NETS-S Project:

A cumulative literary analysis project enhanced by technology and world-wide collaborative learning.




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Step
Materials
Content
Goal
GLE
Justificiation
Introduction of project
lesson plan
Ever thought it would be great to have help writing a lit analysis paper? Here's your chance. You will be partnering up with a few student from this class, then working with others across the world to write a complete historical analysis of your choice of three books: The Sun also Rises, To Kill a Mockingbird or Of Mice and Men. Later, we will make a website and post our analysis for the world to see. Finally, we will post questions for public comment and respond to the questions.
The Goal is to
  • make a team of partners across the world to write different parts of the paper;
  • put the paper together with intro and conclusion;
  • create website and post content;
  • propose questions;
  • reply to comments.
1.1.1
Generate ideas and create original works for personal and group expression using a
variety of digital tools. 

 
2.1.2
Practice ethical and respectful behavior. 


1.1.1
discuss options for communicating:
  • epals,
  • skype,
  • email,
  •  googledocs.
1.1.1
Create a website of entire team's project.

2.1.2
Work with fellow classmates and unknown students across the world, respecting the differences.
Gather the materials
a computer and the book

  • Book of choice
  • epals account
  • epals forum
  • skype account
  • email address
  • historical reading guidelines
  • partners
  • googledocs account
  • flickr account
Have everything you need in front of you so that student can focus on project.
2.2.1
Develop skills to use technology effectively.

2.2.2.
Use a variety of hardware to support learning.

2.3.2
Select and use online applications.

2.2.2
Use computer to set up the online accounts.

2.2.1 & 2.3.2.
Set up each account and become familiar with the programs' offerings.

2.2.2. & 2.3.2
Explore the online  options such as skype, epals, and googledocs.


Understanding Historical Reading
Handout
discussion in class; post questions on forum for your epals group. Skype about it.
Turn in a one-page summary describing "Historical Reading" and what your group will be looking at in your book.
1.2.1
Communicate and collaborate to learn with others.

1.2.2
Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of
many cultures.

1.3.1
Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation
and plan strategies to guide inquiry.

2.2.1
Develop skills to use technology effectively.

2.2.2.
Use a variety of hardware to support learning.

2.3.2
Select and use online applications.

Use  epals forum and skype (2.2.1 & 2.3.2) to discuss (1.2.1) Historical Readings with your partners.

1.2.2
Discuss a topic with people from across the world.

1.3.1
Discuss the differences and similarities in viewpoints and learning levels of the topic of discussion.

2.2.2
Use the computer to use the online  programs.
Picking Teams
epals account with project stated (this is NGP Storytelling with literary twist) and list from class members doing same book.
Need: partner from elsewhere to work on same element as you. Need a team of other partners to work on coordinating elements for your overall work.
Each team needs five partners total.
Coordinate with epal emails, skype information  and googledocs account.
1.2.1
Communicate and collaborate to learn with others.

2.2.1
Develop skills to use technology effectively.

2.2.2.
Use a variety of hardware to support learning.

2.3.2
Select and use online applications.

Make decisions after discussing options and interests (1.2.1) via skype and epals (2.2.1 & 2.2.2) form from computer (2.3.2).
Select element for you and your partner
  • epals forum,
  • book,
  • partner and
  • team.
Discussion of distinct elements of the book, selection of specific partners to do each element. Suggested elements:
  • character
  • theme
  • plot
  • setting
  • language
  • author
After this step, you will have a map of who is covering each part and what parts they are.
Also set deadlines for submission of first draft to googledocs.
1.2.1
Communicate and collaborate to learn with others.

1.2.2
Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of
many cultures.

1.3.1
Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation
and plan strategies to guide inquiry.

2.2.1
Develop skills to use technology effectively.

2.2.2.
Use a variety of hardware to support learning.

2.3.2
Select and use online applications.

1.2.1. and 1.2.2
Discuss multiple literary elements as pertaining to chosen book. Decide who is analyzing each specific element.

1.3.1
Discuss with your partner which questions and solutions to pursue in the analysis.

2.2.1& 2.3.2
Use Skype and epals forum to develop analysis via computer (2.2.1).
Write your section
  • book,
  • skype,
  • epals email and forum
  • other resources,
  • googledocs
work with your partner through skype and epals to generate ideas, organize  the ideas, find support and write your section of the essay. Write first draft together via skype.
Post first draft to googledocs by set deadline.
1.1.1
Generate ideas and create original works for personal and group expression using a
variety of digital tools.

1.2.1
Communicate and collaborate to learn with others.

2.3.1
Select and use common applications.

2.2.1
Develop skills to use technology effectively.

2.2.2.
Use a variety of hardware to support learning.

2.3.2
Select and use online applications.

1.1.1 & 1.2.1
Write your draft using your ideas and support via skype, epals forum and googledocs(2.3.1) (2.2.1 & 2.3.2) via computer (2.2.2).
Edit drafts
googledocs account, drafts, skype
personally edit each draft; discuss with team about content.
After this step, each team will have revised drafts on googledocs and discuss changes with writers.
1.2.1
Communicate and collaborate to learn with others.

2.2.1
Develop skills to use technology effectively.

2.2.2.
Use a variety of hardware to support learning.

2.3.1
Select and use common applications.

2.3.2
Select and use online applications.

1.2.1
Discuss the suggested changes needed in the draft.


2.2.1, 2.3.1 & 2.3.2
Use skype and googledocs to discuss via computer (2.2.2).
Finalize drafts and colloborate the final paper
epals forum, finalized drafts
work with your partner to finalize your section. Post finalized sections to googledocs, and select teams to write intro, conclusion, works cited page, table of contents
After this step,  each team will have finalized papers and a new project chart for collaboration.
1.1.1
Generate ideas and create original works for personal and group expression using a
variety of digital tools.

