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. Read more: Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Collaborative Learning Matters

Where Learning Clicks

In early 2001, Steve Jobs, then the CEO of Apple, summoned a motley crew of employees and contractors to meet in a secret boardroom. By all accounts, the group should have failed. The post Collaborative Learning Matters appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

edWeb.net

The gifted group. The slow group. The behavioral issues group. Grouping in schools fell out of favor partially because educators—and parents—felt like kids were getting labeled and that groupings didn’t help students improve. before they assign group work.

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

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

The Hechinger Report

More group work was associated with greater individual gains in a new study. I visited many elementary and middle schools where students, with bulging headphones wrapped over their heads, stared at separate computers, each learning something different at the same moment.

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Collaborative learning options to meet every need - now in Span Workspace

Nureva

Patricia Klafki, a second-grade teacher at Turner Valley School in Alberta, Canada, knows that collaboration can be challenging. But Patricia also knows just how important collaboration is for school and beyond.

4 revealing things to know before creating collaborative learning spaces

Nureva

And despite having a few tables for groups to use, if anyone tried to have a conversation, we were quickly shushed by a librarian on a mission to keep her space as quiet as teenagerly possible. Even hallways can become places of active learning. Your learning space needs its own spaces.

DigiWriMo, meet the Make Bank

K12 Open Ed

I’m taking part in another open collaborative learning event in November: DigiWriMo. In talking about this with a group of folks last night , someone asked “ As a college student working on my elementary major, how could I use this writing piece in my future classroom?”

4 revealing things to know before creating collaborative learning spaces

Nureva

And despite having a few tables for groups to use, if anyone tried to have a conversation, we were quickly shushed by a librarian on a mission to keep her space as quiet as teenagerly possible. Schools everywhere are expecting more from shared learning spaces, turning them into makerspaces or media product studios. Even hallways can become places of active learning. Your learning space tells a story (Is it the right one?). Your learning space needs its own spaces.

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

Daily Edventures

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. Here’s today’s Daily Edventure with the collaborative – and creative — Kaylyn Dorland.

How To Elevate Case-Based Teaching Strategies

Omega Notes

Case-based learning provides several important benefits to students. Using collaborative learning systems can resolve these issues, providing students and faculty alike with a useful tool that makes using case based learning practical, efficient, and effective. .

10 Innovative Ideas To Provide Time for Professional Development and Collaborative Learning

The Innovative Educator

Finding time for teachers to meet and learn together is often very difficult, but a resourceful school team can utilize creative ideas that have worked well in other schools. Here are some ideas for providing time for educators to learn together.

Spice It Up! 6 Tech Tools to Transform Your Staff Meeting

Fractus Learning

I am sure every educator looks forward to staff meetings, right? Many times, staff meetings become housekeeping lists, presentations on topics, and there is little interaction among teachers. After intense reflection, I have decided it is time to change the outlook of staff meetings.

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.

Encourage collaboration.

Reading By Example

It’s a beautiful thing, the excitement of learning alongside a peer. Shared learning experiences build community and relationships. By creating opportunities for students to work collaboratively together, they will support one another as learners, help one another as friends, and respect one another in the community. There are many names for the topic of this post: Peer learning, collaborative learning, cooperative groups, shared learning, buddies, partner work.

Improve Differentiated Learning Through Ed Tech

Omega Notes

Differentiated learning in a post-secondary environment can improve not just student engagement and retention of material but instructor responsiveness to student needs. What is Differentiated Learning?

Here Are Three Types of Administrators Who Drive Achievement—and Two Who Don't

Edsurge

In the months since launching our school and district pilot program , the Kiddom team has collectively spent thousands of hours meeting with administrators to better understand their workflows, facilitate contextualized staff workshops, and support ongoing partnerships. We’ve learned so much from these passionate educators about what makes a school leader successful in driving achievement, and which qualities act as barriers to school success. Blended Learning 101.

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).

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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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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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.

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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Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Introducing blended learning experiences in core subjects presents many opportunities over traditional print-heavy classrooms. But introducing blended learning in the classroom is not the easiest thing to do. Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom.

Teaching Together for Change

Digital Promise

While 21st-century pedagogy puts group projects and collaborative learning at center stage for students, these cooperative habits have not yet assumed such a prominent role for teachers. But collaboration among teachers — and a desire for that teamwork — is growing, with positive repercussions across schools. Simon from the Harvard Graduate School of Education examines when and how this collaboration works best.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This opens so many doors for teachers, students, and parents to connect, collaborate and learn. SAT/ACT Study Groups. Co-Teach and Collaborate Across the Globe.

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. Invite friends to meet you there.

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4 Critical Characteristics of High-Quality Instructional Content

Edsurge

That’s why, in 2019, Discovery Education conducted a comprehensive research study—including a literature review, focus groups, interviews, surveys and an analysis of data usage—across our digital products and platforms. E-textbooks: A Personalized Learning Experience or a Digital Distraction?

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10 Ways Interactive Touch Screen Displays Improve Education

ViewSonic Education

Many find that more than one display is ideal for flexible classrooms that maximize active learning. Supporting Active Learning. Interactive touch screen displays have an inherent ability to bolster active learning. By becoming involved in the learning process.

6 Ways to create meaningful teamwork experiences through an LMS

Neo LMS

How many times per day do students hear the phrase “get in groups/pair up”? Chances are that no matter the subject, they are told to collaborate quite frequently. In fact, even in popular kids or teen TV shows, the group project is used as a catalyst for interaction between characters. Plenty of examples can be found from Boy Meets World and Dawson’s Creek to Gilmore Girls. Let’s call it the Dreaded Collaboration Project (you heard it from me first!).

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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2

Neo LMS

Last time I focused on more purely tech phrases, such as “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning”, today I will zero in on a few education-based phrases that are often conflated or interchanged leading to a lack of clarity. Deep Learning vs. Deep Learning. E-learning

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Improve Teacher Development Using a Challenge-Based Model – from Tom Daccord

EdTechTeacher

The instructor ends up the center of the learning, not the students, and disseminates information to a mostly passive audience. I’m simply not empowering them to learn if I’m at the center of learning. Learn More from Tom Daccord this Summer!

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Innovative Schools Find Lessons — and Opportunities — in Remote Learning

Edsurge

Instead, I asked to video conference with my interviewees, which gave me the chance to understand how schools’ closure is shaping learning for the long term. Bosselman has been speaking to other educators to learn from them and help him make plans for his own school.

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Summer Learning Series-TED Talks For Learning

The Web20Classroom

This is the third post in my Summer Learning Series. First was Collaborative Learning With Edmodo and then we followed up with Learning With Hashtags. Sometimes, in a group it can be hard to get a conversation started. Summer Learning Series TED