History: Virtual Classroom
Over the years, participating teams have created some truly excellent Websites -- each one a perfect example of how the Internet can bring people together -- of which they and their communities can always be proud.
More importantly, GVC teams, regardless of the Contest outcome, benefit immensely from the learning process. "The AT&T Virtual Classroom project changed my entire life," said one VC Contest 98 student. "First of all, I learned never to give up." A Contest 97 teacher, when asked what was the best aspect of the VC program, answered, "Seeing kids develop. The kids I worked with matured in the 3 months of the program like you wouldn't believe!"
The success of the VC Contest encouraged AT&T to expand its on-line educational offerings in 1998 and 1999, culminating in four diverse programs under the old AT&T Virtual Classroom umbrella.
The GVC Website Contest and the GVC Clubhouse was re-launched in the 2003/04 school year as the Global Virtual Classroom.
With the generous support of the AT&T Foundation and other partners, sponsors, enthusiastic volunteers, and dedicated teachers, the journey continues …
Your support is also welcome. Contact Andrew Ezzell, founder and president of Give Something Back International Foundation.