Communication and Collaboration Day 4 (Final Day)

February 27, 2014 § Leave a comment


  • Be sure your 20% blog is linked to
    • your profile.
    • Your class portfolio (Google Sites)


Today is our last day of communication and collaboration. While we were gone for many days this month, we have done a lot.

PART ONE: Communication and Collaboration Reflection

Let’s count the ways that we have communicated and collaborated. What tools have you used? What activities have you done during the session of communication and collaboration?

Did our activities address the NETS standard? What were missing? What ideas do you have for improving the class?

NETS Standard for Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:

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.

PART TWO: Red Carpet Premiere: Collaboration Movie Trailer


So you have taken the quiz on the reading of Communication and Collaboration.
Socrative is like Clicker but it can be accessed from your laptop, iPad, and smart phones.
We will try it synchronously and see what it can do for us. We will play a speed race.
  1. Go to
  2. Enter the room number: 602551 and join the room.
  3. Wait for the teacher to begin activity.
  4. Submit.


Before we move on to the next set of ISTE standards: Creativity and Innovation – we’re going to spend a few minutes talking about our 20% projects: how to make your blog and your posts better or how to connect with others doing similar projects.

The first thing we want to do is find out what everyone is working on. While most of you have posted your 20% project topics on Twitter – some face-to-face conversations will go a long way towards refining your research question and your project goals. We will spend some time in class today sharing your ideas.

Task one. Pitch your ideas!

  • What is your idea/topic?
  • Why did you choose that idea/topic?
  • What do you expect to learn?

Task two. Rubric

Once we know what everyone is working on (and isn’t it amazing how much your projects have in common?), we need to spend some time thinking about what the expectations for the 20% project will be. I’m going to build a bingo rubric (I’ll explain what this is during today’s class) to use to assess your overall project. But I want you to have input on what should go in the rubric. So we’ll spend some time brainstorming what makes a good 20% project.

Here are some resources to make your blog better.

Things to do today:

1. Connect with classmates via Twitter who are working on similar topics. Post a link on Twitter to your latest blog post – use your topic hashtag and #edit2000

2. Find people on Twitter to follow that will help you with ideas for your project.  We will have the 100/100 rule – at least 100 tweets and at least 100 people to follow before the end of the semester.


For Tuesday: 

1. We will have guest speakers from the Educational Technology Center at UGA to introduce us to a SMARTboard. I will not be present.
For next Thursday:
1. Read the “Creative Education” chapter on the National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education Report (pages 28-43). Prepare one question about the reading. We will pick your questions to discuss in class. Write your question in this wall.

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