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Online Collaborative Projects

What's it like to be an astronaut?
What was it like to live during The Great Depression?
Does water boil at the same temperature at different elevations?
Where in the world do fireflies live?

astronautThese are great questions for collaborative projects. Students are often faced with problems that are best understood by talking with others, collecting data from remote sites, or going through a series of problem solving activities. For example, many students have participated in the Journey North project to learn about migration.

eye means readRead March of the Monarchs from Edutopia to learn about the famous Monarch butterfly project. Consider ways the school librarian could help with this type of project. What kinds of library activities could be designed in assocition with this project?

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If you'd like to jump right in, use the following off-site resources:

Collaborative Project Directories

Web Posting and Sharing

Email Projects

Threaded Discussions and Forums

Live Chats, IM, Video

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