Taiwan’s Cross-Cultural Digital Journal Exchange Program
Provides an opportunity for students to expand their cultural knowledge and interact with global peers.
A journal exchange program that integrates social-emotional learning and cross-cultural exchange through AI technology and comic art.
We hope that through this project, students will not be limited by time or distance, and through technology, every student will have the right to authentic learning opportunities, to engage with peers around the world and to expand their worldview.
Cultivate students' social-emotional literacy and enhance students' confidence in self-expression.
Expand teachers' ability to apply technology in their teaching to enrich their curriculum.
Facilitators assist teachers in preparation
Allowing the program to run smoothly.
Responsible for coordinating meetings across time zones, helping to monitor student journals, offering additional support when needed.
- Schools are paired in small pods and work together throughout the duration of the program. Schools are grouped together by location to try to reduce the challenges of time zones.
- Questions can be asked in an online group and will be answered by the facilitators.
Teacher Training Plans
Two online teacher training sessions will be held beginning in December. These training will focus on cultivating culturally responsive classrooms and the other training will focus on technology and how to use the platforms. The program will start in February 2023.
Teacher training and workshops
The teacher trainers will teach teachers how to operate the software and guide students to communicate with children from different countries, so that the project can be implemented successfully.
During the orientation, students will learn and familiarize themselves with the journaling platforms and the overall concept of the program.
Weeks 4 and 5
Technology Platform and Journal Exchange
Students will interact with their partner classes using a secure blogging platform called Fan.School. All journals and comments are monitored and approved by teachers and facilitators.
Students will meet up online and share what they learned and enjoyed from the exchange program. This will be the final phase of the program.
"Not only the students, but also the teachers have gained a lot from it!"
"Through cultural exchange, students can learn English expressions from the platform of FanSchool, and get in touch with oversea students. It is very interesting to see the cultures of different countries."
Want to get your classes involved in the program?
Registration in NOW open! Fill out the form here.
A: All applications are welcome. You can reach us via an email or message before 6.30pm, October 31st.
A: Please fill in the registration form, and we will contact you with further information.
A: The teachers will need to attend the online training sessions. The participating schools will need to ensure that their students have access to a computer or tablet to participate in the program and that internet access is available.
A: Online training workshops for teachers will be held from December this year to the winter vacation. The program will start in the spring semester.
Any further questions?