Digital Dimensions Team Template

Team members add names and hyperlinks to Ning profile here: Lisa, Emily and Emma

Original project:
Canadian Culture Animoto

Response:



Reflection and discussion


Use the discussion tab to communicate ideas with your team members. Use this method as a record of the process of developing your project.
Share your progress via the Learning Confluence Ning as a blog post. 1) Your pitch summary and any multimedia used, 2) Your final project link and a summary.

Project Challenge


Based on the topics discussed during the workshop, your TEAM CHALLENGE is to develop, pitch, refine and present an idea for a classroom collaboration. Use this template to collect and synthesize ideas.

Project Design Essentials

Project Title: Culture 2.0

Participants level/age: Grade 3 (ages 8 and 9)

Curriculum focus: Social Studies (Community and Culture)

Timeline: 4-5 weeks

Learning legacy: a web 2.0 presentation about a culture

Curriculum Integration and Alignment:

At Brent International in grade 3, this assignment relates to the unit: People in Communities. Specifically, students will have an understanding and appreciation of the diversity and interdependence of all people.
At ISPP, the PYP program encourages 'International Mindedness', and many units of inquiry have a cultural focus (PYR/Grade 1 and Grade 2/3 in particular).

Guiding Question:

1. Why is learning about other cultures important?
2. What can we learn about ourselves by studying cultures in other places?
3. How can we show each culture by using a digital outlet?

Project Aims:

To learn about a variety of cultures, and demonstrate acquired knowledge through the use of a multimedia outlet.

Focus Questions:

1. What information about my culture is important to share?
2. What digital tool will I use to showcase my information?

Standards Alignment:

Prerequisites and Skill Levels:

Students should be familiar with searching for images and information on the internet, and uploading photos to the toll they choose.

Required Outcomes:

Students will make a multimedia presentation on a chosen culture. They will be assessed on their effective use of the chosen multimedia tool, the content of the presentation and the appearance of the presentation.
Students may work in groups depending on the country they are from, and then present their video to the rest of the class. Videos can also be sent to other classes as part of global collaboration.

Optional Outcomes:

Team Structure:

Students will be in groups based on their chosen culture.

Required Inputs:

Time in the computer lab or classroom computers. Accounts with various multimedia tools.

Optional Inputs:

Assessment:

See rubric

Evaluation:


Flat Classroom - Seven Step Flatteners


Use this list as a template for brainstorming and creating your project

CONNECT
In what way will classrooms connect globally? (Tools and expectations)
Video's can be shared with other grade levels, such as in the kindergarten class, students could orally tell their teacher one thing they learned about each culture.This could be recorded on voicethread, voki or other voice recording programs. This fosters global communication.

COMMUNICATE
What are the modes of communication? Synchronous? Asynchronous? (Tools and expectations)
Students can send their projects through email to students in other countries. Within the same school, students can share their projects via skype or emailing links.

CITIZENSHIP
What do you and your students need to know to be reliable and responsible online learners? What do you need to prepare to complete a classroom collaboration?

CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE
How will the classrooms work together? What are the parameters of the project? (Tools and expectations). How will contribution be encouraged and monitored (Tools and expectations) Receive, read and respond

CHOICES
What choices will learners have to accommodate different learning styles and abilities?
Students can choose from a range of digital tools such as animoto, prezi, etc.

CREATE
What are the expected outcomes from the joint knowledge creation and sharing activities?
Refer to Blooms Taxonomy

CELEBRATION
How will the project and collaboration be celebrated and shared at its conclusion?
Students will each show their presentations, then make a dish from the country they researched, share in a feast!

Final Team Product


Share your final team product to the Ning and also via this wiki by uploading or embedding files created to support the curriculum idea.