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This editable global education resource directory is a work in progress and is maintained by Lucy Gray, the co-founder of the Global Education Conference. Make sure to check out all five tabs of this spreadsheet.

Feel free to add any projects, organizations, events, or articles related to globally connected teaching and learning. Join our community at http://globaleducationconference.com and follow us on Twitter at @GlobalEdCon.
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ProjectDescriptionLinkAdditional LinksGrade Levels or AgesELAMathSocial Studies/HistoryScience/STEM/STEAMWorld LanguagesVisual & Performing ArtsP.E. & HealthSELService LearningSDGsOther
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Adventure 2016Adventure 16 is the world’s largest online cultural exchange. Schools from across the world go online to learn what it is like to be a child elsewhere in the world on one day in November.
http://www.adventure16.orgAllXX
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Join us for the Amazing Race Project and allow your students to update their passports
and travel the world as they learn about different places across the globe.
https://goo.gl/UjtHZKAllX
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Beautiful Mundo This site is a space for collaboration as students from various places around the world answer the question "How does the beauty of our community reflect its identity?" Students will explore their community's beauty via its art and places (option: Pokemon Go), take pictures and/or videos, and share their comments and stories here. There will be opportunities for videoconferences and other one-to-one personal collaborations.http://beautifulmundo.weebly.com/AllXXX
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CreativeConnectionsCreative Connections, an international cultural education organization, creates and facilitates innovative arts-based exchanges between classrooms in the USA and their peers around the world.http://creativeconnections.orgGrades 3-12X
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Cultural Box ExchangeCultural Box Exchange Guidelines:
As a class discuss what is unique about your local community or state. Which “artifacts” would represent your area?

Collect at least 10 artifacts that represent your area’s culture. Artifacts could be handmade models, photographs, art work, videos or podcasts. Please be aware that there are certain restrictions on agricultural products in the mail.
Please make sure not to include students’ first and last names. If photographs of students are included please make sure you have written consent from parent/guardian.

Some ideas include:
-Special food/recipes
-National Monuments
-Historic landmarks
-Sports Teams
-Places of Interest
-Natural resources
-Maps
-Wildlife
-Manufactured Products

Have students work together to write explanations for each artifact. Number both the artifacts and the explanations.
Put it in a box and mail it or send it digitally to your first partner class.
https://goo.gl/Lb3VlZAllXXX
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Cultural RelayOur mission is to empower high school girls with life skills gained through a virtual cross-cultural exchange that utilizes and instills the principles of running. Our end goal is to provide girls the path to realize their full and unique potential.

1. We have partnered with schools across the world to create a virtual classroom.
2. We prepare girls to run the world by teaching them how to set goals, overcome challenges, develop grit, and get results.
3. Training together to run a half marathon is the first step.
4. Once they cross the finish line, they exercise all they have learned on local projects approved by their business mentor.

