The International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) is the world's largest nonprofit global network, enabling teachers and young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to design and collaborate on educational projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world.
Established in 1988 by the Copen Family Foundation as an innovative on-line program among schools in the United States and the Soviet Union, iEARN has grown to serve more than 25,000 schools in 110 countries, speaking over 30 languages, and working together to pioneer a new model of international education and cooperation. In 1993, Peter Copen, founder of the International Education and Resource Network, stated that iEARN is "not only about education," but "about saving the world, and the role that education can play in it."
The iEARN CD-ROM provides and interactive tour of some of the many projects and activities of iEARN. It uses a Web browser to display text, images, and multimedia. To access the content of this CD-ROM, you do not need an internet connection, but you can access many WWW resources via the CD-ROM, if you have an Internet connection.
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To access the most up-to-date version of the contents of the iEARN CD, go to the Professional Development section of the iEARN-USA Web site.
Teachers and students initiate and design all of iEARN's projects, which provide powerful examples of how new and emerging technologies can make a difference in teaching and learning.
As part of iEARN's mission to improve the quality of life on the planet, iEARN projects involve a final "product" or exhibition of the learning that has taken place as part of the project's collaboration.
These project results have included magazines; creative-writing anthologies; Web sites; letter-writing campaigns; reports to government officials; arts exhibits; workshops; performances; charity fundraising; and many more examples of youth taking action as part of what they are learning in the classroom.
iEARN's projects enable students to develop:
Explore the iEARN Projects Web page to see what activities are currently underway in the network.
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In addition to ordering a free project book (please see below) and CD-ROM, you may download a copy (in PDF format) of the iEARN Project Book (2005-2006).
To request a free copy of iEARN's CD-ROM and a packet of information — including the 2005-2006 Project Book — please fill out iEARN's Request Information on-line form.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact iEARN-USA.
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