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A synposis of great things that are happening in education and schools throughout Canada.

Each month SNN will feature 2-3 schools or organizations doing great things in education and community involvement.

If something is happening in YOUR SCHOOL, tell us about it

SNN JOURNALISM AWARD 2001 sponsored by

sponsored by Readers Digest

REMINDER:May 1st is the deadline for students across Canada to submit their journalism portfolios to SNN for the award. Check out the SNN Student Journalism Award web page for further information.


Check out these multi-media projects by schools and educators involved in SchoolNet’s GrassRoots Program.

Athens District High School , Athens, Ontario
NetVision Project

NetVision is a online television station created by the students of Virtual Classroom 46. The site uses cutting edge Internet technologies to transmit our content to you, the end user. Our content is intended for a teenage audience, so we have geared our content towards this age group. The project includes students of Martin Luther King Jr. High School (USA), Himeji Higashi High School (Japan) and Athens District High School (Canada). Winner of an international ChildNet Award in the Schools category.

Flat Stanley Project, London, Ontario

This project is an International Literacy and Communications Activity for Primary and Junior Students and Their Teachers. The Flat Stanley Project is a group of teachers who want to provide students with another reason to write. Students' written work goes to other places by conventional mail and e-mail. Check out their website to find out how to participate where you can send a Flat Stanley or who might be sending a Flat Stanley to you. Winner of an international ChildNet Award in the Individual Category.


Essay Contest - Deadline May 14th

The Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs will hold its third annual essay competition. This year's essay theme is Globalization vs. Democracy: Whose world is it? The contest is open to all high school and post-secondary undergraduate students in Canada. Winners will receive a trip to the 70th annual Couchiching Conference, the premier Canadian Public Affairs Forum. This $1200 value includes registration at the conference, expenses, and paid travel and accommodation.

Entrants must write an essay responding to the following question: What effect has globalization had on Democracy? There will be four winners. One English and one French winner will be chosen from each of two categories:

High school students (age 16-19)
Undergraduate university or college students (age 24 or under)


SchoolNet Youth Advisory Board (SYAB) meets on May 13th to present their recommendations to Government.

The SYAB is a group of 19 young people from across the country, ready to have their voices heard on the future of Information Technology in Learning. During online forums and a face-to-face meeting in Ottawa, board members will discuss various information and communication technology (ICT) topics including the integration of technology in the classroom, Internet content, and tools needed to help young people develop computer skills.


Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) is looking for YOUTH. Deadline: May 15th

HRDC is seeking a diverse and enthusiastic group of youth to participate in a Youth Portal project. The goal is to ensure that our youth information on the Internet is in a central location AND organized in a user friendly format. Yes, a one stop shop is the plan!

They are looking for a group of young people across Canada to participate in an online forum to help develop and design the Youth Portal. This portal will become the single access point for all Government of Canada youth-related online information.

If you would like to join their Online Youth Team, check out the Youth Portal website


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