Global SchoolNet Foundation partners
with schools, communities and businesses to provide online
learning programs that prepare students for the workforce
and help them to become literate and responsible global citizens.
GSN is a not-for-profit 501©(3) educational organization,
that has been linking classrooms around the world since 1984.
GSN’s free membership program provides project-based
learning support materials, resources, activities, lessons
and special offers from Global SchoolNet partners.
Web site: www.globalschoolnet.org
Global SchoolNet Foundation
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International Schools CyberFair
Youth Worldwide Become Digital Story Tellers Showcasing Local Community Achievements
Based on the theme “Share & Unite” this program
strengthens school-community relationships, as students conduct
research about their local
community and its resources, and then publish the results on the Web. Now in
its tenth year, this program has involved one million students from 100 countries. Learn more
Scholarships, Cash & Trip
to Wash DC!
The U. S. Department of State is sponsoring
the "Doors to Diplomacy" educational
challenge - to encourage middle school and high school students around the
world to produce web projects that teach others about the importance
of international affairs and diplomacy. Each student team member of the
winning “Doors to Diplomacy” Award team receive a $2,000 scholarship,
and the winning coaches’ schools each receive a $500 cash award. The
State Department sponsors a trip to Washington, DC where the
winners receive a private tour of the State Department facilities,
meet with key officials,
and participate in a special award presentation ceremony. Learn
Follow the expeditions of real explorers!
Students interact with real explorers as they travel to exotic
locations, engaging in intriguing dialogue as they re-enact
history—or even make history. Thanks to the Internet you
can have incredible adventures in exotic locales without spending
a dime or leaving the room. Whether explorers travel the Silk
Road of China or climb Mt. Everest, learning becomes an unforgettable
adventure as students join thrilling, real-time expeditions
to remote and fascinating locations. Observe daily progress
and read field dispatches. Learn more
Participate in an interactive online geography game!
GeoGame helps students learn geographic terms, how to read
and interpret maps, and increases their awareness of cultural
diversity. GSN has supported GeoGame since 1991 with email sessions offered
Fall, Winter and Spring of each school year. Learn
Funded in part by Robert H. Michel Civic Education Grants
Students become involved in international affairs as they
create their own newspaper based on articles by global
student correspondents. Have your students ever created a newspaper of
their own? Would
they like to? In the Newsday Project, students write articles and
post them for the whole world to see! Then they read and choose articles
from other schools to download and include in their own newspaper! Students'
reading and writing skills will improve while they learn about current
local, national, and global issues. Newsday currently takes place
twice each year.
Kids Cope by Sharing Hope
Students can collaborate by sending
their messages of hope, support, and condolences to those
affected by the September
11th tragedy. Scanned drawings and digital photos that
convey hope and support are also accepted and published.
Find online projects and learning partners!
A database containing more than 900 listings, GSN’s clearinghouse
of online projects provides opportunities for teachers to collaborate,
communicate, and celebrate shared learning experiences. Learn more
Collaborative Learning Center
Clearinghouse for collaboration tools and resources!
Successful online collaborative learning requires appropriate
content, reliable partners, the right tools, and effective
implementation strategies. There are numerous free and low
cost options available. The following information will help
you to get started. Learn more
Find video conferencing partners!
GSN maintains an international schools registry, multiple
discussion lists, a HelpDesk and a secure conference server for educators
to use video conferencing to connect communities, cultures, and
classrooms so that students around the world can learn together.
Harnessing the Power of the Web
Tutorial for collaborative project-based learning!
What is NetPBL, who is doing it and why it's important (the
pedagogy, examples, and resources). How to define, design
and deliver your own online projects, plus classic quickstart
projects. Learn more
Online Shared Learning Award Program
$10,000 cash awards
An annual award program to recognize champion educators worldwide,
who have distinguished themselves in online collaborative learning
(OCL). Learn more
Make a Difference
Students are inspired by true stories about kids around the
globe who are waking up the world. Learn more