Collaborative Learning Projects
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John Thomsen, ESU #3 HAL Coordinator
Projects that allow students to use digital resources to create new content in a collaborative endeavor with peers, and professionals knowing that their work will be shared with an authentic audience.
Future CityNational Engineers WeekThe mission of the National Engineers Week Future City Competition is to provide a fun and exciting educational engineering program for seventh- and eighth-grade students that combines a stimulating engineering challenge with a "hands-on" application to present their vision of a city of the future.www.futurecity.org
Future Citygr. 6-8
Problem-solvingTeam workResearchPresentation skillsPractical math and science applicationsComputer skillsKeeping Our Future Citys Infrastructure Healthy: Using Nanotechnology To Monitor City StructuresSimCity Software to create a City of the future.Scale Model
FC Getting Started: Training CD from ESU 3
http://www.futurecity.orgCollaboration Opportunities:Online forum AlumniResources
eCYBERMISSIONTaking the science fair out of the auditorium and into cyberspace.eCYBERMISSION is a web-based science, math and technology assignment for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams. Team will propose a solution to a real problem in the community and provide a solution to the problem. www.ecybermission.com
Real Problem SolutionSports & RecreationArts & EntertainmentEnvironmentHealth & Safety
Research your problemWrite a hypothesis Conduct experimentsCollaboration, Digital resources, Authentic Audience
Use Team Talk to meet with each other on-line using Discussion Forums, chat rooms and instant messaging.Answer the questions in your Mission Folder, and attach files such as photographs, survey questions, or even your own web site.Contact on-line CyberGuides through Team Talk to help you work on your Mission Challenge.Follow the links in the Mission Folder to resources like Help and Team Talk.
Collaboration, Digital resources, Authentic Audience
K-12 Creativity and TechnologyExploraVision encourages K-12 students of all interest, skill and ability levels to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science. All inventions and innovations result from creative thinking and problem solvingExploraVision
K-12 CreativityExploraVision is fun!ExploraVision can help all students Even those who haven't been high achievers Become interested in science and technology as they apply to everyday life (many inventors were average students or had difficulties in school) An excellent way to learn how to collaborate in groups on an interdisciplinary project
CriteriaPresent technology (10 points)History (10 points)Future technology (20 points)Breakthroughs (15 points)Design Process (10 points)Consequences (10 points)Bibliography (5 points)Simulated Web page graphics (20 points)
Grade k-3 Entry - PolymerActived Life Savinghttp://dev.nsta.org/evwebs/2953/
Grade 4-6 Entry - Sonic Brush Guardhttp://dev.nsta.org/evwebs/1840/SonicBrushGuard.htm
http://dev.nsta.org/evwebs/2573/Entry Gr. 4-6 D.A.P.E.S. (Diabetes Assistance and Prevention E-System) implants a nanosensor in a tooth to analyze harmful food intake for adolescent diabetics.
National History Daywww.nationalhistoryday.org/
Research Centered Collaboration- Individual or groupResearch---Emphasis on Primary ResourcesPresentation--Oral, paper, display, mediaMetro March 15, 2008; Western Heritage MuseumNebraska- April 19, 2008. Nebraska Wesleyan University2009 The Individual in History
Documentary --, Powerpoint, iMovieJunior- gr. 6-8Senior gr 9-12Group or Individualhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCxf9eYWiaMEntry Categories: Documentary, Exhibit, Performance, Paper, Web Site
The Rising Sun Sinks at Midway, featured 15 pictures, 26 pages of bibliography and four unique artifacts - a Japanese pilots bloodied bandana, an identification plaque and rising sun logo from a Japanese Zero and the helmet worn by USS Yorktown survivor Bill Surgi.Exhibits: Group or Individual
Authentic AudienceHistorical Quality 60%Relation to the Theme 20%Clarity of Presentation 20%
http://www.flatstanleyproject.net/Flat Stanley Project
One of the many advantages of being flat is that Flat Stanley can visit his friends by traveling in an envelope or email. The Flat Stanley Project is a group of teachers who want to provide students with a meaningful reason to write. Students' written work goes to other places by conventional mail and e-mail. Flat Stanley Collaboration on a sheet of paperwww.flatstanley.com/
Primary Sources: Library of Congress
http://mic.imtc.gatech.edu/Movieshttp://www.loc.gov/rr/record/rechome.htmlRecorded sound reference Centerhttp://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/Motion Picture and Television Reading roomhttp://www.loc.gov/poetry/Poetryhttp://memory.loc.gov/ammem/vshtml/vssound.htmlMotion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Divisionwww.loc.govLibrary of Congress
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alhome.htmlLincoln Papershttp://memory.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/guide/guide-home.htmlMusic Theater and dancehttp://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tr00.htmlWritten wordhttp://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/craws/Politica Cartoonshttp://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.htmlmapshttp://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/suffrage/millerscrapbooks/scrapbookshttp://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.htmlnaratives 1933-1938
Finding sources in the Library of Congress.
http://maclab.esu3.org/historyday.htmWhat every media specialist, content teacher, student, and enthusiast must have compliments of Jeff I. ESU#3100 ideas of places to make kids create, think and collaborate. Thanks Jeff.
ExploraVisionProjects that allow students to use digital resources to create new content in a collaborative endeavor with peers, and professionals knowing that their work will be shared with an authentic audience.