This year I eagerly applied to participate, with my students, in one of the Flat Classroom Global Projects created by Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis. The project is a model for digital citizenship and allows my students to collaborate and create with students around the globe.
The NetGenEd Project uses the 2013 Horizon Report and mashes up the technology trends as described in the Horizon Report with the Net Generation norms as described in Don Tapscott’s book Grown Up Digital. The final product created by the students includes a collaboratively written wiki that shows what students will be doing with the technologies that will characterize their educational experiences over the next five to ten years. And, in addition, students will also create a multimedia version of what they think it will look like in practice.
My students are currently in the midst or researching and writing on the wiki. It took me about a week to set up and introduce the project to my students. The project typically runs for about 8-10 weeks. Below are my introductory lessons for the first week setting up the project. I have also included the rubric that I created for my students to evaluate their collaborative Wiki report. For my students, I am having them create a Symbaloo or Thinglink to visually display their works cited and additional resources.
Day One – Digital Citizenship
Day Two & Three – Finding Reliable Information Online
Day Four – NetGenEd Lesson Plan 2013
Day Five – Net Gen Norms