My favorite telecollaborative projects are those where students get to write, video, draw, or design unique products and share them with the world. Perhaps it’s because I’m still a Language Arts teacher at heart, and I get excited about students being creative, but I believe students do have the most buy in when they are able to help contribute not simply their ideas, but a bit of themselves.
The basic idea is having students create original artwork, poetry, short stories, or video productions and publish them on the web. They become collaborative when your classroom connects with another to share these creations or collaboratively develop them. The published web space can be a virtual art gallery, a blog, or your own channel on www.schooltube.com. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
Let me share some examples to give you a visual: