Communication & Collaboration Center Day 1


If you have not registered for Remind 101, please complete it right now. (see last Thursday’s blog)


I want to separate you into two groups.  Each group will watch one video.  Then each group needs to create a Wordle image to summarize what they have learned from the video.

Task 1. Watch the assigned video with your group members and put keywords into Wordle.

Task 2. Capture Wordle result and save it as an image (.jpg file)

Task 3. Insert your image here.

Today we’ll start a 4-5 day exploration of tools that support communication and collaboration.

We’ll need to review the National Educational Technology Standard (NETS) on Communication and Collaboration first:Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media
b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
c. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures
d. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems

We’ll be working in centers through Thursday, February 13th. Each center is designed to give you a more in-depth view of some aspect of communication and collaboration tools. Some will require independent study while others will require you to work with others in your group. Make a group with three. Regardless of the task, you are encouraged to share your thoughts and ideas with those at your table.


Find a technology tool from our resources page or just search online today.  You need to play with it this week.  After playing with it, you need to start thinking about the commercial content for the tool.

What makes a good commercial?  Think about what you watched this past Sunday.  Is there any good Super Bowl commercial that surprised you?  Which one do you like the most?  Why?  Most of the time, we like it or remember it because there is a story in the commercial.  Also, repetition is an important element for commercial.  You need to help your audience remember your product.  This project challenges you to be creative to communicate with others who want to learn more about new technology tools!

Come back next class and start to work on your commercial.  You can choose to make it like a movie trailer (iMovie 11 can make that job easily done).  You can choose to edit several video clips or use some still images to make it.  Have your commercial content/ story ready and we will spend next classes working on the Web 2.0 tool project in class.

This is a group project. 


Google Chrome Nanny

Jelly Note

Speech Therapist toolkit


This center is your chance to see how a K12 student might need to know about collaboration and communication. Working with your group, you’ll create a movie trailer on a selected topic. View details here.


In this center you will work on your own to develop a WordPress blog and create 2 blog posts related to your 20% project. You will also work with your group to brainstorm ways Twitter can support your 20% project exploration. View details here.




1. It will help you to read a little more about communication and collaboration tools. You’ll need to read Chapter 3 from Egbert’s Supporting Learning with Technology. You can find the chapter in our class reading folder.
The teacher in me wants to make you fill out a reading guide for this – but I’m going to restrain myself and trust that you’ll read the chapter. Don’t let me down 🙂  Please note, if you have any questions for me, you’ll be required to answer a question from the chapter to get assistance – so really, read it!
2. We are meeting at 12:40PM on Thursday. So, please stop by OIT and check out camera, tripod, microphone, or ipads as needed. You will need your UGA ID.

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