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Help Wanted: Write Curriculum to Support Collaborative Learning Using Technology

The Journal

If collabrified apps are truly going to make a difference in the classroom, then teachers need curriculum that shows them how to use such technology.

Guide offers collaborative learning insight

eSchool News

Mimio’s new guide, Collaborate to the Core! A new resource aims to share tips on how to establish a collaborative environment in classrooms, and it also provides relevant and engaging lessons, organized by subject matter and grade level.

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Reasons and Research – Why Schools Need Collaborative Learning Spaces


Creative Commons license image source There are Many Reasons Why Flexible, Active Learning Classrooms Should be Widely Adopted We’ve converted a few classrooms to more collaborative spaces over the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Makers tap into an American admiration for self-reliance and combine that with open-source learning, contemporary design and powerful personal technology like 3-D printers. Affordable Maker Technologies. Engaging Students in the STEM Classroom Through “Making” ).

Collaborative learning for even the youngest students – Kaylyn Dorland, Canada

Daily Edventures

Participating in efforts like the #WHOtoYOU global experience project, she has exposed her grade 2 students to the joys of collaborating with peers in other classrooms. Here’s today’s Daily Edventure with the collaborative – and creative — Kaylyn Dorland.

Stop pitting technology against quality, in-person time

The Christensen Institute

In a New York Times op-ed a couple weeks ago, Susan Pinker, the author of The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter , showcased the evidence that too much technology can be a bad thing, particularly for the most vulnerable students in our society. Districts tempted to start with technology for its own sake should pay heed. The point is that technology need not mean bad outcomes, but can unleash some stellar ones.

Wireless Display Technology Gives Teachers the Freedom to Roam the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

By Steve Zurier School districts use wireless displays to enable collaborative learning and engage students. . Displays Hardware Mobility Notebooks

Let’s Hang! 10+ Ways to Spark Collaboration with Google Hangouts

Teacher Reboot Camp

Google has many free incredible apps and tools that work on any device to support and promote collaboration. Hangouts allows you to record and easily make screen video tutorials or just have a video of group collaboration. If you want to use Google Hangouts as a way to do a whole class to class communication or for inviting guest speakers virtually in the classroom, then younger students will be able to safely take part. I have these descriptions in my book, Learning to Go.

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20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking. This is a student-centered approach to pedagogy (and heautagogy), and will consist of four parts: Part 1: Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking. Part 2: Learning Profiles: What Great Teachers Know About Their Students. Collaboration.

Impero Education Pro, SMART partner on classroom management

eSchool News

Impero and SMART Technologies Inc. recently announced that Impero has been selected as the vendor of choice for SMART Sync™ customers wishing to move to the next generation of classroom management solutions. Curriculum Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top News

Celebrate Digital Learning Day & Get Your School #FutureReady with @All4Ed & @OfficeofEdTech! #DLDay


Future Ready Schools Preparing Students for Success I''m honored to be a part of this year''s annual Digital Learning Day held in Washington D.C. on March 13, 2015 with inspiring educators from around the country. What is Digital Learning Day? Why Support Digital Learning Day?

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years


In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges to effective tech implementation in real classrooms.

Collaborative learning in a country without borders – Josane Batalha Sobreira da Silva, Brazil

Daily Edventures

Josane Batalha Sobreira da Silva is passionate about the benefits of collaborative learning. And this Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert knows that she’s fortunate to work in a school where technology, and a commitment to innovation, make that possible. “My My school believes that technology can be a great ally of educators and, due to that, keeps a dedicated team to educational technology,” Sobreira da Silva explains. In this context, we have the technology.

Boom! All 7 "Collaboration & Community" Sessions at the 2015 Google EduOnAir Conference, in One Spot

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I created this springboard to the seven "Collaboration and Community" Sessions at the 2015 Google Education on Air Conference, for a presentation next month. I thought other educators who are interested in collaboration might also find it useful.

Mimio unveils MimioMobile for browsers

eSchool News

The MimioMobile app will now be compatible with any device with a supported web browser, so educators and students can access and use the application’s assessment and collaboration features from nearly any device, including Chromebooks and Windows surface tablets.

The Philosophy Behind Maker Success

A Principal's Reflections

For many students school has become an irritating experience grounded in boring lessons and learning activities. In the end, students, especially those most at-risk based on learning needs, have immensely suffered.

Improve Teacher Development Using a Challenge-Based Model – from Tom Daccord


The instructor ends up the center of the learning, not the students, and disseminates information to a mostly passive audience. I’m simply not empowering them to learn if I’m at the center of learning. Learn More from Tom Daccord this Summer! The iPad Classroom .

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This school is using ‘Shark Tank’ to teach research and presentation skills

eSchool News

TV game show format comes to the classroom. Myself and April are excited to see the positive reaction by the students about this learning experience.” 2015 The Cullman Times (Cullman, Ala.).

ClassDojo Groups

Technology Tidbits

This is ideal for educators who like to put their class into groups or teams to spark collaborative learning. Teachers can easily encourage a team for any skill important to their classroom with just a single tap. ClassDojo is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits. behavior management collaborative learning Web 2.0ClassDojo the world famous behavior/positive reinforcement manage system for schools has just released their new "group" feature.

Mass. teacher finds success with flipped model

eSchool News

The flipped instructional model, though not yet mainstream, is still gaining fans in classrooms across the country, some stakeholders say. “It’s the idea that the classroom centers on the students,” said Landry, who also uses elements of collaborative learning.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Last week, during the 2015 CoSN Annual Conference , I participated in the CoSN Camp FailFest where leaders in education shared professional failures in order to see future successes. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends.

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Whom Should I Follow on Twitter?

My Island View

There is however a growing number of educators using Twitter who look for strategies to better serve them in social media for collaborative learning. First, we must understand that the worst advocates for collaborating with Twitter are more often educators who are collaborating through Twitter. But where are the education Tweets that will get me collaborating, you might now ask. It is a personal choice for my Personal Learning Network.

How to Drive Safe Office 365 Adoption

Gaggle Speaks

Office 365 broadens the capacity for learning, offering on-demand access to documents and projects and providing new and creative outlets for students to learn inside and outside of the classroom. Promoting collaborative learning. Creating an efficient classroom.

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3 Ways OneNote Puts More Focus on Teaching and Learning

Gaggle Speaks

Adding multiple layers of technology won’t necessarily have a positive impact on knowledge acquisition and retention. It’s actually easier for students to learn when you can minimize the number of products being used. Collaboration.

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Epson BrightLink interactive projectors will be bundled with Smart software

eSchool News

Epson and Smart aim to bring collaborative learning solution to classrooms. Epson and Smart Technologies are now bundling Smart collaborative learning software with Epson BrightLink interactive projectors. “We’re Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

If teachers learned one thing from these experiences it is that, if you wait and ride it out long enough, all of these initiatives will all go away. Today’s learners have become more directed and into the ownership of their learning. The classroom is no longer the only location where learning takes place. Many students today learn for a reason, not because they are told to. Many are finding themselves limited by what is being offered in classrooms.

6 ways to teach growth mindset from day one of school

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Push themselves to do their best work, not just what’s “good enough” Believe in themselves and their own ability to learn. Many students enter our classrooms believing they’re either smart or not smart, good at reading or math, or not good in those areas.

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Free guide focuses on building student collaboration skills

eSchool News

Mimio is offering a free guide for educators designed to help K-12 students improve collaboration skills. The guide, called Collaborate to the Core! All lessons meet the Common Core State Standards, include tips, and can be used with or without educational technology.

30 technologies ushering in the future for education

eSchool News

AV technologies leap forward in agnostic touch capabilities, live streaming during this year’s flashy Infocomm. We already have thousands of pre-orders for our collaborative Microsoft 365-based surface hub. Featured on eSchool News IT Management IT Newsletter Technologies

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Last week, during the 2015 CoSN Annual Conference , I participated in the CoSN Camp FailFest where leaders in education shared professional failures in order to see future successes. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends.

“When teachers actually see a benefit in a particular [technology] and how it’s going to improve student outcomes, they’ll invest their time in being able to use that [technology] efficiently in the classroom.”– Tamara Sullivan, Australia

Daily Edventures

And having witnessed the transformation taking place in education from multiple angles, she has a good sense for how to translate new technology into better student outcomes. We’re now using the OneNote Class Notebook app,” she says, “and that has had a huge benefit in the classroom.

Function Follows Form: How Two Colleges Redesigned the Classroom for Active Learning


Although a wealth of research suggests that active learning increases student engagement and improves academic outcomes, many college campuses struggle to get faculty to shift away from traditional, sage-on-a-stage style teaching practices. But some institutions are gaining traction using a novel approach: leveraging the expertise of facilities and information technology staff to support the redesign of classroom learning experiences.

Smart upgrades its IWB-compatible projector

eSchool News

SMART Technologies has upgraded its line of interactive whiteboard systems. The lamp life in economy mode represents an improvement of more than 100 percent compared to previous SMART UX80 projector models, reducing classroom downtime and maintenance costs.


Inquire and Inspire

Here at Inquire & Inspire we pride ourselves on recognizing and exploring the impact of innovative and cutting-edge technology within the classroom. And if you choose to, notes may indeed be written on these small miracles of science and technology.

How to Turn Digital Games Into a Fun Physical Learning Experience at School


In order to take learning to the next level, there’s an experiment in Pittsburgh that brings game designers closer to the educators who want games for learning. The game also facilitates collaborative learning.