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. Access : Google account. Collaborative problem solving. Overview.

Collaborative Learning with ThingLink - Wagon Wheel

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Yesterday I created an interactive image to demonstrate how easy it is to engage in collaborative leaving with ThingLink. If you explore the live image, you will discover the Padlet online board that is being used to assemble collaborator''s thoughts. collaboration multimedia thinglin

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. Information Access and Information Abundance. Information Access and Abundance.

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.

What YouTube and Hollywood Divas Can Teach You About Active Learning


These active learning strategies can work in any course—for any major, in any discipline. Some of the most dynamic thinkers and doers in education today are pioneers in active learning. Some of the most dynamic thinkers and doers in education today are pioneers in active learning.

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This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class


That benefits her students directly: She gets through her content more quickly, so her students are into the skill development stage of their learning faster. It’s really helpful to be able to handwrite things on OneNote, project them on the screen, and then for the students to be able to go back and re-access them—through a read-only file or screen capture—later on in their own time.”

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Five Ways Teachers Can Use—and Create—Augmented Reality Experiences


Many educators find that gamifying learning keeps students engaged. They can require students to take photos of objects to demonstrate their understanding of the material, or allow them to access content with an inexpensive VR viewer like Google Cardboard. Platforms like Metaverse also have hundreds of ready-to-use, free learning experiences, with thousands of teachers collaborating on creating additional content. Learn how teachers are using the app.

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences


And it lacks the enthusiasm—as well as the desire to help kids own and engage in their learning—that defines us as innovative educators. With transformative digital changes happening in classrooms today, basic learning management systems now deliver the answers to most of those well worn questions on parent portals. Give parents resources that will help them support the process of learning and motivation. Understanding the school’s learning management system (LMS).

Encourage collaboration.

Reading By Example

It’s a beautiful thing, the excitement of learning alongside a peer. Shared learning experiences build community and relationships. By creating opportunities for students to work collaboratively together, they will support one another as learners, help one another as friends, and respect one another in the community. There are many names for the topic of this post: Peer learning, collaborative learning, cooperative groups, shared learning, buddies, partner work.

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

PD for Writing Teachers: STEM Workshops, Rockstar Camps, Twitter and More!


However, my husband would argue that I am indeed addicted to learning experiences each summer when I should probably be helping to organize the garage. I LOVE to learn. Most teachers know that we learn from our students, and the highly interactive, practical model of CUE Rock Star camps exemplifies the best in collaborative learning. Engaging problem-solving and collaboration for students and staff with BreakoutEDU. “Must be nice to have summers off!”

Active learning spaces

Learning with 'e's

Recently I wrote about collaborative learning spaces , and argued that we are entering unfamiliar territory. It appears that it no longer matters where learning occurs, as long as it is meaningful. Some might argue that learning that is situated is the most powerful.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. Mistakes were and still are seen as part of the teaching and learning process.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. Mistakes were and still are seen as part of the teaching and learning process.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

In fact, the busier it is, the better—whether it’s kids experimenting with the Makey Makey circuitry or uploading designs to a 3D printer, or a class learning media literacy or a student seeking advice on a video she’s editing at one of the computer workstations.

Organizational learning theories

Connecting 2 the World

My dissertation not only looks at distributed group collaboration, but also how that effects organizational learning. The following is my discussion on organizational learning, including how I differentiate knowledge management from organizational learning. Organizational Learning Theories There are two prevailing schools of learning theory at the organizational level. Organizational learning is distinguishable from knowledge management.

How to Start a School Design Project

Digital Promise

Schools and teachers often use summer as a time to rethink classrooms and learning spaces. Learning goals should guide the design process, not follow, says Daniel Wilson , director and principal investigator at Project Zero. Does it involve collaboration?

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Digital Tools for Inclusivity

Reading By Example

Here are three categories of tools the authors suggest teachers consider: Tools for collaborative learning (to learn from and with each other): Google Docs : Students work on the same document and comment on each other’s work.

