Online Projects



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E-mailing and online projects make it possible for people to communicate around the world much more quickly

make friends, practise writing
and get to know other countries and cultures

Here are the main connections for students and teachers....
and articles on how to develop them successfully

Articles E-mail Connections Online Classroom Projects
Treasure Hunts Webquests Free tools and resources
Educational Weblogs    

as a student you can exchange letters,
participate in a Tandem project or an online quest...
one day you may even arrange
to meet the people you've been writing to
or visit the country you've been learning about...

 as a teacher you get informed on how to start
an e-pal or an online international project

Articles on E-mailing Projects and Online Projects

E-Mail Keypals for Language Fluency - an excellent article  by Thomas N. Robb from the Kyoto Sangyo University with golden suggestions and interesting links

CyberESL - Email and Beyond - many links to e-mailing lists, e-pals and cyber terms and techniques by Thomas N. Robb

Teresa's E-mail page - a treasure of links and comments

Report on a Penpal Project, and Tips for Penpal-Project Success - Vera Mello's article on her pen-pal project

Getting Started - The site will be of use to all educators who are beginning to integrate learning technologies in their classroom or are seasoned users of ICT in their classroom.

Planning Global Projects - a very comprehensive guide and templates by Linda Ullah to start and get your own global project going.

Designing Your Own Online Project - can be a big job, but offers flexibility and opportunities for students and teachers to take on leadership roles. How can you ensure a successful learning experience for all project participants?

Creating Web Based Lessons and Internet Projects - activities, templates, how to build a  site

Classroom Projects - Lacoe's helpful information links on planning, organizing, and implementing an Internet project.

Selecting Tools for Online Communities: - an article from The Technology Source by Eric Adams and Chris Freeman with "Suggestions for Learning Technologists".

Nick Nack - project how-to's, samples, a project template, a project planner, some technical support


This site belongs to
Barbara Dieu

EFL teacher
and coordinator of the
Foreign Language Department
Lycée Pasteur,
Curso Experimental Bilingue
São Paulo, Brazil

homebase for
This is Our Time Project
(French and Portuguese
Speaking Countries)


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E-Mail Connections

E-pals Classroom Exchange - connects classrooms from 103 countries
(in English , French and Spanish)

France World - Franceworld is a service which lists more than 15 000 students who hope to communicate with foreign correspondents.

Dave's Email Connection - an excellent address with many other activities for students - matches keypal

International Tandem Network- universities in many different countries work together to enable their students to learn languages in tandem using the Internet. The network is now also open to all learners outside of universities.

Polyglot - A non-profit dedicated to language exchange


Webquest - A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to  focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

Tom March's Ozline - articles, writings, webquests - helping educators work the web

Literature Webquests -created at Florida State University by English Education students

Online Classroom Projects

This is Our Time - an annual global telecommunications ASPnet flagship project for secondary schools. Time seeks effective and innovative ways to enable young people from many different cultures and countries to communicate and co-operate with each other on current world issues. This is expressed is a wide range of educational activities (like the Unite the Nations game, Classroom Twinning on a virtual international platform, video-conferencing among others).

Cyberschoolbus - un global teaching and learning project

Global Schoolnet - online opportunities for teachers to collaborate, communicate, and celebrate shared learning experiences.

Treasure Hunts

CyberSurfari - an Internet treasure hunt designed to help teachers and students learn how to surf the Web benefiting from the vast amount of information online.

Museum Mania:World Wide Web Treasure Hunt - answer the questions on the treasure hunt pages to unlock the Museum Mania treasure chest.

Web-based Activities Created with Filamentality


Rubric Builder - enables teachers to build effective assessment rubrics and to make them available over the World Wide Web.

4Teachers - will help you use your time wisely and integrate technology into your teaching.

Copyright Links

Teacher's Permission Template and Student's Permission Template - Most web authors are eager to have teachers use information from their web sites in the classroom. They are just as willing to have students use web information for their various reports. It is critical, however, that permission be gained from the owner of the information, and that the permission be documented

Citation Machine - makes it quick and easy to cite books, articles, newspaper columns, interviews, and much more. You just select the type of resource, fill in the blank and you receive both MLA and APA citations (each 5th edition). Citation Machine does not produce bibliographies, like some other tools do. ItÕs goal is to make it easy and quick to produce footnotes for your handouts and study guides, and for more casual student work.

Filamentality - a fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web resources into learning activities


Educational Applications of Weblogs - site describing the uses of weblogs in education. - highlights the Web-publishing work of EFL (English as a Foreign Language)/ESL (English as a Second Language) students, showcases the classroom Web-publishing projects in EFL /ESL and introduces links relevant to personal Web-publishing in language learning contexts. also serves as a means for learners, educators, and other interested people to locate student Web-publications and participate in the conversation

Beeonline - my class blog at school with links to my students' blogs and rubrics through which I assess them.

Blog-EFL - Graham Stanley's observations and comments about the use of weblogs with students and teachers in ELT.

Blog Tools and How tos- this page describes some of the available tools you can use to start a blog for yourself or your class and has various sections showing how useful they can be in preparing your classes and encouraging writing

The Twelve Principles of Collaboration - guidelines for designing interaction

Collaborative Learning Martin Terre Blanche's diary on project on collaborative learning in the psychology department at the University of South Africa.

Blogs and Wikis: Environments for On-line Collaboration - article by Bob Godwin-Jones which appeared in Language Learning & Technology
Vol. 7, No. 2, May 2003, pp. 12-16

Using Weblogs in Teaching - section in KairosNews - a weblog for discussing rethoric, technology and pedagogy

School blogs - the aim is to make available the potential of weblogs to the educational world. To that end, anyone involved in education can create and maintain an individual SchoolBlog here free of charge.

Xplana - exploring how we can learn and teach with technology.

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