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ASEF ClassNet School Collaborations 2019

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Angie Toh Education Department ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) Education

Various ASEM countries

ASEF ClassNet School Collaborations 2019




Around the World in 70 Days - The Backpackers

"Around the World in 70 Days - The Backpackers”, a sequel collaboration from 2018 will continue to create a backpacker trip itinerary in both Asia and Europe. The members of the project will collaborate to plan a trip for backpackers in their countries based on a 7-day itinerary. The itinerary will include routes, modes of transportation, hotels, must visit places, local cuisine and the art to enjoy.  The final product will be a travel guide book to be shared with everyone though a blog.. Read more...


Coordinator: Mr Eko HENDARTO (Indonesia) / Ms Valentina VASILKOVA (Russian Federation)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries


My Travel Postcard


“My travel Postcard” is an online collaboration that aims to bring back the essence of using postcards and regain the excitement of sending and receiving them. The first postcard dates back to the late 18th century. With the advent of technology, the use of postcards and their significance are diminishing, and evidences are vanishing. In this project, the postcards will be digital ones that will be posted as well as saved on a networking site in a closed group. Students will be asked to put a picture of any place they visit on one side of the digital postcard and write about it on the opposite side. This will not only be informative for others, but also will let them know how special a place is to the person posting the card. The students will be asked to describe in a few lines something interesting about the place (historical/cultural significance). Online weekly quizzes will be conducted based on the cards posted. The final assimilation of the project will be a collection of all the postcards in the form of a digital photo album. Read more...

Coordinator: Ms Ritu KHURANA (India)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries



Postcards from the Edge

“Postcards from the Edge” is a collaboration that aims to engage self-identified student writers in a global writing community where they can write for pleasure or share their words with others who are of similar age in Asia and Europe.  This collaboration aims to build empathy and sense of urgency among young writers who can no only develop a greater understanding of themselves within their culture but also the commonalities they share with other young writers. Digital tools will be used to enhance the collaboration and communications, including face-to-face communications, reflections and response. Students would begin with a postcard and end with stories, poems and understanding of those they share the world with. Read more...


Coordinator: Ms Juliette BENTLEY (Australia)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries


Our Stories in Photographs

“Our Stories in Photographs” is centered upon providing participants with the skills and opportunity to express themselves, and their views through Photography. Participants will undergo the journey by exploring three domains: Home/Personal, School and Public. While exploring each domain, participants will have the autonomy to determine the focus, location and perspective to study and capture. They will be required to produce storyboards comprising of captions and/or short narratives using images they captured and post them on a common sharing platform online. Participants will get to know about each other's life and will then create a photo collage from photos posted by their partners from other countries. The photo collages will be made into postcards, which they will send out to their partners as a symbol of their friendship or to be collated collectively to create a walk-through gallery at the end of the project. Read more...


Coordinators: Ms Nur Aida Md Khalid (Singapore) / Mr Nurfazlin Bin Junidi (Singapore)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries  

Cultural Immersion

 In "Cultural Immersion", the students will collaborate with global peers to chalk out the journey, progress and changes in the art forms, cuisine, clothing, culture, beliefs, traditions and festivities. There can be pictorial depiction, photo stories, facts and personal experiences with respect to the above-mentioned aspects. This way the students will learn and share similarities and differences in different countries and will hopefully realise that geographical boundaries are only a cartographer’s creation. Read more...


Coordinators: Ms Geeta RAJAN (India), Ms Seema ARORA (India)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries   




The World is a Big Classroom – Season 2

This collaboration is the sequel to “The World is a Big Classroom” 2018. Students will collaborate with global peers to describe their life and to show how they live their daily lives. They will also share information on how each day they learn a new lesson in their daily life. By participating in the project, students will detect similarities and differences in their lives and learn to respect others. Students learn about how each moment, each day, they learn something or the other from people not only in their locality, but also around the world by interacting with school students and teachers from other countries. Students will be encouraged to use their creativity to showcase their learning to the rest of the world. Students will be asked to create multimedia products such as videos, photos and graphic designs to depict their lives and their learning that can be incorporated by others too. Read more...


Coordinator: Ms Geeta RAJAN (India)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries  

Asia-Europe Wildlife Heroes

 “Asia-Europe Wildlife Heroes” is a collaboration that aims to spread awareness about the current condition of our wildlife and how this affects Asia and Europe. Destroying the natural habitats, illegal poaching, spreading invasive species and diseases are examples of anthropogenic activities that greatly contribute to the dwindling of wildlife. Our wildlife provides ecosystem services such as pollination, control of pests, nutrient cycling and decomposition. As active participants of a global community, students will be challenged to participate in solving this worldwide issue. Read more…


 Coordinator: Mr Rodel PENDERGAT (Philippines)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries  

What Makes a Happy Life?

“What Makes a Happy Life” will combine various tasks and methods of work which aim at equipping students with some practical life clues about what makes a happy life. Today’s world, including schools, focuses mainly on success and money. Educators prepare their students for exams, teach them how to deal with professional problems; but they often forget and underestimate the importance of a happy life. Shouldn’t they be guides for they students and help them stay happy and fulfilled? In this project the following questions will be addressed: What makes a happy life? What makes it good, pleasant and meaningful? Are we in charge of our well-being? How can mindfulness support us in our search of happiness? Do negative emotions bring any benefits into our life? Read more…


Coordinator: Mr Adam STEPINSKI (Poland)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries  




Everybody must be Greened

“Everybody must be GREENed” is an online collaboration on sustainability awareness. Students will look in their own homes, school and country to see how sustainably they live and how their school and country support sustainability. They will start by filling in a checklist of how sustainably they live and share their findings with students from other countries through Instagram. Following this, they will move on to sustainability in their school by holding interviews with management and teachers and make a short video about this. To support students’ creative capabilities, they will be asked to make a theme song about sustainability. The final stage is to do research on sustainability at a national level. The goal here is to find out the differences and similarities between countries. Students’ findings will be presented in an online magazine with URLS to Instagram and YouTube on which students will upload their photos and videos. Read more...


Coordinators: Ms Daniëlle STROOMBERG (Netherlands) / Mrs Sarah KOOPMANS (Netherlands)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries


Teens in Action for Change

“Teens in Action for Change” will gather Asian and European schools interested in joining efforts to support the Global Goals for Sustainable Development by embedding GSD principles. Participants will take action by joining and participating in National and Global campaigns and initiatives within the vision of a Human Rights-based approach and the Paris agreement on climate change. Inspired by global programmes like Design for Change, Global Youth Service Day, Apps for Good, this project aims to help young people find inspiration, access information, identify problems, get involved and take action to solve these problems and improve their local communities. The project is about enabling participants to develop creative thinking and entrepreneur skills for life and learn to be culturally sensitive and globally aware of their ability to make a change for a better world. Read more...


Coordinators: Mrs Maria SILVA (Portugal) / Mrs Arpita DUTTA  (India)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries


Sustainable Development: Marine and Freshwater Resources

“Sustainable Development: Marine and Freshwater Resources” is a school collaboration that aims to create awareness among students about the importance of marine and freshwater resources, understanding marine and riverine ecosystems and their pivotal role in food production and learning about job opportunities. Oceans and seas cover more than two-thirds of the earth’s surface, contributing to 97% of the planet’s water and regulating weather patterns. For millions of people, healthy oceans provide food and livelihood. The global community under the United Nations has a major plan for alleviating poverty. Healthy oceans play a key role in that plan, being a source of food, jobs and ample economic opportunities with the potential to uplift the poor. The 14th United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal emphasizes on conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources. Furthermore, the project also aims to help participants explore the use of ICT tools, provide a platform to learn and apply new ICT skills, thereby developing their digital capabilities. The project creates a virtual space for the teachers and students from different countries to interact with each other and appreciate one another’s cultural values. Read more…

Dr Adrian ELANGOVAN (Singapore) / Ms Anjali HANDA (India)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries


Ecobrick: Beat the Plastics!

"Ecobrick: Beat the Plastics!” project aims to invite students to take action to protect the environment by making ecobricks. Ecobrick is a plastic bottle packed to a set density with used, clean and dry plastic to create a building block that can be used over and over again. Plastic water bottles, straws, crisp packets, and bags have become a part of our daily life and is a major environmental problem since most of it is not biodegradable. Ecobrick is stepping stone out of the old paradigm of plastic as ‘waste’ and ‘trash’ because it can be used to make modular furniture, garden spaces, walls and even full-scale buildings. Everyone can use Ecobricks as it does not require any machines or special skills. The making follows the following steps; pack bottles with non-biodegradable plastic only, use a stick to pack bottle with the plastic, use one brand per project to make building easier, weigh it to ensure the quality, log the ecobrick to record your data, and start to build! This project allows students and school communities to gain awareness and take personal responsibility for their own use of plastic. It is not just about making ecobricks, but also about setting a movement to save our lovely Earth! Read more...

Coordinators: Mrs Yuni Ifayati (Indonesia) / Mr Miftahuddin (Indonesia)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries


Project GIFT 2 – Green Is For Tomorrow

“Project GIFT 2 – Green Is For Tomorrow” is a continuation of the 2018 GIFT Project.Based on estimates, the world cities generated 1.3 billion tonnes of waste annually, with Asia accountable for 1 million tonnes per day. With current urbanisation and population growth rate, the global waste generation is estimated to rise to 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025. The project will be focusing on raising participants’ awareness on the amount of waste produced by the world and waste management. Participants will research, learn and share the waste management efforts made in their home country such as upcycling projects through online ICT platforms such as Facebook and Instagram (#projectgift2018). In order to encourage social responsibility, participants will in turn come up with meaningful products such as creating upcycled products, educational resources or even hosting an event like campaigns on responsible recycling or plastic bottles collection to raise awareness in waste management in schools and with their community. Read more...

Coordinators: Ms Nur Syamira Rosidi (Singapore) / Mdm Lai Sizhen Ester (Singapore)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries 

Be the Change

“Be the Change – an effort” is a collaboration that aims to discuss and emphasise on one’s responsibility towards the environment and society. It will give an opportunity for the students to understand that community service is an essential part of life, preparing them to take responsibilities and inculcating in them the will to contribute positively to the society. It is directed towards realizing the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of children. Learning by doing will be the strategy and students will be engaged in a plethora of activities and celebrations. The students will talk about the present conditions of the societies in their countries, how they are changing with time and formulate ways to bring a change. The students will also be doing research work on the steps taken by the government for the betterment of such strata of the society and the laws formulated for their safety, thereby improving the understanding of the word “service”, helping the participants in inculcating the essence of it in major portions of the society. Read more…

Coordinators: Ms Anjali  HANDA (India), Ms Shruti SHARMA (India)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries

Make Every Drop of WATER Count!

The key purpose of the project is to create awareness about wasting water and slowly putting knowledge into practice. For example, getting students to do simple yet meaningful things at home, school or in their own town to help saving water.

After the inevitable introduction phase pupils write a blog about how they use water. Pupils exchange information via BlogSpot and read the differences between a country in Asia and Europe. Then they will take pictures of the water facilities in their houses, e.g. tap, toilet, shower. What does a tap look like? The final product would be a collection of videos about the similarities and differences in how water is used, where water comes from and current methods used to save water. Read more ... 

CoordinatorsMs Marcella VAN VLIET (The Netherlands)Ms Sarah KOOPMANS (The Netherlands)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 
51 ASEM countries




Project Healthy Living Phase 2

“Healthy Living Phase 2” is the second phase of this online collaboration project that aims to create intuitive awareness about healthy living, promote physical exercises in day to day life, realise the significance of the choice of healthy foods and the importance of mental health. In this modern world, people, and especially students and professionals are constantly engaged with disruptive social media and digital technologies, neglecting taking care of their health. One of the sustainable development goals (SDG3) adopted by the United Nations is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages. Participants will also learn appropriate ICT skills to interact with each other on online platforms and understand the importance of working in partnership with others. Participants will have ample opportunities to understand cultural diversity and values. Read more...


