Collaboration ideas from the AM and PM brainstorming session for the use of Keystone Commons with students in statewide collaborative projects or state-wide resources for students.
  • Blog of a city tour - ties in with Europe project
  • Track someone such as a soldier in Iraq and lead into correspondence and research of the person's location
  • Use as a writing project - post story starter and then have students blog
  • Share student video projects
  • "Facebook" pages for scientists, elements, mathematicians, etc.
  • Some type of PSSA resource place for things like:
    -Q&A
    -broken down by different subjects
    -practice questions and responses
  • SAT/ACT Group similar to above
  • Place to share research findings with each other and other classes
  • Authentic Research Resource
  • Book Club/Discussion--book talks with Audacity
  • Tech Etiquette
  • Day in Life of Another Student---world studies project, how did you arrive at school today, what did you see?
  • City Tour: create Google Tours of home town and share with other schools
  • Individual web pages for class projects (e.g. Facebook)
  • Cultural Exchanges
  • Cross Curricular Activities (across district and across state)
  • Using the blog in foreign language courses
  • Chatting/blogging especially for younger elementary students
  • Teacher can post "question of the day" for all students to respond to
  • Student pages can be used to create working documents, then the finished product can be posted on a wiki/website for parents to view
  • Use as a digital drop box for students to turn in assignments
  • Collaborative projects - ex: Environmental Science project to record rainfall across the state
  • Form groups of teachers across the state willing to collaborate on specific topics or activities
  • Have students communicate via uploaded photos, video - virtual penpals
  • Blogging
  • Existing statewide/national clubs could use this to meet for group sessions instead of so much travel.
  • Potential virtual classes
  • Homework helpline, manned by students seeking community service hours
  • Possible collaboration tool for elementaries - pen pals! Or connecting older and younger students as blogging buddies to peer edit. (Possibly remedial hs students and younger students).
  • Have high school students collaborate together on a project / share their experiences:
    • High school students (even a remedial class) are assigned to write a children's book. They then create a webcast, use flipcams, etc. to read their books to the elementary students. The elementary students then comment on the books, and the two groups can then begin having discussions.
    • With Keystone Commons some of these creations and discussions can be shared and spark ideas for other schools around the state.
    • Then the elementary students can write stories of their own (according to prompts) and responses can be passed back from the secondary population.
    • The big picture is to promote literacy, creative writing, and communication in elementary schools.

These were projects that have been done previously in schools, and could possibly be done statewide.
  • Forensics Crime Scene-Science, Math, Art, Library, English department collaboration
  • 7th Grade Day: Theme for the Day e.g. Sea Turtles
  • Pi Day, Mole Day
  • Renaissance Day
  • Business Project: teams create product, marketing, etc.
  • Debate Team: debate with another school or have teammates shared between schools (possibly pair urban and rural schools)
  • Design Prototypes: build 3D pieces
  • Studying Europe - Do a "tour" of a city from an assigned country
  • Wanted Posters for scientists
  • Graduation Projects
  • ePortfolios
  • Computer Fair projects

**Could winning grant entries, winning KI projects be posted for others to share/ learn from...