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1 Online Collaborative Projects: Comprehensive Curriculum Connections to the World Through Technology LACUE, 2006 Terri Carpenter

2 What is a collaborative project? A project that –Uses the Internet –Connects with another area of the globe –Promotes working with someone else to produce a product –Addresses academic GLEs and technology standards

3 Why are collaborative projects important? Extends learning beyond the classroom Develops critical thinking skills Develops cultural and global awareness Promotes real life/real time learning Allows students to broaden their world

4 Why are collaborative projects important? Student centered Students become decision makers Students become a part of a community of learners Students master knowledge by constructing it Students experience new technologies

5 Louisiana K-12 Technology Standards Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools (Problem Solving Foundation Skill) Students use appropriate technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions. Students employ technology for real world problem solving. Students evaluate the technology selected, the process, and the final results through the use of informed decision-making skills. Technology Productivity Tools (Resource Access and Utilization Foundation Skill) Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity. Students use productivity tools to work collaboratively in developing technology-rich, authentic, student-centered products. Technology Communication Tools (Communication Foundation Skill) Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts and other audiences. Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate and present information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

6 Technology Research Tools (Linking and Generating Knowledge Foundation Skill) Students use appropriate technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources. Students use technology tools to process data and report results. Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness to specific tasks. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues (Citizenship Foundation Skill) Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology. Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software. Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity. Basic Operations and Concepts Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems. Students are proficient in the use of technology. Louisiana K-12 Technology Standards

7 O.R.E.O. Project (Our Really Exciting Online Project) This year's project invited classrooms to have each student stack Oreo® cookies as high as he or she can and then average all their individual results to achieve a final Class result.

8 Second grade teacher Gaye Lynn Ortis said: What was your experience with the project? My students enjoyed completing the project and seeing how our results compared with the results of other classes. Would you repeat the project next year? Yes, I would. I really enjoy participating in this program. Other online projects: Pumpkin Seed Count and Postcard Exchange Future Projects: Holiday Card Exchange O.R.E.O. Project Nachman Elementary

9 Bucket Buddies

10 Bucket Buddies Barron Elementary Video unavailable for viewing. This video showcased the activities the students participated in during their field trip.

11 Bucket Buddies Barron Elementary Gifted and Talented Teacher Lori Savoie said: I participate in the project every year. The students enjoy it and I enjoy how simple it is to put together. Everything is well organized. A worthwhile project.

12 Charlottes Web Project Literature based Grade K – 6 Registration open through December 8 Project submission deadline January 19, In conjunction with the movie due to open in December.movie

13 Where to find projects? TechnoSpuds The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education Online Projects 4 Teachers

14 Where to find projects? Global School Network ePals

15 Where to find projects? Web Worksheet Wizard Terri Carpenter nlinecollaborativeprojects.htm

16 Thank you! Terri Carpenter Instructional Technology Facilitator Rapides Parish School Board


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