Harry Marriner and Keenan Tusing – Pender County Schools
- Talked about a tech camp they conducted June 2006 (8-12) 3 groups of 4 kids spread out among the school
- Goals of the camp: Expose students to interactive and collaborative online tools, create presentation using non-face to face collaboration. What a neat idea!!
- Used PBL format – given a challenge that was research based; unable to talk face to face; worked from different areas in the school
- Used Gaggle email accounts, stored files in digital locker, utilized message boards, chat rooms, and the blogs
- Writeboard.com – interactive collaborative whiteboard; need valid email; can comment or make changes on it
- Learner Blogs – blogs for kids from same people as edublogs
- Chat Room – campfirenow.com -free account up to 4 rooms; admin can monitor all of the rooms; can send files right into the chat room to share; archives chats; can keep it private by inviting members – can turn guest access on and off
- started every day with an email – kids had to check their email for the day’s assignment
- wikispaces – kids could use the wiki to collaborate on ideas and share research information that they are collecting
- Collabortive Drawing – invite others to draw something with you; can save drawings
- Class Chatter – allows class to communicate through student blogs without student email accounts. You create a classroom, add names of students, give them a password to access the site
Great session, I think this is something we really should look at doing! What a unique idea to collaborate only online!! How much more real world can you get?!!