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Communication and Collaboration

Performance Indicator - A
a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.

 Grade K - 2 Grades 3 - 4 Grades 5 - 8 Grades 9 - 12
 Students use grade appropriate digital tools to share ideas and resources, collaborate within the classroom environment, and provide feedback to peers. Students use grade appropriate digital tools to publish/share ideas and resources, collaborate, and provide feedback to peers using an online environment. Students use grade appropriate digital tools to publish/share ideas and resources, collaborate, and provide feedback with peers, others, and experts/mentors using an online environment. Students use multiple grade appropriate digital tools to publish/share ideas and resources, collaborate, and provide feedback with peers, others, and experts/mentors online.
 
Examples

1. Students use a paint/draw program to illustrate a topic under study, then get verbal or written feedback from classmates.

2. Students contribute to whole-class slide shows or online multimedia projects.

Examples of digital tools above may include: interactive whiteboards, drawing, painting, Google Docs and other word processing programs, web 2.0 such as blogs and wikis.
 
Examples

1. Students use a wiki or blog to provide basic information on a book or other topic, then comment on others' writing.

2. Students create an original piece of artwork or music illustrating the theme or tone of a poem, post it to an online classroom forum for classmates to provide feedback.

Examples of digital tools above may include: interactive whiteboards, drawing, painting, Google Docs and other word processing and spreadsheets programs, visualization/ concept maps, multimedia slide shows, blogs, wikis, online classrooms, email.
 
Examples

1. Students create a PSA video on a topic of study, post it online, then get feedback from experts preselected by the teacher, i.e. a marketing professional, a health and safety official, etc..

2. Students post book reviews on local bookstore website for the community to read, review, and comment upon.

Examples of digital tools above may include: interactive whiteboards, drawing, painting, Google Docs and other word processing and spreadsheet programs, visualization/concept maps, databases, multimedia slide shows, digital storytelling, blogs, wikis, online classrooms, email.
 
Examples

1. Students collect and share data using online survey tools about languages represented in their school, then compare results using blogs, wikis, and/or distance learning with peers in other locations.

2. Students participate in online discussions relevant to career areas they are interested in, elicit responses from professionals in those fields, and summarize their results on a wiki or other online forum.

Examples of digital tools above may include: interactive whiteboards, drawing, painting, Google Docs and other word processing and spreadsheet programs, visualization/concept maps, databases, multimedia slide shows, digital storytelling, web 2.0 such as blogs and wikis, digital communication.

Performance Indicator - B
b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.

 Grades K - 2 Grades 3 - 4 Grades 5 - 8 Grades 9 - 12
 With guidance, students consider audience and purpose when creating digital products. With guidance and working independently, students consider audience and purpose when creating digital products and communicating onlineStudents explore the different media options available. Working independently, students consider audience and purpose when creating digital products and communicating online. With assistance, students select and use appropriate media for different audiences and purposes. Working independently, students consider audience and purpose when creating digital products and communicating online. Students independently select and use appropriate media for different audiences and purposes.
 
Examples

1. Students each create a slide or page about their favorite book for an electronic slide show presented to parents at an open house.

2. Students interview local sugar makers about maple syrup collection and share their learning with a class outside of their school through a wiki.

Examples of digital tools above may include: drawing, painting, word processing, video, interactive whiteboards, web 2.0 such as Google Docs, and video conferencing.
 
Examples

1. Students create a video to be shared with another class on a curriculum topic both groups are studying.

2. Students create a multimedia slideshow, video, or podcast of their interpretation of a book to share online with an author.

Examples of digital tools above may include: may include: drawing, painting, word processing, video, a closed wiki or blog, interactive whiteboards web 2.0 such as Google Docs, and video conferencing.
 
Examples

1. Students determine appropriate multimedia tools to use when creating a resource to teach younger students the alphabet.

2. Using tools from a predetermined list, students create an interactive presentation about American landmarks to share with a global audience.

Examples of digital tools above may include: drawing, painting, word processing, video, a wiki or blog, Google Docs, video/audio conferencing, e-mail, posting to online forums, web-based collaborative work spaces, interactive whiteboards.
 
Examples

1. Students present examples of civic engagement to a panel of experts using the digital tools they feel are most appropriate.

