Virtual Collaborative Projects

Virtual Collaborative Projects

Recent years have witnessed increased remote working, online delivery and digital collaboration. Virtual collaborative projects build pupils’ valuable skills in remote team work, and nurture knowledge exchange across borders. In some circumstances, online exchange takes place prior to an in-person school exchange visit- however some schools choose to cooperate with overseas partners fully online.

GSE will assist you to build a virtual exchange which fits your curriculum and learning priorities, and manage it to your timeframes and goals. Collaborative online projects can last anywhere from half a day, to a full academic year.

Each virtual programme is facilitated by a GSE Coordinator, who ensures the smooth delivery of the schedule and that all pupils can engage in the activities. Register your interest.

Joint Collaborative Projects

Joint projects can vary in duration from a one day collaborative project, to a full academic year, and may be integrated or be offered as an extra-curricular option.

Aligned with the Curriculum

GSE works with schools to provide virtual international collaborative projects, often between selected classes/year groups in two schools/ countries. 

Recent examples include: 

  • ‘Population, Disease and Climate Change’ – a 5 week online collaborative exchange between a UK (London) and Indian (Mumbai) Geography class; 
  • MFL: bringing a French and English class together for oral language exchange, using and practicing language in context;
  • Photography: A ‘Day in the Life’ photo exchange between a Brazilian and British Primary School – pupils from each class took 12 photos throughout their day, and presented this to their partner, with a facilitated discussion to compare the similarities and differences;
  • Pen Pals/ E-Pals: pupils learned about the key holidays in the country of their partner school, and wrote to each other to describe how their family celebrates their favourite holiday;
  • Art exchange: both UK and Indian Year 6 classes chose an artist from their country, prepared a presentation for their partner class, and compared the work of both artists. Both schools prepared artwork in the style of their chosen artist, and posted the artwork to their partner for a classroom display;
  • Travel Brochure: UK pupils compiled a brochure with information about their local area, sent it to their partner class in China, and had a facilitated online discussion class to ask questions.

Aligned with the Curriculum

Case Study - Online Exchange

Extra-curricular

Extra-curricular projects enable pupils across borders to focus on their shared subject passions during an after-school or lunchtime club. 

Recent examples include:

  • Collaborating on a music or theatre performance. This can involve small groups working on a song or scene, reviewing each other and delivering a joint performance; 
  • Art Class Project: each class chooses an artist from their country, prepares a presentation for their partner class, and compares the work of both artists. Each school completes an art project in the style of their chosen artist, and posts the artwork to their partner;
  • Entrepreneurship: Pupils work in a small group to develop their business idea across borders, write a short business plan and collaborate on a presentation to pitch their business idea to the group.

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