CyberFair 2002 - Care & Unite
(an online project for kids to tell what is special about where they live)
*Register now - projects due March 30, 2002 [url]http://www.globalschoolnet.org/cf[/url]
International Schools CyberFair, now in its seventh year, is an
award-winning, authentic learning program used by schools around the world.
Students conduct research about their local communities and then publish their findings on the World Wide Web. Recognition is given to schools for the best entries in each of eight categories: local leaders, businesses, community organizations, historical landmarks, environment, music, art, and local specialties.
As a tribute to the Sept 11th tragedy the theme for CyberFair 2002 will be "Care and Unite!" Students are asked to use the Web to publish stories about people or programs in their own local communities that convey a sense of caring. For example: programs to help the sick or elderly, volunteer programs, community resource centers, meals-on wheels, beach clean-up programs, adopt-a-highway programs and other caring programs.
This White House endorsed competition encourages students to become ambassadors for their own local communities by working collaboratively with community members and using technology tools to publish a Web site that displays what they have learned. The annual contest has involved more than 500,000 students from 2,500 schools in 75 countries-the longest running international cyber event for schools.
Competition judging also takes place online. Students evaluate the projects of other schools by using a Web-based evaluation tool designed by Global SchoolNet. The top 40 entries are reviewed by international judges to determine the winners. Winners of International Schools CyberFair are announced each Spring at a event that is global in itself, with hundreds of schools participating via Internet. To learn more, visit [url]http://www.globalschoolnet.org/cf[/url]