Students engage with others using both digital media and face-to-face interactions as they work together to master content, learn about themselves and their environment, and contribute to their personal success and the success of others. Students:

Collaboration Assessment Tools

Videos - What Does it Look Like?

Promising Practices - Collaboration - Academy District 20


Best Practices for Collaboration

From ISTE NETS for Students for 2007

2. Communication and 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:
a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

Collaboration: Essential Ideas

  • Collaboration is local, regional, and global.
  • Collaboration is context-based and organic.
  • Collaboration is both personal and interpersonal.
  • Collaboration grows collaboration.
  • Collaboration is communication.
  • Collaboration crosses boundaries (age, time, academic, corporate, social, cultural).
  • Collaboration sparks innovation.
  • Collaboration is not bound to a single tool, but supported by multiple tools.

An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube -Dr. Michael Wesch

(A study in collaboration, direct and indirect)


An Introduction to Communications in the 21st Century by Dr. Richard Miller

This is How We Dream, Part 1