Most of the sites below are designed specifically
for K-12 teachers and students. They can all be extremely useful
in locating other schools around the world to exchange information
Connect with classrooms from 191 countries
speaki. 65,000 classrooms, representing more than 3 million students
and teachers, are now registered with ePALS!
The KeyPals Club
"The safest way to connect classroom to classroom student
to student worldwide. Over 25,000 registered users from 76 countries.
"If you are looking for an easy method
to find other K-12 educators interested in establishing "keypal"
or similar projects for students, you've found it! We have subscribers
from Washington to Maine and from Japan to Israel!" There
are four groups for educators to participate in:
K-2Keypals: Kindergarten through Second Grade educators
3-5Keypals: Third through Fifth Grade educators
6-8Keypals: Sixth through Eighth Grade educators (Middle and
HS-Keypals: High School educators
Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections
A free service to help teachers link with partners in other countries
and cultures for e-mail classroom pen-pal and project exchanges.
Kids.com Find a KeyPal
Another good site to have students locate keypals. They must
be registered. There are instructions, however, for a teacher
to register a class of students.
Yet another site to register and locate other students for email
Gaggle Net Free Student E-mail
Gaggle is a widely used and safe e-mail service for students
and teachers. Sign up for a free account (with advertising)
on the screen, or pay about $200 per school (and up) for ad-free
accounts. The teachers have a great deal of control over accounts
and information that is sent and received.
Safe-mail Web Mail Service
This is a very quick, easy way to assign email addresses to your
students. Students do not need to enter any personal information
to sign up for an email account. All they enter is a nickname
and password (I recommend that teachers assign all usernames
and passwords, keeping a list of them on hand).