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Its A Small (Jewish) Worldrev Aonl

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Its A Small (Jewish) Worldrev Aonl

  1. 1. It's a Small (Jewish) World – Online Collaborative Projects <ul><li>Reuven Werber – Sharon Peters </li></ul>
  2. 2. Who Are We? <ul><li>Reuven Werber </li></ul><ul><li>Ed Tech Coordinator – Neveh Channah Girls HS </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogic & Content Editor – MOFET JTEC (Global Jewish Education Portal) </li></ul><ul><li>National Counselor IPNCL – (emeritus) ‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Member of Kibbutz Kfar Etzion since 1970 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who Are We? Sharon Peters Teacher of English and Computer Studies (educational technology), Volunteer for Teachers Without Borders, webcaster,
  4. 4. Neveh Channah HS for Girls Alon Shvut, Israel Girls HS – grades 9-12, 250+ students, Modern Orthodox Jewish, partial dorming, rich social & community activities. Infolit – ICT based curriculum. Located 20 kms. South of Jerusalem.
  5. 5. LCC & ECS <ul><li>Lower Canada College </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent co-educational school in Montréal with rich technology resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emmanuel Christian School: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent co-educational confessional school in Montréal </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 5 Years of Working Together from Afar <ul><li>First Prize Global Virtual Classroom – 2003-2004 - http://gvc03c34.virtualclassroom.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Sing with Our Land – 2004-5 – with LCC - http://www.nevechana.org.il/english/canada/ </li></ul><ul><li>Yad Vashem – The Name – with LCC – 2005-6 - http://www.nevnet.etzion.k12.il/english/canada2/ </li></ul><ul><li>From Jerusalem to Montreal – with LCC -2006-7 - http://jerusalem.wikispaces.com/ - ISTE Prize </li></ul>
  7. 7. 5 Years of Distance Collaboration
  8. 8. And Now First Time Face to Face at CAJE 33
  9. 9. Presentation Outline <ul><li>Advantages of Online Collaborative Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Easy Online Tools for Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>How to Organize Online Collaborative Projects - visiting successful online projects </li></ul><ul><li>Where to Find Global Partners </li></ul><ul><li>What Do You Need to Succeed? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why Go Collaborative? <ul><li>A Vision of K-12 Students Today - B. Nesbitt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why Go Collaborative? <ul><li>Motivate Your Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authentic Project-Based Learning - Interact in real life with distant students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>curiosity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>learning about others </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>telling about ourselves </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>showing and sharing online - pride in our work </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Why Go Collaborative? <ul><li>Learn Collaboration Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision taking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global communication skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Giving and getting positive critical feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use Information Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask questions, locate, assess, utilize information, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and display new knowledge </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Why Go Collaborative? <ul><li>Improve Technology Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication, Multimedia, Information & Social Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multi-Cultural Citizenship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote knowledge, understanding and appreciation of other cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage reflection on and pride in students cultural heritage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jewish existence in a global world – getting to know Jewish communities around the world and learning to live as Jews in a global culture. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Why Go Collaborative? Adapted from CultureQuest Site http://www.culturequest.us/pt_a2.htm
  15. 15. Why Go Collaborative? <ul><li>Making: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective Learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective Collaborators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective Creators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective Jews </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Web 2.0 Tools for Global Collaboration - 1 <ul><li>Text Messaging – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Live Messenger, Skype, Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Live Messenger, Skype </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Writing & Media – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces, Ning, Blogs </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Web 2.0 Tools for Global Collaboration - 2 <ul><li>Social Bookmarking – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us, Furl </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Production and Presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr, YouTube, Animoto, VoiceThread </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Organizing Online Collaborative Projects - 1 <ul><li>Define Project Goals & Class & School Status </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subjects, Standards, School & Class Assets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Locate Prospective Partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Mutual Intros & Expectations </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Organizing Online Collaborative Projects -2 <ul><li>Develop Explicit Expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time commitments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School calendar and scheduling requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Task breakdown for teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technological requirements, getting help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop a Communication Interface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle, Wiki, Blog, Ning </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Organizing Online Collaborative Projects - 3 <ul><li>Determine Assessment Methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop criteria and rubrics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prepare the students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication skills and netiquette </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech and information skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural and emotional skills </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Organizing Online Collaborative Projects - 4 <ul><li>Carry out the project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student intros </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment & finalization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Present Full Project Documentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the project presentation media or alternative auxiliary media </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Organizing Online Collaborative Projects - 5 <ul><li>Project Planning Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Step-by-Step Guide to Global Collaborations – Kim Cofino </li></ul><ul><li>http://mscofino.edublogs.org/2007/12/20/a-step-by-step-guide-to-global-collaborations/ </li></ul><ul><li>Learning with Etwinning – A Handbook for Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.etwinning.net/shared/data/etwinning/booklet/etwinning_handbook_2007/etwinning_en.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>PROMISE In-service online course – Kirsten M. Antilla </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.promise-comenius.org/p_modules/ </li></ul>
  23. 23. Where to Find Global Partners <ul><li>Jewish Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gesher Collaboration Ning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building a Jewish World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Israeli Pedagogical Network for Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Twinning Ideabook </li></ul></ul><ul><li>General Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Global Education Collaborative Ning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Schoolnet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Epals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TakingITGlobal </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. What Do You Need to Succeed? <ul><li>KISS – ( K eep i t S mall & S imple) </li></ul><ul><li>Find reliable partners through networking. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop trust & confidence in partners. </li></ul><ul><li>Always answer messages. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Meet” regularly with partners – weekly. </li></ul><ul><li>Define your objectives. Don’t underplan! </li></ul>
  25. 25. What Do You Need to Succeed? <ul><li>Be flexible, understanding and imaginative. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you understand each other – cultural differences! Don’t be afraid to ask! </li></ul><ul><li>Be optimistic and faithful! </li></ul>
  26. 26. What Do You Need to Succeed?

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