International Education and Resource Network iEarn

iEARN  is the world’s largest non-profit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world. (Homepage).

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About /what is iEARN: iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 130 countries.

iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide.

iEARN International is registered as an NGO in Spain and has an international office in Callus, Spain.

Since 1988, iEARN has pioneered on-line school linkages to enable students to engage in meaningful educational projects with peers in their countries and around the world.

iEARN is:

  • an inclusive and culturally diverse community
  • a safe and structured environment in which young people can communicate
  • an opportunity to apply knowledge in service-learning projects
  • a community of educators and learners making a difference as part of the educational process

The iEARN Assembly is the decision-making body of iEARN International. The Assembly discusses and makes decisions on issues – both online throughout the year and at an annual meeting held in conjunction with the iEARN International Conference in July.

To hear some of the voices of iEARN participants, click here: iEARN Anniversary Video.

How can I participate in iEARN projects?

  • There are over 150 projects in iEARN all designed and facilitated by teachers and students to fit their curriculum and classroom needs and schedules. To join, participants select an online project and look at how they can integrate it into their classroom.
  • With the project selected teachers and students enter online forum spaces to meet one another and get involved in ongoing projects with classrooms around the world who are working on the same project.
  • In addition to connecting students’ learning with local issues and meeting specific curriculum needs, every project proposed by teachers and students in iEARN has to answer the question, “How will this project improve the quality of life on the planet?” This vision and purpose is the glue that holds iEARN together, enabling participants to become global citizens who make a difference by collaborating with their peers around the world.

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