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.

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

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. Affordable Maker Technologies. Originally published at [link].

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

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?

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.

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.

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.

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 serve pedagogy, not the other way around. Technology must enable students to research, create, communicate, and collaborate. Learning can — and must — be networked. --.

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. 10 Tips for Teachers who Struggle with Technology.

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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

MindShift

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.

ClassDojo Groups

Technology Tidbits

This is ideal for educators who like to put their class into groups or teams to spark collaborative learning. 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. This highly requested feature will allow teachers to award points to not only an individual but a group as well.

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.

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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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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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Poor teachers: Who is to blame?

My Island View

I have addressed this in several earlier posts, but it needs to be re-stated until people finally begin to understand that there are differences in how adults effectively learn, andragogy, compared to the motivations in learning by children, which is pedagogy. It is how kids learn best. Collaboration vs. Lecture. As a whole adults are better with collaborative learning since it gives them control to direct the learning to what they need to know.

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.

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.

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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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. They can use any number of applications to create something from what they have learned and to make things better they can collaborate with anyone globally at anytime.

Is Isolation in Education A Choice?

My Island View

Educators were limited to their buildings for collaboration, which occasionally might widen out to include other educators in their district, but that was often less likely to occur. Of course collaboration on a greater scale would take both time and money, and that has rarely been a priority in most schools. Collaborative learning has always been with us from the beginning of learning, however, it required that the learners occupied the same space at the same time.

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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Twitter Chats for Learning Easy vs. Hard

My Island View

I am usually invited to chat about collaborative learning, or connected PD. Most importantly where was the learning? We have educators supporting rigor in education while they are trying to simplify their own learning. For many others the organic conversation that springs from the unscripted chat is the way they learn best. One Education Twitter chat that precedes all others is #Edchat. It was founded July 30, 2009 and has run continuously ever since.

20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

VISIBLE THINKING: The Sticky Note

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.

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

eSchool News

Principal Chuck Gambrill and teacher April Dean worked throughout the summer to convert an old classroom into a collaborative learning environment, and they have added a suite of Samsung Galaxy tablets and iPads allowing students to download books from a virtual library.

Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

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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Impero Education Pro, SMART partner on classroom management

eSchool News

Impero and SMART Technologies Inc. Students are learning on iPads, Chromebooks, SMART Boards, smartphones – whatever device is available and fits the activity,” said Greg Estell, president, Education Solutions, SMART Technologies. “As

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.

At the end of our tether

Learning with 'e's

What does mobile technology have to do with academic freedom? A person's freedom of learning is part of his freedom of thought, even more basic that his freedom of speech.' Holt could easily have gone on to argue that freedom of learning should also include choice of location.