1.2.1
Communicate and collaborate to learn with others.

2.2.1
Develop skills to use technology effectively.

2.2.2.
Use a variety of hardware to support learning.

2.3.1
Select and use common applications.

2.3.2
Select and use online applications.

1.1.1
Create a finalized word document (2.3.1) version of the analysis.

1.2.1
Decide who has which finishing task via skype and epals forum (2.2.1)
using computer (2.2.2).

2.2.1 & 2.3.2
Post finalized document on googledocs.

Write intro and conclusion
skype, epals forum, googledocs
Collabrate to generate ideas for new pieces, draft and finalize the sections, following the steps above.
After this step, each team will have a complete historical literary analysis of your choice of literature.
1.1.1
Generate ideas and create original works for personal and group expression using a
variety of digital tools.

1.2.1
Communicate and collaborate to learn with others.

1.3.3
Analyze, synthesize and ethically use information to develop a solution, make
informed decisions and report results.

2.2.1
Develop skills to use technology effectively.

2.2.2.
Use a variety of hardware to support learning.

2.3.1
Select and use common applications.

2.3.2
Select and use online applications.

1.1.1
Discuss and write with Word (2.3.1) an original introduction and conclusion via discussion (1.2.1, 1.3.3) using epals forum, skype and googledocs (2.2.1 & 2.3.2) via computer (2.2.2).
Create website using KompoZer or WordPress
software, epals forum, skype.
designate who will research, select (as a team) the program to use, download, and create the website
After this step, each team will have an established, empty website ready to fill.
1.1.1
Generate ideas and create original works for personal and group expression using a
variety of digital tools.

1.2.1
Communicate and collaborate to learn with others.

 
2.1.2
Practice ethical and respectful behavior. 

2.2.1
Develop skills to use technology effectively.

2.2.2.
Use a variety of hardware to support learning.

2.3.2
Select and use online applications.

1.1.1
Design a new website with a specific purpose: to publish the analysis.

1.2.1
Discuss who takes which roles in making the website.

2.1.2
Create a safe and respectful website design.

2.2.1 and 2.3.2
Discuss via skype and epals forum;
create a website by using KompoZer or WordPress via the computer (2.2.2).


Publish paper on website
downloaded software
Format base, style, format content, edit, and finalize and upload the website. After this step, each team will have a complete, formatted, filled and live website.
1.1.1.
Generate ideas and create original works for personal and group expression using a
variety of digital tools.

1.2.1
Communicate and collaborate to learn with others.

2.2.1
Develop skills to use technology effectively.

2.2.2.
Use a variety of hardware to support learning.

2.3.2
Select and use online applications.

1.1.1
Publish a completed and organized analysis.

1.2.1
Work with partners to edit, format and upload the website
(2.2.1, 2.3.2) via computer (2.2.2).
Insert images
images: graphics, stock photos, personal photos

flickr account
Select and approve images and their location. Each team member should upload an image.
After this step, each team will have a more visually-appealing website.
1.1.1.
Generate ideas and create original works for personal and group expression using a
variety of digital tools.

1.2.1
Communicate and collaborate to learn with others.

2.2.1
Develop skills to use technology effectively.

2.2.2.
Use a variety of hardware to support learning.

2.3.2
Select and use online applications.

1.1.1
Take photographs and edit them with camera  (2.2.2).

1.2.1
Select the photos via flickr site. (2.3.2, 2.2.1)

2.2.1
Upload images to computer as well as website.
Add a blog using WordPress
This step may be already be complete, but if it isn't, use WordPress.
Designate who will add a blog to website.
After this step, each team will have an additional page with blog for posting new information, public comment and team reply.
1.2.1
Communicate and collaborate to learn with others.

2.2.1
Develop skills to use technology effectively.

2.2.2.
Use a variety of hardware to support learning.

2.3.2
Select and use online applications.

1.2.1
Select team to add the blog via skype (2.3.2).

2.2.1 & 2.3.2
Add the blog via WordPress (2.2.2).
Post blog questions
WordPress, epals forum,
This will be done three times (once ever two weeks). Each set of partners submits a question to be published. The team selects three questions to post. Post the questions (with future publication dates).
After this step, each team will have an interactive website, ready for public comment.
1.2.1
Communicate and collaborate to learn with others.

2.2.1
Develop skills to use technology effectively.

2.2.2.
Use a variety of hardware to support learning.

2.3.2
Select and use online applications.

1.2.1
Select blog post via  epals forum (2.2.1, 2.3.2).

Post the blog post question
(2.2.1 & 2.3.2) via  computer (2.2.2).
Reply to comments
skype, software
Reply as singular members to comments.
After this step, there will be further interaction between team and general public.
1.2.2
Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of
many cultures.

 
2.1.2
Practice ethical and respectful behavior. 

2.2.1
Develop skills to use technology effectively.

2.2.2.
Use a variety of hardware to support learning.

2.3.2
Select and use online applications.

1.2.2
Explore the different comments from different parts of the world.

2.1.2
Respectfully recognize the differences and similarities in comments and respond appropriately.

2.2.1 & 2.3.2
Post replies to the comments and the blog's original question via computer (2.2.2).



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