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.

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.

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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. Even hallways can become places of active learning. 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.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.

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. Open Source Resources. The maker movement: A learning revolution ). Open Source Resources.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.

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. Challenge your students to create their own content and engage in self-directed learning.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.

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. .

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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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. Offer training or resource sessions.

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. 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.

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.

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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Going Beyond the “Cool” Factor

The Principal of Change

Years ago, I remembered walking into this redesigned library that was seemingly the stuff of dreams in education. It was more like a media center and had spaces that were created for collaborative learning as well as spaces to work your own.

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. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

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. Shared resources.

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Kiddom’s Planner: A new (free) teacher tool to simplify planning for differentiation

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I shared with you before how much I love Kiddom as an easy tool for managing standards-based grading , and there’s a couple of new updates that you definitely need to know about if you’re spending too much time creating resources for differentiated instruction.

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. Students can learn the story by participating in a play.

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.

Real-time Collaboration: The Next Frontier in Ed Tech

Omega Notes

Web-based learning and assessment platforms are steadily becoming more important in college classrooms. In some cases, these ebooks can even be integrated with a university’s learning platform. Students can collaborate with their classmates online while they consume the ebook.

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5 Ways GoConqr Can Help Improve Your Study Strategy

GoConqr

When it comes to learning, we know that staying focused can be tough -but don’t worry, because we’ve put together 5 ways GoConqr can help you make the most of your time and make sure your hard work pays off! Create your own Resources.

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Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

But now, rather than a convenience, it has become a necessity for students to access textbooks and educational resources on digital platforms. And students, who are already on a limited education budget, find it extremely difficult to buy their yearly learning materials. A fine example would be Cengage, who launched their Cengage unlimited subscription pack, where students get unlimited access to their entire library of online textbooks for $119.99

ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

NeverEndingSearch

For instance, Kasey Bell generously shared her own resource-packed presentations on her Shake Up Learning Blog prior to the conference. Our own Kristina Holzweiss shared the Wakelet on Wakelet she co-presented, as well as her blog post on library uses of the platform.

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Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity. Leads Beyond the Library.

Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township and itslearning Selected as Finalists for 2018 IMS Global Learning Impact Awards

techlearning

Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township ( MSD Wayne ) and itslearning, an internationally acclaimed learning management system (LMS), are finalists in the IMS Global Consortium’s 2018 Learning Impact Awards program.

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Visions of Education Futures Floating Around in My Head

User Generated Education

Walk into a classroom in any part of the United States, even the world, and you most likely will scratch your head in disbelief asking yourself questions such as: Why do the classrooms look pretty much like the ones in which I, my parents, and my grandparents learned? Why aren’t they using them for learning? Their visions for how people should learn will permeate the current systems of education and they will hopefully be the change agents bringing in a new era of education.

Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

But now, rather than a convenience, it has become a necessity for students to access textbooks and educational resources on digital platforms. And students, who are already on a limited education budget, find it extremely difficult to buy their yearly learning materials. A fine example would be Cengage, who launched their unlimited subscription pack, where students get unlimited access to their entire library of online textbooks for $119.99

A big list of options for connecting globally

NeverEndingSearch

iEARN : The non-profit made of our 30,000 schools and youth organizations offers more than 100 searchable interactive curriculum-based projects , in a variety of languages where students can safely collaborate, create, research, and share opinions, on their way toward becoming global citizens.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

They must learn which line comes first in order to progress to the next letter. mt=8 An app that allows children to quickly learn common vocabulary. They are assigned a topic and divided into specific groups (as known as typical collaborative learning groups.)

The Latest from Digital Humanities Questions and Answers

ProfHacker

Digital Humanities Questions and Answers ( @DHAnswers on Twitter) is designed to be a free resource where anyone with an interest in the digital humanities can pose a question to the community of folks working in the field. ” Are universities / libraries running PHP 5.4

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