Going around the world by Passaic Valley - 10 months ago
"This photo was taken outside our school on May 14th during our Around the World project. The purpose of our project is to bring students from different cultures and backgrounds together to promote global awareness and understanding. We hope to do this through a combination of activities that utilize videoconferencing and an interactive website for the exchange of information and ideas. The culminating activity involves Passaic Valley High School hosting a series of approximately one-hour individual videoconferences with participating schools during one 24-hour period. Students will be engaged in discussion on selected topics and problem-solving. We talked to South Africa, Russia, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Germany, Slovenia, Kuwait, and Uganda! The advances in communication technology offers this generation valuable and fruitful multicultural dialogues. Videoconferencing allows people separated by distance to verbally and visually communicate in real time. Interactive websites allow for the continuation of dialogue long after the videoconferences are over. It is our wish here at Passaic Valley High School that this type of hands-on learning prepares our students to be intelligently engaged in analysis and lively discussion with their peers from around the world. We also want this project to serve as a basis for our students to understand their relationships and responsibilities to people, institutions and the environment. CustomInk has made our shirts for two years now and we are always happy with the quality and service. The other students, in 15 different countries, kept complimenting our shirts!"