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A K-12 District Approach to Collaboration

, Osage R-3 Schools, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Collaboration sums up 21st century education. No longer are students limited by walls. Rather, they are connected globally through phones, through television, and through computers. Learning is not limited to the walls of a classroom—it extends across disciplines, across the globe. Likewise, 21st century communication is immediate and collaborative. At home, students may post thoughts on their Facebook page, thereby communicating with a global audience. With a global audience comes an increased power through communication. The dynamics of communication, learning, and instruction are definitive of Web 2.0 tools—instantaneous, collaborative, and simultaneous. In the project outlined, students, staff, and community members engage in a year-long district collaborative activity through Google Apps. The project is conducted by K-12 students, but all members of the district community will be involved in the process to reiterate the importance of real-world learning application.


Fennewald, C. (2012). A K-12 District Approach to Collaboration. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 354-357). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 13, 2021 from .