4Cs in Student Centered Classrooms

Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students will:

      • Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
      • Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
      • Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
      • Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

Resources:

Kahoot

  • Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Students can work in competitive teams. Kahoot Tutorial

Lino

  • lino is an online web sticky note service that can be used to post memos, to-do lists, ideas, and photos anywhere on an online web canvas. Lino Tutorial

Padlet

  • It works like a sheet of paper where you can put anything (images, videos, documents, text) anywhere, from any device (pcs, tablets, phones), together with anyone. Can moderate posts, change to private padlet. Padlet Tutorial

Tackk

  • The easiest way for students and teachers to create + share pages on the web. Embed over 300+ of your favorite apps. Single-click login with Edmodo. Tackk Tutorial

Creativity

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students will:

      • Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
      • Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
      • Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
      • Identify trends and forecast possibilities.

Resources:

Animoto

  • Animoto is a cloud-based video creation service that produces video from photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows. Animoto Tutorial

Google Lit Trips

  • Google Lit Trips are free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. Google Lit Trips Tutorial

Google Drawings

Padlet

  • Padlet is a virtual wall that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. Padlet Tutorial

Piktochart

  • An easy infographic design app that requires very little effort to produce beautiful, high quality graphics.
  • Piktochart Tutorial

Thinglink

  • With ThingLink you can easily annotate image and video content with notes and rich media links.
  • Thinglink Tutorial

Communication

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students will:

      • Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
      • Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
      • Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
      • Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

Resources:

Blogs (Blogger, KidBlogs)

  • There are many different blogging tools that support teaching and learning. Blogs can be collaborative or one way communication. Blogger Tutorial

Diigo

  • Diigo is a powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community.

Google Calendar

  • Google Calendar is a versatile time-management application suitable for the scheduling needs of administrators, teachers, and students. Google Calendar Tutorial

Google Forms

  • You can plan events, make a survey or poll, give students a quiz, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way with Google Forms. Google Form Tutorial

MoocNote

  • Take notes that are link back to the appropriate place in the videos and are collected into one central place. MoocNote Tutorial

Critical Thinking

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students will:

      • Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
      • Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
      • Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
      • Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.

Resources:

A Google a day

  • A Google A Day challenges help your students put their search skills to the test. There's no right way to solve it, but there's only one right answer.

Code Academy

  • Learn to code interactively, for free. Code Academy provides courses to support a variety of coding skills and objectives.

Create a Graph

  • Explains and illustrates the different types, and provides a step-by-step guide to creating examples for downloading and printing.

DocsTeach

  • Engage in activities that will help you make sense of stories, events, and ideas of the past using documents from the holdings of the US National Archives.

eduCannon

  • eduCanon is an easy-to-use tool that lets teachers add interactivity to streaming video content from popular sites like YouTube and Vimeo
  • easelly
  • Easel.ly is a simple web tool that empowers anyone to create and share powerful visuals (infographics, posters)

TEDEd

  • Build a lesson around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube video

Wordle

  • Inspire critical thinking use word clouds. Wordle is site for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.