Collaboration The Why & How

The initial exploration consisted of getting our thoughts on the concept of global collaboration

Our ideas in ink on paper!
Digital teachers at work!
My partner on Google Docs using his trusty iPad!

How does global collaboration benefit/impact students?

Create presentations using diff. Modes of delivery

Challenge themselves to bring the world into the classroom & vice versa

Experienced collaborators can mentor their peers who are just starting a project

What are best practices for global collaboration?

Step One: Develop Habits of Collaboration

Step Two: Go Local Before You Go Global (opens edged questions, simple collaboration project/challenge, use collaboration tools)

Step Three: Join Existing Global Projects

Step Four: Use Social Networks to Create Your Own Projects

Some existing projects and sites include: Challenge 20/20, The Global Read Aloud, The Global Virtual Classroom, and iEARN.


What are the preferred tools for global collaboration?


Skype for the classroom

Google Spaces/Hangouts








Created By
Chris McClean

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