Where can I find or create Global Projects?
Global School Net offers ways for classrooms from around the world to connect through projects relating to all curricular areas. Create, share and join projects here.
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA, NOAA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSP's) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment.
ePals offers curriculum based ideas for projects and help in pairing cooperating classrooms around the globe.
Virtual Field Trips
Go North has been offering virtual field trips, live chats with scientists around the world, ways to connect with students and adults in polar regions around the world to allow students to learn about and share information about local culture, flora and fauna and the effects of global warming on all of these topics. K-12 Cross Curricular units are available for participants. Join Mille and the Huskies on their grand adventures!
Take this virtual field trip with videos provided by Hersey explaining the process of chocolate making.
The Louvre if Paris, France offers a 360° tour of many of the museum's halls.
Scholastic's Global Trek allows students to take virtual trips around the world in a setting similar to Expedia or Travelocity.
Secrets of Easter Island This site by Nova and PBS takes you on a tour of the island.
Citizen Science Projects
With the growing interest in general citizen participation in scientific research projects, this Cornell University site offers a storehouse of projects that involve citizens in organized research offering a platform for open communication and data collection. Projects involving mammals, Birds, Invertebrates, Plants, Invasive Species, Water Quality, Air Quality, Weather, Climate Change and Astronomy can be found here.
Collaborative projects for Elementary, Middle and High School students.
Migration monitoring and phenology reporting for elementary students.
Bird identification and documentation for elementary students.
Water monitoring and testing around the world.
Help identify and classify images from the Hubble Space Telescope for scientists.
Report ground truth observations to help verify NASA's CERES satelite data.
This project asks you to use your puzzle-solving skills to help discover how proteins fold. This project is geared toward high schoolers.
The US Phenology Network needs help recording new data about natures cycles and they also need help digitizing scanned historical phenology records. The later could be a great community service project for students.
Why should we participate in Citizen Science Projects? Check this out!
Skype Lessons to Connect Around the World
Connecting with Experts in the Field
Guide to setting up virtual author visits in your library or classroom.
Penguin Group helps bring authors to classrooms through Skype lessons.
A place for authors, teachers and librarians to connect.
Connect with STEM professionals to communicate or participate in new or ongoing projects.
Google Hangouts in Education
When participating in a Twitter Chat or a Google Hangout with a side Twitter Chat, you can display your Hashtags with these free tools!
Hashtags can be searched without signing in.
Hashtags are displayed in 3 different displays. Rotation looks like an active Wordle.