DYANE SMOKOROWSKI
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY COACH
ANDOVER, KANSAS
Global Collaborative
Projects
Let's Define Telecollaboration
Partnering with students and/or experts in the field to
learn content
Always has a real w...
Different Types of Projects
Inter-cultural Exchange (sharing cultural information
about who you are with someone else)
We...
Data Collection and Analysis Projects
Multiple classrooms collect and share data over a
specific topic
Can include surve...
Data Collection and Analysis Projects
Number of teeth 1stgraderslose
Favorite Dr. Seuss Books on Read Across America
Day...
Here Birdy Birdy Project
Data Collection Project with 5 classrooms across North
America
The purpose of this project was ...
Intercultural Exchange
Sharing cultural information about who you are with
someone else
Can involve cultural exchange bo...
Travel Buddy Projects – Intercultural
Focused Projects
Community Helpers Around the World - A Travel Buddy
This district ...
Community Helpers Around the World
Community Helpers Around the World
There’s No Place Like Home
There's No Place Like Home - A Travel Buddy Project
This year long project
connected all 4th g...
There’s No Place Like Home Project
Other Intercultural Exchange Ideas
Friends and Flags - Friends and Flags is headquartered
in Israel and promotes multicul...
Interpersonal Exchange
Projects are generally meant for peer discussions
such as ePals
Projects can also include experts...
Interpersonal Project Examples
Being Green
Kansas 7th Grade students have been collaborating with
students in Wedderburn,...
Interpersonal Projects
Movie in the Making - In this project students will
report on a book by describing how they would ...
Student Publishing Projects
Students use their creativity to publish their own work
Poetry
Art
Video
Writing
Four Lines of Sight Project
Four Lines of Sight
Student Publishing Projects Continued
Cyberdictionary – The teacher reads a tale to the students.
Students brainstorm wor...
Okay – Ready to Jump In?
Here is What You Need To Get
Started With Telecollaboration
in Your Classroom
Step 1 Come up with a great idea you know
would benefit from global learning
Do your students study different cultures or...
Step 2 Create a Plan to Make it Happen
Create a project calendar - set up deadlines,
beginnings and endings, and mileston...
Step 3 – Find Partners
Call on your PLN
The Global Schoolhouse is the easiest way to connect
 www.globalschoolnet.org
...
Step 4 – Call on Your Resources and Get The Tech Help
You Need
You might need help setting up a wiki for
communication
Y...
Jump in and Watch the Magic Unfold
Your students will walk away with a personal
connection to the learning
For inter-cul...
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Global Collaborative Projects

  1. 1. DYANE SMOKOROWSKI INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY COACH ANDOVER, KANSAS Global Collaborative Projects
  2. 2. Let's Define Telecollaboration Partnering with students and/or experts in the field to learn content Always has a real world connection Provide extensions of learning outside the walls of your classroom Includes technology tools that enable communication in a web space environment
  3. 3. Different Types of Projects Inter-cultural Exchange (sharing cultural information about who you are with someone else) Web Publishing (Podcasts, story writing, video, drawings) Information Exchange (Sharing your expertise in a subject with another classroom)
  4. 4. Data Collection and Analysis Projects Multiple classrooms collect and share data over a specific topic Can include surveys, wikis, blogs Easy to moderate implementation Higher level thinking happens more in the classroom after receiving data
  5. 5. Data Collection and Analysis Projects Number of teeth 1stgraderslose Favorite Dr. Seuss Books on Read Across America Day Prices of grocery items in different areas of the world What students are eating for dinner Hours of sunlight on winter solstice Economic value of a Big Mac
  6. 6. Here Birdy Birdy Project Data Collection Project with 5 classrooms across North America The purpose of this project was for student to study trends over time with real world connections Weekly data collection Classroom discussions over the data were held CIESE Data Collection Projects Several science yearly science projects that deal with real time data collection with students. K-12 projects are available. Data Collection and Analysis Projects
  7. 7. Intercultural Exchange Sharing cultural information about who you are with someone else Can involve cultural exchange boxes Digital photography is key Audio Web 2.0 tools such as VoiceThread, Skype are encouraged Wikis, Blogs, and ePals can also be used
  8. 8. Travel Buddy Projects – Intercultural Focused Projects Community Helpers Around the World - A Travel Buddy This district wide 1st grade project linked our students with children on six continents to discover more about cultures and community helpers in different countries.