2. Students in a foreign language class determine which web 2.0 tools to use to communicate with pen pals abroad.

Examples of digital tools above may include: drawing, painting, word processing, video, a wiki or blog, Google Docs, video/audio conferencing, e-mail, posting to online forums, web-based collaborative work spaces, interactive whiteboards.

Performance Indicator - C
c. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.

 Grades K - 2 Grades 3 - 4 Grades 5 - 8 Grades 9 - 12
 Students examine and interact with digital artifacts illustrating other cultures in order to gain better awareness of differing lifestyles and societal norms. Students examine and interact with digital artifacts depicting other cultures as well as communicate electronically, with guidance, with people from other cultures in order to gain better awareness of differing lifestyles and societal norms. Students communicate and collaborate digitally with people from other cultures (regional or global) in order to gain better awareness of differing lifestyles and societal norms. Students communicate and collaborate digitally with people from other cultures (regional and global) in order to gain better awareness of differing lifestyles and societal norms.
 
Examples


1. Students examine digital photos, videos, and maps to learn traditions about another culture.

2. Students participate in a virtual tour in order to gain a better awareness of another culture.

Examples of digital tools above may include: simulations, digital photos, video, electronic maps, e-mail, blogs, wikis, video conferencing.
 
Examples


1. Students interview a class of students from a different culture in order to compare and contrast an average school day.

2. Students mark locations on a digital map and provide original information on how those locations relate to topics they are studying, such as transportation, land use, etc.

Examples of digital tools above may include: simulations, digital photos, video, electronic maps, e-mail, blogs, wikis, video conferencing.
 
Examples


1. On a wiki, students from a variety of cultures and locations contribute to a group project about World Religions and their impact on society.

2. Students participate in email and video conferencing activities with a class in another state to examine how weather impacts their lives.

Some examples of electronic artifacts and communication tools might include: simulations, digital photos, video, electronic maps, e-mail, blogs, wikis, video conferencing.
 
Examples


1. Students in world language classes participate in online communication with natural speakers of that language in order to improve fluency and cultural understanding.

2. Students video-conference with individuals from other states and countries to brainstorm solutions to a global problem such as racism, pollution, and the depletion of natural resources.

3. Students participate in an online simulation with students from several regions and/or nations about third-world farming.

Examples of digital tools above may include: simulations, digital photos, video, electronic maps, e-mail, blogs, wikis, video conferencing.

Performance Indicator - D
d. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems

 Grades K - 2 Grades 3 - 4 Grades 5 - 8 Grades 9 - 12
 Using digital tools, students work independently to contribute components to group products. Using digital tools, students work collaboratively to develop group products or solve problems. Using digital tools, students work collaboratively and online to develop group products or solve problems. Using digital tools, students work collaboratively and online, including in global project teams, to develop group products or solve problems.
 
Examples


1. Using digital drawing or painting tools, students create pages for a class story.

2. Students record audio segments for a class news podcast.

Examples of digital tools above may include: drawing, painting, word processing, video, voice recorder, web 2.0 tools such as Google Docs, and video conferencing.
 
Examples


1. Students each contribute important dates and information to an online digital time line in order to compare and contrast events from two different time periods.

2. Students utilize an interactive whiteboard to brainstorm possible solutions to an issue appearing in the local newspaper, and then share their solutions with the editor.

Examples of digital tools above may include: drawing, painting, word processing, video, a closed wiki or blog, web 2.0 tools such as Google Docs, and video conferencing.
 
Examples


1. Students conduct a school-wide online poll to gain input about a school issue.

2. Students use online survey and spreadsheet tools to collaborate with community groups to compile data about alternative energy sources and share the results back to the community.

Examples of digital tools above may include: drawing, painting, word processing, video, a wiki or blog, Google Docs, video/audio conferencing, e-mail, posting to online forums, web-based collaborative work spaces.
 
Examples


1. Students collaborate with global partners to produce an online video about worldwide pollution, proposing possible solutions.

2. Students and global partners contribute data in order to create an online presentation demonstrating their understanding of economic inequities among nations.
Examples of digital tools above may include: drawing, painting, word processing, video, a wiki or blog, Google Docs video/audio conferencing, e-mail, posting to online forums, web-based collaborative work spaces.

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