Tool
Description
Usefulness Rating
(1-5)
Ease-of-Use Rating
epalsePals
Connect your classroom to other students around the world through collaborative projects. The free ePals service allows interaction from class to class, student to student, or group to group.
4
Medium
ilearnusaiEARN
The International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) allows classrooms to connect on international projects with other students from around the world. There are more than 30,000 schools from 130 countries enrolled.
3
Medium
GlobaledConThe Global Education Collaborative
The Global Education Collaborative (GEC) is a community for teachers interested in global education to share resources, discuss topics around global education, and engage in collaborative projects in their classrooms. This site does not specifically connect classrooms but rather provides access to individuals and organizations interested in collaborative projects.
4
Easy
takingitglobalTakingITGlobal
TakingITGlobal is a social network for teachers and students that allows them to get involved in or create projects covering a range of issues. You can view projects that are in planning or in progress and get involved.
3
Medium
SkypeClassroomSkype in the Classroom
Download Skype for free and connect your classroom to any other Skype classroom in the world. Skype doesn’t provide the connections or projects, but it allows users to connect quickly and easily.
5
Medium
MysterSkypeMystery Skypes
Mystery Skypes are a great way to connect to other classes and people around the world. Each class gives clues and information about their location and then they guess the location of the other class. Students can ask closed ended questions to the other class, helping to narrow down their location.
4
Medium