  9. 9. Community Helpers Around the World
  10. 10. Community Helpers Around the World
  11. 11. There’s No Place Like Home There's No Place Like Home - A Travel Buddy Project This year long project connected all 4th grade Renwick students with 32 other American classrooms to discover what makes each American region unique.
  12. 12. There’s No Place Like Home Project
  13. 13. Other Intercultural Exchange Ideas Friends and Flags - Friends and Flags is headquartered in Israel and promotes multicultural awareness by connecting classrooms around the world in international learning teams. Hundreds of classrooms from participate in this technology enhanced exchange which includes the creation of tangible and authentic cultural packages exchanged with team mates Also could be a project where you team with another class and exchange discussions through Video Conferencing
  14. 14. Interpersonal Exchange Projects are generally meant for peer discussions such as ePals Projects can also include experts for research and mentoring
  15. 15. Interpersonal Project Examples Being Green Kansas 7th Grade students have been collaborating with students in Wedderburn, Australia over ecological issues. What can we all do to think more green and make a difference in our communities? William Allen White Lit Circles 2008 One 6th grade class and on 5th grade collaborated on literature circles project to determine the William Allen White Winner for 2008.
  16. 16. Interpersonal Projects Movie in the Making - In this project students will report on a book by describing how they would turn that book into a motion picture. Prince Caspian Project - The main purpose of this project is provide a way for teachers to collaborate with other teachers all over the world about the book (and soon to be released film) Prince Caspian.
  17. 17. Student Publishing Projects Students use their creativity to publish their own work Poetry Art Video Writing
  18. 18. Four Lines of Sight Project
  19. 19. Four Lines of Sight
  20. 20. Student Publishing Projects Continued Cyberdictionary – The teacher reads a tale to the students. Students brainstorm words & compose a class "Cyber dictionary" using each letter of the alphabet & relating it to a story object. Important: Story must be 'retelling'; not retyped from a book. Pictures relate to the story, not the word in isolation. Monster Exchange Project -Classrooms from a variety of schools worldwide are paired together; the students in each classroom are split into groups, each of which designs an original picture of a monster. The students must then write a description of the monster. SchoolTube Video Competitions From energy to art, each semester new opportunities for students to publish their videos. The Adventures of Paperclip – Coming Soon
  21. 21. Okay – Ready to Jump In? Here is What You Need To Get Started With Telecollaboration in Your Classroom
  22. 22. Step 1 Come up with a great idea you know would benefit from global learning Do your students study different cultures or geographic locations? Would they benefit from collecting data and sharing it with another class? Are there any issues such as the environment or animal protection your students would be passionate about? Do you have any museums, zoos, or other resources nearby that could partner with you? Would they be interested in discussing a book or selecting the Caldecott winner with other classes.
  23. 23. Step 2 Create a Plan to Make it Happen Create a project calendar - set up deadlines, beginnings and endings, and milestones Look at state standards to make sure your project is supported Create Measurable Goals - what will the students produce Keep it manageable - What can you really handle? How much time can you dedicate to the project? Determine how you will communicate with your partner schools
  24. 24. Step 3 – Find Partners Call on your PLN The Global Schoolhouse is the easiest way to connect  www.globalschoolnet.org  Here you can browse for current projects or submit your own Discussion forums for teachers looking for partners  www.atozteacherstuff.com  http://k6eduacators.about.com/mpboards.htm  http://teachers.net/projects  www.epals.com  International Travel Buddy List Serve  travel-buddies@rite.ed.qut.edu.au
  25. 25. Step 4 – Call on Your Resources and Get The Tech Help You Need You might need help setting up a wiki for communication You might need help with equipment (Interactive White Board, Digital Cameras, Software) You might need a survey created for collecting data
  26. 26. Jump in and Watch the Magic Unfold Your students will walk away with a personal connection to the learning For inter-cultural exchanges, they will have tangible items from those regions

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