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  • “a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior” (merriam-webster)Three types of learning interaction: (a) learner–instructor, (b) learner–learner, and (c) learner–content interaction (Moore, 1989). (d)learner–interface (Hillman, Willis, & Gunawardena, 1994). Or, you can add “expert-learner”Difference between communication and interaction. “My friend is in a coma. I interact with her by caressing her hands. If she wakes up, I can talk to her and communicate with her.” - http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101121051728AAXWEorInteraction: mutual or reciprocal action or influence (merriam-webster)
  • Resources:Project Budhttp://www.budburst.org/http://mathtrain.tv/
  • For this, use Smart notebook, and the smartboard pens to record this – the ULAs can do this, and then we can save this for later and post this list into Oncourse Resources for them.
  • For this, use Smart notebook, and the Smartboard pens to record this – the ULAs can do this, and then we can save this for later and post this list into Oncourse Resources for them.
  • 2. intro to communication tasks

    1. 1. COMMUNICATION TASKS EDUC W200 Week 8
    2. 2. THE FIVE TYPES OF TASKS… CONTENT EXPLORATION PRODUCTIVITY PRODUCTION TASKS DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS EDUC W200 Week 8 COMMUNICATION
    3. 3. WHAT ARE COMMUNICATION TASKS? • Communication Tasks o Help students interact, collaborate, and connect with others • • • • Parents Teachers, Other students Experts o Allow the sharing and co-exploration of knowledge EDUC W200 Week 8
    4. 4. WHAT IS COMMUNICATION? • Definition: Conveyance of information either one-way or two-way with two or more partners • Various Forms: o Basic Communication Patterns  One to one | One to many | Many to many o Interactions  Synchronous | Asynchronous  Teacher-Student | Student-Student o Media (Example: Blogging as Learning)  Text | Audio | Images | Video | Animation EDUC W200 Week 8
    5. 5. DISCUSS • Think about the tool you were assigned for the Class Prep, how can you describe it based on the categories: (more than one category may apply) o Basic Communication Patterns  One to one | One to many | Many to many o Interactions  Synchronous | Asynchronous  Teacher-Student | Student-Student o Media  Text | Audio | Images | Video | Animation EDUC W200 Week 8
    6. 6. Communication Tasks in the Classroom Communications Tasks EDUC W200 Week 8
    7. 7. Communications Tasks – the Why • Communication tasks can be combined with other tasks, e.g., Production o Google Docs in Education (Teachers speak out) Science Math - Students work with students in other parts of the country or countries to determine acidity of rain - they create a wiki page to present their findings. - Students provide a description of how they mathematically determine the speed angle of an incline necessary to jump a skateboard a specific distance. - They provide written steps and include a video or images. (read more) (This task also has data collection and analysis, which is next week’s focus.) EDUC W200 Week 8
    8. 8. Communications Tasks – the Why Skype in the Classroom: Examples Social Studies Reading and Writing Science Culture/Health Education Modern American Civil Rights Movement Skype Story Tellers: Reading Books Around the World Global lunch (boxes) Eagle Cam Project If your subject area is not listed above, search for one in the following site: ePals Question: How was Skype used? What kinds of planning is required? “My kindergarten classroom is watching the eagle cam in Iowa and would like to compare information with another kindergarten class. The chicks have all hatched and now we're watching and learning about baby eagles!” EDUC W200 Week 8

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