ProjectExplorer: Global/Cultural Awareness

Published On: March 17th, 2016·By ·

Create a More Globally-Aware Classroom with ProjectExplorer


101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 55
Encourage global and cultural awareness in your students with ProjectExplorer. Project Explorer offers tons of free multimedia content and lesson plans that focus on cultures around the world for the purpose of educating students and creating a more globally-aware society. These lesson plans and videos are available to upper elementary, middle school, and high school levels, and are Common-Core aligned. Teachers can use this content to enhance their lessons in U.S. and World History, Social Studies, Science, and any other subject area. ProjectExplorer also offers a Global IQ quiz so students can test their cross-cultural understanding.

How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We’ve been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what’s good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we’ll throw ’em into the hopper.


Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to

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