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    • Molly Lynde
    • Godwin High School
    • Henrico, Va 23238
    Using Great Collaboration Practices In Your Classroom Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium October 15, 2009
  • When students of tomorrow sit in classrooms of yesterday
  • But why WEB collaboration?
    • collective intelligence- collaboration
    • transparent - i nstant gratification
    • non-hierarchical- democratic
    • potential for passion - ownership
    • open to public- real recognition
    • permanence- searchable resources
    NOTE: You and your students can easily make Wordles at Left Brain Answer Right Brain Answer
  • But why WEB collaboration? Left Brain Answer Right Brain Answer
  • We Collaborate To Learn!
  • Collaboration The why is answered- it’s more effective but the how can be challenging
  • In a perfect world, people learn from textbooks but people learn more from each other. zebra.paperclip.jpg
    • We can’t use any (most) collaborative applications that don’t allow moderation by the teacher:
    • No Google Docs
    • No Wallwisher
    • No SimplyBox
    • No Utube
    • No Twitter
    • No Facebook
    Schools have to be the parent/bad guy
  • When there are obstacles - just remember the mantra, “Technology is my friend....”
  • Don’t Byte the Ram That Feeds Ya’
  • One Collaborative Idea Sort of a “visual blogging” site
  • What do you do with Voicethread?
    • Post documents (Word, PDF), videos, PowerPoints, images, etc
    • Student create/comment on own piece of project then comment on another group’s piece of a project
    • Cross curricular collaboration
    • Interstate collaboration
    • World wide collaboration!
  • 1. Have students sign a Voicethread Do and Don’t worksheet 2. Have students register with VoiceThread. They will need an email account (Gaggle for in-school use) 3. They will create an avatar (icon) just like they do in Facebook. 4. You can assign coded numbers to identify students. 5. Create a sandbox/play Voicethread so they can get use to the techniques involved.
  • How do you go about making your own Voicethread?
  • Video from presentation is not available on this PowerPoint
    • To make your own VoiceThread
    • Register in a teacher k12 account
    • Choose create
    • Upload pictures, presentations, documents, images
    • Comment
    • Share - choose copy and then paste the unique identifying link on a document or embed in a wiki/blog
    • Publishing options allows you to choose public, private, moderate
  • But wait, there is more! Licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-share alike license. slide origina lly created by Bill Ferriter
  • Cover It Live!
  • Video presentation is not available on this PowerPoint
    • To make a Cover It Live Event for your classroom:
    • Register
    • Create new (verify time and date)
    • A generated HTML code is produced - copy and paste in a blog or wiki that is open to the public (not protected)
    • Take the time to create messages, polls, url links, etc. in the Show Prep Folder (numbering in a planned order use is helpful)
    • Launch your event. Send Welcome message.
    • Once students enter comments you will have to “allow” or you may send back private messages in order for it to be posted to the blog/wiki for students to see
    • Double click on any show prep items for instant posting from your moderator seat.
    • Great for use in Paideia or Socratic seminars or for high level students to summarize the lessons.
  • Wikis
  • EtherPad
  • The “King Daddy” Google Docs
  • Zoho
  • Where Do I Find These Sites?
  • For more information and collaboration
  • Excellent Publications
  • For more information on technology and collaboration
  • For more information on technology and collaboration
  • For more information and collaboration
    • [email_address]
    • [email_address]