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
- The Mitten -- Grades PreK-3
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)
- Bear, Brown Bear -- Grades PreK-1
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.
- Flat Stanley -- Grade 1-4
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."
- Turkey Disguise -- Grade 2
- Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato -- Grades 1-4
March 2013 class-to-class collaboration sponsored by the New York State Distance Learning Consortium.
- Monster Match -- Grades 1-4
For this collaboration, students rewrite a fairy tale with a modern twist.
- Fairy Tale Rewrite -- Grades 3-7
- Tar Beach -- Grades 3-5
Students read Tar Beach and create/share a patchwork quilt of their dreams.
March Mad Libs-- Grades 4-6Students create mad Libs to share with a distant class.
Students engage in a book discussion during a series of videoconferences.
- Book Circles -- Grades 9-12, Special Ed
- 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.
- Simon Dice (Simon Says)
- 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.
- A Musical Exchange
Students exchange music improvisation ideas using computer software (i.e., Garage Band) and discuss the process/results.
- Hidden Artworks
Students exchange clues associated with a specific masterpiece painting.
- 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.
Students discuss environmental issues and their local impact. Students present findings and then discuss.
- Invasive Species