Everyone, please get your laptop and log into your Office 365 Teams account. We are going to work on a collaborative project on Gravity.
Randomly Selecting Groups
Oh man! I'm in group 3!
I will work with anyone, as long as they do their part.
Yea! I'm with my best friend!
Group Leader Taking Control
Okay group 3, I will create the Word document for our notes. Ralph, research question 1, Saul you research question 2, and I will take question 3. We will review our notes together to make sure we all understand.
Students have worked on several collaborative projects this school year. Writing collaborativly on MS Word, creating a collaborative graphic organizer on Popplet, or a collaboratively creating a PowerPoint.
Students Discussion Project
Students need to decide on a project format.
We can use my cell phone and make a video.
What about a large poster?
Student will randomly choose a groups using a deck of cards and matching four of a kind to create the groups. The positive effect is students learn to work with different students.
Use What We Know or Something New
Let's create a graphic organizer and write an essay like we did last week or maybe we create a blog post with a video?
Students will be held accountable for specific roles, setting time frames and and meeting group expectations (Crocket, Jukes & Churches, 2011, p. 69).
Mentoring Another Teacher
How do you get your students to know what to do on the computers?
Students will gather their research to create a group project such as a PowerPoint, report, or even a poster.
I want to do a digital project, not a poster. We need to decide.
Students work together to create a final project. Working collaboratively engages the students and prepares them for college (ISTE, 2016). Students have the freedom to discover ways to collaborate.
My sister told me she always does group projects in college. She did not learn how to use technology in school.
I like using the computer, I am getting better at it.
To get students to be more collaboratively fluent, they need to know that they can trust each other and work out problems (Bull, 2013, para. 8).
It takes time and constant repetition and it requires a lot of practice and patience. The students will work out their differences when a problem arises.
I'm group leader, check your email for a shared copy of the file.
Don't forget to share with Mrs. Aparicio so she can help us with suggestions on our notes and project.
I will present the PowerPoint that my group made. Do not forget to grade us using the rubric
I am going to present a video that my group created.
On to the Next Project
Which animal will I choose?
Students have learned to share files through email or withing the media application.
Students will present their presentation to the class and groups will grade each other using a rubric.
The students will move on to the next project on the life kingdoms. For this project, students will be blogging and tweeting about an animal that they will research.