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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. How do I arrange a Flat Stanley exchange?
A. If you've already made use of your personal contacts, you may use the features of www.flatstanley.com to make contacts with others.


Q. Is there a cost to become involved?
A. The Flat Stanley Project is free. The only expenses are in postage. If you use smaller envelopes, they still cost only as much as a regular letter as long as they don't weigh too much. If you take part via e-mail, you don't even have to pay for stamps!


Q. Do we make one Flat Stanley per class or does each student make one?
A. That depends on the teacher and the students. Some classes might make only one and send it out, while other teachers would have each student, or small groups of students, make Flat Stanleys. It's up to you. One of the great things about the Flat Stanley Project is that it can be- it should be- adapted by the teachers and students who use it to best suit their interests and strengths.


Q. How many should we make and mail?
A. Unfortunately, Flat Stanleys get lost, so it's best to send out several.


Q. Do we have to call it Flat Stanley?
A. No. Students often name them after themselves so there are Flat Marys, Flat Calebs and Flat Pats being made and mailed.


Q. Do all the Flat Stanleys we make have to look the same?
A. No. I put the templates on the site only because some teachers kept asking for them, but I prefer that students make their own Flat Stanleys. Using a digital camera you can even add a student's face to the traveling Stanley so it looks the person who made it. Making your own distinctive Flat Stanley is one way to tie in with the arts curriculum.


Q. How long should we keep a visiting Flat Stanley?
A. Try to return Flat Stanley after a few weeks.


Q. I want to send our Flat Stanley to a celebrity. Do you have addresses of famous people?
A. No, I don't, but many addresses can be found on the Internet. Another skill that students develop is locating people's addresses.


Q. My principal wants me to take part in activities that highlight technology. How can the Flat Stanley Project tie in with technology?
A. There are many ways you can use the Flat Stanley Project with technology. For example:

- students contact and keep in contact with other students using e-mail

- students look up addresses of celebrities and people of interest using search engines

- students take digital pictures of each other and print them out to be used as faces for the Flat Stanleys they send

- students use a scanner to acquire then send a virtual Flat Stanley via e-mail

- students use a paint program to create their own Flat Stanleys

- students communicate with each other using the Bulletin Board or Chat functions on the Flat Stanley site

- students can have their written work and art work published on the Flat Stanley site

- students use a word processor to write their own Flat Stanley stories and adventures

Q. I am a not a teacher but I would like to take part as an individual? How can I do that?
A. Contact Dale Hubert to see if there's a way to make use of your expertise and interest.

Q. I am involved with [name of institution or place of work]. How can we become involved?
A. Contact Dale Hubert to see if you can be involved as a member of an accredited institution. Be sure to include the full name of the organization, the name of the most senior person, a complete mailing address, the applicant's name and a telephone number. The Flat Stanley Project is in need of a sponsor or partner.

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