file-share-128x128.pngStudents use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

(Please list resources directly below the corresponding objective using a bulleted list.)

Students:

a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.

- Thinkbinder Thinkbinder is a free collabortive platfrom where students can easily create study groups. The website also features an open space or what is called a whiteboard where learners can work
collaboratively together in solving problems and sharing sketches. Using Thinkbinder , students will be able to chat with each other, share links and resources, share videos and presentations and many more.
- Dweeber Dweeber is another collaborative platform that is designed to help students work on their homework. This website requires a free sign up and once students are logged in then they can instantly
start building up their community of learners . There is a whiteboard for learners to work and collaborate on doing home work.
- Scribblar Scribblar is an online meeting platform. It is like the previuos tools for it allows its users to work collaboratively using a whiteboard. It also provides tools for learners to create text, draw lines and
add images. Scribblar supports PDF files and allows students to upload PDFs with up to 5 pages.

b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.

c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.

  • Life Around Here- Tammy Gilley and her fifth graders in Buhler made movies of their community, and published them to the "Life Round Here" wiki. They used Read Write Think's Comic Creator tool to storyboard their movies before production. Since they could only publish six of the finished movies made by the class, they rated the movies using a rubric, then ranked them using the Visual Ranking Tool from Intel. After the movies were published, students predicted what life would be like in the other participating communities. Through this project students developed a cultural understanding for other people and places from around the world. Click here to view one of the student products! Click here to see a Visual Ranking tool demo and how-to tutorial. Click here to view an alternative storyboarding tool called KidsVid. Click below to download a PDF of her lesson plan:
  • 43rd and Plum Intersection Data Collection - We are the only school in our district that does not have a stoplight. Students are collecting data on how many cars go through our intersection. Data will be used to try to make a difference in the community. Link to the blog written by their facilitator.
  • Create awareness of the world and other cultures, such as visiting Japan to bring alive Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Google Earth
  • ePals
  • Create the tallgrass prairie. bellmuseum

d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.