Culture Relay has double meaning: First, it provides a platform to relay culture and health/fitness information between team members and second, it is a relay race where participants finish a race by handing off a baton from girl to girl and from country to country.
http://culturerelay.org/wp/All
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DeforestACTIONLooking for ideas on how to take DeforestACTION? The DeforestACTION Action Centre provides tangible ways for students and youth around the world to stop global deforestation. Join the other thousands of youth and students around the world to help stop deforestation!http://dfa.tigweb.orgAllXXX
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Dia de Muertos en MexicoWelcome to our joint Google Site created by Sr. Pedro Aparicio and his students at Northridge School in Mexico City, and Mr. Will Piper and his students at University School of Milwaukee, in Milwaukee, WI. Using Google for Education, we will explore together the origins of el Dia de los Muertos, how el Dia de los Muertos is honored at University School of Milwaukee, how el Dia de los Muertos is honored at Northridge School in Mexico City, ways el Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico, and ways el Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in the United States.https://sites.google.com/site/dayofthedeadinmexico/
Elementary and Middle Grades
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Do Your Own BioBlitzA BioBlitz can happen in most any geography—urban, rural, or suburban—in as large an area as a national park or small as a schoolyard. Biologists often measure the population of particular species or study an environment’s biodiversity, but a BioBlitz brings together the expertise of multiple scientists and naturalists with the power of citizens, including students, willing to take a snapshot of an area’s biodiversity in about 24 hours.http://nationalgeographic.org/projects/bioblitz/education/X
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Earth Day Groceries ProjectThe Earth Day Groceries Project is a cost-free environmental awareness project in which students decorate paper grocery bags with environmental messages for Earth Day. One of the oldest and largest educational projects on the Internet, the Earth Day Groceries Project is managed online by Mark Ahlness, a recently retired third grade teacher in Seattle, Washingtonhttp://www.earthdaybags.orgAnyone can participate including scouting groups etc. Seems geared towards elementary students, howeverXXX
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EarthEcho World Water Monitoring
Challenge
The World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC) is a program of EarthEcho International that runs annually from March 22 (the United Nations World Water Day) through December and equips anyone to protect the water resources we depend on every day.
WWMC builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local waterbodies:
http://www.worldwatermonitoringday.org
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EveryWorld Initaitive from Know My WorldKnow My World is proud to provide the EveryWorld Initiative, an exciting opportunity for classrooms around the world to connect with each other using Know My World’s unique philosophy of digital exchanges. In order to ensure that all schools are able to participate in our exchanges, Know My World provides full scholarships, through our Every World Initiative, to schools in need of financial assistance.

Teachers selected for this opportunity will work with a Know My World facilitator and a teacher from another part of the world. As a team, they will create a transformative educational experience in which students from two different countries have the opportunity to interact and collaborate to complete a fun and academically powerful project.
http://knowmyworld.org/everyworld-initiative/
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Flat StanleyThe basic principle of The Flat Stanley Project is to connect your child, student or classroom with other children or classrooms participating in the Project by sending out "flat" visitors, created by the children, through the mail (or digitally, with The Flat Stanley app). Kids then talk about, track, and write about their flat character's journey and adventures. Although similar to a pen-pal activity, Flat Stanley is actually much more enriching-students don't have to wonder where to begin or what to write about. The sender and the recipient already have a mutual friend, Flat Stanley. Writing and learning becomes easier, flows naturally, and tends to be more creative. This is what teachers call an "authentic" literacy project, in that kids are inspired to write of their own passion and excitement about the project, and given the freedom to write about many things through the rubric of the Flat Stanley character.http://www.flatstanley.com
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Generation Global Dialogue is at the heart of the programme. With Generation Global, teachers can transport their classes across the world in a single afternoon. Online and through videoconferences, students interact directly with their peers around the world, engaging in dialogue around issues of culture, identity, beliefs, values, and attitudes. (FORMERLY KNOWN AS FACE TO FAITH) http://generation.global
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GIS Day: Wednesday, November 16, 2016GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation of GIS Day. He considered GIS Day a good initiative for people to learn about geography and the uses of GIS. He wanted GIS Day to be a grassroots effort and open to everyone to participate.
http://www.gisday.com
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Global Lives ProjectThe Global Lives Project is a video library of life experience, designed to cultivate empathy across cultures. We curate an ever-expanding collection of films that faithfully capture 24 continuous hours in the lives of individuals from around the world. We explore the diversity of human experience through the medium of video, and encourage discussion, reflection, and inquiry about the wide variety of cultures, ethnicities, languages, and religions on this planet. Our goal is to foster empathy and cross-cultural understanding.http://globallives.org
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Global Math ChallengeJoin thousands of math fans from across the worldJoin thousands of math fans from across the world
in a contest packed full of fun brainteasers and logic
puzzles. Easy to register, easy to organize, but a
challenge to become a global champion.
https://www.global-math.com
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Global Math Task Twitter ChallengeWe are looking for students, K-HS, all over the world to participate in the Global Math Task Twitter Challenge to share math tasks each week.
http://gmttc.blogspot.com
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Global Math Week 2017Our aim is to thrill 1 million students, teachers, and adults with an engaging piece of mathematics during one special week in 2017; to have our reach grow significantly each year; and to initiate a fundamental paradigm shift in how the world perceives and enjoys mathematics. We transform and declutter mathematics content to reveal its coherence, meaning, and joy.https://www.theglobalmathproject.org
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Global Monster ProjectMeet new educator colleagues around the world while
collaborating, sharing digital media, and using geographic resources.
http://www.smithclass.org/proj/Monsters/
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Global Youth DebatesGlobal Youth Debates is a Flat Connections global project that provides a unique global collaborative experience for joining diverse cultures in authentic debate to foster global competence, international mindedness and action.

