Telecollaborative Web Projects

In class we looked at a few of these “Telecollaborative Web Projects” and would like to highlight a couple of them.
Monster Exchange is designed to encourage the development of reading and writing skills while integrating Internet technology into the classroom curriculum. This is a wonderful projects for kids in different age groups. It sounds very easy but to describe something(monster) in written words with no eye contact, no hand gestures is not easy. I find it a great way of practicing writing to help you to be better in creative writing. It helps you to describe something so that the person that reads your story have the same picture in their mind as you did when you wrote it.

Excited students will learn geography through an engaging, relevant exchange of information….

This program brings the kids in touch with students from all over the world and to help them to understand different cultures. It also let the kids think a little about their own culture and way of living when they have to describe it on their postcard. Kids learn a lot from other kids as they write about and in a style that their peers can understand. This is a tool which I will most certainly use when I teach. Other than learning about other cultures, climates, and geography it also helps the kids with their writing skills.

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Keep on growing in technology

I hope that I will keep on growing and learning in the field of technology so I can be a valuable contributer. At the moment I am really at beginning of this wonderful world, but never felt so good about everything new that I learn and to know it is so useful. Now I need to finish all of my classes so I can step back into teaching and apply what I have learned. Alec is blogging about a conference in Banff and I can imagine how valuable these sort of information sharing sessions are for the future of technology in education. Alec you must come back and share it with all of us. (Just realized we will be done with our class by then, but will keep checking your blog for feedback on the conference)