Collaboration Zones

Congratulations to our 2009 Collaboration Zone Contest Winners!


Explore Zone:

"Phenology" Abby
Minnesota, USA

Culture Zone:

"Our Inukshuks" Ms Jones' Class
Harbor School, New York, USA

Climate Zone:

"A Prickly Situation" by Jacqui G
Lourdes Hill College, Australia

Dog Zone:

"Josie - My Sense of Place" by Bria
CRES, Minnesota, USA


"Tapping a Maple Tree" by Mrs. Mottinger's Class
Neill Elementary, Minnesota, USA

Students posting to the Zones are most valuable to GoNorth!

Thank you to all of you that have posted and collaborated in the Zones!


Click to enter the Explore Zone

Click to enter the Culture Zone

Click to enter the Climate Zone

Click to enter the Dog Zone


During GoNorth! Nunavut 2009, students collaborate in four Zones... Share work, thoughts and opinions - and comments on the posts of fellow explorers!

Note: Only registered classrooms can enter the Zones.

How does it work ?

When a post is made the post is marked on the map available in all the zones. That way it is easy to see new postings and you can easily get to posts around the world. Just click on the marker and click on the link to get to it.

The zones allow sharing of text, images, movies, audio, and presentation files!

Every Zone follows the exact same format. Once you know how to work in one (and its easy!), you will know how to work them all.

Note that all postings are moderated at Education Basecamp - to make sure the content is fit for the zones. This means that it will take up to 24 hours before your post shows up.

Win Zone Prizes!

Every post made to a zone is an entry to the Zone contest for that zone. In other words, for every submission you make, you have a chance to win. At the end of the LIVE program a winning entry is selected in each zone. The winner is announced on this page and other places on at the end of teh LIVE program in beginning of June.

All posts to be considered in the contest MUST be posted by May 22 (to allow us time to go through all the posts!).

A winning entry means prizes for both the student that made the post, the teacher of the student and for the entire classroom! Check out the cool prizes on this page :)


What is a Zone ?

During each module, learners are challenged to visit the Collaboration Zone to get involved with learning more.

Students are asked to submit their observations and creative work . They can write a riddle, draw a picture, compose an article, essay, or short story, create a cartoon, make a PowerPoint presentation, sing a song, take a picture, make a movie – anything they can think of to illustrate their thoughts on the Module’s topic.

By posting their work, students not only learn, but inspire the rest of us and create public awareness!


Why use the Zones ?

Well, if you ask us its pretty cool to share your work with a huge audience -- something like 4000+ classrooms in 30 countries on six continents around the world! And it is a powerful learning experience: Collaborative forums create authentic learning situations while expanding personal horizons





Post to the Zones and win!

Students, teachers, and classes: for every submission you make, you have a chance to win.

To count in the contest - posts must be entered by May 22.

1 Winning entry = 1 Student prize + 1 Class prize + 1 Teacher prize









The prizes for one winning entry in each zone are...



A Pair of Waldies


Waldies know what's good for you - and what adventure learning is all about, generously donating prizes in the GoNorth! colors blue and orange!


Polar Husky Adoption Certificate

Polar Husky Adoption Certificate

A Polar Husky Adoption certificate for the Polar Husky of choice!


Autographed GoNorth! 2009 Poster + Polar Husky Tail

Polar Husky Tail and GoNorth! Poster

A Polar Husky Tail hanger for your wall + the official GoNorth! Nunavut 2009 poster autographed by the expedition team members!