First, thank you to Mrs. Geri Coats for agreeing to collaborate with me on this project. Thank you, also, to all of the students who participated in this authentic learning experience. I am proud of all of you, Seymour and Santa Maria!!!
In an effort to carry on our collaboration between ninth grade students in Seymour, Wisconsin and Santa Maria, California I have created this blog post for more comments and observations. A skype session was held on Thursday, February 24th between students at Seymour High School in Seymour, Wisconsin and Righetti High School in Santa Maria, California. Seymour High School ninth graders created Public Service Announcements (PSA) as part of a unit on Persuasion. They created their PSA promoting Wisconsin using ninth grade students at Righetti High School in California as their target audience. My intent with this blog post is to showcase the use of technology in our classrooms as well as to highlight the connectivity of students and teachers across the country utilizing 21st Century communication and collaboration skills.
I welcome all comments from students, teachers, and anyone else who may have something valuable to contribute. Please remember our students worked hard on their projects and cooperated genuinely in the collaboration, therefore comments must remain positive and encouraging. Students please comment about your experiencing skyping and sharing information with other students across the country.
The PSA’s are included here: