Welcome Back to school everyone. We hope that you had a great start to the new school year. Over the past few weeks, we have had many new teachers join us from all over Canada! Welcome.
A new school beginning is a great time to start thinking about some projects that may interest you and your students.
All of the projects are listed in the Collaboration Centre. To access the collaboration centre, please go to:
iEARN Collaboration Centre
If you are new to iEARN, there are tutorials that you can access to help you meet teachers, join projects and have your students collaborate with others. You can find these tutorials if you follow this link:
Projects such as Holiday Cards, Daffodils, Teddy Bear and Origami are looking for project partners right now, so if you are interested in any of these projects, please visit and join the project page.
During the conference in Brazil, we learned about a couple of new and really exciting projects. Hip Hop on the Spot is one where the students connect using dance and music. The students over the globe learn and fun Hip Hop dance and together, they create a fun music video.
For information about Hip Hop on the Spot, go to:
Hip Hop on the Spot Project
The members of the iEARN Youth have created a wonderful project called “Our Storybook”. This project is one that will not take too much time, but enables students to create a collaborative storybook. Essentially, the story begins by students in one country creating a few paragraphs and some artwork then the story is sent to another class to be built on. The story is written by 5 or 6 classes and then published using an on line story creator. This project will definitely support your literacy programs while connecting to classes globally. For more information, go to:
Our Storybook Project
Another fantastic way to meet other classes is joining a Learning Circle. There are several different themes you can explore; My Hero, Bat Chen Diaries, Mind Works are all incredible projects that support many curriculum goals while students truly learn with and from each other. There is more information on the learning circle page:
Some of the most popular iEARN projects are Learning Circles. There are several topics to explore with international classes. The first session of Learning Circles are accepting registrations now for collaborations beginning at the beginning of October. These projects are facilitated by experienced educators and are well participated by international classrooms. To learn more about Learning Circles and to register, please go to:
Learning Circles Registration
If you have any questions about joining projects or Learning Circles, please feel free to ask us for assistance. We’d be happy to help you connect!