Classroom collaboration: Learning together

Neo LMS

In most classrooms today, students are seen working together in small groups, perhaps in learning stations in the classroom, and taking a more active role in learning. Social learning works. We have to think about what will work in our classrooms and with our students.

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. According to D. How to build a PLN.

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

EdTech4Beginners

A teacher has to teach over 20 students with different learning styles, skills and priorities, which is a challenging task, especially when the classroom time is limited. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

Recently one of our fifth grade teachers, Alice Sikkema, was chosen to present in the poster sessions at Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC). One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school.

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.

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.

Cardboard Challenges: No Tech/Low Cost Maker Education

User Generated Education

This is my reflection on my Cardboard Challenges Maker Education Camp that was taught to twelve 5 to 10 year old learners for five days, 2.5 The learners engaged in these learning activities with high excitement and motivation. Learning is often a messy business.

Working in a group might be the best way to help kids meet individual goals, study says

The Hechinger Report

When I first became an education journalist back in 2011, there was a lot of talk about individualized instruction, particularly by using educational software to tailor subjects for each student. It might seem that personalized or student-centered learning should be more individualized.

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Collaborative Coaching Models: EdTechTeam Dynamic Learning Project

EdTechTeam

I had intentionally chosen for her to watch a coaching debrief I was having with a teacher who was struggling, a teacher I was struggling to know how to support. My lead coach, Ginny, met with me to talk through my caseload and co-coach with me weekly.

Top 25 Sites/Apps of 2018

Technology Tidbits

Book Creator - A fantastic mobile (iOS/Chrome) app for creating stunning eBooks/presentations, that can be used for digital storytelling, project based learning, and more. Dystopia 2153 - An innovative new site that teaches programming/coding through the use of game based learning and graphic novels. Night Zookeeper - A excellent new free writing tool filled w/ interactive lessons as well as an educational portal to help teachers track and monitor student progress.

The Open Classroom: A Perspective on Differentiated Instruction

Leadership Lounge

In the 1960s, when America became frightened by the Soviets' rapid space advancements during the Cold War, educators pushed new approaches on how students should be taught and how they should learn. Math rods and other visuals replaced rote learning seemingly overnight.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Knowing this, what is the best way to foster and provide ongoing support for good teaching practices? Professional Learning Communities.

Educators as Learning Catalyst Collaborators

Tech Helpful

Collaborator - Educators dedicate time to collaborate with both colleagues and students to improve practice, discover and share resources and ideas, and solve problems. This would allow for students to learn how to do better key internet searches together.

Powerful Mindsets: The 4 C's through Breakout EDU

EdTechTeam

I want learning to be engaging and thought provoking. In my mind, games tend to have a limit to the depth of knowledge it could render. Nevertheless, I placed it on my list of things to present to Teachers. How is it helping you move forward? How so?”

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.

Who Wants a Job

Adam Welcome

They just require exposure and freedom in school to explore, be supported, have adult advisors to help guide them, and to know it's possible for all kids to have those opportunities. What are we doing in our schools to help kids grow their Android/IOS development skills?

Events Newsletter - I Witness Testimonies & Holocaust - HackEd 15 - TechEducator Podcast - ISTEunplugged

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

March 20th - March 30th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards. The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 1

Reading By Example

In my previous post , I highlighted an article from Education Week about students being able to pursue their questions and interests in school. She believes that if students do not have a voice and choice in their learning, then all of the focus on the core academics will not amount to much.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 1

Reading By Example

In my previous post , I highlighted an article from Education Week about students being able to pursue their questions and interests in school. She believes that if students do not have a voice and choice in their learning, then all of the focus on the core academics will not amount to much.

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

I had the incredible opportunity to visit a school in Queensland, Australia. They invited me to their school to share my flipped classroom journey. They are well into their journey to bring blended and flipped learning to all classrooms.

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Collaboration Coaching

wwwatanabe

As we wrap up our second year of Collaboration Coaching , we celebrate the success we''ve had with collaboration, learning with colleagues, and creating 21st century, student-centered classrooms. What is a Collaboration Coach? It''s a learning process.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have had such an enthusiastic response to this event that we have expanded the conference this year: we will start Wednesday afternoon/evening and go through Friday mid-day (US Time). We hope it gets you excited to attend!

Learning Revolution Free Events - ISTE Unplugged + Hack Education - AERO - Gaming in Ed Call for Proposals - Students Driving Change

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update May 20, 2014 Teaching is a strategic act of engagement. James Bellanca The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

3, and Connected Educator Month in October--how are we still standing?!), but we''re raring to go now, and we hope you are, too! The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels.

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

I had the incredible opportunity to visit a school in Queensland, Australia. They invited me to their school to share my flipped classroom journey. They are well into their journey to bring blended and flipped learning to all classrooms.