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Sister-class Project


Jacqueline Ng
Annie Wu


Our Lady's College
Ashton Meadows




Grade 7

Last Modified

September 21, 2006


This Sister-class Project is an online collaborative learning project between two groups of Grade 7 ESL students from Toronto and Hong Kong. The students from two distant schools were motivated to work in groups to explore relevant information through the Internet, the global learning network, and other computer media for an academic project. In order to enhance intercultural exchange and knowledge generation among distant learners, the student participants were encouraged to use their linguistic and cultural knowledge as valuable learning resources to co-author a cultural newsletter with their group partners through a website ( The project website enables the students to share and upload information, provide feedback, and discuss academic issues. It also helps the teachers facilitate the students? online discussions, observe their learning progress, and evaluate their works. The major goals of the this study are to demonstrate how ESL students learn L2 literacy effectively through computer-mediated tools, and how new technologies may provide innovative instructional options for literacy education rather than imposing threats on it.


Sister-class Project

"From this project, I have learned how to work with other students from another country whom I was not familiar with. I have also improved my English from the discussion and conversation with some English speaking students from a foreign county. The power point presentation was interesting, because I have never worked with a...
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Go! The amazing attractions of Canada and Hong Kong

The students in this group worked collaboratively online from each of their school sites to create a cultural newsletter on the topic of travel and tourism as part of the Social Studies and Language Arts curriculum. They designed and wrote a...
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Natural resources and environmental problems

Environmental problems and enviromental protection are a worldwide issue in the contemporary world. In order to draw the attention of people from diverse backgrounds on this issue and to celebrate the multicultural resources available in the...
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Impact of computers and multimedia

Realizing the growing influence of new technologies such as computers, digital devices, media and the Internet, the students in this group discussed the significance of new technologies in most students' school and daily life in general. The...
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The books are amazing!
posted on February 2, 2007