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Brief description for linking: iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is the world's largest non-profit global network that enables young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage in collaborative educational projects that both enhance learning and make a difference in the world. Established in 1988 as a pioneering online program among schools in the the Soviet Union and the United States, iEARN is now active in more than 30,000 schools and youth organizations in 140 countries.

Press Coverage


Guimaraes, Keya, "With a lens on the world," Martha's Vineyard Times, November 5, 2014.


Abdullah Syed, iEARN Digital Change Camp 2013, Youth Voices International, September 17, 2013.

Kamal, Maham, Investing in South Asia: Students, teachers learn photojournalism, Pakistan Press Foundation, August 29, 2013.

Agonia, Ailyn, Mannai asks iEARN participants to be "responsible and proactive", Qatar Tribune, July 6, 2013.

Lepi, Katie, Massive Global Education Summit Planned for iEARN-Qatar, Edudemic, June 9, 2013.


Bini, Adela, "Un Mundo de proyectos - A world of projects," Aprender para educar con Tecnología - Learning to teach with Technology, December 19, 2012.

Zeichner, Noah, "Global Education: Bringing the World to Your Classroom," Education Week News, July 3, 2012.

Alam, M. M., "Quantum Leap from Orleans to Orangi," Pakistan Observer, July 1, 2012.

Gragert, Ed, "Linking US Global Competence with Education Globally," The Huffington Post, June 26, 2012.

Vaida, Magdalena, "For Romania iEARN was an Open Door to the World and a Model of Learning Beyond the Classroom," Faclia ziar independent de Cluj, January 16, 2012.

Brown, Sarah, "Chris Baer's High School Students See the World Through a Lens," Vineyard Gazette, January 13, 2012.


Garzón, Magdalena and Manso, Micaela, "Designing Effective Global Collaborative Projects," Learning & Leading with Technology," ISTE, November 2011.

Ali, Komal, "There's a girl in the boys' college," The Express Tribune, July 8, 2011.

"Reach Out To Asia hosts iEARN Open House,", June 20, 2011.

Kakinda, Allan, "How social networks train social skills," eLearning Africa News Portal, April 18, 2011.

Alfuzai, Muna, "iEARN: A small step for a greater cause," Kuwait Times, April 20, 2011.

Gragert, Edwin. "Global Competency Through International Interaction and Education," Huffington Post, April 19, 2011.

US-funded iEARN promotes free press practice among Kuwaiti students, Kuwait Times, April 19, 2011.

Cunningham, Steve, "Trinity High project explores stereotypes with French students," Courier-Journal, February 13, 2011.

Djecka, Joe, "Multinational Mystery Brews," Omaha World Herald, March 14, 2011. (Excerpts of the novel)

Schachter, Ron, "Global Learning Scales Up: Districts build on the success of private, internationally oriented schools and foreign language programs," District Administration, March 2011.

Varma, Richa, "Online Bonding From Charleston to Chennai: An American nonprofit organization is linking schools internationally, teaching how to learn with the world, not just about it." Span Magazine, January/February 2011.

"Riverside Middle School to participate in iEARN," Go Upstate.Com, March 15, 2011.


Hall, Linda, "Wayne Kids Draw for Peace." Wooster Daily Register Record. May 2, 2010.

CDGK school students take part in international moot. The Nation, April 29, 2010. View Article.

"The second Omani iEARN forum in Sharqiya North is a success for online global learning (in Arabic)," Oman Daily, April 16, 2010.

Reese, Susan, "Here Comes Hindi!," The Language Educator, April 2010.

Davis, Cooper, "Digital Exhibit: Picture a Student in Oman, Iraq or the Vinyard," Vineyard Gazette, April 2010.

Aronowitz, Scott, "International Online Teaching Conference to Focus on Web 2.0, Collaborative Technologies," T.H.E Journal, April 2010.

Bernard, Sarah, Global Language Education: Learning the Lingo, Edutopia, April 2010.

Fost, Dan, How Global Language Learning Gives Students the Edge, Edutopia, April 2010.

Schaffhauser, Dian, Teachers Boost Global Collaboration Abilities with Hybrid Approach. T.H.E. Journal, February 17, 2010.


Keetan, Thameen. Jordanian, American high school students propose solutions to combat climate change. The Jordan Times, Oct. 10, 2009.

Carleton, Jim and Mali Bickley, Students Without Borders: Global Collaborative Learning Connects School to the Real World, Learning and Leading with Technology, November 2009.

