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Water Quality Project

Project Proposal


Water is fast becoming the world’s most important strategic resource, its pivotal role in the health and environmental sciences, and the critical role it plays to cities from North Dakota, to New Orleans, to Dhaka, Bangladesh, provides an infinite buffet for education of all things STEM.  The project has received much positive feedback and the encouragement is truly uplifting, but building the capacity of the project is my dream.  


A tool like…


Added by Robin Cochran Dirksen on June 30, 2011 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Connecting & collaborating - from Maui to the global community

Samuel Enoka Kalama Intermediate School is located on the slopes of Haleakala on the island of Maui, in the state of Hawaii. The opportunity to use a Blackboard Collaborate room for a year would impact our learning community in so many ways. Here is a sampling of what we would do:

-Connect and collaborate with learners from around the world. For starters, we would like to connect with Pacific island neighbors, including classrooms, teachers, scholars and institutions, an area…


Added by Renee Adams on July 25, 2011 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

Around the World with Books!

A Blackboard Collaborate Room would be a great venue for book discussions with students/teachers around the world.  As a Librarian, I have two ideas on how Blackboard Collaborate can enrich our school's teaching and learning, while helping our students make global connections, develop broader perspectives and create an ethic of empathy and reciprocity.

  • Global Book Club -- recruit students from around the world and organize a "global read" with…

Added by Rene deBerardinis on July 19, 2011 at 7:46pm — 3 Comments

We will collaborate, will you?

About us

School of Economics and Business Sarajevo (SEBS) is regional leader in providing distance learning in Higher education for the West Balkan countries. Since 2002 we provide e-learning way of education to our students and involve 6000 students that learn English language through e-learning platform and out of these there are 1200 students who are engaged in distance learning way of education.


Every year we are trying to improve our e-learning…


Added by Amra Rizvic on July 25, 2011 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

Virtual Mentorship for Traumatized Youth in Africa

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a “global village” to help support severely disadvantaged and traumatized youth in Africa.  What better way to expose them to a world of new ideas and possibilities than to connect them in live, collaborative relationships with international mentors and supporters from abroad, using Blackboard Collaborate. 

The Strongest Oak Foundation (TSO) is an international,  non-profit organization dedicated to helping extraordinary youth (aged 15…


Added by María Teresa Esponda (Mayte) on July 24, 2011 at 4:24pm — 2 Comments

Kids Teaching Kids via Digital Media

Next Vista for Learning (http://nextvista.org) has been building a free, online library of videos by and for teachers and students everywhere for the last five years.  The videos cover academic topics, career possibilities, communities around the world, and the joy and meaning of serving others.

In tossing our hat in the We Collaborate ring, our hope is to tap into the creativity of the 7000+ teachers on our mailing list by using a Blackboard…


Added by Rushton Hurley on July 24, 2011 at 10:47am — 13 Comments

“Elluminate” Dyslexia by connecting dyslexic students across the globe for sharing and support

Located in Honolulu, Hawai'i, Assets School is an independent school for gifted and/or dyslexic children that provides an individualized, integrated learning environment. Assets’ environment empowers these children to maximize their potential and find their places as lifelong learners in school and society. 

Just one year ago, Assets set out to connect with other schools serving dyslexic students around the world.  We have already developed relationships with nine other schools and…


Added by Mike Travis on July 20, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Project: Closing the Technology Gap in World Language Teaching


Hello everyone,

Let me explain to you how I'd use and "squeeze" Blackboard Collaborate for a whole year! :-)

I have been selected by PSMLA (Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association) and NECTFL (Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) as a Sans Inc./Mead Fellow, leading an online professional development project about providing FREE training to World Language teachers on creative, immersive, authentic, and FUN ways to incorporate web 2.0 tools…


Added by Silvina Orsatti on August 19, 2011 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

OnLine Model United Nations: Taking Global Youth Engagement in an Exciting New Direction


Online Model United Nations is the first serious attempt to bring one of the world's most popular academic role-playing simulations to an online environment. The focus of our program is high school students who wish to engage in serious discussion, collaboration and debate on pressing global issues. Students assume the role of an assigned country and act as a…


Added by Lisa Martin on July 2, 2011 at 11:57pm — 1 Comment

United Nations of Youth

United Nations of Youth (UNY) is a collaborative project committed to the ultimate goal of world peace. Every few months, UNY convenes via a Web conference to discuss international problems. UNY consists of various student delegations from member nations across the globe, as our core belief is that a youth driven movement can fix the problems of today not only logistically, but also by fostering a culture of cooperation and collaboration. These delegations are… Continue

Added by Carl Heine on July 20, 2011 at 8:47am — 2 Comments

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