Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Featured: 10-23-2013 UN Cyberschoolbus


The United Nations Cyberschoolbus offers informative and interactive educational resources, curriculum, and quizzes/games to a global community.

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Following are just a few of the many things Cyberschoolbus has to offer:

The Cyberschoolbus interactive database, InfoNation, is accessed by thousands of users monthly to locate accurate, official, and up-to-date information and statistics regarding the countries of the world.

The Schools Demining Schools project brought schools together around the issue of landmines. After learning about the topic, schools ran their own fundraising drives to raise money to clear school grounds of mines. Students could follow the results of their actions through email exchanges with the demining teams in Afghanistan and Mozambique.

The Model UN Discussion Area attracts thousands of students who gather to discuss international issues, request information, and exchange ideas.

For the Health module, classes from around the world connect with each other on a discussion board to talk about, then define health, before getting together on-line to question experts from the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization about their concerns.

Cities of Today, Cities of Tomorrow includes a comprehensive 6-unit teaching module on urban issues that covers everything from the history of urban development to profiles of today's important cities to issues facing the cities of tomorrow.


 View a video about the UN Cyberschoolbus

This year, the Cyberschoolbus Global Teaching and Learning Project is working on several large scale projects, including activities related to science, music, and history.


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