Here are a list of terms and their meaning as we progress through this project.

Teachers, please add more to this page as we go!

  1. Synchronous - this refers to learning or collaboration that is done at the same time.
  2. Asynchronous - this refers to learning or collaboration that is not done at the same time, or on the same schedule.
  3. Handshakes - this refers to a way for students to meet each other virtually and virtually "shake hands" with one another. This is typically done through a video that students create about themselves and publish to the wiki.
  4. Co-teaching - this refers to a model of teaching where the group of teachers involved with the collaborative project are all responsible for the collective group of students doing the project.
  5. Keynote -A prevailing tone or theme on which a project is based. (in this case)
  6. Alpha Test-a trial of machinery, software, or other products carried out by a developer before a product is made available for beta testing.
verb

  1. Beta Test-a trial of machinery, software, or other products, in the final stages of its development, carried out by a party unconnected with its development.
  2. Iterate-Iteration is the act of repeating a process, either to generate an unbounded sequence of outcomes, or with the aim of approaching a desired goal, target or result.
  3. discussion thread-At the top level, a discussion with several posts. ... These groups are called a conversation, topic thread, or simply a thread. A discussion forum, e-mail client or news client is said to have a "conversation view", "threaded topics" or a "threadedmode" if messages can be grouped in this manner.
  4. discussion board-A discussion board (known also by various other names such as discussion group, discussion forum, message board, and online forum) is a general term for any online "bulletin board" where you can leave and expect to see responses to messages you have left.
  5. The 3R's of Global Collaboration: Receive, Read, and Respond
    1. from page 128 of Flattening Classrooms:Engaging Minds