An amazing endevour that attempts to connect children with other children to learn about our world. The twist is that the CHILDREN are the teachers. Connection to iEARN website. I need to investigate these more deeply as a possible program to invest our efforts in next year.
How do we promote creativity in schools? This is one of the prevailing concerns of many progressive education reformers. From a long-term fiscal perspective, creativity can lead to innovation, and for the U.S. to have a competitive edge in the global economy, minds capable of identifying problems and imagining new possibilities are a necessity. But given the constructs of public schools, can creativity truly be valued?
iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is the world's largest non-profit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference...
Simon Vasey's insight:
Discovered via the "Touchable Earth" project. Lots of potential for K-2 collaboration here.