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.

5 collaborative learning projects to finish your year strong

Nureva

During my first year of teaching, I quickly learned that time in schools is relative – my lunch hour wasn’t really an hour and the school day sometimes stretched far into the evening. Extend the learning by incorporating scale or mapping skills. education collaboration PBL

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. Compatibility : Desktop/Tablet/Mobile. Collaborative problem solving.

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.

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.

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. Using the camera in our phones or tablets, augmented reality (AR) overlays objects—characters, scenery, animations—onto the physical world, and allows users to interact with those objects. Many educators find that gamifying learning keeps students engaged. Learn how teachers are using the app.

School district invents custom charging solution for all schools

eSchool News

As Denton Independent School District (ISD) prepares for future ready classrooms with technology and builds new schools, the Texas district is partnering with LocknCharge to create a new mobile device charging cabinet – the Carrier 15 Charging Station™.

3 Things My Kids LOVE About Their SMART Table

Kleinspiration

SMART Table 442i from SMART Technologies - Collaborate P L A Y that Makes Learning F U N - Last summer, I found out about the new SMART Learning Table that SMART Technologies was coming out with. Learning feels like you''re playing games!

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15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s no secret that I love Google tools, but Google is not the only option for your classroom. There are hundreds of fantastic collaborative learning tools!

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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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Peer editing in digital and mobile environments

Nik Peachey

For years now I have been happily using EtherPad based services like [link] and [link] to get participants on the training courses I deliver to work collaboratively to create and peer edit texts. apps collaborative learning mobile learning process writing web 2.0

Thinking About Flipping Your Classroom? Check out These Simple Ways To Get Started

MSEDTechie

The Flipped Classroom is a fairly new strategy that flips traditional classroom teaching to offer a more student centered approach. A flipped classroom allows more time for activities during class outside of lecturing, such as collaborating learning projects, and assessments.

How can we use Office 365 for Professional Development in our schools?

TeacherCast

In this episode, learn about the power of collaborative learning with the power of Office 365. In this episode, Jeff sits down with Cal Armstrong to discuss how his school district is using Office 365 to provide dynamic and collaborative professional development.

10 Ways Interactive Touch Screen Displays Improve Education

ViewSonic Education

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for ideal classroom display solutions. Most classrooms benefit (hugely) from at least one interactive touch screen display. Many find that more than one display is ideal for flexible classrooms that maximize active learning.

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.

Eggbert, the Slightly Cracked Egg: A Breakout EDU Game

User Generated Education

There is a new platform for immersive learning games that’s taking classrooms across the world by storm. Stretch student collaboration skills with Breakout EDU ). Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributions made by each team member.

Improving student achievement through choice

eSchool News

1:1 devices, renovated classrooms. Today we have a range of devices in our classrooms, from tablets in some of the primary grades to laptops in our science classrooms (where more powerful devices are necessary).

Project wirelessly from your Chromebook to Epson projectors with iProjection App

Educational Technology Guy

With the Epson Multi-PC Projection with Moderator function1 and the Epson iProjection App for Chromebooks, the teacher has the ability to display up to four Chromebook notebook computers simultaneously from a maximum of 50 connected devices for an engaging collaborative classroom experience. Imaging being able to move around the classroom, projecting from your Chromebook, or having your students share their work with the class, all wirelessly!

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Samsung launches new STEM learning, collaboration solutions

eSchool News

has announced two new education solutions to enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum, and create more collaborative learning spaces. “As Learning devices become truly powerful when paired with dynamic, interactive content and engaging curriculum.

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My Top #EdTech Tools for Teaching Online AP Calculus @wacom @PearDeck @SlackHQ @EDpuzzle @OneNoteEDU @SocraticOrg #flipclass

techieMusings

I am excited (and nervous) but mainly pumped for the challenge, learning, and growth that teaching in a purely online environment will bring. With the Wacom tablets , handwritten work become possible and effortless!

How Modern Learning Environments Support Numerous Pedagogies

EdTech Magazine

How Modern Learning Environments Support Numerous Pedagogies. When Neosho Junior High School teachers and students moved into a sleek, new campus last August, they said goodbye to traditional classrooms and hello to modern learning spaces that encourage mobility, collaboration and new ways of learning. features spacious, glass-walled classrooms that open into common learning areas. Our goal is to enhance learning, and it works.

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

eSchool News

TV game show format comes to the classroom. Myself and April are excited to see the positive reaction by the students about this learning experience.”

Best of Infocomm Winners

techlearning

The newest member of the company’s classroom-based recording family provides the automation and high-quality capture Mediasite is known for in a compact, affordable device, ensuring even more students never miss a lecture. The AirBoard is deal for distance learning.

How to choose the best collaboration tools for students

Nureva

But too often, collaborative learning activities fail to live up to expectations. Luckily, many collaboration tools for students now help address these problems. Look for collaboration tools that enable students to express themselves in ways that work best for them.

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.

My desk drawer? very revealing!

Learning With Lucie

It has to be a sturdy book bag, as I am pretty rough with it, constantly tossing it in the back of a vehicle, or the corner of someone''s classroom. They engage the visual kinesthetic learners/collaborators (me and others like me) in ways that digital technology cannot do.

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

Image Credit [link] Most educators I talk to have no idea where to begin when attempting to create a PLN that meets their teaching and learning needs. tools and how they can be utilized for teaching and learning. Wikis encourage information sharing and collaborative learning.

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BEST OF INFOCOMM WINNERS

techlearning

The newest member of the company’s classroom-based recording family provides the automation and high-quality capture Mediasite is known for in a compact, affordable device, ensuring even more students never miss a lecture. The AirBoard is ideal for distance learning.

Education conference survival guide – 13 tips to make your time count

Nureva

Maybe it’s the chance to finally get a handle on design thinking or find inspiration for your collaborative learning spaces. Most of what you’ll need can fit on your tablet or phone. The more people you talk to, the more inspiration you’ll have when you’re back in the classroom. Keep the learning going. of learning into just a handful of days. So make sure the learning lasts. Plan a remote collaboration project with a teacher you met.

Can children learn from a “mixed-reality” game?

The Hechinger Report

A giant computer screen looms over the table, and a touch-screen tablet is built into the table’s surface. A boy named Damon taps the picture of the smaller tower on the right side of the tablet screen. Some tech companies are also trying to mix hands-on play with digital learning.

Mobile Learning Experience 2012 - April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona

The Mobile Native

Cross Post From Tony Vincent''s Learning in Hand Interested in iPad, iPod touch, tablets, netbooks, laptops, phones, apps, podcasting, Android, iOS, and web-based tools? Excited about mobile technology for learning and teaching? Want to connect with other educators and learn from their successes and challenges? Then join me for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. Registration for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 is open.

Marketplace trend update: 5 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

What Kids Can Learn When Blocks Get A Tech Boost

MindShift

A giant computer screen looms over the table, and a touch-screen tablet is built into the table’s surface. A boy named Damon taps the picture of the smaller tower on the right side of the tablet screen. Some tech companies are also trying to mix hands-on play with digital learning.

Boxlight Expands Interactive Touch Options with New MimioFrame Touch Board Kit and ProColor 490 Touch Table

techlearning

Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) (“Boxlight”), a leading provider of technology solutions for the global learning market, today announced it has two new touch technology products ready to ship to classrooms throughout the United States. One, the MimioFrame touch board kit, is a front-of-classroom interactive solution that turns conventional whiteboards into touch boards in less than 15 minutes.