Linking Learning around the world . . . .

Well we are EXTREMELY excited to say that we have become involved in new project that will take the next twelve months to complete. It is designed to give our children a new perspective on learning as well as different cultures, people, places, languages etc around the world.

The Project called the International Penpals Club comes from the dedication and enthusiasm of Irma in Lithuania. Irma has worked long and hard to find participants and to organise this project not only for us but everyone involved.

The project will run from mid September 2012 for approximately 12 months. It involves over 100 participants from 13 different places around the globe, aged between 7 to 12 years of age.

The participants come from:

  • Japan
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Lithuania
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Mexico
  • Australia

Irma has created a wonderful project that will not only provide our children with new and engaging opportunities to learn about other people, their cultures and lifestyles, but ensure that these opportunities are ongoing, build upon each other and bring to life the real lived experience through videos, correspondence, skype,  Audio conference, Chat, Forum, MP3, Other software (Powerpoint,video, pictures and drawings), Project Diary, Video conference, Virtual learning environment (communities, virtual classes, …), Web publishing, e-mails just to name a few

Our first project is to introduce ourselves, so with this in mind we are taking our video and digital cameras out over the next few days and will begin to create an Introduction to our new friends all around the globe and share with them a little of ourselves, and our lifestyle.

But more exciting than that is we can’t wait to see the introductions others are creating for everyone to see.

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