Every day, students from countries all over the world collaborate
on important projects. The website, ePals, is a site where teachers and students
can go to join or start a collaborative project with anyone in the world.
Technologies, especially the Internet, have resulted in a globalized society. The
world is now "flat". Our world has been transformed, and will continue to change
at ever-increasing rates.
In order for our students to be prepared to navigate this 21st century world, they
must become literate in 21st century literacies, including multicultural, media,
information, emotional, ecological, financial and cyber literacies. Collaborating
with students from around the world in meaningful, real-life projects is a necessary
tool for developing these literacies. Students can learn that through collaboration,
not competition, they can work together to make the world a better place. Students
will use technologies, including the Internet, and global collaboration to solve