URL:

http://www.epals.com/

Overview:

  • Allows teacher/students/administrators to collaborate worldwide in any facet of education
  • Teachers can exchange ideas and documents
  • Teachers can share videos and search for material while preparing for new/current units
  • Students can use this website to find materials and information about assigned work/projects
  • Students can easily communicate with peers from around the world. For example world religions: students can research and communicate in order to learn about other cultures
  • Families can take advantage of the forums
  • Numerous projects available to download and browse

Fear Factor:

  • Easy - searching is time consuming

Grade Level:

  • Kindergarten and up

Tutorials:



Applications (How can teachers and students use this educational technology?)

  • Allow individual students to find a topic of interest and explore it with someone from another country
  • Have students participate in online contest such as writing for National Geographic with a chance to be published in the magazine
  • Collaborate on projects with classes around the world to give your students access to different perspectives
  • Have students get a pen-pal to practice a foreign language

Exemplars (Add links, screenshots and or embed video of work)