Newsflash #337, May 3, 2015

Seeking Partners: iEARN Projects and Activities

  • My Name Around the World Project
  • School Uniform Exchange Project
  • ANIA Children's Land Project / Tierra de Niños
Resources, Contests, Websites and Announcements
  • Got artwork? Inspire the world with your creativity!

Upcoming Events

  • eLearning Africa 2015, May 20-22
  • 10 Years of iEARN in Austria Celebration, July 5-10
  • SPECIAL UPDATES - 2015 iEARN Conference and Youth Summit in Brasilia, Brazil, July 26-31

Recent Events

  • iEARN-Yemen Workshop in Mokalla

Seeking Partners: iEARN Projects and Activities

My Name Around the World Project

My Name Around the World Project - SurinameConnect with students from Pakistan, Suriname, and Taiwan who have recently contributed to the My Name Project, a global activity in which students show their personality, knowledge, and creativity through original artwork, videos, images and writing, and learn from one another about naming traditions around the world and how our names connect us and also make us each special.  Read more and connect with them in the My Name Around the World Project on the iEARN Collaboration Centre.

School Uniform Exchange Project

School Uniform Exchange ProjectExplore the identity of your school with global peers through an exchange of real or digital uniforms that represent your school. The themes for the various months include: global issues, school and cultural explorations, uniform exchanges (if the school provides, not compulsory), forum discussions, and video conferences. Students can write school uniform diaries, or create their own digital virtual uniforms with a specific school symbol or spirit. Participants will work with groups of partner schools to learn together and develop global friendships.  Interested?  Connect in the School Uniform Exchange Project on the iEARN Collaboration Centre.

ANIA Children's Land Project / Tierra de Niños

ANIA Land ProjectShare your home and/or school garden experiences and learn about how the agricultural methods of the Incan people of Peru can guide us in developing our own sustainable gardening practices. Choose to plant for yourself, the community and the planet and share your choices, your challenges and your successes in the forum!  Connect in the ANIA Children's Land Project / Tierra de Niños Project on the iEARN Collaboration Centre.

Resources, Contests, Websites, and Announcements


Got artwork? Inspire the world with your creativity!

iEARN Artist of the Week SeriesVisual artists from the iEARN global community are invited to send their art to the iEARN Facebook Committee to be considered for a new iEARN Artist of the Week series which will be run on the iEARN-International Facebook page.  Got artwork?  Please send your name, country, iEARN Collaboration Centre User Name, and samples of your visual art to  Details:

Upcoming Events

eLearning Africa 2015, May 20-22

eLearning Africa 2015Co-organised by the African Union and hosted by the Government of Ethiopia, eLearning Africa 2015 will bring together professionals, policymakers and practitioners involved in designing, implementing, providing, financing, supporting, certifying and managing learning in Africa, for a unique discussion about technology and learning.  eLearning Africa 2015 will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from May 20-22.  In addition to keynote, workshop and panel discussions from attendees from around the world, the event will include a number of presentations (see list) from educators involved in both iEARN and the Adobe Youth Voices program as part of iEARN/SchoolNet-Uganda

10 Years of iEARN in Austria Celebration, July 5-10

10 Years of iEARN in AustriaCome celebrate 10 years of iEARN activities in Austria from July 5-10.  Participants are invited to join the event to celebrate this milestone with the iEARN-Austria team.  The schedule will include meetings and global project sharing (including for the iEARN-Austria project, "Don't Waste - Create!" - a project focused on resources, recycling, and avoiding waste), and sight-seeing and touring St. Poelten and Vienna.  See more at


2015 iEARN Conference and Youth Summit in Brasilia, Brazil, July 26-31

iEARN 2015 Conference and Youth SummitJoin us at the 2015 iEARN Conference and Youth Summit, hosted by iEARN-Brasil (Educadores Globais) in Brasilia, Brazil, July 26-31, 2015!

The theme of the 2015 conference is Reframing ICT: Inclusion (What if all students really felt included?), Cross-Cultural Communication (What if youth around the world communicated to engage in collaboration?), Transformation (What if every school had projects to make the world a better place to live?).

Special Announcements
  • The deadline for workshop proposals has been extended - apply by May 29 to present!
  • New venue - primary site of conference activities will be the Escola de Administracao Fazendaria, a federal government training center located in an environmental preservation area near the Botanical Garden.  The venue offers a mix of indoor and outdoor places for meeting and connecting throughout a week of knowledge sharing and friendship building. 
  • New Accommodation option - Lodge accommodations at the conference venue are being offered at a very special price along with registration and meals all inclusive for USD 660,00 for the full package.  See
  • New Accommodation option - All inclusive registration, meal package and double-room accommodations at the Aracoara Hotel is being offered for USD 900,00 (per person)
  • Workshop sessions will include long-standing iEARN projects such as the Holiday Card Exchange, Teddy Bear Project, My Hero Project, Talking Kites Project, and Natural Disaster Youth Summit, alongside special sessions on “Hackathons for the Classroom,” a Maker Faire and Playground, a Google Educators Group Meet-Up, UN Projects, a keynote by VIF and participation of VIF teachers from across Latin America, a panel discussion on Inclusive Education Worldwide, and many more.
  • As part of a full week of hands-on activities for participating students (who will have dedicated chaperones from RELP – Recreation, Education, Leadership and  Protection group throughout the week), Youth Summit participants will experience a workshop on science and technology sponsored by the Brazilian Airspace Agency
The Annual iEARN Conference and Youth Summit, held in a different country each year since 1994, is a unique opportunity for educators, students, administrators, Ministry officials, and non-profit and corporate partners, to meet and discuss how they are using technology to build global understanding and enhance teaching and learning.

In addition to educator and youth led workshops, the event also features cultural excursions, cultural nights, and presentations by Ministries of Education, businesses, and educational organizations working in the field of global education and virtual exchange.

We encourage all who want to use technology to make their education programs more global to join this global gathering. Visit the conference website at for more information and to register, and follow the iEARN 2015 conference on Facebook for additional updates.  See you in Brasilia in July!

Recent Events

iEARN-Yemen Workshop in Mokalla

iEARN-Yemen WorkshopiEARN-Yemen students conducted a small training on March 25th, 2015 in Fwa School in the Mokalla governorate to expand the iEARN team who will lead all community-based projects in the school.  9 students were trained on teamwork, community-based projects and management, and how to utilize these skills to work in collaboration with global peers in iEARN.

In addition, iEARN-Yemen students designed an iEARN picture that contains photos of all community-based projects that have been implemented in the previous period in order to introduce their activities to students new to the school.  See more photos >

About iEARN

iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is a global non-profit network that empowers teachers and students worldwide to use technology to collaborate on projects designed to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people. Started in 1988, iEARN is currently active in over 140 countries, with 2,000,000 students participating as part of their education.  iEARN-International:
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