Communication - Students use digital tools to share information, articulate knowledge and express thoughts and ideas to others. Students will:
- Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts
- Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions
- Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade)
- Utilize multiple media and technologies, and know how to judge their effectiveness as well as assess their impact
- Communicate effectively in diverse environments (including multi-lingual)
Resources Connected to Communication
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw
Classroom helps teachers save time, keep classes and class files organized, and improve communication with students.
- Teachers can post announcements and allow students to comment in a blog-like fashion.
- Share links, videos, and resources.
- Distribute and collect digital assignments
Flipgrid is an engaging video-based discussion platform.
- Create a prompt for students to respond to with a video response or reflection.
- Prompts can be text, an image, or even a video that students watch and then reflect upon.
- Grid topics can be set to be view-able only by the teacher or an entire class to spark class discussion.
- The free version allows for one grid but the grid may have UNLIMITED topics! Through creative naming, teachers can easily name "topics" with a class prefix, such as "Sem1Per1 World Hist 1718" to have prompts organized by class period and even by year.
The new Google Sites is a resource that allows teachers to quickly and efficiently create an online presence to share resources with parents and students.
- Teacher websites or to share calendars, announcements, and resources.
- Student websites to share learning.
- Can be used to create e-portfolios showcasing student work to the greater community.
Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".
- Connect a class with other classes, educators, organizations, and individual experts.
- Tweet out daily activities and resources for parents and students.
- Use hashtags to start a class discussion or perhaps create an exit ticket.
Communication resources originally compiled by Recharge Learning.