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Global Virtual Classroom International Web Design Winners Announced

Give Something Back International Foundation announces the winners of the 2011-2012 Global Virtual Classroom web design contest. Three top winning teams in each division - primary (grades 1-7) and secondary (grades 8-12) will receive cash awards for their schools. Teams consist of classes of students from three different countries who form a collaborative team from October 1 to March 31, culminating in the creation of an integrated website.

Sarasota, FL, May 04, 2012 --( Results are in for the Global Virtual Classroom 2011-2012 Contest, in which 22 teams of schools around the world built and submitted websites - an exercise aimed at enhancing abilities required for the 21st century -- cross-cultural communication, collaboration and computer skills.

12 teams from 36 schools participated in the primary school category and 10 teams from 28 schools participated in the older secondary school category.

The Award-Winning Sites are:

Primary Division
Gold GVC1101 - Healthy Lifestyle
Taiwan, Russia, Mississippi-USA

Silver GVC1103 - Bullying 101
Illinois-USA, Taiwain, Tennessee-USA

Bronze GVC1109 – Unity in Diversity
Kenya, Illinois-USA, India

Special Merit Awards listed at

Secondary Division
Gold GVC1121 – Women’s Rights
India, Virginia-USA, Malaysia

Silver Award
GVC1117 – Breaking Borders with Social Networking
UK, Missouri-USA, Australia

Bronze Award
GVC1114 – World’s Strangest Festivals
Canada, Lithuania, Colorado-USA

Special Merit Awards listed at

Congratulations to all!

The Global Virtual Classroom website at contains links to to all participant sites. The application for participation in 2012-13 will be available June 1, 2012.

Merit Award winners will be contacted by Tech4Learning,com with a special link and registration code which will enable you to download the free software prize.

One more time, congratulations to to all, and thank you for helping make the Global Virtual Classroom a great experience.

Janet Barnstable
GVC Program Manager
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Janet Barnstable

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