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Establishing Digital Partnerships - What It Looks Like

Bill Ferriter

"In fact, one of the saddest but most common conditions in elementary school computer labs (when they exist in the developing world), is the children are being trained to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint. I consider that criminal, because children should be making things, communicating, exploring, sharing,not running office automation tools."
---Nicholas Negroponte, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab

School partnerships and travel exchanges are incredible learning experiences for teachers and students alike. To be able to explore a different culture first-hand is the opportunity of a lifetime. Your partnership doesn’t have to end when you return home, however! In fact, in many ways, the most valuable work is just beginning. Having established positive working relationships with schools abroad, you are in the unique position to set up digital learning networks with students overseas!

Here are a few resources to explained a bit more in depth to help you along your way:

Wiki's
Voicethread
Elluminate and Web Conferencing