Category Student Work

Out of Flint: Out of Eden Walk to Authentic Writing

Dr. Arina Bokas is a faculty member in the department of English at Charles S. Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan. She adapted Out of Eden Learn activities and other Project Zero frameworks for her first-year composition class. “Authentic writing occurs when students compose with a voice that is uniquely theirs; therefore, it does not follow […]

Integrating Out of Eden Learn into my 5th and 6th grade Spanish classes//La integración del ‘Out of Eden Learn’ en mis clases de 5to y 6to grado.

Ver abajo la versión de este blog en español. Vanenka Mosqueira is a Spanish teacher at Atlanta International School. Her students participated in the recent Spanish pilot of Out of Eden Learn. Previously, she adapted some of Out of Eden Learn’s materials for her students. Vanenka follows the International Baccalaureate curriculum.  “To educate with the […]

Adapting, deepening, extending: How educators are making Out of Eden Learn their own

On November 24, 2015 we held a Google+ Hangout called Out of Eden Learn in the Classroom. During this session five educators from our community shared how they have incorporated Out of Eden Learn into their specific classroom contexts. The participants, who all happen to be active on Twitter, were: Andy Richardson, an International Baccalaureate […]

A student’s ‘Story of Learning’ through Out of Eden Learn

Annie Sheridan is a 6th grade student at the Village school in Marblehead, Massachusetts. She had the chance to participate in Out of Eden Learn last year in Natalie Belli’s class. I remember the day when I was first introduced to Out of Eden Learn. It was the first week of school and the year […]

Looking slowly at student work together

A former high school Economics teacher and education policymaker from Singapore, Jolyn Chua recently completed her Masters in Education (Mind, Brain and Education) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has been attending Out of Eden Learn team meetings. “The first picture is a picture of a water supplier that runs around India. In […]

Paul’s Responses to Student Work

This post is designed to highlight – and share – some of Paul’s responses to student work produced within Out of Eden Learn. Given Paul’s limited availability, we periodically put together a package of student work for him to comment on; individual students then receive a reply from Paul, which other students in their walking […]

Examining Everyday Objects

As Shari Tishman writes in SLOW LOOKING, “sometimes learning involves slowing down. Sometimes all we need is to be given time, along with the simplest set of instructions, in order to look closely at the world around us and see new things.” Our “Examining Everyday Objects” activity or what we call “footstep” tries to give […]

“Leaving our Edens”

Project Zero and Harvard University winds down over the holiday period and I and the rest of the team have been taking a bit of a break from all things Out of Eden Learn. However, we are really looking forward to entering a new phase of our journey as we welcome a new cohort of […]

A Space for Dialogue

Upon logging in to Out of Eden Learn, students are greeted by a Google image of the earth. Red pins point to the locations of schools in a walking party; yellow markers indicate where Paul Salopek has been in his journey. The map neatly illustrates our co-existence, and the distances that can be bridged by […]

Paul’s Youngest Travel Companions: Out of Eden Learn in the Preschool Classroom

Deb McLean is an early childhood/special educator in a preschool classroom at the Blanchard Memorial School in Boxborough, Massachusetts. While attending the Project Zero Institute last July, I learned of Paul Salopek’s amazing Out of Eden Journey and Project Zero’s involvement in creating online learning communities for middle and high school students. As Liz Dawes […]