptions to learn more about what can be done with an Internet
project. This program is operated by SchoolNet Canada in co-operation with
provincial and corporate sponsors.
(International Education and Resource Network)
- iEARN enables young people to undertake projects designed to make a meaningful
contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people. It offers
a web of 35-40 structured projects, each with a teacher-facilitator, in social
studies, science, environment, math, arts, literature, and interdisciplinary
E-Mail Classroom Connections
- The IECC Organization manages several mailing lists intended to help teachers
and classes link with partners in other countries and cultures for e-mail
classroom pen-pal and project exchanges. This site contains subscription information,
request forms, browsable archives, and searchable archives. Note: archive
files will take a long time to download and have limited value due to the
time sensitive nature of the original requests.If you're interested in keypals
or projects, we recommend you join the lists.
- Kidlink is a grassroots organization aimed at involving students aged 10-15
in a global dialog. These dialogs may involved open email discussion, moderated
discussions around a theme, and special projects.
- A joint project of educational organizations in the UK and Australia, Montage
provides a series of interactive, international curriculum projects . Each
project has descriptors on target audience, project highlights, project information,
and contact information.
- B.E.S.T. reviewed this site as follows: "This site guides educators through
the process of creating a collaborative internet project between schools across
the country or across the world. There are sample projects as well more technical
information about how to decide on file formats, types, how to get shareware,
how to use ftp or the web (and HTML), sound files, and much more. There is
also a resource center of other WWW resources regarding internet projects.
Lastly, there is a page on "Leading a Successful Internet Project" which includes
hints for designing your lesson plan, recruiting, preparing and running your
project, as well as wrap-up procedures." Caution: Intrusive and annoying advertising.
- Looking for an on-line project for your students to join? This Pitsco meta-list
has links to over 80 WWW sites that have information on collaborative projects.
Some are specific to a particular project, while other links are to organizations
that sponsor a whole range of collaborative projects.
- Houghton Mifflin's Project Center provides information on a number of classroom
projects involving the Internet. Categories of projects include: Reading,
Math, Social Studies, Science, and General. This information may be used to
either get directly involved in the project or it may be useful in stimulating
ideas for your own project.
- Find out more about NASA's "sharing projects" in which students can participate
in authentic scientific and engineering pursuits.
- The Quebec English Schools Network has a host of internet projects dedicated
to helping teachers use Internet in the everyday classsroom or check out their
archives for some project ideas. They also have resources to assist students
and teachers in learning how to communicate on the Internet.
- ThinkQuest is an annual contest for students aged 12-19 with scholarship
prizes over a million dollars awarded. Students design an educational internet
site that can be used an a teaching or learning tool. Learn more about the
contest, or examine the sites that have been part of previous years' contests.
- The World Kids Network is an interactive web site for kids and run by kids.