Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tool #7: Reaching Outside Your Classroom: Online Digital Projects

  1. After visiting the resources above, design a collaborative project with another classroom. Besides the many uses of Edmodo that our 5th graders participated in last year, I found the "100 People: A World Portrait" project ( after searching through one of the listed sites. The objective of the project is to contribute to the website's world portrait by having students celebrate someone in their own community through photography and writing and share information about their own part of the world...they're basically trying to show a portrait of the whole world by showcasing 100 people. The assignment for each student or class is to nominate or photograph an individual who has inspired the student and is a citizen of the country in which they live. They also need to provide a written description of the individual's age, gender, nationality, religion, and language, plus an explanation of what this person has done to inspire the nomination. This would be a great language arts project, either having each student nominate their own individual or have the entire class vote on and contribute to providing the information about one individual.

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