The Teddy Bear Project 6230 Siko

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The Teddy Bear Project 6230 Siko

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

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