Online Collaborative Projects To infinity & beyond....!
What is the purpose? Taking teaching, learning and communication beyond geographical boundaries. Creating your own community... or joining someone else’s community. 'The social sciences learning area is about how societies work and how people can participate as critical, active, informed, and responsible citizens.' ( The New Zealand Curriculum , 2007)
The Flat Stanley Project is a penpal activity- but it's far more than that, too. By sending a Flat Stanley it's as if the senders and the recipients have a mutual friend- a little flat guy they can both talk about.
Harnessing Collective Intelligence THE CENTRAL PRINCIPLE BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF THE GIANTS BORN IN THE WEB 1.0 ERA WHO HAVE SURVIVED TO LEAD THE WEB 2.0 ERA APPEARS TO BE THIS, THAT THEY HAVE EMBRACED THE POWER OF THE WEB TO HARNESS COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE: Wikipedia, a is a profound change in the dynamics of content creation and collective intelligence.
Where could your cluster start? Store your collaborative projects on your cluster wiki Start with 2 students from each school Students decide on a project as a test eg – creating a collaborative piece of music, collaborative poem, story, image Students decide on a project as a test eg – creating a collaborative piece of music, collaborative poem, story, image Here’s how you do it....
Collaborative Story Students use GoogleDocs to collaborate on a story, issue or whatever you want.
Music Using Audacity is a great place to start School (1) sets up the first track & sends onto school 2 via and onwards.