“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
~George Bernard Shaw

Activity: Classroom Communication Discussion

Discuss the following questions with your table and be prepared to share out as a group:
  • How are communication and collaboration linked? What is their role in the classroom?
  • What are some ways that technology tools can play a role in classroom communication?
  • Think about in-class vs. at-home communication between students. How can technology tools play a role in communication in different settings?

Think about those tools. Enter tools that you are familiar with into the discussion on Quick Topic. Click here to enter the Quick Topic discussion.
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Communicating with the Community, State, and Nation:

Activity: Exploring Tools for Communication

As productive members of the 21st century, today's students need to be able to communicate with others in the community, across the state, and across the nation. This section will explore some tools and strategies for connecting today's classroom with others.

Activity Directions:
Work with a partner. Choose two of the blogging, podcasting, or movie/avatar sites below to explore. On the TitanPad, indicate how you can envision these being used for students to communicate with others in the community, across the state, and across the nation. Please indicate which sites you explored in your post.

Blogging Sites:
Click here to visit a site that hosts a Blogging Challenge twice a year. You can view samples of student blogs from all over the world.

Podcasting Sites:

Movie/Avatar Sites:

Communication and Sharing Sites

More Communication Using Technology
Click here to visit the TitanPad. This is where you will indicate how you can envision these tools being used for students to communicate with others in the community, across the state, and across the nation.

Communicating with the World:

Activity: Making the Case for Global Communication

We are going to watch only the first 5-6 minutes of this video. However, it makes a strong case for globalizing the classroom and school. After we watch, we will work in groups to identify ways to internationalize your district, school, and/or classroom.

Share Out: What are some ways that you have taken steps to globalize your classroom, school, or district?

For this activity, you will be divided into 10 groups.

Each group will visit the Google Doc. Find your group number and add practical suggestions below the suggestions that are already given. The finished document will be displayed on the right and will update as it is filled in.

This activity is based on a document created by VIF, Visiting International Faculty.
Click here to view the original document.


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