Social Collaborative Media

Social Media VoiceThread

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So again, I stuck with my idea of having students create author/book talks for peers via VoiceThread, or creating a culminating project for any content, however, I focused on the BIG6 research project that we do at my middle school in Reading classes.  I feel that having students interact with VoiceThread would give them not only something interesting and technologically stimulating to do, but it would also demonstrate their collaborative skills, problem solving skills, as well as their comprehension and application of the concept being taught.  As for Skype, I thought it would be a great experience for students to meet experts in specific content areas, however, I focused on the idea of meeting authors that they have been reading via this technology.  It would be a great way to inspire discussion as well as having students see that authors lead the same kind of lives they do.  I also thought that they could use skype outside of school as a collaboration tool for class research or other types of group projects.

I decided to stick with the same standards that I’ve been working with throughout this whole course.  So here they are, the standards I think that my VoiceThread ideas would help meet.   Of course not every standard would fit every activity, but I just wanted to put a list together here based on both tools I chose.

1. Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:

a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes

b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression

c. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues

d. identify trends and forecast possibilities

 

1.1.2 – Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.

2.1.5 – Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings, make decisions, and solve problems.

 

2. 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:

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

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

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

 

1.3.2 – Seek divergent perspectives during information gathering and assessment.

3.1.4 – Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use and assess.

4.3.1 – Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronically and in person.

3.3.1 – solicit and respect diverse perspectives while searching for information, collaborating with others, and participating as a member of the community.

2.1.5 – Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings, make decisions, and solve problems.

 

3. Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:

a. plan strategies to guide inquiry

b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and

media

c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks

d. process data and report results

 

1.1.8 – Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry.

2.1.4 – Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information.

3.4.2 – Assess the quality and effectiveness of the learning product.

 

4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:

a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation

b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project

c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions

d. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions

 

1.1.4 – Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.

2.1.6 – Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

3.3.1 – Solicit and respect diverse perspectives while searching for information, collaborating with others, and participating as a member of the community.

2.3.3 – Use valid information and reasoned conclusions to make ethical decisions.

 

5. Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:

a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology

b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity

c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning

d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship

 

3.1.6 – Use of information and technology ethically and responsibly.

4.3.3 – Seek opportunities for pursuing personal and aesthetic growth.

2.2.1 – Demonstrate flexibility in the use of resources by adapting information strategies to each specific resources and by seeking additional resources when clear conclusions cannot be drawn.

1.2.2 – Demonstrate confidence and self-direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information.

 

6. Technology Operations and Concepts

Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students:

a. understand and use technology systems

b. select and use applications effectively and productively

c. troubleshoot systems and applications

d. transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

 

1.1.8 – Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry.

2.1.4 – Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information.

2.2.1 – Demonstrate flexibility in the use of resources by adapting information strategies to each specific resources and by seeking additional resources when clear conclusions cannot be drawn.

3.1.4 – Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess.

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