Monday, March 23, 2009

Creating a Global Collaborative Project by Kim Brown at the IT Summit 2009

Creating a Global Collaborative Project
Presented by Kimberly Brown

My notes from Kim’s presenation:

Reason to build collaborative projects is to make friends outside of the school or classrooms. Enables students to learn how to network. Join Ning Groups and put your name out into cyberspace.

Interesting Nings to visit:

When blogging, students need to develop their network to get feedback and hits on their blogs.

Find a topic that really interests you because you are going to be spending a lot of time working on it.

Develop a project by networking with other teachers that have a similar interest. Idea suggested by Kim to network with last year’s Heritage Fair teachers from Nationals and set something up.

Uses wikispaces for unit planning and collaborative project planning.

Demonstrated some of her projects right now such as the Iditarod project.

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