Global Youth Debates is suitable for all learning environments and is designed for students of age 10-18.

Global Youth Debates aims to connect schools, teachers and students globally to learn more about the world, with the world through student debate.

Global Youth Debates opens eyes and hearts as students debate on an issue that will bring together diverse ideas, develop transferable skills and create lasting friendship
http://www.globalyouthdebates.com
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If You Learned Here...If You Learned Here is a global collaboration and authoring project for students in Pre-K through 8th grade. Inspired by the book If You Lived Here: Houses of the World, this project will engage students in a global dialogue about their learning communities. Each school will generate pages for an eBook that we will write and publish together. We hope this global book will provide information and inspiration for readers around the world!

This project has three phases:
1) Explore & Share - Using Seesaw and Padlet, each school participates in 4 weeks of video and image sharing around weekly themes.
2) Write & Publish - Each school uses Book Creator to make 2 pages for our global eBook.
3) Reflect & Celebrate! - Together, we share our learning and celebrate our experience as authors, learners, and friends.

We also have a "Week 0" just for teachers. This will be a time to get to know one another, try out our collaboration tools, and answer questions.

The time commitment is approximately 1-2 hours per week throughout the months of March and April. Our blog will walk you through the entire process step by step! You'll need a general comfort level with technology, but you certainly don't need to be a tech expert to participate happily. All levels are welcome
http://ifyoulearnedhere.weebly.com
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Impossible2Possible Educationi2P Education is an adventure based learning program provided free to schools and students by the non-profit organization impossible2Possible (i2P).

impossible2Possible believes that learning can be made more meaningful by placing it in the context of extraordinary experience.

Using interactive Internet/satellite technology and enlisting the active participation of students i2P Education takes experiential learning to the field by tying traditional curriculum to adventure. i2P has now provided a free interactive education resource to tens of thousands of students from countries all over the World using the fertile stage of expeditions to Antarctica, Canada, Arctic, Siberia, North Africa and the Amazon Jungle.

Knowledge is continuously gained through both personal and environmental experience. Experiential learning is a philosophy of education that aims to tie concrete lessons with abstract learning. By enlisting the latest technologies i2P takes experiential learning to another level by linking world-class adventurers and extraordinary expeditions to the classroom. This 21st Century program offers a spontaneous and interactive learning environment that ties real life adventures to a standard curriculum in a manner that will inspire students and teachers alike.
http://www.impossible2possible.com/education/
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Interactive Communications and Simulations at the University of Michigan-Flint and Ann ArborThe Interactive Communications & Simulations Group at the University of Michigan has served the K-16 community for over 30 years. We support a dynamic assortment of innovative web-based programs harnessing the power of simulation gaming, activism and service learning, and social networking for educational purposes.

Our working model of the Internet is not just as a passive repository for information, but as an interactive space where new kinds of learning can occur. Thousands of students from over 400 public and private schools in 36 American states and 25 countries overseas have been involved in ICS exercises. In networking together far-flung classes of students and their teachers, ICS creates "global classrooms" which may be comprised of hundreds of students, but which are manageable because of the structure of the exercises.

