How ed-tech can enhance collaborative learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Ever since the classroom was invented educators have been using the latest technologies to enhance the learning process and support students in achieving the best academic outcomes. Read more: How can teachers use VR in the classroom? How ed-tech enhances collaborative learning.

The blossoming partnership between classroom tech and the collaborative learning experience

Neo LMS

In today’s article, we’re looking at classroom tech and how it can create a more engaging, interactive and collaborative learning experience for students. The evolution of classroom tech. Read more: 5 useful VR apps for the modern classroom.

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6 tips to help teachers pull off collaborative learning

eSchool News

While not calling for a return to those rigid structures, in their edWebinar “ Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning: Making It Work ,” Dina Brulles, Ph.D., both education consultants, advocated for using groups to assist student learning. The gifted group. The slow group.

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.

5 Key Factors To Consider When Looking For A Collaborative Learning System

Omega Notes

Finding a solution to foster collaboration inside and outside of the classroom has always been a challenge in higher learning. Research has proven that academic experiences that are active, social, contextual, engaging, and student-owned foster a deeper learning experience.

Wikis for collaborative learning

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

A wiki is a website that allows visitors to easily add, remove, and edit content, making it an effective tool for collaborative authoring which allows students to construct knowledge.

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

Daily Edventures

With that kind of example to follow, it’s no wonder that Dorland has become an innovative educator herself. 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.

How to build your global classroom in 4 steps

Neo LMS

We live in an age where global issues that affect us all are pushing us to collaborate and to understand different perspectives. Growth comes from stepping out of our comfort zones, which classrooms can become quite easily. Some of them prefer to seek classroom collaborations directly.

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Great Ways to Use Interactive Maps in the Virtual Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you looking for great ways to engage students in the virtual classroom? You can create a personalized, interactive map to help students connect and collaborate through online learning. Explore an Interactive Map Example. Learn to Create an Interactive Map.

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.

Five Ways to Make Peer Feedback Effective In Your Classroom

Edsurge

It is also an effective pedagogical strategy to teach students the skills of critical thinking, giving and receiving feedback and taking responsibility for their own learning. research summary by England’s Education Endowment Foundation notes that teaching practice is more effective when it incorporates feedback, peer tutoring, collaborative learning, meta-cognition and self-regulation—all components of effective peer review.

SCALE-UP Classroom Technology: Supporting The Learning Environment

ViewSonic Education

Despite the dramatic impact technology has had on education, many classroom structures and teaching methods haven’t changed much over the years. The SCALE-UP classroom is one example of these dramatic shifts. SCALE-UP classrooms work very differently from traditional ones.

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

In spite of the fact that online education has been massively developing over the last decade, we cannot deny the fact that the majority of teaching still takes place in a traditional classroom. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

What YouTube and Hollywood Divas Can Teach You About Active Learning

Edsurge

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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Free Range Teaching and the Technology Teachers ‘Beg For’

Edsurge

When Central Coast Grammar School (CCGS) refurbished a block of classrooms recently, it installed wireless screen mirroring technology in every room. There are just classrooms, and we can teach from anywhere within them.” With Vivi, there was no learning curve,” says Sayer.

Why constructivist learning can’t always work in traditional classrooms

Neo LMS

Constructivist learning is an educational theory based on the psychological theories of Constructivist thinkers such as Jean Piaget. The progressive education movement has a number of hallmarks, these include: Learning by doing. Collaborative learning.

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

Edsurge

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).

This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class

Edsurge

Using wireless presentation tools by Vivi , an education-focused company founded in Australia, Gunn was able to mirror her tablet screen on the classroom screen and play YouTube clips directly through a hardwired receiver without slowing down the school’s wifi—or her students’ work. Here are six ways the technology can maximize classroom time and boost student and teacher productivity: 1. Amanda Pfeffer’s classroom notes projected for her students using Vivi.

