Briarcrest Christian School
What is a telecollaborative project?
A telecollaborative project is an educational project that involves sharing information with another person or group of people over the internet. Telecollaborative projects range from setting up simple keypal relationships between your students and another class to involving many classrooms and experts from around the world in an information-gathering project that requires a collaborative effort.
Telecollaboration is an educational venture, usually authored by a classroom teacher, that involves students and teachers in different locations using Internet tools such as email, chat, web conferencing, web page building, as well as audio and video conferencing. The project connects specific curriculum objectives with the best the web has to offer.
What Types of Telecollaborative Projects Are There?
Typical telecollaborative groupings take many forms.
What Are the Advantages of Telecollaborative Projects?
More on TELECOLLABORATION?
can be powerful tool for communication within and between schools around the
world. As an educational leader, you should become familiar with how
telecollaborative projects are being used to ground local inquiry, provide
resources in the form of expertise, data and information and to introduce
learners to new ways and purposes for communicating. An important question
to keep in mind throughout this workshop is to ask yourselves if and how access
to this information and processes can help deepen students' understanding of
the academic concepts that are covered in your school's curriculum.
Judi Harris (1998) believes that the Internet offers educators three structure types that function as flexible frameworks for teachers' instructional design tools. Each activity structure encompasses five to seven different types of activities that are flexibly designed to support various learning goals.
About Telecollaborative Projects:
Collections of Telecollaborative Projects:
1. The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) - http://www.k12science.org/currichome.html
2. Vicki Blackwell’s Online Projects for
3. Telecollaborate! -
4. Adventures of Cyberbee -
5. Global Schoolhouse Internet Projects
6. AT&T Knowledge Ventures – Blue
Web’n Project List -
7. Education World: Collaborative
8. Resources on Telecollaborative
9. Mrs. Silverman’s Webfolio -
10. TechnoSpud Projects -
11. Class2Class Math Project List -
12. The Globe Program: On-Going Activities
13. KidLink: KidProj (current and ongoing
14. KidWriters -
15. Education World: The Interactivity Center -
16. The Testbed for Telecollaboration -
17. Global Virtual Classroom -
Partnering with Other Classrooms
Setting Up Communication for Collaboration
1. Class Blogmeister – Teachers can
monitor blog posts first!
2. Blogger –
3. Using a Blog in the Classroom -
4. 21Classes - Teachers can monitor wiki posts
5. Wikispaces -
6. HelpingStudents.org -
7. PBWiki -
8. Using a Wiki in Education -
9. Skype - Audio and video conferencing
10. Second Life – Virtual world of
Individual Telecollaborative Projects:
1. Bird Sleuth – K-8
2. Animal Diaries – PK-6
3. Multicultural Calendar -
4. Project Groundhog – K-6
5. Journey North for Kids – K-8
6. My Hero – K-12
7. Monster Exchange K-8
8. Official Flat Stanley Project – K-2
9. Westward Ho! – 2-12
10. ThinkeringSpaces – K-12
11. Every Picture Tells a Story – 3-5
12. Roots and Shoots –
13. Winter’s Story - 1-12
14. GoNorth! Chukotka 2007 K-12
15. International Space
Station – K-12
Thinking about creating your own telecollaborative project?