Children can learn so many new things just by interacting with other people from around the world. With the advances and achievements in technology today, it is now easier than ever to make this possible. From Skype to websites, there are so many ways to get involved.
YouTube has used this idea to start a new project, Life in a Day, which is organized by Kevin MacDonald and Ridley Scott. The basis of the project is to find out from people all around the world what different things they do on an everyday basis. Participants from all over the world recorded and uploaded a part of their life on July 24, 2010.
From the thousands of submissions they have received, they are sorting through them and making them available for public viewing. The channel, has many videos that visitors can explore and watch. They are grouped by geographic region, so you can pick out specific places that you want to watch videos from. You can also search by tag to get more specific results.
Both parents and children can use this tool to incorporate into projects, lessons and other activities involving global studies. It can be a way to give insight on children who are just like you but live on the other side of the world. It can also lead the way for other projects and learning activities, like pen pals or projects with other countries. No matter how you use it, this channel can be an excellent tool.
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