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  1. Collaborative Learning Projects Share the excitement! Samples to engage. John Thomsen, ESU #3 HAL Coordinator

  2. ExploraVision

  3. Collaborative Projects Projects that allow students to use digital resources to create new content in a collaborative endeavor with peers, and professionals knowing that their work will be shared with an authentic audience.

  4. “Future City”National Engineers Week “The mission of the National Engineers Week Future City Competition is to provide a fun and exciting educational engineering program for seventh- and eighth-grade students that combines a stimulating engineering challenge with a "hands-on" application to present their vision of a city of the future.”

  5. Future Citygr. 6-8 “Keeping Our Future City’s Infrastructure Healthy: Using Nanotechnology To Monitor City Structures” •Problem-solving・ •Team work •Research •Presentation skills •Practical math and science applications •Computer skills Scale Model SimCity Software to create a City of the future.

  6. FC Getting Started: Training CD from ESU 3

  7. Collaboration Opportunities: Online forum Alumni Resources

  8. eCYBERMISSION Taking the science fair out of the auditorium and into cyberspace.eCYBERMISSION is a web-based science, math and technology assignment for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams. Team will propose a solution to a real problem in the community and provide a solution to the problem.

  9. Real Problem Solution ・Sports & Recreation・Arts & Entertainment・Environment・Health & Safety

  10. Collaboration, Digital resources, Authentic Audience •Research your problem •Write a hypothesis •Conduct experiments

  11. Collaboration, Digital resources, Authentic Audience •Use Team Talk to meet with each other on-line using Discussion Forums, chat rooms and instant messaging. •Answer the questions in your Mission Folder, and attach files such as photographs, survey questions, or even your own web site.・Contact on-line CyberGuides through Team Talk to help you work on your Mission Challenge.・Follow the links in the Mission Folder to resources like Help and Team Talk.


  13. ExploraVision

  14. K-12 Creativity and Technology ExploraVision encourages K-12 students of all interest, skill and ability levels to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science. All inventions and innovations result from creative thinking and problem solving ExploraVision

  15. K-12 Creativity •ExploraVision is fun! •ExploraVision can help all students •Even those who haven't been high achievers •Become interested in science and technology as they apply to everyday life (many inventors were average students or had difficulties in school) • An excellent way to learn how to collaborate in groups on an interdisciplinary project

  16. Criteria ・Present technology (10 points) ・History (10 points) ・Future technology (20 points) ・Breakthroughs (15 points) ・Design Process (10 points) ・Consequences (10 points) ・Bibliography (5 points) ・Simulated Web page graphics (20 points)

  17. Grade k-3 Entry - “PolymerActived Life Saving”

  18. Grade 4-6 Entry - “Sonic Brush Guard”

  19. Entry Gr. 4-6 D.A.P.E.S. (Diabetes Assistance and Prevention E-System) implants a nanosensor in a tooth to analyze harmful food intake for adolescent diabetics.

  20. National History Day

  21. Research Centered Collaboration- Individual or group Research---Emphasis on Primary Resources Presentation--Oral, paper, display, media Metro March 15, 2008; Western Heritage Museum Nebraska- April 19, 2008. Nebraska Wesleyan University 2009 “The Individual in History”

  22. Entry Categories: Documentary, Exhibit, Performance, Paper, Web Site Documentary --, Powerpoint, iMovie Junior- gr. 6-8 Senior gr 9-12 Group or Individual

  23. Exhibits: Group or Individual The Rising Sun Sinks at Midway, featured 15 pictures, 26 pages of bibliography and four unique artifacts - a Japanese pilot’s bloodied bandana, an identification plaque and rising sun logo from a Japanese Zero and the helmet worn by USS Yorktown survivor Bill Surgi.

  24. Authentic Audience Historical Quality 60% Relation to the Theme 20% Clarity of Presentation 20%

  25. Flat Stanley Project

  26. Flat Stanley Collaboration on a sheet of paper One of the many advantages of being flat is that Flat Stanley can visit his friends by traveling in an envelope or email. The Flat Stanley Project is a group of teachers who want to provide students with a meaningful reason to write. Students' written work goes to other places by conventional mail and e-mail.


  28. Library of Congress Primary Sources: Library of Congress Movies Recorded sound reference Center Motion Picture and Television Reading room Poetry Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division

  29. Finding sources in the Library of Congress…. Lincoln Papers Music Theater and dance Written word Politica Cartoons maps naratives 1933-1938

  30. What every media specialist, content teacher, student, and enthusiast must have… compliments of Jeff I. ESU#3 100 ideas of places to make kids create, think and collaborate. Thanks Jeff.

  31. Projects that allow students to use digital resources to create new content in a collaborative endeavor with peers, and professionals knowing that their work will be shared with an authentic audience. ExploraVision