This lovely 1973 classroom virtual exchange image is today’s #PinoftheDay, a daily feature of the Historypin global community. The photo shows students from Lunalilo Elementary School, Honolulu, Hawaii talking to peers in Alaska on PEACESAT, the Pan-Pacific Education and Communication Experiments by Satellite. PEACESAT has been working to lessen the information and communication technology (ICT) divide in the Pacific Islands region for more than 40 years. PEACESAT helped usher in the age of distance and online learning, including through Teleclass International, which became IEARN-Japan and built a foundation for iEARN development in other countries.
Working on Historypin is easy, free, and a lot of fun, and I highly recommend for classroom use. There are seemingly limitless project-based learning, global competence, cultural diversity, empathy, intergenerational, “glocal,” virtual exchange, augmented reality, as well as geography and history teaching and learning possibilities. Check out this wonderful infographic of the impact of HistoryPin participation in the City of Reading, United Kingdom and Happy Pinning!