I'm in a workshop right now that is conducted by the founders og GlobalSchoolNet.Yvonne Marie Andrés, Erica Rogers, and Al Rogers will be giving a spotlight session later today on their internet projects registry. This registry has search capabilities that are really useful. You can search by curriculum fit, use of technology, types of collaboration, keywords, project dates. Additionally, you can look at current, future and archived projects.
There are two types of membership. Contributing Membership helps keep their services free and provides some added benefits such as a newsletter. There is also a free membership because the founders believe their content should be free. This looks like a fabulous service, and of course people have to make a living, but I appreciate that they make membership reasonable and give access to all. It reminds me of some of the issues Bernie Dodge has supporting QuestGarden.
I'm wondering if I can incorporate Global SchoolNet into the project I did with Chapin School this year. During the third quarter, Steve Bergen and I partnered our students to research 21st century vocabulary and build collaborative web pages. Our students exchanged written communications, audio files, and digital pictures during the course of this project. The Chapin Kids built their web pages using HTML (no WYSIWYG editor) and my kids gave them feedback and created some banners in Photoshop.
We are trying to look at some cool online tools, but unfortunately, the network is not cooperating!