Monday, July 14, 2008

Using technology to build community

Technology is a powerful tool for hooking people together -- for building community. I'm collecting ideas for projects that our students could do that will

(a) include talking to people in the neighborhood and/or investigating the Dvorak neighborhood's environment

(b) include reflecting on and analyzing the information collected

(c) include assembling the research and analysis into a presentation that can be shared via the Internet.

For example, the students could collect an oral history from our neighborhood's elders, and create a library of podcasts.

Or students can do a survey of plants and animals in the neighborhood and build a website of the natural history of North Lawndale.


Post your ideas!


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