Communication and Collaboration– Day 2

How was your weekend?  Mine was quite boring.  Try to catch up with almost everything.  And I need to apologize to all of you..because I made a mistake on Friday.  I didn’t lock my water bottle tightly, so I got a flood in my bag where your Teacher Boot Camp worksheets were…so your worksheets are still a little damp right now.  I will finish reading them later this week.  I am so sorry about this disaster.

Here are your final choices of the social media.



If you missed class last Friday, please come to see me after class today.  I need to make sure that you understand how to do this project.  I am excited about seeing all of your short-term and long-term goals about using these social media and creating your social media identities in your profession.

If you have trouble finding a good article for your social media, please let me know.  I will try my best to help you.


What is communication? What is collaboration? What’s the difference between collaboration and cooperation? If you have read chapter 3, could you tell us the difference between collaboration and cooperation?

Let’s look at two images related to the ideas.

How do we promote the idea of cooperation and collaboration with technology in class?  Here is an example.


What standards require communication? Collaboration? View the Georgia Performance Standards site to access K-12 content standards:

NETS Standard for Communication and Collaboration

Students 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. Students:

  1. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
  2. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
  3. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
  4. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

All these are expected for 21st century learners.  As a teacher, how can you do this and still make sure students understand shapes, the causes of the Civil War, parts of speech, and the phases of the moon? And don’t forget – your students are supposed to differentiate, be culturally responsive, make sure materials are accessible to all students and a host of other expectations. Oh – and the learning should be engaging to them . . Can technology help or hinder the process of communication and collaboration in K12 learning environments?


What kind of technologies do you use to communicate with your friends, families or teachers?  What kind of technologies do you use to collaborate with your peers while working on a project?

Go to the Go Web 2.0site and you will find thousands of new tools. You might try exploring under the “kids”, “collaboration”, and/or “communication” tabs on this site will show you some additional tools you might want to learn more about.

Another great place to look is Edutecher. And the Matrix lists some tools as well.

You can also take a look at this list.

Now, I want you to spend a little bit time researching these web 2.0 tools.  Try to find some tools that you haven’t heard before and then choose one that interests you the most.  You are going to create a commercial for the web 2.0 tool you choose. After making up your mind, please write down your final choice on the whiteboard.  If there is someone choose the same tool, then we might need to think about whether you want to work with him/ her, you want to it by yourself or you want to change to another tool.


Think about the tool you want to promote and the way you want to promote it.  You kind of need a storyboard or  a simple draft presentation.  Then you need to use the software Jing to create this commercial.

First, you need to download Jing and make sure it works.  With the free version you can only record 6 minutes or less. We want to stick to less than 2 minutes.  You’ll likely want to test out Jing a few times to make sure everything is recording properly.



  • keep reading the document you choose
  • grow your social media identity in the 3 media you choose


  • start to think about the content about your commercial (you might want to write a storyboard for your commercial)


  • have already created a new page on your website called “Social Media” and make sure that you have the link to the article you found, write a brief explanation of why you chose that topic and how you found the article (2 or 3 sentences), then write 3 or 4 paragraphs about what this article means to you, how it informs your understanding of social media, and what is in the article that you will use in your profession.  This is due next at 11:59 PM this Wed. (Sep. 12).
  • Work on the short-term and long-term goals for your social media choices.  This does not need to be long…but they need to be DOABLE, REALISTIC and SPECIFIC.  The plan for the goals of your social media is due at 11:59 PM this Friday (Sep. 14).
  • DOWNLOAD Jing before coming to class on Wednesday if you use your own laptop in class.

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