The intent of this project is for you to plan how your own
telecollaborative project for which you will invite other participants.
If you are planning to participate
in someone else's telecollaborative project, then you should look at
the Participate Project.
Note about Ed Tech Standards
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
- 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.
Implementing Internet projects in your classroom requires a
great deal of planning. Chapter 4 of the textbook describes the
process of planning a project. Follow these steps to plan an original
multi-classroom project. Follow the steps in detail as if you
are actually going to carry out the project (hopefully, you will
carry out the project with your students next semester, but that
is not a requirement for this class). Document all the steps you
took or plan to take in your report, including:
- describing your curriculum-related goals
- details of the activity structure you have chosen
- a "literature-review" discussing examples of other
similar online projects
- details of your project, suitable for a public announcement
of your project
- a plan for how you will advertise your project to attract
- a plan for what you will do once telecollaborators express
interest in your project
- a description of the kinds of ongoing communication you will
- a description of your plans for closure, such as what final
product telecollaborators will get at the end
This plan should be detailed enough so that you will know exactly
what you are doing if you choose to do the project.
Minimum Grading Criteria
- Create a detailed plan with all the elements listed above
as described in the textbook
- You should create this in the form of a web page that includes
correct HTML tags (although it is not required that you use HTML
to create the page); you might wish to create some of the material
as pages that will be used as the project's web site if you choose
to implement the project
- All your work should be professionally presented, including
correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
that you should plan for telecollaboration with unknown partner
classrooms/teachers even if you expect to do this project on a small
scale with other teachers that you know.
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 details about grading criteria.
What To Hand In
- A copy of your detailed plan/web page
- (Optional, but required for an A) Paragraph describing how you have exceeded the
minimum grading criteria.
that the best way to hand in work is by putting it on the Web and
submitting the URL via the Moodle Assignment. If it is not submitted
all work should be submitted electronically via the Moodle Assignment;
you should put ALL files that are part of the assignment in a
single folder and compress it in Zip format to save the files as a
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Last Updated: January 7, 2013