Distance Collaborations


Distance Collaborations

A group for educators to talk about ideas, ask questions, share success stories, and actually plan for collaboration between schools.

Members: 629
Latest Activity: Apr 22, 2018

Collaborating for REAL Student Improvements!

As you visit/join this Distance Collaborations Group, you may want to give a few stats about yourself and your education position to let new/old group members know how they can collaborate with you.

Additionally, here's a terrific project where high school and college students can collaborate locally AND globally. There are infinite possibilities out there!

Discussion Forum

Collaboration Anyone?

Started by Millis High School. Last reply by Alicia Most Apr 5, 2017. 6 Replies

Web Collaboration with Pre-service Teachers

Started by Kimberly McCollum. Last reply by nathalie ettzevoglou Oct 14, 2012. 1 Reply

MDGs? (millenium development goals)

Started by Jill Sloan. Last reply by Marie Kanke Sep 15, 2012. 1 Reply

Bald Eagle Online Collaboration Project

Started by Aaron Maurer. Last reply by Thomas Stanley Aug 28, 2012. 1 Reply

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Comment by Tammy Massman on August 23, 2012 at 12:16am

I'd love to start collaborating. I just don't know where to start with my third grade class. Suggestions?

Comment by Larry Blodgett on March 23, 2012 at 8:22am


What has happened since January 21st with us is that the Spanish teacher successfully paired one of her classes with a class in Barcolona.  The second class couldn't seem to find a class to pair with, so they have joined in on the same project.  I'll speak with the teacher involved and see if she'd like to break that class off and pair them with you instead.  What we are doing is "digital story telling"--they are creating videos on varioius subjects--most related to our culture, and plan to exchange them with the class in Spain.  To see what we have done so far, go to http://digitalstoryproject.weebly.com/index.html  We are listed as "Chesapeake'" on theWeebly site, and "Arcadia High School" on the Wetpaint site.  I'll see what she says--I'm a technology integration specialist and have no students of my own.

As a former history teacher, when I think of Portugal what comes to mind is Prince Henry the Navigator, the Papal Line of Demarcation, and Brazil.  One factor that may influence Mrs. McAvene's decision are the differences between Spanish, which her students are learning, and Portugese, which they are not.

Thanks for contacting me,


Comment by Monica Vieira on March 22, 2012 at 5:10pm

Hi Larry Blodgett! I'm a teacher form Portugal, just next to Spain! Would you be interested in having your students work with my group? I am involved in a project in a Secondary School regarding the use of social networks to increase and enhance the use of a foreign language. My group is made up of 27 students, between 15-18 years old. i am looking for an opportunity to find a foreign group (english learners or speakers), and get them to change experiences. What do you think? Could our projects match? Hope to hear from you!

Comment by Larry Blodgett on January 21, 2012 at 7:12pm

I an an technology integration specialist on the Eastern Shore of Virginia (USA).  I have a Spanish teacher who would like to find a class of English language learners in Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, or Argentina to do a joint project with.  Specifically, she is interested in having her students work in groups to create digital stories.  These stories would be created by the students with the intent of teaching others about the area we live in and our culture.  She would like to find a class in one of those countires who would do the same thing.  We could have students exchange emails as they progress on the project.  This idea comes from epals.com, and I expect we would use that site to cooridiante our efforts.

Let me know if you are interested.  This is a group of ten students who are 15-18 years old.

Comment by Jen on December 1, 2011 at 8:36am

Looking to possibly do a Holidays Around the World Project with my 5th grade class where we link up with classes around the world that can SKYPE call and share about their traditions for December related Holidays. If there is anyone out there that would be interested in setting something up please message me and let me know. I haven't attempted this project before and would love to see how it turns out. having students learn about different cultures to enhance their Global Awareness would be very interesting. They would keep track of their visits as well.

Comment by Jack Strelec on August 17, 2011 at 8:51am
Hello. I have started my project, "FACE IT-TRACE IT-ERASE IT" again for our second year and third session. We are now financed by the International Rotary Club who will be purchasing trophies and certificates for students that finish the project, We are in 5 continents and have over 300 students participating. Email me at streljg@d11.org for more info.
Comment by Janet Barnstable on August 17, 2011 at 8:40am
Time to register! GVC contest & clubhouse http://t.co/ZQwPmP2 New this year: choice of one partner for the contest! (The other assigned.)
Comment by aimee on July 27, 2011 at 10:27am

Fourth grade in Vermont seeking another classroom to collaborate with from another country.  I would like to connect on one of our social studies units-civics and government. 

Thank you!

Comment by Bob Zenhausern on July 23, 2011 at 3:43pm

Are you interested in children in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Cameroon and others?

Not sure of the age groups available, but the level of English may be more important.  Contact me at drz@enabling.org

Comment by Lisa Wilson on July 13, 2011 at 7:28pm

I'm looking to collaborate with a 5th grade class outside of Michigan. I'm interested in researching local or global issues and writing position pieces to be sent to appropriate leaders in the community or nation, with the emphasis on effecting positive change. Any takers? Anyone know where else I might look for interested parties?

Thanks in advance for your help!


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