Peters, Laurence, The rise of the globally connected student, eSchoolNews, October 21, 2009.

Ali, Syed Intikhab, Pakistani Students to Participate in International Event, The Nation, October 11, 2009.

Ali, Syed Intikhab, FM100 airs Achay Dost for youngsters, The Nation, September 30, 2009.

Gragert, Edwin, Partners in Success: Creating International Education Collaborations, ASCD Education Update. August 2009, Volume 51, Number 8.

Llewellyn, Courtney, Glenbrook students share passion for recycling. The Reminder. East Longmeadow, MA, May, 2009.

Parsavand, Shirin, "Ramona High School videographers frame issues for global Web project." The Press-Enterprise,

Rao, Rajesh, "City students take the plight of Pune rivers to New York City," Digital News and Analysis (India), May 4, 2009.

ROTA organises Spring 2009 workshops. The Penninsula. March 11, 2009.

Srinivas, Suchitra., "Mera Bharat Mahan," Express Buzz (Chennai, India), February 1, 2009.

Sloan, Willona M., "Creating Global Classrooms," Education Update ASCD, Vol 51, No. 1, January 2009.

Shofar, Cassandra, "Root students get green," The Gazette (Medina, Ohio), January 28, 2009.

Shinde, Swati. "Americans get Hindi lessons in Pune," The Times of India. January 6, 2009.

Chicago Public Schools, "Chicago Schools in iEARN," January 2009.


ROTA open house showcases online project-based learning. Gulf Times. June 8, 2008.

Japanese and Russian classes exchange safety maps. Chunichi Web. June 2008.

Huda, NV. ROTA holds iEARN-Qatar workshop for school principals, May 23, 2008, The Peninsula.

Daily Star staff. Lebanon, Friday, April 11, 2008. ACS hosts novel environment debate for youth.

Ibrahim, Saleem. 'Telling Tales: Pakistani Students Share Their Culture's Lore Online.' Edutopia Magazine. February 2008.

Times News Service. iEARN in Omani schools. December 14, 2008


Samaha, Nour. "ACS youth conference explores social, environmental costs of war," Daily Star Beirut, Lebanon, April 24, 2007.

Tabor, Aimee. "Casper students send a piece of Wyoming to Argentina," Star Tribune, Wyoming, USA, April 4, 2007.


Cavanagh, Sean. Network Sponsors Worldwide Sharing of Curricula, Education Week. February 2006.


New York City Students Provide Tech Assistance to Jordan. Government Technology. March 30, 2005.

Solomon, C. (2005). "Bellevue students forge ties with Mideast schools," Seattle Times.


Peerwijk, Ingrid. "Computer Knowledge - the first step to development." Feature on iEARN in Suriname. December 13, 2004.


Gordon, David (Ed.). Better Teaching and Learning in the Digital Classroom (2003. Harvard Education Publishing Group: Cambridge.


Grambow, David. "Using Computers to Build Commuity: a Fifth Grade teacher offers Practical Strategies for K-6 Teachers" Responsive Classroom, Winter 2002.

Abdou, Nyier. Students Without Borders. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 14 - 20, November 2002 Issue No. 612

Armstrong, Sara. "Rural Washington Students Connect With The World." Edutopia. A Publication of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. June 6, 2002.

Ellis, Ken, "New Technologies Link Ancient Cultures." Edutopia. A Publication of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. June 6, 2002.

Gragert, Edwin. "Learning from the other." Opinion - July 2002

Kern, Honey. An End to Intolerance Online Student Magazine Encourages Global Learning. ASCD Curriculum-Technology Quarterly. Volume 12, Number 2. Winter 2002.


Abdou, Nyier. Off their guard Can kids from around the world shirk the burdens of diplomats and gung-ho advisers to talk amongst themselves? Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 20 - 26, December 2001 Issue No. 565.

Faustova, Galina, "From Kazakhstan: Opinions about Terrorism,", February 1, 2001.

Faustova, Galina, "New Areas of Motivation in Teaching Second-Language Writing,", October 1, 2001.

Issues in Global Education. Journal of the American Forum for Global Education. Guest-edited by Lisa Jobson and Aylin Kaya of iEARN-US. 2000-2001.

Kulezich, Mihaela. "The Visit of Mrs. Miles." Journal for Youth - Online Newspaper, Edited by Kids and Supported by MIT. January 2001.

UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights report, "Educating Children and Youth Against Racism." [ in which highlighted iEARN's role in combatting racism through Internet-based education is referenced, noting “iEARN is not solely devoted to anti-racism projects… Still, its anti-racism work is prominent, and far-reaching. Of interest here is the combination of the Internet context – promising the widest possible dissemination of anti-racism materials adaptable to local contexts by local teachers and students – with the formal classroom setting, where materials from everywhere can be marshaled, developed, and contextualized for local needs.”]


Gragert, Edwin, "Expanding International Education Through the Internet: No longer Limited to the Global Studies and Language Curriculum," White Paper prepared for the Secretary of Education's Conference on Technology in Education, Washington, DC, September 2000.

"Web: A Global Playground" The International Herald Tribune. November 29, 2000

White, Noel. Student Creators- Helping students develop meaningful projects online. George Lucas Educational Foundation. June 1, 2000.

Gragert, Edwin. "It Takes Many Villages to Make a World." The George Lucas Educational Foundation Newsletter. October 5, 2000.

Spasova, Vela. "The Wife of the American Ambassador Visits 91 GLHS." Az Buki Newspaper, 22-28 Nov. 2000, #47.

"Student Voices from Around the World: Profile on Youth Group: iEARN." The Global Student Voice-UN Publication. May/June 1997: 1. Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet. Prepared by iEARN-US as part of the US Department of Education's International Education Initiative. November 2000.


Brown, Justine K. "Indigenous Connections through iEARN." Converge Magazine, April 1999.

Brown, Kristin. "Creating Global Learning Communities." Technology and Learning. New Horizons for Learning.

Mendels, Pamela. "Sowing Technology's Seeds in Developing Countries." The New York Times. April 21, 1999


Gragert, Edwin. "The Internet Offers the Potential for an 'Education of Hope." School Board News. Oct. 13, 1998: 2.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "Opening Up the Classroom--The World Is Their Teacher." Education Week. October 1, 1998 (pp. 65-66).


Moed, Andrea. "What Technology Can Do For Youth: Defusing the Hype." Who Cares. Nov/Dec 1997: 19-22.

"International Program Shows Children How to Change the World." School Board News. June 1997: 6.

"It's the World on the Line" Headstart section of the Courier Mail (anewspaper in Queensland, Australia) on Tuesday, April 22 1997.

Kasman Valenza, Joyce. "Going Online to Learn about and Help Others." The Philadelphia Inquirer. May 22, 1997: 1.

Kern, Honey. "Students' Grass Roots Work Goes Global: The iEARNHolocaust / Genocide Project (HGP)." Journal of Online Learning. Volume 9 / Number 1. 1997: 5.

Potter, David. "Sister Schools on the Superhighway: Linking sister cities to the 21st century." Sister City News. Winter 1997: 7-8.

Reines, Sara and Esther Lopata. "Teaching about the Holocaust: Programs to Be Proud Of." AMIT. Spring 1997: 38-43.


LaTurner, Gary. "The World as a Classroom." The Washington Art Educator. February 1996. v. 13 Winter: 1-2)

Magana, Sonny. "Virtually Exploring the World." Changing Schools, v. 24 n.1, February 1996: 3-5.

Rennebohm-Franz, Kristi and McLane, Jane. "Exploring Waterworlds: Telecommunications for Young Students." Green Teacher. Fall 1996: 27-29.

Rennebohm-Franz, Kristi. "Toward a Critical Social Consciousness in Children: Multicultural Peace Education in a First Grade Classroom." Theory into Practice. Autumn 1996: 264-270.

Rennebohm-Franz, Kristi. "Real Teaching in the Social Context of the Virtual School." 1996.

Rosenoff, Julie. "A Glimpse of Technology in Action at Spokane Valley HS." Changing Schools. February 1996: v. 24 n.1, 10-13.


Copen, Peter. "Connecting Classrooms through Telecommunications." Educational Leadership. October 1995: 44-47.

Holland, Matt. "Planetary Networking for Kids." In Context: A Quarterly of Humane Sustainable Culture. Winter 1993: 43-45.

Gragert, Edwin. "International Telecommunications Network expands to K-12." Telecommunications in Education News. Summer 1991: 6.

Gragert, Edwin. "High Tech in High School Exchanges." Transitions Abroad. November/December 1990: 40-41.


Solomon, Gwen. "Special Report: Interdisciplinary Language Arts-Worldwide Writing." Electronic Learning. May/June 1994: 98.


