Build your students' global competence and connect your classes to others worldwide
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What is a DigiPal?
DigiPals is based on the popular concept of pen pals. A pen pal is a person with whom one becomes friendly by exchanging letters, This experience is often most meaningful when it's done with someone in a foreign country whom one has never met.
Technological advancements make pen pals more accessible than ever before, allowing us to connect with people from all around the world with efficiency and ease. Additionally, people can now further their communication and knowledge by collaborating on projects and other technological activities.
For these reasons, we developed DigiPals — the digital-friendly version of pen pals. We are more than a gateway to connect you with another class. DigiPals also provides a user-friendly platform to communicate with your partner teacher, share your students' work, and give you the information and support to make this experience as simple and positive as possible.
DigiPals is For:
Helping learners become global citizens
By learning and collaborating with learners of other cultures, they will enhance their skills, values, attitudes, and behaviours, preparing them to navigate and thrive in a more diverse, interconnected world.
Building empathy, compassion and mutual respect
By learning about where others are from, their stories and their lives, they will grow empathy, compassion and mutual respect for one another.
Encouraging kindness and understanding
Once they become aware and understand more about others, they will become more open-minded, more kind and less judgemental.
Developing social skills
As learners interact, communicate, and collaborate with one another, they will feel an increased comfort level as well as become more competent.
Supporting multicultural awareness and diversity
By communicating with someone of a culture different than their own, learners will gain the ability to understand and appreciate the history, life experiences and beliefs of diverse groups of people. Inevitably, greater cultural awareness supports a better community.
Practicing language skills
All learners can practice their language skills as they correspond with one another. It’s also possible to carry out a language exchange if both classes are learning each other’s native language.
DigiPals is used as a resource for the following:
Equality, Diversity, Inclusion
Keeping Students Safe
Teachers can monitor all student interactions.
All teachers, classes and schools are verified.
All data is secure and encrypted.
What Teachers Say About Us
As a teacher, my goal has always been to provide a learning environment for my students that is engaging, based on inquiry, and authentic. If I can extend that learning beyond the walls of my classroom, that is even better. DigiPals has provided opportunities that allow me to provide educational experiences for my students that hits the mark in all areas.
The people at DigiPals are kind and friendly and in frequent communication with me. It feels like I am communicating with a friend. They understand the urgency of matching people together and work very hard to find the right teachers to work together. They have gone above and beyond to provide this amazing experience for my students and me.
6th Grade English,
Horizon Middle School
Bismarck, ND, USA
Love Always Wins
Let’s expose the learners of today — the leaders of tomorrow — to others around the world to help create and promote kindness, warmth, openness, awareness, togetherness, pride, peace and long-lasting friendships.
By. joining together, we have the power to create
global thinkers and learners.
Working cooperatively, we can show them the love that exists in our world, ultimately leading to more