Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Kicking it up a Notch

I listened to the article about the Monster Bloom. This was a collaborative project between a two teachers who connected their class by computer labs. They classes communicated to each other through wiki's. The basis of the project was to design monsters and then to describe them. This was the first time that the students ever used Microsoft Office. They also had to be extremely detailed in their descriptions of their monsters. The idea behind the project was to see how well the other class would be able to re-create the monster without ever having seen the original. This was made possible by the fast sharing of information on a collaborative wiki.

I felt like this was a very good integration of technology for the students. They were able to use computers in ways they had never used them before, all the while they were learning and practicing their language art skills through descriptions.

1 comment:

Jo Schiffbauer said...

That's a good combination of skills to learn and activities and technology. It fits in well with the standards we talked about in class today.