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Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

edWeb.net

While not calling for a return to those rigid structures, in the edWebinar “ Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning: Making It Work,” Dina Brulles, Ph.D., both education consultants, advocated for using groups to assist student learning. The gifted group. The slow group.

5 Unique Ways to Use Google Classroom – From Mason Mason

EdTechTeacher

When I was a high school English teacher, we were using a proprietary learning management system (LMS) that was not user-friendly. As a hub, educators can leverage Google Classroom in ways they may not have initially thought. . All resources for the PD can be in Google Classroom.

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

Edsurge

On the screen, she saw her classroom just as though she were using the camera, but with one startling difference: There was a zombie floating in front of her. Many educators find that gamifying learning keeps students engaged. BreakoutEDU , for example, is an educational game platform that includes a curated set of physical materials—think padlocks, boxes and invisible ink—and activities across a wide range of subjects and grade levels. Learn how teachers are using the app.

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.

This global classroom features Mystery Skype and collaboration projects

eSchool News

Classroom walls don’t exist to Toni Olivieri-Barton, a library technology educator at Fountain Valley School. “Students need to learn at a young level that they have similarities and differences” with students from Mexico, Ireland, Kazakhstan and other countries, she said.

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How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom. Ideas about teaching are changing, and classrooms are starting to change along with them. A flexible seating arrangement is a key part of this new, modern learning environment. What Is a Flexible Classroom?

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4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

In HP Teaching Fellow Melissa Wrenchey’s class, students collaborate to design prototypes that address real-world challenges. Below, Melissa shares advice for how teachers can facilitate these kinds of powerful collaborative learning experiences with their students.

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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Summer Learning Series-Starting A Classroom or School Twitter Account

The Web20Classroom

This is the seventh post in my Summer Learning Series. These are short posts with tools, tips and resources for you to try something new this summer or something you can take to the classroom in the Fall. So for example we use in our district, the initials as our hashtag, #wsfcs.

5 Things Teachers Want from PD, and How Coaching and Collaboration Can Deliver Them—If Implementation Improves

Edsurge

In a nutshell, they want professional learning opportunities that are: Relevant. As with students, teachers’ professional learning needs are rarely one-size-fits-all. “It Rather than listening to lectures, teachers want to apply learning through demonstrations or modeling and practice. Teachers value learning most when it comes from other teachers. Anything that a fellow teacher who is still in the classroom [presents] beats out everything else,” one educator said.

Virtual Classrooms and VR Help Schools Get Qualified Teachers

EdTech Magazine

Virtual Classrooms and VR Help Schools Get Qualified Teachers. Thankfully, technologies such as virtual reality and collaboration software can assist with the training and recruiting of better teachers. VR Preps Teachers for the Classroom. Researchers at the University at Buffalo created a VR platform that simulates difficult student behaviors in the classroom to give future teachers opportunities to react in a safe setting. Collaboration.

False frontiers

Learning with 'e's

Collaboration is where two or more people work together to achieve a common objective. In education, the common objective is usually to learn specific content, skills or competencies within defined areas. We refer to this as personalised learning ( a video explains ).

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Elementari

Technology Tidbits

Elementari is a wonderful new site for digital storytelling and project based learning that I just found out about from Larry Ferlarzzo's excellent blog. Best of all, a teacher can customize an already created project as a template to help integrate into their own classroom.

6 simple ways to infuse growth mindset into daily classroom routines

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Believe in themselves and their own ability to learn. You see, many students enter our classrooms believing they’re either smart or not smart, good at reading or math, or not good in those areas. And once they have a growth mindset, they can learn anything. Want to learn more?

5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

Active learning environments cause disruption. They break away from the ‘norms’ you typically see in a classroom. In these environments, you’re not going to see a classroom where students are listening to the teacher’s voice as he or she presents information from the textbook.

eXSpace exploration

Learning with 'e's

In this follow-on from one of my previous posts entitled Going to the wall , I'm going to highlight some of the features we plan to incorporate into our new experimental learning space (eXSpace) at Plymouth Institute of Education. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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.