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 is a pedagogy backed by long-standing, proven learning science findings that can easily be implemented in a remote learning context. Educators know that collaborative learning is not simply saying, “Students, work together.”

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. Let’s look a number of ways this partnership has the potential to transform the learning experience. A library of resources at your fingertips.

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4 revealing things to know before creating collaborative learning spaces

Nureva

Do you remember your high school library? The libraries I see today couldn’t be more different – full of spaces for students to communicate, solve problems – perhaps even create in a makerspace or compose a song. 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?). Library.

4 revealing things to know before creating collaborative learning spaces

Nureva

Do you remember your high school library? The libraries I see today couldn’t be more different – full of spaces for students to communicate, solve problems – perhaps even create in a makerspace or compose a song. 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?). Library.

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. She studied neuroscience to find out how to identify signs of sleepiness, took an online course to learn how to create the computer code that would recognize those signs.

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. . One of the challenges for faculty in carrying out case-based learning is preparing the case in advance for students to review before class.

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. JOIN THE CLUB: Educators interested in learning more about Faculty Club opportunities, or being featured in an interview, are invited to reach out to us at educators@coursehero.com.

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

Edsurge

Zombies had taken over the school library, and she and her fellow students had to work together to answer various questions about books—such as identifying where the index is located. Many educators find that gamifying learning keeps students engaged. Platforms like Metaverse also have hundreds of ready-to-use, free learning experiences, with thousands of teachers collaborating on creating additional content. Learn how teachers are using the app.

How to use GoConqr for distance learning and tools that can help you

GoConqr

There is growing pressure on teachers to implement distance learning and online learning strategies for their students in these difficult times. As we work together to bring the best in online collaboration and learning tools students around the world need to be able to continue with their school year. Challenge your students to create their own content and engage in self-directed learning.

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).

Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

By incorporating technology into K-12 education model, institutes are aiming to improve the teaching and learning processes in schools and universities. The reason why K-12 is given so much importance is because these are the formative years where students are encouraged to think out of the box, learn to analyze and solve problems, make decisions and come up with innovative ideas. With the flipped approach, teachers aim to make the learning process more engaging.

Connected Educator Month Kickoff Details! PLUS Library 2.013 Proposals Deadline

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Quick news on Library 2.013 , our third annual worldwide, online, and free conference on libraries, librarians, and librarianship: the formal deadline for session proposals is end of day Monday, September 30th. If you didn''t participate last year, this US Department of Education-sponsored month-long series of events focuses on the significant ways that online collaborative learning is playing in professional development.

Going Out of Print -- An Article about School Libraries

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Our fiction is flying off the shelves (being borrowed, that is), and our non-fiction is slowly being replaced by online resources that we''re building via Castle Library''s Learning Network and teacher and student-produced content. I really like this article, because it paints a true picture of the challenges and opportunities for school libraries such as ours. Just subscribed to David Loertscher''s blog School Libraries - Book Reviews, Research, Issues.

Elevate productivity and improve outcomes with innovative learning spaces

eSchool News

Requiring students to work in designated areas at designated times hampers learning. With the right technology, IT can help repurpose the physical spaces in which students work to provide flexible, collaborative learning spaces that improve the student experience. Whitepaper Library Citrix SystemsBy supporting new curricular models and student needs, IT can cut costs, enhance data security and create new efficiencies across campus.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

Exploring new ideas: Student-driven remote learning

Neo LMS

For many schools, it has been nearly two months of remote learning. Many schools around the world are facilitating remote learning for the remainder of this academic year and possibly longer, and we can take this as an opportunity to try new ideas. There are many opportunities that we can design which will promote flexibility in learning, help our students to develop a growth mindset, and foster better ways to collaborate and communicate. E-learning

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Digital Citizenship–probably one of the most important topics students will learn between kindergarten and 8th and too often, teachers are thrown into it without a road map.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Digital Citizenship–probably one of the most important topics students will learn between kindergarten and 8th and too often, teachers are thrown into it without a road map.

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. Most importantly, true growth is about learning from people that don’t belong to the same culture as us — a truly eye-opening experience for students and teachers alike. A major advantage is building cross-cultural collaboration skills, which some argue is an essential 21st century skill. Fortunately, it’s now easier than ever to collaborate online.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Digital Citizenship–probably one of the most important topics students will learn between kindergarten and 8th and too often, teachers are thrown into it without a roadmap.

