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Online PenPal

Feb 23, 2017 2017-02-23

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Online Penpal Program

Penpal Schools gives students from different backgrounds and countries the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue about hot-button issues, such as immigration and health care. In one instance, students from the “Rust Belt” had an open, respectful conversation with students from immigrant families. The program involves correspondence between students from different countries via a computer or mobile app, usually conducted over six weeks. Each student is matched with a penpal and given standards-aligned topics to write to their pal about. Students on Penpal from another country respond. Teachers can choose from umbrella topics such as World Explorer and World News, and they can review and grade students’ work. To ensure a diversity of global perspectives in a global learning community, Penpal Schools is offered at no charge to those who can’t pay.

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