A small group of educators at the University of Michigan form the core of ICS. Working closely with classroom teachers, we have developed a range of student-centered activities that have gripped and challenged young people around the world. While the projects are carefully designed to foster unique student learning opportunities, they also allow teachers the flexibility to meet existing curricular objectives.

ICS programs are not distance-learning courses in the traditional sense of the term. Rather, they are collaborative projects defined by extended interactions between students at different schools, thematic content in a variety of subject areas, opportunities for personal engagement through character-play, self-expression or social activism, and (often) involvement of university-level mentors under the supervision of the project directors. Each project involves meaningful, often intensive, communication among K-12 students, mentors, and facilitators. ICS activities use custom-built environments specific to each project's goals.
http://ics.soe.umich.edu/
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International Dot DayInternational Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009.

The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.

And each year on International Dot Day – with the help of people just like you –the inspiration continues. What started as a story in the pages of a book is transforming teaching and learning around the world as people of all ages re-discover the power and potential of creativity in all they do.
http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/
http://www.fablevisionlearning.com/fablevision-dot-day-handbook http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/get-inspired/galleryXX
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Into the OkavangoThe Okavango Delta is one of the world’s last great wetland wildernesses. Although the Delta has been awarded UNESCO WHS Status its catchments in the highlands of Angola are still unprotected and largely unstudied. Starting in May a team of Ba’Yei, scientists, engineers and adventurers will journey a 1500 miles down the Cuito River, finding new species, exploring new ground, and taking the pulse of this mighty river that brings life-giving water to the Jewel of the Kalahari.

This site displays data which is uploaded daily, via satellite, by the expedition team. Data is also available through a public API, allowing anyone to remix, analyze or visualize the collected information.
http://intotheokavango.org
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Journey NorthSeasonal change is all around us. We see it in the length of a day, in the appearance of a flower, in the flight of a butterfly. Journey North engages students and citizen scientists around the globe in tracking wildlife migration and seasonal change. Participants share field observations across the northern hemisphere, exploring the interrelated aspects of seasonal change.
Sunlight and the Seasons
Discovering how sunlight drives seasonal change by tracking changes in day length, or photoperiod.

Plants and the Seasons
Exploring plant growth in tulip test gardens, running an experiment to track the arrival of spring.

Seasonal Migrations
Following animal migrations. Observing, reporting, and tracking travels across the hemisphere.

Journey North is a free, Internet-based program presented by Annenberg Learner, a division of the Annenberg Foundation.
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/
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Kids Can Make a DifferenceAn educational program for middle- and high school students, focuses on the root causes of hunger and poverty, the people most affected, solutions, and how students can help. http://www.kidscanmakeadifference.org
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Kidlink Landmark Project
This very challenging project is for students ages 9 and up, in grades 4 through middle school. Because the age ranges can go as high as 16 with some of our international players (who speak English as a second language), the project has two levels of play. The younger players are in the Primary Game (Groups A and B) and the older players are in the Challenge Game. Younger teams are welcome to be in the Challenge Game, but the level of difficulty is much greater. See the instructions on the website on each for rules specific to these two levels of play. The project runs each February as part of other projects of the Kidlink Association.
http://www.kidlink.org/drupal/project/landmark
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Leading a Global Project by Dena Glynn & Carolyn Skibba
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/leading-a-global-project/id1083337618?mt=13
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LemonAid WarriorsOur LemonAid Warriors are making an impact by changing the way we party. In 5 years, we’ve raised over $80,000 for various causes and provided sustainable clean water solutions to almost 3,000 people in Africa. Our action plans have been downloaded over 165,000 times and inspired hundreds of PhilanthroParties worldwide. http://www.lemonaidwarriors.com
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Mars Student Imaging ProjectFrom around the nation, teams of students grade 5 - college work with NASA scientists, mission planners, and educators to take their own picture of Mars and make discoveries. In this student-centered project, learners understand how science really works by being scientists and interacting with practicing scientist role models.http://mars.nasa.gov/msip/
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My Hero ProjectMY HERO invites your family, school, or organization to take part in this not-for profit educational project. Add your vision by sharing your words, images and short films celebrating heroes from around the world on this ever-growing internet archive.
http://myhero.com
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My Name, My Identity ProjectDid you know that mispronouncing a student's name negates the identity of the student? This can lead to anxiety and resentment which, in turn, can hinder academic progress. Help us build positive school culture and promote respect to students and families.https://www.mynamemyidentity.org
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National Novel Writing MonthNational Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.
http://nanowrimo.org
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OpenIDEOUse design thinking for issues you care about.
Exchange ideas with people everywhere.
Help projects get off the ground.
Connect with others in your community.
https://openideo.com
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os Earth: the World GameThe Global Simulation Workshop is a dynamic and innovative learning tool for academic, community, and professional organizations. A direct descendant of Buckminster Fuller’s famous World Game™, the Global Simulation Workshop is an interactive game that builds critical skills, social bonds, and global awareness.

