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  • 1. The Teddy Bear Project http://iearn.org
  • 2. What is the Teddy Bear Project?
    • Two schools from different parts of the world exchange teddy bears.
    • The students write a “diary” for the teddy bear.
    • The students send the bears home; students learn about each other’s culture
    • Purpose:
      • learn about other cultures
      • promote tolerance and understanding
    Source: http://www.iearn.org.au/tbear/
  • 3. Why Virtual Learning?
    • Project done through iEARN to engage students in global collaborative projects
    • 21 st Century skills include digital literacies, life skills such as innovation and collaboration
    Source: http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/
  • 4. Why Both?
    • Provide guided collaboration through a tried-and-tested program
    • Opportunity to present online artifacts of experience.
      • Project goes beyond “pen pals.”
      • Example: http://www.slideshare.net/verozonteponte/teddy-bear-project-argentinian-food
    • Low-cost
      • Bear, postage (X 2)
  • 5. Additional Information
    • Lesson Plan Outline
      • http://www.us.iearn.org/professional_development/curriculum/teddy_bear_-_misrok.php
    • Professional Development Opportunities
      • http://www.us.iearn.org/professional_development/face_to_face/index.php
    • 21 ST Century Skills Website
      • http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/
    • Other iEARN Projects
      • http://media.iearn.org/projects