Calling New Zealand Middle School Teachers, I received this email in my inbox yesterday.  Unfortunately, as you are aware, I’m no longer teaching Year 7 or teaching in New Zealand, so I told Bev I would pass this onto fellow NZ colleagues.  If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested please follow the link given below.  It sounds like quite a worthwhile project contest.  It made me wish (just for a minute) that I was still in NZ.

I noticed your name on the CILC Collaboration Center and wanted to extend a personal invitation for you to consider participating in the 2008-2009 KC3 ~ Kids Creating Community Content Contest.  KC3 engages middle and high school students in authentic research, presentation skills and use of videoconferencing technology.  The contest is standards based and asks that students look at their community and explore ways to share something unique about their area with other students around the world.  Complete details and project requirements can be found at

This might be a great way for students at Taradale Intermediate School to connect with kids from various geographic areas.  Let me know if I can answer any questions you might have.

I encourage you to submit a program as we’d love to have schools from New Zealand participate,
Best regards,
Bev Mattocks
Consultant / Project Manager
Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
Transforming Learning Through Collaborative Technologies