Morton, Chris. "Children Communicating." Online Connection. February 1992: 3.


Intel Innovation Odyssey Features:

Building Bridges of Understanding: Egyptian students connect with distant peers to study global water issues.

Cooking with the Sun: In Florida, students investigate benefits of solar cooking.

Lessons from Siberia: Online projects connect Russian students with the world

Finding Treasure: Australian students connect with the world of online learning.


Anderson, John, unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, "The International Education and Resource Network: Building A Sustainable Virtual School," University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1995.

Bodin, Joanne Susan, unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, "Proximate Human Contact Through the Internet: A Technography of an Intercultural Global Electronic Learning Network, iEARN (International Education and Resource Network)," The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1998.

Brown, Kristin, Jim Cummins, Enid Figueroa, and Dennis Sayers. "Global Learning Network: Gaining Perspective on Our Lives with Distance." Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development, edited by Enid Lee, Deborah Menkart and Margo Okazawa-Rey.

Chung, Warren Euwon, unpublished PhD Dissertation, "Content-based EFL Instruction Using Scaffolding and Computer-Mediated Communication as an Alternative for a Korean Middle School," Teachers College, Columbia University, 2008.

Cummins, Jim and Dennis Sayers. Brave New Schools: Challenging Cultural Illiteracy Through Global Learning Networks. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.

Gordon, David (Ed.). Better Teaching and Learning in the Digital Classroom (2003). Harvard Education Publishing Group: Cambridge. Includes chapter "Global Education for Today's World: Creating Hope with Online Learning Communities," by Kristi Rennebohm Franz and Edwin Gragert.

Lafontaine, Ellen, unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, "The Implementation of the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) by Argentine Teachers," New York University, New York, NY, 1999.

Wiske, Martha Stone, with Kristi Rennebohm Franz and Lisa Breit, Teaching for Understanding with Technology, John Wiley & Sons, 2005.


UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights issues final report, "Educating Children and Youth Against Racism," highlighting iEARN's role in combatting racism through Internet-based education. 2001. (download pdf)

Conte, Christopher. "The Learning Connection: Schools in the Information Age." Prepared as part of theWhat's Going On series through the Benton Foundation's Communications Policy and Practice program. 1997.

Copen, Brent, "Evaluation Report: Program Impact on Teachers and Students Who Attended the 9th Annual International iEARN Conference in Moscwo, Russia 2002," Unpublished paper at Columbia University, November 2002.A PDF version is available on the WWW: (4.7mb).

Itzkan, Seth. "Student recommendations for global networking in schools." Washington, DC: World Future Society General Assembly. 1993.

MAGI Educational Services, Inc. "Evaluation of the New York State/Moscow Schools Telecommunications Project." Prepared for: New York State Education Department, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. February 1992.


Chicago Public Schools, "Chicago Schools in iEARN," January 2009.

Tech Museum Awards Video. iEARN was honored as a Laureate in the Education category for the 2004 Tech Museum Awards

First Peoples Project. First Peoples' Project: Native Children Distribute Their Cultural Wealth. An initiative of iEARN, the International Education and Resource Network, enables indigenous students on five continents to share the wisdom of their respective cultures. Produced by the George Lucas Educational Foundation.

International Education and Resource Network: A Global Gateway for Kids. Southwest Educational Development Lab. [211 East 7th Street; Austin, Texas 78701; phone: 512-476-6861] A 12 minute videotape produced by SEDL for the US Dept of Education.

iEARN: Linking Communities to Make a Difference. An 8 minute videotape produced by Back to Back Productions sharing iEARN voices from across the globe.

From the Office of English Language Programs, Shaping the Way We Teach English, is a 14-module teacher training video series developed and produced in cooperation with the University of Oregon in the USA. The series incorporates classroom scenes from around the world and is accompanied by a teacher trainer manual and additional readings. "Module 03, Integrating Skills," Segment 2 features classes in Egypt and Thailand involved in the iEARN Good Deeds Project and Teddy Bear Project.

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. enGauge Success Story Series:

  • Water Habitat Project Video. First and second graders conduct a study of their local pond habitat as part of the Water Habitats Project.
  • Assessment Video. How is the learning that takes place in online collaborative projects assessed?
  • Sense of the World: First and second graders use the Internet to communicate with Ms. McLane, an iEARN teacher from Seattle, Washington, on her bicycle journey around the world.

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