Creating a Wiki

Nik Peachey

A wiki is a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content [.]. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites." which can help you share out the work on the wiki and co-ordinate dispersed teams or group of distance learning students. This option often gives you access to extra features too. collaborative learning knowledge sharing wiki writing skills

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Using wikis with EFL students

Nik Peachey

You can upload student work for collaborative editing, though you should make sure they are comfortable with this first. Get students to create a story collaboratively. You could use a wiki as a sort of learning record which all the students could contribute to. They are also great if you want to be able to share students' work with parents or the rest of the world, or just limit access to your class. collaborative learning tutorial wiki writing skills

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Using wikis for teacher development

Nik Peachey

You could then see how well they were assimilating the information they were learning on the course and this would give you the opportunity to revise anything they were getting wrong or misunderstanding You could create a teaching jargon wiki. I think the possibilities for collaborative projects for teacher development are almost limitless. collaborative learning teacher development wiki writing skills

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Time Frame: a 3 day virtual art show on Seesmic

Connecting 2 the World

Should be a lively affair with the potential not only to spawn further virtual exhibitions, but also to extend the art-talk to perception and accessibility, privilege etc. Now here’s something to lok out for this coming weekend. LA-based artist Christi Nielsen has organised a virtual art-show on the video platform Seesmic.

Celebrating a School-Wide Commitment to Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative, Digital Promise Global is launching two new programs that celebrate teachers and schools who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology. HP Spotlight Schools Exemplify Powerful Learning.

Educational Technology- the future of Higher education.

Mark Smithers

One of the most critical achievements of educational technology is the fact that it has managed to make education accessible to people all over the world irrespective of time zones and hemispheres. Be it after work, or waiting at a station, in your room, learning can come to you.

What is the role of the teacher in the online classroom? Connectivism might provide an answer


Enabling interaction, collaboration and social learning online is perhaps the most difficult, and yet most important, part of teaching online. He is the founding President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).

New Posted Resources 12/05/2009

The Web20Classroom

is highly interactive, accessible and collaborative. Learn how to utilize it in your classroom with free videos, activities and more from CDW-G and Discovery Education. Prestwick Cafe: Building Something New: There’s Always Demolition Required tags : change , favorite Web 2.0 tags : web2.0 , resources , favorite Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here

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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Why Is Tech So Slow To Go?

My Island View

The big question that educators often ponder seems to be: In this age of technology and innovation does technology improve student learning? It is impossible to get “out-of-the-box” teaching and learning when teachers are restrained by “in-the-box” management.

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Vote for Digital Promise in the 2019 SXSW EDU PanelPicker!

Digital Promise

With that in mind, we invite you to help us tell our stories at SXSW EDU 2019 to spread the word on topics like learner variability, educator micro-credentials, immersive storytelling with 360° technology, maker learning, edtech pilots, data interoperability, and more.

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Web Filtering: equally beneficial for your 5-year-old & 15-year-old


The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that schools “block Internet access to pictures that are (a) obscene (b) child pornography or (c) harmful to minors.” Some schools leave social media open, some schools restrict access, etc.

SCALE-UP Classroom Technology: Supporting The Learning Environment

ViewSonic Education

Learning environments are becoming more flexible, teaching methods are changing to accommodate different learning styles, and student collaboration is playing an increasingly important role in the classroom. The SCALE-UP classroom places heavy emphasis on student collaboration.

Metropolitan School District, itslearning Finalists for 2018 IMS Global Learning Impact Awards


Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township ( MSD Wayne ) and itslearning learning management system (LMS), are finalists in the IMS Global Consortium’s 2018 Learning Impact Awards program.

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Wayne Township Metropolitan School District and itslearning Take Bronze Medal in Learning Impact Awards


Wayne Township Metropolitan School District and itslearning have been awarded a bronze medal in the 2018 IMS Global Consortium’s Learning Impact Awards program.

Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

In this age of digitization, where everything from shopping to banking is available at the click of a button, why not access study materials? Kindle has ensured that the whole world has access to digital books. But now, rather than a convenience, it has become a necessity for students to access textbooks and educational resources on digital platforms. Students, who require multiple learning resources can benefit greatly from a subscription-based etextbook service.

How we improved our blended-learning program

eSchool News

Ubiquitous access to technology means that acquiring knowledge is no longer dependent solely on a classroom teacher. Google provides quick and easy access to information while YouTube provides on-demand how-to videos on just about any topic. The case for blending and online learning.

Visible Learning in Literacy: 3 Takeaways from John Hattie and Nancy Frey

The Web20Classroom

Opportunity to learn with renowned education researchers and practitioners rejuvenates the mind and reignites the passion in many educators. The second day at the Visible Learning Institute in San Diego provided attendees choice in one of two paths in which to learn; literacy and math.

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.

Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

As students gradually move from K to 12, their learning needs also increase. While traditional textbooks are still a part of the educational curriculum, eBooks are rapidly becoming the preferred learning partner for students. Surely, students must have demonstrated a liking towards eBooks or there must have been statistical evidence of students scoring better grades when learning from digital textbooks. making learning an enriching experience.

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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.