Using Hybrid and Blended Learning to Promote Student-Centered Classrooms

Waterford

Now is a particularly helpful time to consider implementing blended or hybrid learning, two strategies that allow for independent or remote learning. We’ve put together a quick primer on what blended and hybrid learning strategies are and why they might have a place in your classroom.

Vote for Digital Promise in the 2019 SXSW EDU PanelPicker!

Digital Promise

With that in mind, we invite you to help us tell our stories at SXSW EDU 2019 to spread the word on topics like learner variability, educator micro-credentials, immersive storytelling with 360° technology, maker learning, edtech pilots, data interoperability, and more. Hear how they are advocating for increased connectedness across regions so we can all learn together faster to transform education for all children. Keeping It Real: Experiential Learning at Scale.

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New Micro-credentials for Summer Professional Learning

Digital Promise

As part of our robust micro-credential ecosystem, we proudly partner with organizations to provide opportunities for personalized professional learning. Our research-backed micro-credentials are digital certifications that verify an individual’s competence in a specific skill or set of skills, regardless of where and how they learned them. This stack includes: Conducting a Needs Assessment for Digital Learning. Developing a Virtual Desk for Digital Learning.

4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

In HP Teaching Fellow Melissa Wrenchey’s class, students collaborate to design prototypes that address real-world challenges. Below, Melissa shares advice for how teachers can facilitate these kinds of powerful collaborative learning experiences with their students. Students have opportunities to work on smaller projects to familiarize themselves with collaborative learning and integrated projects. Collaborate with teachers in your school.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Digital Citizenship–probably one of the most important topics students will learn between kindergarten and 8th and too often, teachers are thrown into it without a roadmap.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Digital Citizenship–probably one of the most important topics students will learn between kindergarten and 8th and too often, teachers are thrown into it without a roadmap.

Celebrating Diversity and Peace This Thanksgiving

Teacher Reboot Camp

was built on various cultures coming together to collaborate, learn, and help each other. Lives are lost when we close our minds and think we don’t have anything to learn from people who are different from us. This Thanksgiving let’s help our future leaders learn the value of diversity and coming together despite differences to better the world. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

Traci Chun, a teacher-librarian at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington, and junior Ulises Santillano Tlaseca troubleshoot a 3D printing job in the library’s maker space. When my library is quiet, that’s a red flag,” said Chun. The stereotypical library can seem like a vestige, making it an easy target when budgets are tight, according to Mark Ray, Vancouver’s director of innovation and library services, “but we want libraries to be the lynchpin of education transformation.”

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Digital Citizenship–probably one of the most important topics students will learn between kindergarten and 8th and too often, teachers are thrown into it without a roadmap.

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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MiEN Company Introduces New Furniture Product Offerings to Solve Learning Space Challenges

eSchool News

Educators are rethinking the layout of classrooms and other learning spaces in terms of optimizing use of those spaces for student wellbeing and study. The DIY café and counter stools are well suited for students who love to learn sitting up high.

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

eSchool News

The school used public funding to add an eLearning library environment for students this year. Principal Chuck Gambrill and teacher April Dean worked throughout the summer to convert an old classroom into a collaborative learning environment, and they have added a suite of Samsung Galaxy tablets and iPads allowing students to download books from a virtual library. Myself and April are excited to see the positive reaction by the students about this learning experience.”

Case Study 4.6: Leadership for Global Learning – Judy O’Connell

Learning Confluence

The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching. Written and edited by Julie Lindsay, and published by the International Society for Technology in Education in 2016, The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching is for global educators and global education leaders who want to know how to take learning global. Leadership for Global Learning – Judy O’Connell.

3D Virtual Learning a New Reality

A Principal's Reflections

We have continued to sustain numerous innovative initiatives while looking for other opportunities to improve the learning experience for the school community. This year alone Laura Fleming , our stellar media specialist, has successfully created a Makerspace for our students as well as a digital badge platform to acknowledge the informal learning of teachers. At NMHS we focus on empowering students to take ownership of their learning.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Digital Citizenship–probably one of the most important topics students will learn between kindergarten and 8th and too often, teachers are thrown into it without a roadmap.