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.

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

K-12 Schools - Education News

Over 1,000 administrators, teachers, students and parents were surveyed for the study, The Role of Education in Building Soft Skills , in both the United Kingdom and the United States. K-12 Schools Collaborative Learning Soft Skills

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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. The SCALE-UP classroom places heavy emphasis on student collaboration.

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.

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. Use a Google Form to create a survey you can send to parents.

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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Space Matters: Lessons Learned from an Active-Learning Classroom

Edsurge

Too many discussions of edtech focus on tools (like tablets, clickers, learning-management systems, smart boards, etc). More thought should be spent on the design of the classroom itself. Two years ago we renovated an old computer lab into an active learning classroom. The idea was to make the room, Carson 61, into an incubator—to spark similar classroom redesigns all over campus. We’re not alone in redesigning high-tech classrooms.

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edWeb’s Research-Based Practices for Personalized Professional Learning

edWeb.net

Report prepared by Cambridge Learning Group. Active learning through structured online activities and classroom application. Collaboration that builds knowledge and makes collective decisions. edWeb Case Study: Rock Valley Community School District.

Starting Off the School Year: It’s About the Learners

User Generated Education

I want students to learn about one another in a personal way. I want to learn about my students so my instructional strategies can be more personalized and tailored to their needs and interests. You will be expected to engage in the learning activities during class time.

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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.

3 Tools for Exploiting the Wifi During Presentations

Nik Peachey

If like me you’re not one of those, then here are a few tools that, thanks to the increasing availability of wireless connectivity at conference centres these days, might help to turn your passive listeners into a bunch of multitasking audience collaborators.

K–12 Professional Development Is Critical, So Make It Count

EdTech Magazine

While most teachers believe district leaders view professional development as a priority, some say the instruction they’re offered could be more effective, according to a survey from Corwin, Learning Forward and the National Education Association.

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6 Ways to create meaningful teamwork experiences through an LMS

Neo LMS

Chances are that no matter the subject, they are told to collaborate quite frequently. Let’s call it the Dreaded Collaboration Project (you heard it from me first!). The Dreaded Collaboration Project has all the elements of a good cliche: the student that does all the work, the slacker, the one that talks a lot (but does not do anything), the anxious one, and of course, that one student that only shows up at the end, mostly unprepared.

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The Internet of Things smart school is coming

eSchool News

Close to half (46 percent) of K-12 and higher-ed IT leaders in a recent survey said they believe an Internet of Things smart school — a school using Internet of Things devices to transform learning environments — will have a major impact in the next one to two years.

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

Securly

Web filtering is required by law, as long as schools wish to receive e-rate funding to supply their digital classrooms. In our recent international survey , 53% of students aged 9-18 reported being productive only half of the total time spent working on school assignments.

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.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. Whole-Class Learning is Here.

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When Coaching Teachers Has Curiosity As Its Primary Goal

MindShift

Our innovation was that we wanted to make teaching and learning better, but we wanted to be better at making teaching and learning better,” Hopkin said during a presentation on the coaching model his school uses at the Building Learning Communities conference in Boston.

Playing at Orientation: Interview with the Designers of “The Parasite” at University of Chicago

ProfHacker

For an overview of the genre, check out my previous ProfHacker posts on ARGs in the classroom and other examples such as Tessera and Endgame. Based on the research we conducted, the project felt successful to us but I wanted to build on what we had learned at a larger scale.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

” Gartner says, rather vaguely, that it relies on scenarios and surveys and pattern recognition to place technologies on the line. ” Take “collaborative learning,” for example, which this year’s K–12 report posits as a mid-term trend.

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The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The conference is held in the online platform Blackboard Collaborate, and instructions for joining any sessions and to find the schedule in your own time zone are at [link]. And special thanks to Blackboard Collaborate for the terrific conference platform.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

Back in 2014, our interviews and surveys led us to a taxonomy of digital curation. Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity. Designs Collaborative Spaces. What’s curation?

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

The Traditional Model The traditional model used by organizational learning theorists begins with the depth of knowledge. Current organizational learning and knowledge literature identify and categorize 12 different types of knowledge depending on the location in which the knowledge is created and the depth of knowledge. Without interdepartmental collaboration or conflict, individual groups lack the opportunity to reinterpret intergroup content and negotiate meaning.