Collaborating with Kids!How to set up a collaborativeonline project for Young LearnersMichelle Worgan 2013
What is a collaborative online project?1. An online space created by or contributed to bylearners2. A task or series of tasks completed in conjunction bylearners3. A collection of learners’ work presented online
Where do I start?• Topic/idea• Tasks/activities• In/out of class• Synchronous/asynchronous?
Choose a platformWikis – Wikispaces, PBWorksBlogs – Blogger, Wordpress, KidblogVLE – Edmodo, School network (Moodle)
What content should I add?• Photos• Videos• Tools e.g.VoiceThread,Fotobabble, Animoto,Photopeach,Voki, GoAnimate, Creaza, Glogster• Summaries of Skype interviews
Connecting with other classes• Twitter• Facebook groups• Skype in the Classroom• Epals• Blogging
Trouble shooting!• Public or Private?• Ease (or lack of) of access• Maintenance• School permissions• Getting others to join
Persistence required!• Add weekly or monthlytasks• Invite colleagues• Ask people to share• Blog, tweet, share onFacebook• Directly contact peoplewho may be interested• Post on VRT• Blog, tweet, shareagain!
An example: Food around the WorldFood around the World
LinksFood around the WorldMichelle’s blogSkype in the ClassroomWikispacesPBWorksEpalsWordpressKidblogEdmodoImage attributions:Wiki logo: By Cristian109 (Own work)Blog logo: By Cortega9 (Own work)Wordpress logo: By WordPressQuote image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deeplifequotes/Other images: www.images.microsoft.com
Twitter: @michelleworganEmail:email@example.comThank you for attending!