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In addition to learning our content and curriculum standards, today's students also need to be able to do the following effectively: collaborate with one another, synthesize ideas, create content, ...
Have you seen an RSA Animate video? Are you interested in learning how to make one or better yet, have your students make one? This post provides an in-depth look at how to go about have your students create an animated video that provides them with the opportunity to practice 21st century skills (quoted from post below):
* collaborate with one another
* synthesize ideas
* create content
* communicate ideas clearly
* use technology
This activity is designed to have your students create content, providing you with materials to use in future classes as well as helping your current students understand the materiial.
The author, Jordan Collier, provides a detailed five-day plan. Day 1 would have you dividing students into groups of three, assign them a section of a chapter in a textbook, and determine the key facts that need to be taught. To read about how to assist them with this and the tasks for Day 2 - 5 click through to the post.
Collaboration is the key for future society development