Digital Communication in the Classroom

Participate Project

The intent of this project is for you to plan how you would participate in someone else's telecollaborative project. If you are planning your own telecollaborative project, then you should look at the Plan-A-Project project.

Note about Ed Tech Standards

This project is often used to fulfill the Technology for Diversity standard in the Pre-Internship Portfolio. You could complete this project without meeting this standard, but you might want to have this standard in mind when preparing the project.

F. Technology for Diversity
Technology can be a powerful tool for affirming cultural diversity. As a technology facilitator, you should be mindful of the variety of technologies that increase global understanding and affirm cultural diversity.

  • Facilitate students’ use of technology that addresses their social needs and cultural identity and promotes their interaction with the global community.
  • Select and apply current and emerging technology resources to affirm diversity and address cultural and languages differences.

Find an existing Internet project and plan in detail how you will participate in that project. You can find Internet projects in a number of places. Here are few options (see Chapter 4 of the Marcovitz text for more options):

Many project will give you ideas for how to incorporate the project into your curriculum, but you need to decide how each idea fits into what you want to do. In addition, you might think of additional ways to incorporate the project beyond what is suggested. You should:

This plan should be detailed enough so that you will know exactly what you are doing if you choose to participate in this project. Note that this project should be of a significant nature, requiring several hours of classroom time. Alternatively, you could choose a series of simpler but related projects to plan. Examples of simple projects include data collection projects in which your students count the number of each color of of M&Ms and enter the data in a website and projects in which your students enter basic information about their pets on a website.

If you actually have your class participate in this project, include a plan written before actual participation and critique of how well the plan worked, including what you changed and what you would do differently next time.

Create this in the form of a Web page and be sure to include a link to the original project's Web site or project announcement.

Minimum Grading Criteria

If the minimum grading criteria are met, you will receive a B for this assignment. The grade of A is reserved for outstanding work that goes beyond the minimum criteria. See the rubric for more detials about grading criteria.

What To Hand In

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This page was created by Dr. David M. Marcovitz.

Last Updated: January 7, 2013