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Collective Intelligence (9-12)

What are the benefits and drawbacks of people working together to create information online?

Students analyze the statement, “The whole is better than the sum of its parts,” to understand the concepts of synergy and collective intelligence. 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.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • learn about the concept of collective intelligence, and how it works both online and offline.
  • consider when collective intelligence may be valuable or not.
  • explore the benefits and drawbacks of working as a team to create new information or products.

 

Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

Grades 9-10:  RL.4, RL.10, RI.4, RI.7, RI.10, W.4, W.6-8, W.10, SL.1a-d, SL.2-5, L.6

Grades 11-12: RL.4, RL.10, RI.4, RI.7, RI.10, W.4, W.6-8, W.10, SL.1a-d, SL.2-5, L.6

ISTE Standards:

1a, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2d, 3b, 3d, 4a, 4c, 5b, 6a

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