Communication and Collaboration
September 11, 2013 § Leave a comment
- Go to m.socrative.com
- Enter the room number: 602551 and join the room.
- Wait for the teacher to begin activity.
- Take the quiz.
- Submit the quiz.
a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.
This is what is expected of 21st century learners. How can a teacher do this and still make sure students understand shapes, the causes of the Civil War, parts of speech, and the phases of the moon? And don’t forget – they are supposed to differentiate, be culturally responsive, make sure materials are accessible to all students and a host of other expectations. Oh – and the learning should be engaging to students! Can technology help or hinder the process of communication and collaboration in K12 learning environments?
Let’s watch a video of a classroom project that focuses on communication and collaboration.
PART TWO: Communication and Collaboration Toolkit
There are many tools that support communication and collaboration – so many that it can be difficult to keep them organized. For this project, you’ll collect 10 tools that support communication and collaboration.
On your own:
- Determine how you want to organize your work: Pinterest, Scoop.it, etc.
- View an example of a Communication and Collaboration Toolkit from Maymester.
- Begin exploring the web for websites and apps that support communication and collaboration in K12 classrooms. Here are a few starting points:
- As you find your 10 tools, add them to your organizer (Pinterest or Scoop.it or whatever you decided to use) and write a detailed description of how each tool could be used to support communication and collaboration. Talk about how the tool supports the NETS for Communication and Collaboration and/or one or more of the characteristics of Meaningful Learning with Technology. Remember, you are selecting high quality tools, not just the first 10 you find, and what you say about the tool is just as important as the tool itself.
- When you have completed pinning (describing) your tools, add a link to your portfolio. Add Communication and collaboration page on your portfolio and link to the specific board, not your entire account.