to the iEARN Interactive Forums
In iEARN all the action lies in the 'Interactive Forums'.
Use the given
iEARN, id and pass word to access the ‘Interactive forums’ at the iEARN
Collaboration Centre at https://media.iearn.org/home
If are not yet an iEARN member , please fill in and
submit the online membership form
http://media.iearn.org/request from Pakistan the membership is only open
to students of ages 5-21 and their teachers, teachers trainers ,
professionals and organisations connected to Pre primary, Primary and
Secondary education or Teacher Training.
Go through the instructions for reading and posting messages to the
Here is a technical tutorial that can be very
helpful for you:
Welcome Phase - Meet others in iEARN:
We encourage new members to introduce themselves and
greet others on our forums for connecting people.
Here is a
template for framing introduction, students and teachers both can
- This forum is a place to meet and talk, make announcements and
updates. It is also a place to share initial project ideas in order to find
other people who might want to help develop a
project. As part of their introduction into iEARN, new teachers are
encouraged to post a message to iearn.teachers
and describe briefly what they see when they look out the window of their
school, as well as a brief mention of any special interests they or their
forum for students to interact and connect globally.
Learn About Projects :
several resources that will help you find out which projects are currently
taking place on iEARN.
maintains a wide range of curriculum based projects that can be easily
adapted and integrated in the current curriculum in most educational systems
around the world. For a full listing of the project click open:
Project Description Booklet - This
annual publication is available to all members of iEARN at
descriptions of projects can also be found on our web site:
want a hard copy of the current years Project Description Book, write to
or arrange to pick or get in mail a copy of the Project Description Booklet.
Become Involved in a Project
encourage all iEARN teachers and students to participate in existing
projects before initiating a project of their own:
- Identify a
project of interest and find out if the project is still active using the
steps listed above.
- Go to the forum
where the project is held or write to the facilitator of the project. Read
existing messages on the forum. Here is
step by step process for participating in an iEARN project.
yourself, your class/school and reasons for your interest in the
particular project. Respond to recent postings/topics on the forum. (see
one iEARN teacher's "Rubric
for Responding to iEARN Project Forum Postings [.doc].")
- Remember, all
students want and need responses to their messages.
We recommend that students post 2 responses for every
new message they post.
Begin working as a group to explore iearn
projects and discuss how students involvement in on-line projects can move
out of the classroom.
Look at postings on different iearn project forums in general, and then as
a group, respond to the many discussions taking place here Or write on any
other ongoing topic, you will need to figure out as a group how you want to
respond, whether it is a description of past youth service projects, or one
or many new ideas.
Click here for some of
iEARN projects which are in line with the Pakistani curriculum
and popular among students and teachers.
Here are some sample
Click here for the iEARN
Guide a Handbook for Getting Started with iEARN, specifically adapted for
and Projects Databases
Access to the iEARN Directory is restricted to iEARN Participants.
If you already are listed in the iEARN Directory, you may have your
password sent to you by submitting your e-mail address on the site.
If you are not yet entered into the database, you will need to add a record
of yourself before the system can generate a personal password for you.
In iEARN's searchable databases, you can find out more about projects and
the people who are part of the iEARN community. You can find these databases
on the web at
http://amity.iearn.org/signin.lasso. Please update your own record! If
you are a registered iEARN participant, you can access both of these
databases using your email address as an ID, and a password. If you do not
know your password, or have forgotten it, you can enter your e-mail address
http://amity.iearn.org/signin.lasso and your password will automatically
be sent to you. Visit
http://www.iearn.org/tutorial/database.html for a step-by-by
tutorial on how to access the member database.
Also refer to this
website for valuable professional development support: http://www.iearn.org/professional/prof_connections.html
Newsflashes - Every two weeks an
online newsletter is sent to all iEARN participants via e-mail. It describes
new projects and people looking for collaborators, gives updates on
continuing projects, and is a place to make general announcements. To have
yourself added to the distribution list, send an e-mail to