July 2010’s Webinar focused on the 21st century skill of collaboration and how to partner your classroom with experts and other classrooms. If you happened to miss the live event, here is the recap:
The webinar kicked off with a roundtable discussion of previous collaborative projects the attendees had participated in.
We walked through the steps of determining if collaboration works for your curriculum and how to get started designing a project. Many of these steps come right out of the Intel Teach workshops, but it was a great opportunity to experience them with a real project.
Several participants shared some successes of global collaboration of their own including Civil War Sallie, a fantastic travel buddy project that educates classrooms on the American Civil War.
We discussed some of the best Web 2.0 tools that support collaborative projects such as Skype, Google Docs, Troovi, Intel Thinking Tools, and Webspiration.
We held an open discussion forum to toss ideas of collaboration and discuss some of the challenges and benefits of collaborating.
Finally, the webinar wrapped up with encouragement for participates to contribute more information on this topic here in the community.
We want to thank everyone who attended and those who are actively supporting the community discussion. With any luck, we will see more collaborations between classrooms and with professionals this year.
Everyone is invited to the August 20, 2010 (5pm PDT) Webinar - Digital Storytelling with Web 2.0 - Tell us your story! In this hands-on session, you will create and share your summer adventures by using your own digital images and a variety of Web 2.0 digital storytelling tools.