• K-12 Class Collaboration Projects

     

    The following projects were created for specific grade levels, topics and/or student populations. However, most projects can be easily modified to suit your curriculum and student needs.

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

                   Each students learns about/creates clues for an animal in the story. During the VC event, students take turns giving clues and guessing the animals (which are hidden in a mitten)

                
                    A class-to-class collaboration sponsored by the New York State Distance Learning Consortium  in December 2012
     
     
                Students mail their Flat Stanley to a distant class, along with questions about the class and community. During the videoconference, students take turns answering questions about their school/community and share a story they've written about Stanley's travels.

     
     
                Save the turkey from Thanksgiving dinner! Students disguise their turkey templates. Distant classes take turns asking questions, using "20 Question" format, to discover which turkey "escaped."
     
     
      
    • Monster Match -- Grades 1-4
       
                  Students create a monster and then write a description. Distant students must recreate monster based on the description.
     
     
       
                For this collaboration, students rewrite a fairy tale with a modern twist.
     
     
    • Tar Beach -- Grades 3-5
       
                  Students read Tar Beach and create/share a patchwork quilt of their dreams.

     

    • March Mad Libs-- Grades 4-6
       
                  Students create mad Libs to share with a distant class.
      
     
                  Students engage in a book discussion during a series of videoconferences.
     
      
    • The Crucible & The Scarlet Letter -- Grades 9-12
       
                     Using the Socratic Seminar strategies, students consider how the literature reflects Purtain culture as well as analyze the characters, symbolism and more. 
       

      FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    •  Simon Dice (Simon Says)
       
      Students practice French vocabulary and conversation while challenging each other to a game of ‘Simon Says.'

    MATHEMATICS

    • Jeopardy Math

    In this virtual Jeopardy game, students must provide the questions for Geometry-related answers.

    • Are You Smarter than a 9th Grader?

    Classes are challenged to “Are You Smarter than a 9th Grader” to review Grade 9 and regents Algebra.

    • Guess Who?

    Classes research famous mathematicians and challenge each other to guess who they are.

    PERFORMING ARTS

    • A Musical Exchange

    Students exchange music improvisation ideas using computer software (i.e., Garage Band) and discuss the process/results.

    FINE ARTS

    • Hidden Artworks

    Students exchange clues associated with a specific masterpiece painting.

    SOCIAL STUDIES

    • Greek Gods and Goddess

    Students research a god, goddess, hero, or monster from Greek mythology. Each class creates character sketches.

    • Conflict in the Middle East: Cause, Effect and Solutions

    Students role play a specific population—Israelis or Lebanese.

    • 5 Things We Love About Our Community

    Students share and compare the “5 things” they love about their community.

    • Artifacts Box

    Students identify a city/state based on artifacts sent to them by distant students.

    • Geography Mystery Quest

    Students must guess a global destination based on a various clues given by distant students.

    • Cultural Mystery Quest

    The location of each class is a mystery that must be solved from the cultural clues exchanged.

    • New York State History Mystery Quest

    Students research historical clues to determine a place located in New York State.

    • Welcome to My World

    Students research and discuss contemporary social and political issues affecting teens.

    • World History Mystery

    Classes prepare clues about a major world event and challenge the distant class to guess the event.

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

    • How Does Your Garden Grow?

     

    • The Green Teams

    Students are challenged to learn about their local environment, find ‘green' solutions and brainstorm ways to implement.

    • Eco-Conversation

    Students discuss environmental issues and their local impact. Students present findings and then discuss.

    • Invasive Species