As of early March 2020, the COVID-19 coronavirus has kept almost 300 million students out of school around the world. Many schools are planning for the impact of coronavirus by moving instruction online or suspending in-person instruction.
The PenPal Schools team is here to support with free access to PenPal Schools for any teachers and students affected by coronavirus. If your school is affected by the coronavirus, mention that you would like assistance next time you join a PenPal topic.
Last month we invited you and your students to join classrooms from around the world in PenPal-A-Palooza 2020. Since then over 1,000 teachers from 70 different countries have joined this special event! To join PenPal-A-Palooza simply participate in any PenPal Schools topic during February 2020. At the end of PenPal-A-Palooza, we’ll recognize students who submit outstanding projects as PenPal Stars.
Happy New Year from the PenPal Schools team! We hope that you and your students had a restful holiday season and have returned excited to pursue project-based learning and global connections in 2020.
In the first PenPal News of 2020 we share a couple announcements, featured PenPal topics for January 2020, and our most recent PenPal Stars!
October has been a busy month on PenPal Schools! We've connected 10,000 students from around the world, and more are joining topics each day! Whether discussing world news, digital citizenship, or participating in our global field trip challenge, there are many opportunities to learn with PenPals this month!