Project 1: Communicating Across The Globe
Using our student "Susie" accounts in the previous school year, contact was made with a school in Stansbury, Australia. Through e-mail, students became e-mail pals and a sharing of resources took place between each class.
This year's class has continued the communication in a more limited way. Although we continued to receive e-mail for each participating student in Paradise Elementary, we have only been able to respond through the traditional mailing system. Having regular access to e-mailing and internet services will enhance this communication immensely for our students.
Through regular communication with the teacher of this Australian class, we have been able to:
The activities completed in this project would be directly related to the grade four Program of Studies in these areas:
This project is directly related to the Technology Education General Curriculum Outcomes. At the end of this project, children will be able to:
Being a STELLAR school will enable this contact with Stansbury Primary School to be consistent and regular. At present, the traditional mailing method is utilized to send mail, information, project work, sample lesson plans to Australia. Most of the correspondence from Australia has been immediate via the internet. This time-factor alone will enrich the connection between these two classes.
The contact with Stansbury Primary School has been made as a direct result of an Australian unit of study covered in the classroom. Many materials from Australia are used extensively in the classroom. Guest speakers from Australia and/or people who have travelled to the country have also been to visit our school. In addition, many print and non-print materials (such as videos and CD encyclopaedias) are utilized in the classroom to promote the study of this country.
At the end of the project, children will be able to:
Impact on School and Curriculum in General:
This project will: