Students at the Rockingham County Middle School in North Carolina, collaborated with a Swedish classroom on a science project. Neither school had a videoconferencing system at its disposal, so Rockingham County Instructional Technology Specialist, Christy Barham, designed a collaborative solution that didn’t involve purchasing expensive technology. She used a combination of Skype, Crocodoc (similar to Google Docs), Voice Threads and a Wiki to connect the two classrooms.
Barham had the teachers upload all assignments and class materials to Crocodoc, which made the documents easily accessible to both sets of students. The Wiki site was used as platform to document the students’ progress and as a place to both ask and answer assignment questions. Each student also created a profile page that allowed them to get to know each other and interact on a more personal level.
This experience not only exposed the middle school students to the type of global collaboration common in the workforce, it also opened their eyes to a new culture.
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