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ePals
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Marcelo Bursztein (ePals, Inc.) and Roberto Fagá

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ePals is working on a penpal activity for XO classes.

The last release is ePals.xo version 3

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Overview

ePals is a online pen pal and project activity for OLPC that can be used on the XO by children and teachers, providing access to a global classroom community of learners in a safe and protected context.

What is ePals?

ePals is the largest and fastest-growing online community of Primary-Secondary learners, reaching more than 13 million students and teachers globally. Educators and students from more than 130,000 classrooms across 200 countries and territories safely connect, exchange ideas, practice literacy and language skills and work together. At www.ePals.com Primary-Secondary students and teachers build 21st Century skills, gain cultural awareness and exchange knowledge through collaborative learning experiences. ePals' mission is to support lifelong learning through collaborative experiences that empower and inspire.

How do I use ePals on my XO?

ePals is an activity for the XO laptop that allows users after an initial registration visit to seamlessly interact with the Global Learning Community with one click for either online or offline use. Optimization for the XO is still being tested. Please send us your feedback.

What can I do with ePals?

Note that some of the features described below may not be available through the ePals Activity at this time.

Online Pen Pal Exchanges

Find and connect with students and classrooms around the world for cultural exchanges and 21st Century skill building through online pen pal dialogue. Featured Exchange: See how High School Students in San Diego are pen paling with Chinese students, creating cultural understanding and English language skills. http://sites.epals.com/cpauchnick/about

Project Sharing

Introduce technology and the Internet into classroom activities while encouraging cross-cultural collaboration with educational projects designed to help you meet curriculum needs in innovative ways. Featured Project: See how students in Israel, Russa, Peru, India, and other countries are collaborating to create an online newspaper. http://www.epals.com/tools/forum/forum.e?bo=67&at=vm&id=08927&res=3&ofs=75

Forums for Teachers, Students, and Parents

A dynamic set of discussions and activities on hundreds of topics, that promote teacher to teacher, student to student, and parent to parent interaction. Student boards are moderated.

Explore Join the Conversation

A blog where educators and editors share how they get started adn interact with other classrooms on ePals. [1]

Activity Summary

Icon: Image:Epals logo.png
Genre: General Search and Discovery
Activity group:
Short description: ePals is a online pen pal and project activity for OLPC that can be used on the XO by children and teachers, providing access to a global classroom community of learners in a safe and protected context.
Description:
Maintainers: User:Faga
Repository URL: http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=activities/epals
Available languages:
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Contributors:
URL from which to download the latest .xo bundle warning.pngEmpty strings are not accepted.
Last tested version number:
The releases with which this version of the activity has been tested.
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URL from which to download the last .xo bundle that works with old releases http://wiki.laptop.org/images/f/f4/Epals.xo
Activity version number: 3
The releases with which this version of the activity has been tested.
Development status:
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