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Collaborative Learning
Infusion Level

shared computer access

Communicating with Mentors

Grade Level: High School


  • Students will select and use a variety of electronic media, such as the Internet, information services, and desktop publishing software programs, to create, revise, retrieve, and verify information.
  • Students will write fluently for a variety of occasions, audiences, and purposes, making appropriate choices regarding style, tone, level of detail, and organization.
  • Students will use effective strategies for informal and formal discussions, including listening actively and reflecting, connecting to and building on the ideas of a previous speaker, and respecting the viewpoints of others.


  • Students work in groups on different research projects based on a problem (i.e., Clearing up Red Tide, What Have You Been Eating, Stop the Noise, etc.)
  • Groups have team meetings to talk about their topics and discuss issues.
  • For the first team meeting, ask students to discuss who their mentors will be. The groups need to discuss issues such as:
       -Whom they sent emails to?
       -Did they receive responses?
       -What are the mentors' specialties?
       -Are they going to use them?
       -What team member is going to
       communicate with that person?
  • Each team should record information about mentors in their Communication Log with Mentor (created with Excel).
  • Based on the information each group has found, they need to decide what information do they still need to find.
  • Teams work on creating websites based on the problem statements that they had.
  • The teams will share their websites with their mentors.

Sunshine State Standards

  • LA.A.2.4.4
  • LA.A.2.4.8
  • LA.B.2.4.2
  • LA.B.2.4.3
  • LA.B.2.4.4
  • LA.C.1.4.3
  • SC.G.2.4.5
  • SC.G.2.4.6
  • HE.B.2.4.1
  • VA.A.1.4.1

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Make informed choices among technology systems, resources, and services.
  • Use technology tools and resources for managing and communicating personal/professional information (e.g., finances, schedules, addresses, purchases, correspondence)
  • Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publication, communication, and productivity.
  • Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem solving, and decision making in content learning.
  • Collaborate with peers, experts, and others to contribute to a content-related knowledge base by using technology to compile, synthesize, produce, and disseminate information, models, and other creative works.


  • Computers
  • Internet access
  • Email program (i.e., Microsoft Outlook)
  • Excel
  • Microsoft Word

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