Collaborative Learning in the Age of Social-Distancing

Digital Promise

As schools rapidly shift instruction to a learn-from-home situation, we’re thinking about how to integrate core learning sciences principles in this new context: What do we know improves learning? Collaborative learning can also be effective across different age groups.

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. How ed-tech enhances collaborative learning. Exchanging ideas is the basis of collaboration.

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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. Since the days of blackboards and chalk, classrooms have incorporated a range of tech tools to enhance students’ learning.

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. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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.

Sharing Learning with Working Examples

ProfHacker

Thus I’m always excited when I find spaces with that same philosophy of collaborative learning and give me new ideas to spark my next project. I recently was introduced to one such platform, Working Examples. Have you contributed or explored the Working Examples community?

How Listening and Sharing Help Shape Collaborative Learning Experiences

MindShift

Excerpted from “ The ABCs of How We Learn: 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches, How They Work, and When to Use Them ,” (c) 2016 by Daniel L. ” Learning more together than alone. Listening and sharing are the cornerstones of collaborative learning.

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.

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.

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

We literally threw out our teachers’ desks,” says Damon Cooper, an English teacher and the director of teaching and learning at CCGS, in New South Wales. And all of a sudden we have this amazing cooperative learning group. With Vivi, there was no learning curve,” says Sayer.

This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class

Edsurge

Fewer uploads and emails Gunn’s school has a one-to-one device policy; when she projects her screen to model her writing process, for example, students can connect their own devices to use the platform’s annotate tool to take a screenshot and add their own notes. 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.

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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.

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

Edsurge

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. For example, after watching a 10-minute tutorial, Yvonne Rodriguez was able to create her own AR Experience by arranging components—which she describes as “digital LEGOs”—on her computer screen. “It’s

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.

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).

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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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. Coaching is a perfect example. In short, current collaborative activities too often seem like a waste of time.

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. Below is an example. choose your own adventure collaborative learning digital storytelling project based learning

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.

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.

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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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.

Brainstorm and Debate Collaboratively

Nik Peachey

Solvr is a free easy and interesting way to collaboratively brainstorm and attempt to solve problems online. The collaborative part comes in when you share the URL with someone, then other people can come and join in the problem solving and brainstorming. Here's an example on politics.

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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. A major advantage is building cross-cultural collaboration skills, which some argue is an essential 21st century skill. E-learning

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5 Tips for Teaching Online

Catlin Tucker

As teachers embrace their new roles as designers, instructors, and facilitators of online learning, many are grappling the details associated with teaching remotely. The LMS becomes the space where we engage students in learning. 4 Prioritize Student Communication & Collaboration.

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Create your own social network 7 steps

Nik Peachey

With the opportunities social networks offer for collaboration and communication, this is certainly something we as educators should be thinking about being involved in. Increased reach You can increase the reach of your F2F activities and get more people involved in the collaborative / collective development of your project. Good for your personal / career development You can learn a lot through being an administrator and develop some useful skills and knowledge.

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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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.

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. For example with the story of Cinderella that I have created, you can tell it from the perspective of an ugly sister or from the rat that got turned into a horse! I've set up an example of this here: [link] Feel free to register and participate or get your students participating in this.

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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. They can also continue to refine these definition and add examples as their knowledge grows. I think the possibilities for collaborative projects for teacher development are almost limitless.

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Great Ways to Use Interactive Maps in the Virtual Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

You can create a personalized, interactive map to help students connect and collaborate through online learning. In addition, the tools are accessible and built to support the unique learning needs of ALL learners. Explore an Interactive Map Example.

Developing Academic Language Supports Equity

Digital Promise

Children who do not hear English spoken at home, for example, rarely hear in English the words that matter in academics. Multimodal learning is a catalyst for this process. By implementing proven multimodal learning strategies, students can overcome the academic language barrier.

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