Through thirty years of simulated growth, participants can design a world of their own creation, guided by their own values and principles and shaped by their creativity, backgrounds and perspectives. No two worlds- or games- are ever alike. While teams strive to develop the infrastructure of their regions or corporations, they are challenged with balancing their own team’s needs and desires versus those of their world as a whole. A surprise mid-game challenge forces teams to work together for a common goal. The result is several hours of intense trading, negotiation, creative problem solving, and excitement.

Developed by a team of experienced educators and researchers over the past three decades, the game has been hosted by more than 2,500 educational institutions, organizations, and corporations from over 45 countries around the world.
http://www.osearth.com
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Our Rock ProjectThe Our Rock Project is a free open-source STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) education program for middle and high school children around the world. We are a 501c.3 non-profit organization focused on combining STEM education with the art of filmmaking in a project-based-learning model designed to allow students to explore their world and then use their creativity and artistry to produce short-form (4-6 min.) documentary films, which we will share with the world via our virtual video library.

The students are asked to choose a STEAM topic that is of interest to them personally. Once they have chosen a topic for their film, they will begin the research phase of the process where they have the opportunity to reach out to local professionals (Scientists, Professors, Administrators, Engineers or other experts) to learn from and possibly use as an interview source for their film production. The students will then write their own scripts, record the voice-overs, produce their musical score and then edit and polish their films.
http://ourrockproject.org
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Out of Eden LearnOut of Eden Learn is a unique online learning community designed to accompany Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk. Through Out of Eden Learn, students from around the world can engage in Paul’s journey and all that it represents. They explore their own neighborhoods, investigate contemporary global issues, and reflect on how they as individuals fit into a broader geographical and historical context. In addition, they share their perspectives and interact with one another on an exciting digital platform that uses social media as a springboard for deep, meaningful learning. The goal is to ignite students’ interest in the wider world and support them to become more informed, thoughtful, and engaged “global citizens.”

Out of Eden Learn is an initiative of Project Zero, a research center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in collaboration with Paul Salopek. With generous support from the Abundance Foundation, Out of Eden Learn is open to all schools and students, free of charge.
http://learn.outofedenwalk.com
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Peace One DayPeace One Day’s objective is to institutionalise Peace Day 21 September, making it a day that is self-sustaining, an annual day of global unity, a day of intercultural cooperation on a scale that humanity has never known.

http://www.peaceoneday.orghttp://www.peaceoneday.org/education
http://www.peaceoneday.org/education/peace-projects
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Pinwheels for PeaceImagine… millions of pinwheels spinning in the wind – pinwheels in the United States, Great Britain, South America, Australia, the Middle East, Canada, Africa, Europe and Asia; pinwheels all over the world! – big pinwheels, small pinwheels; pinwheels of all shapes and sizes – colorful pinwheels, decorated with drawings, paintings, collages, photographs – pinwheels with words of peace and harmony written on them – fields of pinwheels, pinwheels along roadsides, in schoolyards, in parks, pinwheels EVERYWHERE!

This is the Pinwheels for Peace project!
Please join us EVERY year on International Day of Peace, September 21st, as we create a visual public statement about peace!
http://www.pinwheelsforpeace.com/pinwheelsforpeace/home.html
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Playing for Change DayIn response to the enthusiasm of those inspired by “Songs Around the World” and the mission of the Playing For Change Foundation, Playing For Change Day was created in 2011 to unite the global community through the power of music to affect positive social change. On Playing For Change Day, communities will gather as musicians and music lovers from all over the world to perform on stages, street corners, schools, yoga studios, and cafes all with the goal of bringing music into the lives of young people.

In 2014, Playing For Change Day resulted in over 400+ events in 61 countries on 6 continents, raising nearly $150,000 to provide instruments, music instruction, and inspiration for kids and youth - all thanks to dedicated individuals just like you. Your PFC Day fundraising efforts will help provide free classes in dance, instruments, languages, and music theory for children, instructed by qualified local teachers in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, Nepal, South Africa, Thailand and United States.

This day of music, peace, and change keeps instruments, music instruction, and inspiration flowing to children around the world. Your donation and/or participation contributes to a positive vibration that connects and inspires us all.

One World, One Voice, One Day.
https://playingforchangeday.org
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Poetry with Passion and PerformanceOverall Aims
- To instill a love of poetry in children aged 8-13yrs
- To encourage students to not only read poetry, but to have fun creating and performing their own poems.
- To provide scaffolds so all students can experience success in their poetry writing.
- To flatten classroom walls by providing opportunities
for students to communicate with students in other schools/ countries.
- To develop digital citizenship skills by fostering global collaboration and co-creation between students.
- To showcase students' multimedia presentations to a wide audience.
​- To engage with a real poet and celebrate student's success.
http://poetrypp.weebly.com/
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QuadbloggingDavid Mitchell's blogging project

Since its conception in 2011, more and more teachers from across the globe have used Quadblogging to gain a genuine audience for their learners. In fact, over 500,000 pupils have used QuadBlogging to date! Whether you are a Nursery teacher in Albania or an University Lecturer in Zimbabwe, Quadblogging will Quad you and your learners up with three other classes matching your preferences selected in the sign up process.

As a group of four, each week, a different class will be the ‘focus class’ allowing the other three classes to visit and comment on the focus class blog. Over a cycle of 4 weeks, each class has their week as the ‘focus class’. Each Quad will have a ‘Quad Co-ordinator overseeing organisation of the Quad and YOU get to decide how many cycles are completed. When you have completed the cycles, you simply come back and register for a new Quad. Quadblogging will now be a fluid project with no set timings aiming to give each participant a flexible experience tailored to the needs of your curriculum and your learners.
http://quadblogging.net
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Read to FeedThe Read to Feed program from Heifer International encourages reading, while heightening students’ awareness that their actions make a difference in the lives of others. As students read more books, they improve their reading abilities and more families receive gifts of livestock and training.http://www.heifer.org/readtofeed/index.html
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Rock Our WorldSince 2004 we have been connecting students and teachers to collaborate in composing original music, making movies, and meeting each other in live video chats.
Using Apple’s GarageBand, each country creates a 30 second drum beat. Every Friday, that drum rotates to another country, where the bass guitar is added. It keeps getting passed along, from country to country. At each stop, one more instrument is added. When it comes back to the original country, it has touched students from all over the world!
While the music is moving, students are meeting each other in live video chats to discuss various topics of curriculum
http://www.rockourworld.org
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Romeo and Juliet Around the WorldWhen we study Literature the pieces of work we read raise moral and ethical issues and develop awareness of other cultures and widen our appreciation of social and cultural issues.

