The "Youngcast Project" is a tandem exchange project between students of English and Spanish as a second language where students communicate by using Web 2.0 tools and participate in several videoconferences. The Spanish-speaking centers are located in Spain and Latin America and the English-speaking ones in United States, United Kingdom. The project is also opened to other schools wishing to communicate in English as a second language with Spanish students.
The "Youngcast Project" is contextualized within the framework of the International Education and Resources Network (iEARN), a global network that enables the participation of teachers and students in collaborative projects and has as one of the main objectives the exchange and cultural knowledge of participants as well as the use and development of a second language. The general communication platform used for the project is this google site (http://youngcast.iearn.cat) being Blackboard Collaborate the media used for doing the videoconferences between schools.
Each center works together with another one from the beginning of the project and the activities suggested takes place during the school year with the idea of being incorporated into the curriculum. Many centres have already participated in the years 2008-2009, 2009-10 and 2010-2011 with upper primary and secondary students. The project lasts throughout the school year (October to May), being the first videoconference presentation of the groups in October or when a partnership is created.
If you want to participate, register in the project just contact Sergi Roura (email@example.com) or Sonia Hurtado (firstname.lastname@example.org), project coordinators.