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Online Projects, Collaboration Sites, and Publishing Opportunities

Name: Laura Perez
Grade Level: 3rd grade
Content Area: Language Arts
Standards Addressed: ELAGSE3W1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point
of view with reasons.
a. Introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an
organizational structure that lists reasons.
b. Provide reasons that support the opinion.
c. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion
and reasons.
d. Provide a concluding statement or section.
Title of Online Project/Collaboration Site/Publishing Opportunity:
KidPub
URL of Online Project/Collaboration Site/Publishing Opportunity:
Http://www.KidPub.com
Describe how you would use the Online Project/Collaboration Site/Publishing
Opportunity in your classroom: Students will learn the necessary components of writing an
opinion piece. They will have a list of scenarios to choose from. Once they have chosen their topic
they will establish whether they are for or against it, at least three reasons to support their
choice, the use of transitional words, and a concluding paragraph that sums up their reason. The
student will then put their writing together to publish on KidPub to collaborate with other
students who have written about this topic.
What technologies would be required to implement this proposed learning activity in a
classroom? Computer with internet access
Describe how the following features are addressed in this learning experience (note: all of
them may not be addressed in the project, but most should be if you are reaching a high
LoTi Level.):
a. Collaboration with peers, near-peers, mentors outside their classroom and often
beyond their school: The students will publish their opinion writing onto the
website where that can collaborate with other students outside the classroom.
b. Student-centered learning and knowledge creation (collecting original data and or
producing original products as a result of engaging in the project): Students will
have the opportunity to learn and implement all the major components of opinion
writing into their practice samples. At the end of the unit, the students will create a
full opinion piece that includes all the objectives and is published onto KidPub.
c. Higher-order thinking: They will apply and understand the narrative writing
components to create a story to be published.
d. Students publishing their original work to others who will use/care about their
product: Other students have the opportunity to read, comment, and communicate
in writing. Students can also show their families their published work.

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Bloom’s Level of Critical Thinking Required (check all that apply):
See http://epltt.coe.uga.edu/index.php?title=Bloom%27s_Taxonomy
Remembering Understanding Applying Analyzing Evaluating Creating
What Level of Technology Implementation best describes this learning activity and Why?
LoTi level 4 because students are learning through practice and teacher-based instruction.
How could you implement this proposed learning experience and still comply with your
district’s Internet Safety and Student Privacy policies? Approval from parents and
administration for students to publish their writing. Ensuring the students is completely
anonymous when publishing and communicating. This project will only take place on school
computers that are monitored, and students will be taught internet safety guidelines prior to
publishing.

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