Since Wikispaces is closing down, I’m moving my collaborative videoconference projects over to my blog for archiving. Great project formats can still be used and adapted!
s will be paired up and each class will create a turkey using Turkey Trade approved materials.
The class will then write a description of their turkey and send the description to their partner class via a shared wiki page. Each class will recreate the other class’ turkey by following the directions from the shared wiki page. Both classes will meet via video conference to compare the original turkeys with the recreated turkeys.
This project will enable students to improve their descriptive writing skills, use math terms, and their ability to follow directions.
Turkey Trade Approved Materials
Paper and Such
newspaper, construction paper, bulletin board paper, paper plates, cups, shoe boxes, tissue boxes, balloons, and yarn
Markers and More
Markers, crayons, colored pencils, and scissors
Glues and Tapes
Scotch tape, duct tape, glue sticks, glue, staplers
Video Conference Agenda: (Video conference connection time is 30 minutes.)
Welcome and Introductions
Use the note-taking guide to facilitate the conversation.
- Classroom A zooms in on their ORIGINAL turkey.
- Classroom B zooms in on the second turkey they created.
- Classroom A identifies similarities and differences.
- REPEAT switching roles.
- Classroom B zooms in on their ORIGINAL turkey.
- Classroom A zooms in on the second turkey they created.
- Classroom B identifies similarities and differences.
- Closing: Big round of applause for both groups!
Be sure to stabilize the turkey when you meet with your class.
Zoom the camera in so that students can see the detail of the turkeys.
What exactly IS Turkey Trade?
Two classrooms will be paired up and each class will create a turkey using Turkey Trade Approved Materials.