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  • Collaborative classroom

    1. 1. Collaborative Classroom Cheryl Lykowski revised 2011
    2. 2. The illiterate of the 21stcentury will not be thosewho can’t read and write, but those who can’t learn, unlearn, and relearn. ~Alvin Toffler, “Rethinking the Future”
    3. 3. Are today’s students tech savvyor digitally literate?
    4. 4. Why focus on a digital and collaborative classroom?
    5. 5. Technology has shifted from a personal experience to acommunity experience.
    6. 6. Build a collaborative community in the classroom.
    7. 7. A 21st century classroom:How does it look?
    8. 8. Investigative ContributiveCollaborativeCooperative ? Connected Community Creative
    9. 9. Learning is active.Learning is social.
    10. 10. Learning needs rich contexts.Learning needs to be real.
    11. 11. Learners are diverse.
    12. 12. Today’s learners are:CreativeLeadersCommunicatorsCreatorsRisk takersConnected
    13. 13. EssentialQuestions
    14. 14. *How might this work?*How might this benefit my students?*How might this add to my instruction?
    15. 15. Global Awareness, according toThe Partnership for 21st Century Skills, includes: Using 21st century skills to understand and address global issues. Learning from and working collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual respect and open dialogue in personal, work and community contexts. Understanding  other nations and cultures, including the use of non-English languages.
    16. 16. Global awareness is necessary because:Students can no longer live isolated fromthe world.Students need to be global citizens.Students must learn about diversity,languages, cultures, traditions and pointsof view from others.
    17. 17. How do I set up adigital, globally connected classroom?
    18. 18. Collaborative Digital Tools: Multi-user Synchronous/Asynchronous Collaborative Communicative
    19. 19. Collaborative Tools:
    20. 20. Role of the collaborative learner: Greeter Question asker Photographer Videographer Scheduler *adapted from Silvia Tolisano
    21. 21. Role of the collaborative learner: Backchannel writers Live Bloggers Google Earth ? Mapper Info Station Timer Data writer *adapted from Silvia Tolisano
    22. 22. RolesGreeter ~ Greets the partner school. Makes initial introduction.Question asker ~ Asks specific questions for data collection.Photographer ~ Responsible for documenting connection with still images.Videographer ~ Responsible for documenting connection with video.Scheduler ~Responsible for adding Date & Time of planned Skype connectionto embedded Google Calendar. *adapted from Silvia Tolisano
    23. 23. RolesBackchannel writers ~ Documenting conversation, questions, answersand classroom happenings during the connection on a backchannel chat.Live Bloggers ~ Blogs Skype call live to classroom blog.Google Earth ~ Finds location of Skype partner and measures distance inmiles & kilometers.Mapper ~ Responsible for adding placemark of Skype partner’s location toembedded Google Map on classroom blog.Info Station ~Responsible to search for any data question on the spot.Verifies any questionable information as well.Timer ~ Responsible for noting time Skype call started and ended as well ascalculating elapsed time. *adapted from Silvia Tolisano
    24. 24. RolesData Entry ~ Responsible for adding data collected into embedded googleform on classroom blog. Ex. distance miles/km, temperature in F/C.Word Problem Creator ~ Creates a Math word problem from data,questions and answers collected during Skype call.Backchannel Cleanup ~ Responsible to save backchannel chat as aWord Document and cleaning up duplicate comments and mark questionablestatements to be verified. *adapted from Silvia Tolisano
    25. 25. Questions? ?
    26. 26. Contact me:Cheryl Lykowskiweb2.0explorer@gmail.comhttp://techconferences.wikispaces.com

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