Free Global Ed Projects
11/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Skype in the classroom has added more partners to
its free network: NASA’s Digital Learning Network,
The National Museum of the Royal Navy and HMS
Victory, British Council, Woodland Trust, VerbalizeIt,
Action Aid, Education through Expedition
and Choose2Matter. These new organizations
will join more than 38,000 teachers already
working together on 1,800 global educational
projects. Projects in the works include:
• NASA’s Digital Learning Center will feature
various projects where students can learn
how to prepare a space vehicle for liftoff, help scientists to explore the basic principles of
matter and design their own spacesuit mission patch.
• The National Museum of the Royal Navy and HMS Victory will give classes an exclusive mini-tour
of the HMS Victory Ship, taking students aboard Admiral Nelson’s cabin, onto the quarterdeck,
and allowing them to see and discuss rare artifacts relating to the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
• British Council will help drive connections and exchanges between schools in developing
countries and the rest of the world.
• Education through Expedition will be taking classes along for a virtual journey to Iceland to
teach them about this region, offering the youngest member of the Arctic Jubilee Expedition
Oli Milroy as a guest speaker.
Teachers can sign up for free at the Skype in the classroom website: education.skype.com
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