Teachers integrate the students in projects in order to increase the membership of the community and grow their abilities and their different skills and instill in them the spirit of community and cooperation, communication and other skills of the 21st century and the most important love of belonging to their small community and it's great and appreciate their value and they are key sectors and finally they learn through practicing things they love through playing and working
I think the benefit to students is the involvement in the world!
- Allow students to actively engage in real world problem/solutions
- Step away from curriculum created problems and make them "more real" and problems that kids can relate to and want to solve
- Allow students to learn to be problem solvers and global participants so they may apply those same aspects throughout their entire lives
- Engage in cultural experiences to help them relate knowledge and discussions on a wider playing field. Online connections and collaborations make for great conversations and learning experiences for all (Teachers included!).
There are so many wonderful projects I think are important for kids to partake in. Some of the latest favorites I have seen include International Dot Day: http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/, The Global Read Aloud: http://www.globalreadaloud.com/, The Cardboard Challenge: http://cardboardchallenge.com/ and Projects by Jen to extend the classroom learning farther: http://projectsbyjen.com/
These are just a few, but what is amazing is everyone is exposed to something different. What else is out there and what have you seen?