Coordinators: Ms CHAU Pham Ha (Viet Nam) / Dr Adrian ELANGOVAN (Singapore)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries





Great Minds in STEM

 “Great Minds in STEM, Bridging the Gap” invites students from Asia and Europe to share the application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in schools. Rather than to teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world. Since STEM is relatively new to us, students and teachers from Asia and Europe will be able to get better understanding of the topics by sharing information on the importance of STEM subjects and how they are taught in the schools. Hopefully it can tackle any misconceptions on STEM and create conducive and happy learning environment in the schools. Read more... 

CoordinatorsMr Seppe HERMANS (Belgium)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries


Hacking our Spaces

“Hacking our spaces” is an online collaboration designed to allow students to learn and practice solving real-world problems using STEM and a Design Thinking approach. Participants will be researching on how STEM has impacted their lives and explore how STEM solutions can be leveraged to improve the living spaces like homes, schools and communitites around them. This will be achieved by either acquiring some (block) programming using Microbits through an online platform, learning about different types of smart materials and their applications, or exploring other areas of STEM. Through a common online sharing platform, participants will share and collaborate with each other to study the living spaces of their partners and work on solutions to hack the spaces with creative solutions to have useful functionalities. Read more...


Coordinators: Ms Felicia TAY (Singapore) / Ms Sarah WONG (Singapore) / Mdm Siti Aishah ZAHARA (Singapore)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries


Let’s Turn into Something Beautiful

“Let’s Turn into Something Beautiful” comes in two folds – (1) learning and invention of chemical products that enables us to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances at a low cost. (2) generate ideas on how to turn waste into beautiful handicrafts.  Through this project, it helps to enhance the knowledge of the students in green technology.  The outcome will be posted on the blog/website to be share with the local community. Read more...



Coordinators: Mrs Noor Azizah BINTI SABALI (Malaysia) / Mrs Masinah BINTI SAHID (Malaysia) 
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries



Mathematics Mystery Unveiled

“Mathematics mystery unveiled” invites students from Asia and Europe to share the applications of mathematics in their daily lives and explore the unknown areas of mathematics. Teachers will share the latest researches and picture how mathematics has always amused people with the beauty of its method, results, experience, philosophy, information theory and arts. The students and teachers from Asia and Europe will be able to get a better understanding of the subject and tackle misconceptions on various topics we deal with. The students are encouraged to set a project based on mathematics and share it among the peers by producing videos, articles, graphics and publish it through multimedia platforms. They will share videos and articles regarding any related topics and expand the horizons as mathematics extends to infinity. The videos and articles will be compiled online to be shared with the public. Read more…

CoordinatorsMs Monika SEHGAL (India), Ms Anjali HANDA (India)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries


Space Exploration Buddies

“Space Exploration Buddies” is an online collaboration project inspired by Valentina Tereshkova’s statement: Once you’ve been in space, you appreciate how small and fragile the Earth is.’ By 2050, the world’s population will reach 9.1 billion, as reported by the Food and Agricultural Organization. The United Nations is working with European Space Agency on space solutions such as Galileo system or Earth Observation technologies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This project encourages students and teachers across Asia and Europe to create a “space network” on the space technologies and developments. Students will carry out research and conduct interviews to understand the challenges of communicating about space exploration and find out ways to expand this knowledge to their peers. Students will create awareness by creating videos of their findings and share them on online platforms. This project also aims to link multiple disciplines in the space science education by gathering participants from various backgrounds. Read more...


Coordinator: Ms May Ling ONN (Malaysia)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries


The Gallium Spoon

“The Gallium Spoon” is a collaboration designed to celebrate 2019 as the International Year of Periodic Table of Elements. Interesting facts about the chemical elements will be explored. Every school will choose one or several elements to work on and will develop its history, its main characteristics, some experiments with it, and other applications. Students will prepare reports, videos, pictures, presentations, etc. With all this information gathered, games on the Periodic Table with questions about elements studied will be prepared, designed in different forms depending on the school (table game, scratch coding game, an app for a mobile phone, etc.). The project is therefore adaptable to the different levels of technical knowledge of the teachers and the schools. Finally, all the work done will be featured on an Augmented Reality (AR) app (Aurasma, a very easy-to-use software to create AR), where every school will see the work done by others. Read more...

oordinator: Mr Daniel AGUIRRE (Spain)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries