What is Common Everybody?
Common Everybody is an online platform that directly connects school children, one-to-one, within school partnerships.
Students fill out a profile and are matched with a “friend” in a partner class based on compatibility. They collaborate on projects together that explore common ground that help to nurture curiosity, open- mindedness and empathy. Selected projects and school news is celebrated with the wider school community on a shared gallery web site. And some stuff just stays private between friends.... :-)
Putting children at the heart of your school partnership provides a unique and enriched dimension to the old fashioned, top-down partnership model. Working alongside a friend for a couple of years makes learning about a new culture interesting, real and relevant for all children and gives schools a natural momentum as to how and when they connect.
Our platform has been co-created with teachers from rural schools in UK, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Uganda and ensures that the educational benefits are mutual and symmetrical too.
Simple for teachers to manage and easy for students to use
Projects designed for KS2 and KS3 for schools almost anywhere in the world
Secure software platform works for all mobile or fixed devices.
Benefits for Learners and Schools
Personal and engaging ....
Active global citizenship - increased awareness and advocacy
Builds awareness, understanding and empathy between cultures
Engages all learners, not just the “hand-raisers” and enthusiasts
Multiple friendships provide constant momentum for your school partnership to thrive
Online social skills and digital literacy.
Wider community engagement through a shared partnership gallery
How do we get started?
Try it! You can try the platform without any cost or any obligation for a trial period.
We recommend schools start off by partnering up with one or two year-groups between the two schools. The most popular year-group to start with is year-4 (ie: 8/9 year olds).
Both schools need to have a basic level of ICT equipment and internet-access. We provide the software, support and all the content you need. All you need to bring is school-children!
If you’re a teacher, please email us and we’ll explain more and show you a demo of the platform: firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Everybody is a social-enterprise, based in London, UK. We are passionate about the power of school partnerships to boost active citizenship amongst children and to underpin other positive outcomes for developing-world schools. We believe friendships can shift attitudes, broaden horizons and help children become better global citizens. Do you?
If you’d like more information or have a query please contact us at email@example.com