Monday, May 16, 2011

Global Virtual Classroom Honors Muir

Muir Elementary Students
Muir elementary students.
Students from Taiwan, Kenya, Iraq, and India worked with Muir K-12 Magnet on their award-winning websites in the Global Virtual Classroom competition.

With the website theme of "Education: Hope for the Future," Muir students in grades 3-6 worked by teleconference and email with similar-age students at the Aga Khan Academy in Kenya and Tainain Municipal Haidong Elementary School in Taiwan. Their efforts brought them Third Prize and $250. Essays discussed their studies, special events, technology and personal stories.

Muir secondary students.
Muir secondary students.
"Recovery After Disasters" was the topic for Muir's AVID grades 7-8, Gifted School Ninevahe in Iraq, and India's St.Mark's Senior Sec. Public School Janak Puri. The website discussed various types of disasters and how to recover, including discussions of wildfires in San Diego and the earthquake in Haiti. The website received a Special Merit award.School webmaster Gabriel Castaneda helped the students with the websites. For more information, contact Anne Lambert at (858) 268-1954.