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Lesson 1: Introduction

Activities
  1. Read design brief (PDF)

  2. Assemble into project-wide teams as designated by your teacher.

  3. Complete the Appropriate Technology activity.

  4. Compose a class letter of introduction to be shared with other participating classes and post to Collaboration Central. Things to include in the letter of introduction are:

    • Name of your school, subject, and grade level of your class.
    • Location of your school including city, state/province, country, latitude and longitude (so other students can pin-point your location on the map).
    • What are your schools strengths?
    • What are your schools weaknesses?
    • What technological resources do you have available to you?
    • What do you think your school could most contribute to this effort?
    • What are your goals and expectations in participating in this collaborative effort?
    • What do you wish to learn from this first meeting?
    • Any other information that you would like to share about your city, school, and community.