Exchanges in Action

When elementary students from two countries pair up to get to know each other, the possibilities for learning are endless. Classes from Australia and Taiwan ranging from ages 6-12 years old, collaborated on a project about life and local culture. Teachers prompted students to investigate what aspects of their environment contribute to their own culture. Each class uploaded pictures and videos about their daily life using KidBlog. Students in Australia focused on the Great Barrier Reef, while students in Taiwan focused on Taiwanese cuisine. Students exchanged their bios on Kidblog, but what they enjoyed the most were Skype sessions to ask and answer questions about how they live. These Skype sessions allowed the students to foster a deeper connection to continue to correspond in the future.


Students were able to connect traditional cultural practices as well as influences of the environment they live in.




Students were able to respond with curiosity and interest for other cultures.