This past year, we also saw teachers collaborate by connecting with classrooms in other countries. First, second, and third graders at Meadowlark Elementary in North Carolina created videos and blog posts, and shared information with a class at Pt. England Primary School in Auckland, New Zealand. We also had a math teacher from Ithaca Senior High School conduct a geometry project with a class in India.
“Students seem to really enjoy these projects because they focus on global issues,” the teacher explained. “They are always surprised by how similar they are to students in other schools. It turns out that adolescence transcends national boundaries.”