Help Wanted: Write Curriculum to Support Collaborative Learning Using Technology

The Journal

This week’s post is an open invitation to join our team of writers in creating a new generation of curriculum that explicitly leverages collaboration technology

Reasons and Research – Why Schools Need Collaborative Learning Spaces

EmergingEdTech

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)!].

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. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

Using Google Drive Apps for Real Time Collaborative Learning

Fractus Learning

Digital tools have given us an exponential number of ways to collaborate with our students, colleagues, peers and community. Collaboration that can help us build, communicate and learn together. Collaborative problem solving. 50 Collaborative Google Apps Activities.

Two Promote Collaborative Learning Tools I Used To Motivate Students

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Two Promote Collaborative Learning Tools I Used To Motivate Students by Derek von Waldner As many educators know, students often come into a classroom ranging below or above a certain. Learning Elementary School Experienced Teacher Tools resources

Collaborative Learning Spaces: Classrooms That Connect to the World

Edutopia

Jennifer Williams Learning Environments Promote global collaborations among classrooms of the world by involving students in creating their learning space and connecting physical and virtual learning spaces Photo credit: Brad Flickinger via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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. For example, younger makers can turn to DIY , a safe online community for kids to discover and learn new skills.

Live from UB Tech 2015, Where Student Success is the Emphasis

EmergingEdTech

This Year’s Conference and Models of Excellence Awards Zero in on Student Success As I write this, I am attending the UB Tech 2015 conference in Orlando, Florida.

Emerging Trends in Ed-Tech: Maker Spaces, Collaborative Learning

Marketplace K-12

Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog Over the next few years, schools will increasingly count on technology to try to spark student creativity, independent learning, and innovation, rather using digital tools in passive, rote ways, a new report predicts. Ed-tech Conferences Innovation Online Learning Social Media edtech iste2015 maker

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.

How Listening and Sharing Help Shape Collaborative Learning Experiences

MindShift

Excerpted from “ The ABCs of How We Learn: 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches, How They Work, and When to Use Them ,” (c) 2016 by Daniel L. ” Learning more together than alone. Listening and sharing are the cornerstones of collaborative learning.

Think It Up: New Site to Fund Student Passion Projects, Receives $10 million pledge from Staples

The CoolCatTeacher

Through this collaborative learning process, student-powered, teacher-led projects will be crowdfunded on Thinkitup.org. A Great Way to Fund Your Makerspace or Student Projects Students can change the future. You can be part of it. Today, Staples pledged $10 million to Think It Up.

Study: Teacher Collaboration Improves Performance, Learning

K-12 Schools - Education News

This simple conclusion has come from research into how teachers collaborate with one another and why. About 90% said working in instructional teams was helpful in improving student learning. K-12 Schools Collaborative Learning Professional Development Teacher Training

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February’s Selected Innovative Learning and Education Technology Videos

EmergingEdTech

Remake Your Class: Planning for a Collaborative Learning Environment Edutopia follows a determined teacher at Roosevelt. Collaboration & Brainstorming Professional Development active learning video best education technology videos best instructional technology videos collaborative learning videos excellent education technology video content Informative Videos From and About Excellent and Innovative Educators!

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5 Tech Tools to Improve Collaboration

Brilliant or Insane

The benefits of collaborative learning with tech tools are many. The post 5 Tech Tools to Improve Collaboration appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Mobile Learning Technology collaboration edtech Brilliant or Insane.

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Survey Shows Schools Should Push ‘Soft Skills’ Needed for Workforce

K-12 Schools - Education News

” In addition, many of those who participated felt that too much time was spent teaching to the test, and that instead more time should be spent learning to collaborate with other students. K-12 Schools Collaborative Learning Soft Skills

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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.

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

Kleinspiration

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?

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.

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. The school’s focus is divided into three areas: investment in software and hardware/equipment (such as electronic whiteboards and tablets); development of virtual learning environments; and, the most important, teacher training. Through collaborative learning,” she adds, “we sought to increase knowledge and expand social roles.

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. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Collaborative Learning with Google Hangouts from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. I have these descriptions in my book, Learning to Go.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

Educon - innovative educational conference - starts today - join in online

Educational Technology Guy

January 23rd – 25th, 2015 at The Science Leadership Academy What is EduCon? Technology must enable students to research, create, communicate, and collaborate. Learning can — and must — be networked. --. EduCon 2.7

Challenges and Successes in Online Communities of Practice

EdTech Magazine

By Ann Ware CoSN offers access to collaborative learning environments for K–12 education leaders. Internet Management

How to Build Your PLN

Ask a Tech Teacher

’ You might even understand the purpose of a PLN–to provide educators with a collaborative learning environment–but think you don’t need one, or staff development provided by your school is all you can handle. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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What Does A Relevant, Connected Educator Look Like-Part 1

The Web20Classroom

When Tom Whitby and I set out to write The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning we wanted to provide a manual for any educator who had a desire to improve their practice, as many have already done, by utilizing social media and other tools.

ClassDojo Groups

Technology Tidbits

This is ideal for educators who like to put their class into groups or teams to spark collaborative learning. behavior management collaborative learning Web 2.0ClassDojo the world famous behavior/positive reinforcement manage system for schools has just released their new "group" feature. This highly requested feature will allow teachers to award points to not only an individual but a group as well.

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

DigiWriMo, meet the Make Bank

K12 Open Ed

I’m taking part in another open collaborative learning event in November: DigiWriMo. And please keep this in mind as a resource you can use in your current or future learning environments.

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Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

We are not a school filled only with naturally self-motivated and self-directed learners, they are each on a continuum and at different points in their learning journeys.

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The Importance of Teaching Through Relationships

Edutopia

Stacey Goodman Collaborative Learning What happens when students and teachers converse, share experiences, and participate in activities together

New resource: Personalized Learning Playbook

The Christensen Institute

Education Elements, an education consulting company, is one of the pioneers in blended learning. Through its experience working with K–12 schools to create blended-learning programs, it has been at the forefront of developing some of the tools, models, and expertise for making blended learning work. Given the company’s vast experience and impressive results , it was exciting to read CEO and Founder Anthony Kim’s new book, Personalized Learning Playbook.

Stop pitting technology against quality, in-person time

The Christensen Institute

But even as she acknowledged toward the end that technology has a role to play, she missed spotlighting how technology can help us redesign schools to allow students to achieve what appears most important in her mind: the chance for students to have far more meaningful face-to-face interactions with teachers and peers—a counterintuitive yet important part of blended learning’s promise for many students.

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

EdTechTeacher

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!

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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.

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3 Ways OneNote Puts More Focus on Teaching and Learning

Gaggle Speaks

It’s actually easier for students to learn when you can minimize the number of products being used. Here’s how a tool like OneNote can do the job of multiple products or platforms while putting even more focus on teaching and learning. Collaboration.

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Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning?

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Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning? In fact we now know that 50 percent of formal learning is forgotten within the first hour. The social learning model has been reinvented and has emerged as the single most powerful factor revolutionizing modern education.

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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.

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The First 6 Weeks: Strategies For Getting To Know Your Students

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Also, a dynamic and vigorous learning environment is built on relationships. When we create strong connections with our students, we create a learning environment where risk-taking and collaborative learning can take place. Week 1: Learn Names.

20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking

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Part 2: Learning Profiles: What Great Teachers Know About Their Students. Learning Is An Ecology. If you design learning with physical space and interaction in mind, it absolutely can. But you can take it as an idea, learn from it, and use it (or not) accordingly.