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+-Odyssey Online

In Odyssey Online you’ll find museum objects from the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY and the Dallas Museum of Art of Texas. The site also houses a teacher resource section to help them learn more about teaching with museum objects. Users of the site can choose museum items from the Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome and Africa.

+-The Odyssey: World Trek for Service and Education

The World Trek takes students on an otherwise impossible field trip – a two year trek around the world. More than 1300 classes in over 80 countries are traveling the world via the Odyssey website, their connection to a team of five educators doing a real two-year World Trek. The team visits ten major non-western countries to document their histories and cultures: Guatemala, Peru, Zimbabwe, Mali, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Iran, India and China.

+-Schoolwires, Inc.

Schoolwires, Inc. provides technology products and related services to more than 1,300 educational entities, including k-12 school districts and schools in the U.S. and China.

+-Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom is a free and easy way for teachers to open up their classrooms. Meet new people, talk to experts, share ideas and create learning experiences with teachers around the world.

+-Taking It Global

Taking It Global (TIG) aims to empower teachers around the globe to utilize technology to facilitate transformative international learning experiences that build 21st Century skills. TIG programs, resources, and online tools engage students in collaborative education that builds leadership skills, environmental stewardship, and global citizenship.

+-Teacher’s Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet

The Teacher’s Guide to International Collaboration is a project of the U.S. Department of Education. It was developed to help teachers use the internet to “reach out” globally. Materials on the website were prepared as part of the department’s International Education Initiative and include a variety of project examples in a number of subject areas, tutorial guides, tips for online collaboration and much more of interest to global educators.

+-ThinkQuest

ThinkQuest is an international website-building competition, sponsored by the Oracle Education Foundation. Teams of students between nine and nineteen and their teachers are challenged to build websites on educational topics. These sites are published in the ThinkQuest Library and top-scoring teams win valuable prizes. Three prizes are awarded in each of the three age divisions (12 and under, 15 and under, 19 and under) along with a Best of Topic prize for each subject area. Rules for the contest can be found on the website.

+-The Vermont Institutes

The Vermont Institutes (VI) supports standards-based curriculum, instruction and assessment in the areas of math, science, and technology. VI provides professional development, technical support, leadership development and coaching, systems design, program evaluation, technology applications and research services. It partners with schools, school districts, businesses, higher education and foundations to improve performance of students. VI produces SimSchool, an interactive simulation for training pre-service and in-service teachers in differentiating instruction, instructional decision-making and use of student performance data. It also produces ETIP’s, a series of case-based, interactive studies for the integration of technology in classrooms.

+-Voices of Youth

Voices of Youth is a site created by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for young people who want to know more, do more and say more about the world. It’s about linking children and adolescents in different countries to explore, speak out and take action on global issues that are important to them and create a world fit for children. In addition to complete interactive modules on a range of child rights issues, the site also has state-of-the-art discussion forums, and a Take Action area with ideas for making a difference.

+-YouthActionNet

YouthActionNet is a website created by and for young people. It spotlights the vital role that youth play in leading positive change around the world. Launched in 2001 by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Nokia, YouthActionNet serves a virtual gathering place for young people looking to connect with each other -- and with ideas about how to make a difference in their communities. The site contains instructions for building a website, an action tool kit, descriptions of youth projects and other information.
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