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Teachers, Get Involved in Global Collaborative Projects

We’re hearing so many amazing results about how teachers are using DeforestACTION as a framework to create learning opportunities for young people. But how can you get your students involved?

Firstly – check out some of the teacher resources available here:

Resources for Primary/Elementary School

Resources for Secondary School

To really get collaborative, you can set up a virtual space in a secure online classroom. Get started now:

  1. Download the Teacher Guide and help your students register for DeforestACTION
  2. Create a primary school virtual classroom, and work with the students to design local project (see page 8 of the teacher guide for step by step instructions)
  3. Create a secondary school virtual classroom, and work with the students to design local project (see page 8 of the teacher guide for step by step instructions)
  4. Join a Global Collaboration, and work with other schools around the world toward a common goal (create a classroom above and you’ll be added automatically!)
  5. Take part in the global action and earn points for your students and your school as you learn.

Teacher Guides

For some really great resources to help incorporate the latest and greatest technologies into your classroom, check out these new Teacher Guides.

These new guides cover everything from critical thinking, digital storytelling and accessibility, through to movie making, search and product walkthroughs.

There’s multimedia, video and even some fantastic ebooks on each of the topics.

eBooks for educators

Download the eBooks for educators. Packed with great teaching and learning ideas.

Global Collaboration Project with a twist

The student lead DeforestAction project is ramping up, with the beta launch of the DeforestAction website ( now live.

If you haven’t already got your students on board with this project, the start of 2011 will be a good time.  Schools around the world have young people looking to collaborate on projects to halt the destruction of forests in Indonesia, and to save orangutans.  And – the new points system, designed by students from an Australian primary school mean that everyone who gets involved can earn points. Those with the most points will be invited to be in a documentary and 3D Action movie.

DeforestAction points

Earn points by raising money, spreading the word, being involved and making a difference.

Schools who participated in the pilot of the program in 2010 have reported unprecedented student outcomes, including through the roof data on numeracy and literacy.

To see the new teaser for the 3D movie, visit

I’ll keep you all posted on the project, but please take some time to visit the “For Educator” section at the bottom of  There’s  a lot of great stuff in there for you, with more coming on regularly.