In this project we will focus on three different literary devices:

The Theme of Conflict in the play Romeo and Juliet is conveyed in many forms, mostly through physical violence; this can clearly be seen in the era of the Renaissance where many European nations were at war In the play Shakespeare shows conflict in different layers: family versus family, parent versus child and some inner conflicts. Conflict is a key issue in the play; it is shown in the beginning, middle and end.
Conflict is an inevitable part of life. Each person has his/her own opinions, ideas and beliefs. We have our own ways of seeing things and we act according to what we think is proper. However, we often find ourselves in conflict in different situations; Sometimes we are the only ones involved, sometimes some other persons are involved or perhaps a group of people.Conflict may influence our actions and decisions .

Students will analyse Conflict in Romeo and Juliet and conflict now. The last one will be discussed in two perspectives (See proposal)

-Characters, their relationships and situations in the play. Characters are essential story elements in Literature. Each teacher will decide how deep the analysis will be considering basic analysis to different types of character.
-First person Point of view, students will be encouraged to put themselves in the character´s shoes trying to see the world depicted in the story through the characters´ eyes.
https://romeoandjuliet206.wordpress.com
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Scratch DayScratch Day is a global network of events that celebrates Scratch — and the young people who code and create with it. During Scratch Day, kids and adults gather to share projects and learn from one another.

This year’s Scratch Day is May 13, 2017 — but you can organize a Scratch Day any day. Consider hosting a Scratch Day in your community!
https://day.scratch.mit.edu
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Sites Alive! In November 2016, American skipper Rich Wilson will set sail in the Vendée Globe 2016: a solo, non-stop, around-the-world sailing race, departing from Les Sables d’Olonne, France. Rich’s motivation in participating in such an extraordinary challenge is to excite and engage students in learning, by connecting them to live, global, real-world adventures.

sitesALIVE! consists of program components that offer multiple entry points into learning alongside this exciting global adventure. The Ocean Challenge Live! website will be updated daily with fresh content, allowing educators and students to follow the voyage closely. Participants may sign up to receive emails that will summarize that week’s content.
http://www.sitesalive.com
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Speak Truth to Power Student Student Video ContestSponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, Tribeca Film Institute and the RFK Human Rights and based on Kerry Kennedy's book Speak Truth To Power the middle and high school competition encourages students to become engaged in human rights through video production.

Contest participants must choose a human rights defender and create create a 3-5 minute video short film. We are looking for student films that utilize creative storytelling to teach others about a human rights issue. The format is open to documentary, stop motion, narrative, digital photo essay or other innovative explorations that involve filmmaking components.
http://www.speaktruthvideo.com
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Square of LifeSquare of Life: Studies in Local and Global Environments is an Internet-based elementary level collaborative project in which students will investigate their local environment and share that information with other students from around the country and the world.

Participants will:

-Identify living and non-living things in their school yards.
-Share their findings with other participating classes.
-Look for similarities and differences in the reported data.
-Prepare a final report or presentation based on their findings.
http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/squareproj/ElementaryX
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Start EmpathyImagine a world where every young person has the skills needed to succeed as a changemaker. Join us in making this vision a reality.https://startempathy.org/
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Student Blogging ChallengeThe aim of the student blogging challenge is to connect student bloggers with a global audience while supporting teachers with their classroom blogging.

