About the Project

Thank you for your interest in the Collaboreyes project!

It is our goal to introduce the world to our students through a new lens - a Collaboreyes lens! We’ve all heard about the Opera House in Sydney and the Grand Canyon in Arizona, but what about the local park in Syracuse or favorite movie theater in Buenos Aires? By participating in this project, your students have the chance to showcase their favorite or meaningful spot with by taking a picture of themselves with the Collaboreyes shades and then write a short story about why it was chosen.

By accepting the Collaboreyes shades, taking a picture, and emailing it back to, you are giving consent for the picture to be uploaded, shared, and used for the Collaboreyes project and any presentations that may be related to the project. By submitting your picture, it is assumed by the Collaboreyes project organizers (Josh Stumpenhorst, Jeremy Macdonald, Kristina Peters and Josh Allen) that any and all work is original by you and/or your students and that all legalities related to posting work online has been met by you. The Collaboreyes project organizers simply cannot have knowledge of all school district policies, so we must rely on you!

Once you have your picture and accompanying writing in a final draft format, please email both to Please attach your picture as jpeg or other common picture format. Your writing can either be attached as a .doc, .docx, or .pages file, or can simply be the body of your email. Writing can be anywhere from a few sentences written by a class to a page or more written by students.

There are many ways to interact with the Collaboreyes project organizers and other participants if you so choose!
  • Use Skype, Google Hangout, or iChat to connect with any of the project organizers or other participants. If you see a picture from a place that you’d like to connect with, use the Collaboreyes email account to let us know who and we will work to get you connected.
  • Use the #collaboreyes hashtag on Twitter to see what the organizers and other participants are talking about. Don’t have a Twitter account? You can still go to, type in #collaboreyes, and see the conversation going on.
  • ‘Like’ us on Facebook!