Written by Marcia Kish with DSD Professional Development
Creativity, Collaboration, Communication,
Critical Thinking and Connectedness
What are the 4C’s + 1
The 4C’s +1 in a blended and personalized learning classroom allow students time to be Creative, to Collaborate with their classmates, to spend time Communicating about the content they are learning, to use Critical Thinking skills, and to be globally Connected.
Student Choice Boards
Implementing choice boards into the classroom is a great way to incorporate creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and connectedness. Check out the blog post on Choice boards to learn more and to download free choice boards for your classroom. Today we will be showcasing a choice board on Global Connectedness. The choice board will showcase eight new technology tools that will allow the student to communicate, collaborate, and connect with other learners from around the world.
Global Connected Choice Board
There are many ways to deploy a choice board within a classroom. For this example the students have to complete the center square. The center square is a mini lesson with the teacher. The teacher will cover the importance of Global Connectedness and make sure the students understand the importance of adding in the 5C to the curriculum. The students can then pick two other squares to complete.
Free Global Connected Choice Board
Click below to download a copy of the Global Connectedness choice board
Click the tabs below for a quick overview of each activity found on the Choice Board
Using video to connect with other learners on the same topic on concepts being taught within the classroom.
Why I like Flip Grid?
Flip Grid uses 90 second video clips to communicate with other students.
Marcia Kish - Blended and Personalized Learning coach that designed the Three Phases of Blended Learning