Students consider both the benefits and drawbacks of using collective intelligence in different contexts. Students work in groups to develop materials for a website about their school, and then compare their experiences.
Students will be able to ...
NETS•S: 1a, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2d, 3b, 3d, 4a, 4c, 5b, 6a
Note: This lesson focuses on collective intelligence, which is best exemplified by projects such as Wikipedia and user reviews on sites such as Yelp. In addition, there are many examples of online social activism and civic engagement. These are also valid ways for people to collaborate on the Web, but they are not the focus of this lesson.