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Hi, Tina, do you know ePals? It's the largest online community of K12 students, in 200 countries with 27 million unique visitors each month. You don't have to "join" to view student work.
Your students can view videos created by students in other places -- Idaho, Senegal, etc. -- free in the ePals Video Vault. Teachers submit videos to ePals, and staff review before posting.
17 one-minute videos by students in Senegal ages 10-13 show "before school" activities....milking the cow, skimming cream to make butter; going to a well to draw water and carry it home on one's head; and more.
You may join the ePals Global Community by submitting your profile at: www.epals.com and click on "Join" in the upper right.
You may also get free SchoolMail for your students.
Find help on projects in the Project Forums.
The Way We Are Forums: http://www.epals.com/forums/148.aspx
Only teachers can post questions and answers in the Teacher Forum; only students can post in the Student Forum. Everyone can read questions and answers without signing in.
Translation is available in 58 languages in profiles and in SchoolMail.
All of the things I mention are free and have a high level of student safety built in. If your students post something on the Student Forum with personally identifible information, phone number, email address, etc., the moderators will take that out. Also, only "civil discourse" is allowed, no namecalling or other inappropriate comments. Just asking your students to read through comments in some of the Student Forums to learn about other places from students living there!
I'm a teacher in Calgary, Alberta helping a group of grade 8 students at my school conduct a global survey on worldviews. I'm wondering if you might be willing to take this survey (less than 5 mins) and perhaps spread it around - particularly with your students. We're trying to get as many non-North American respondents as we can.