It runs twice yearly, starting in March and September, and guides the participants through blogging and commenting over 10 weeks.
http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org
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The Compliments ProjectCheck out this excellent blog post.This project was designed by a health teacher and is not particularly collaborative outside of one's classroom. How could you take this idea and turn it into something global?http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/compliments-project/
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The Cornell Lab of Ornithology BirdSleuth K-12With engaging, hands-on activities, and authentic scientific research opportunities, BirdSleuth is an ideal way to teach science content and the scientific process. Your students will be at the center of the action, making first-hand observations, collecting data, and sharing what they’ve found with real scientistshttp://www.birdsleuth.org
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The Global Cardboard ChallengeInspired by the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade’, the Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation to celebrate child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. In September, kids of all ages are invited to build anything they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. Then on October 1, 2016, communities come together to play!http://imagination.is/our-projects/cardboard-challenge/All agesX
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The Global Read AloudThe premise is simple; we pick a book to read aloud to our students during a set 6-week period and during that time we try to make as many global connections as possible. Each teacher decides how much time they would like to dedicate and how involved they would like to be. Some people choose to connect with just one class, while others go for as many as possible. The scope and depth of the project is up to you. While there are official tools you can use such as Skype, Twitter, WriteAbout or Edmodo, you choose the tools that will make the most sense for you. Teachers get a community of other educators to do a global project with, hopefully inspiring them to continue these connections through the year.https://theglobalreadaloud.com
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The Student CreativeSite is down right now, but should be working soon!http://studentcreative.org
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The Twima ProjectWelcome to The TWIMA Project. If you are reading this, you have an interest in the newest iBook project I am working on. Using the Book Creator app for iPad, my hope is to have a poem written by one classroom from each state and country in the world. So far, over 170 classrooms have joined in the fun. We hope you join the project.http://thetwimaproject.weebly.com
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The Viewfinder ProjectThe Viewfinder Project uses photography to help people of all ages “see life differently” challenging them to use creative thinking in becoming community change makers.

http://theviewfinderproject.com
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The World's Largest LessonTake part in the World’s Largest Lesson during the week of 18th September 2016

In September 2015 World Leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. 17 goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. To realise these Goals everyone, however young they are, needs to take part. So join our movement, teach young people about the Goals and encourage them to become the generation that changed the world.
http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org
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THIMUN Online Model United NationsTHIMUN Online Model United Nations is the world’s first fully online MUN program. Our community of globally connected and engaged youth are working together to develop a unique online debating platform, open to any high school student with internet connection and a desire to collaborate and discuss our world’s most pressing issues.http://onlinemodelunitednations.org
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Traveling TeddyThe Traveling Teddy Bears Project was started in 2014 with the goal of connecting young children in classrooms across the globe. In the 2015-16 school year we had 70 classrooms in 26 countries participate in the project. Who knows what our teddies will get up to next!http://travelingteddybear.com
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VerdentumVerdentum is a non-profit social network that will connect students world-wide with policy makers, to better understand and work towards solving global problems through a simple four step method, seen below.
http://www.verdentum.org/
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World Oceans DayThe IOC is delighted to welcome you back to celebrate the 2016 edition of the United Nations World Oceans Day, held each year on 8 June. People all over the globe are celebrating in multiple events – big and small – to mobilize society and protect the ocean, its biodiversity and its resources.http://www.unesco.org/new/en/oceans-day
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World Photo Day
(August 19th)
In a world where millions of pictures are uploaded every minute, World Photo Day is inspiring thousands of photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world.

From everyday life to incredible landscapes, our global gallery is an evolving mosaic of images captured by photographers of all skills levels living in a diverse range of countries and cultures.

No matter who you are, where you are or what equipment and skills you have, World Photo Day can help open your eyes to the possibilities of photography, and enable you to share the world as you see it.
http://worldphotoday.com
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World Read Aloud DayEvery year World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories.

World Read Aloud Day 2017 will be held on Thursday, February 16th. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day is celebrated by millions of people in more than 100 countries thanks to people like you who participate and spread the word across the globe!

http://www.litworld.org/wrad/
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Write the World Write the World is dedicated to improving the writing of high school students through a global online community and guided interactive process. Young writers are empowered to develop their voices, refine their editing skills, and publish on an international platform. Teachers can set up writing groups or students can participate individually. Prompts are provided and students earn badges for participation. http://writetheworld.com
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