The GVC website helps kids to understand the past, present and
future of the towns and cities of the three schools that are in the
project: Ein Ganim School from Petach Tikva, Israel, Long Beach school
from Long Beach, Mississippi. and Roberto Clemente, New Jersey. The
three schools are promoting the personal knowledge of every kid in
this project about the history, present and future of the three communities,
cities and towns through the images, pictures and text written by
the kids in the project. The students also learned more about their
own city by the research. Others acquired a better English. In addition,
the kids also learned many new software programs on the computer.
In the project we have five sections: the past section of the three
schools, the present section of the schools, the future section about
dreams with a special wishing wall, an "all about me" section, and
a "GVC gifts" section.
In the past section there are three sub-sections: Ein Ganim's past
section, Long Beach's past section, and Roberto Clemente's past section.
These sections tell us about the past of each country in the project.
In the present section, there are three sub-sections
too: Ein Ganim's present section, Long Beach's present section, and
Roberto Clemente's present section. In this section every child could
compare the communities and cities of their partners, and experience
how they live and also what they're doing within the different lifestyles.
We were saddened to read about the Hurricane Katrina which caused
so much damage to Long Beach and realize how fortunate they are that
no one was hurt in this process. Reading about this experience taught
each of to see the way other children live and learn from them, because
every kid has another perspective of the world they live in and their
city, and about their lives.
In the future section there are also three sub-sections:
Ein Ganim's "hopes
for the future" section, Long Beach's "hopes for the future" section,
and Roberto Clemente's "hopes for the future" section. Every kid
wrote about his wishes and hopes for the future in his city and their
own lives: every kid wrote about what he wants and dreams to be in
the future and what he wants to see happen in the city or community
they live in for a better life, and also changes he/she wants to
happen and perhaps can help in bringing about this change..
The interview with the mayor of Long Beach and how
his municipality is dealing with repairing Long Beach gave us a true
spirit of hope. Caring about others is so important and this is message
in our website.
The next section is the "all about me" section, which has been written
by kids from the project. Every kid wrote about himself: about his
family, friends, hobbies, and more. What we have learned here is
that we all have the same hopes, dreams, hobbies and even like the
same foods. The final section is the "GVC gifts" there are photos
and thank-you letters that have been written to the classes in the
GVC project to thank the senders of the gifts. The kids from the
class in New Jersey sent Ein Ganim School a few gifts, as pencils
for the Valentine's Day, stickers about New Jersey, and also a few
signs that teach about New Jersey including their maps and symbols.
It also includes gifts that we the students of Ein Ganim sent to
our friends in honor of Purim the Jewish Halloween and some souvenirs
representing our country. The kids from Long Beach shared the mardi
gras celebration with their friends from both schools and it was
very exciting and inspiring to all.
Thanks to working in the project, every kid has learned many programs
on the computer. We worked on the programs: Pixie, flash animations,
Word, Photoshop, Pivot, and "hot potatoes". We think this project
is very successful because: it is very important to teach the world
about other cultures and also teach the children technology with
It was a very special experience and we had a lot of enjoyment because
of the learning process with Marsha, Debbie and Kristy. We have all
expanded our knowledge about each other and thanks to GVC we have
all become friends, and built this wonderful website.
By Inbar and Reut 6th grade Ein Ganim School
Ein Ganim Elementary
Tikva, Israel (maps by Google)
|Long Beach Middle School
Beach, MS, USA (maps by Google)
|The New Roberto Clemente
NJ, USA (maps by Google)
Banner & background by Elaye, Ein Ganim School
Flash animation by Ayellet, Ein Ganim School
Music and recording by Matan and Ayellet, Ein Ganim School
Music taken from http://freeplaymusic.com/ -
Collage and buttons by Tal B., Ein Ganim School
All About Me Buttons by Ellaye, Ein Ganim School