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 +**Classroom-to-Classroom Collaboration Project**\\ \\ //​**Overview**//:​\\ ​ BOSCO-Uganda is currently developing proposals to connect secondary school students in Uganda to secondary school students in the U.S. in a collaborative e-learning project. Using the existing BOSCO network—low power (solar powered) PCs, long-range WiFi Internet and high speed Intranet, VoIP telephony—we can begin linking secondary school students in Uganda to secondary school students in the U.S. to work on collaborative education projects using Web 2.0 technologies.\\ \\ //​**Goals**//:​\\ ​ 1) Increase cultural awareness, cultural interaction,​ and cultural competency among Ugandan and U.S. students\\ ​ 2) Increase collaboration among students, teachers, and educational stakeholders in Uganda and the U.S.\\ ​ 3) Help Ugandan and U.S. students work together to learn marketable skills through the use of and mastery of Web 2.0 tools, including intelligent mapping and computer literacy skills\\ \\ //**Program (3 months in length):​**//​\\ ​
  
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 +  * A selected secondary classroom in the U.S. raises funds (approximately $500) to support the purchase of a digital camera and GPS device (plus a year’s supply of batteries for the equipment) that will be used by Ugandan secondary students in cooperation with BOSCO-Uganda.
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 +  * Ugandan students will be trained by BOSCO staff and site volunteers to use the digital camera and GPS device while also becoming comfortable and competent users of the BOSCO collaborative Wikispace site.
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 +  * Ugandan students will use the BOSCO-Uganda Wikispace to set up a project wiki and will take an initial set of photographs and GPS coordinates from their surrounding locations with short, written descriptions of each photo.
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 +  * These images and descriptions (with GPS coordinates) are initially posted by Ugandan students to the BOSCO high speed (high bandwidth) Intranet on a spreadsheet. This data is then copied on a DVD and is mailed to the partnering school in the U.S.
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 +  * Upon receiving the data, students in the U.S. perform high bandwidth duties such as posting images to Flickr and composing a Google (collaborative) document spreadsheet with the Ugandan student data that has been compiled. The U.S. students use Mapalist to easily generate a map of the GPS coordinates,​ images, and picture descriptions. This map is then posted as a widget in the project Wikispace and becomes viewable by both U.S. and Ugandan students.
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 +  * Students in Uganda will also be able to add data to the map widget using Google Forms.
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 +  * Students in the U.S. will make a screen cast of this procedure which acts as a virtual lesson in Web 2.0 technology for Ugandan students. These types of skills have an emerging market value in Gulu as NGO’s look for workers who can assemble real-time data and maps for projects in the fields of public health, nutrition, human rights, etc.
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 +  * As students achieve competency in managing the exchange of information in an intelligent mapping environment,​ partners can be sought to help identify useful data: well-water testing, population migration, and epidemiological data are three examples of areas of interest to local governments and NGOs. Some of these projects can have reflections in the locations of the non-Ugandan partnering schools, so that (for example) well water testing might be conducted and data analyzed by partners in both collaborating schools.
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 +  * This model and procedure can then be scaled and replicated at more sites as funding comes in from other sources and other classrooms get involved with BOSCO classroom sites.
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 +  * See a developing example [[http://​bridgingclassroomsandcultures.bosco-uganda.wikispaces.net/​|here]].
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