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7 Digital tools for student engagement across all grade levels


Over the years, I have noticed that student engagement tends to decrease in my classes around this time and I reach out to my personal learning network (PLN) for ideas or tools to boost engagement. Additionally, it is important that we ask for their feedback so we can continue to provide the best learning opportunities for them.

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How to build your global classroom in 4 steps


Social media: platforms like Twitter help teachers build their personal learning network and share teaching tips and tricks. Some of them prefer to seek classroom collaborations directly. Lock from the University of Calgary has developed a four-item framework to help teachers design authentic collaborative learning.

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

The Innovative Educator

Personal Learning Network Professional Development Professional Learning Communities' On Friday afternoons, an activity for the upper grades could be planned. Other schools organize large group gym activities, like Olympics or Field Days, run by the gym teachers and educational assistants. I want more ».

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A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

Wikis : Collaborative websites that allow registered users the ability to create and edit any number of interlinked web pages. Wikis encourage information sharing and collaborative learning. This tool is a great way to curate information to satisfy even the most finicky of learning needs.

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False frontiers

Learning with 'e's

However, as we become increasingly connected to each other through technology, and our social ties strengthen, so there is greater scope for students to learn together, sharing their resources and ideas, and approaching their study collaboratively. Collaborative learning does not undermine or contradict personalised learning.

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25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

ISTE Community - International Society for Technology & Education is a great place for educators to come together and collaborate on technology issues and build their Personal Learning Network. Teamie - An excellent collaborative learning platform w/ mobile apps that easily supports "flipped" learning.

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Whom Should I Follow on Twitter?

My Island View

There is however a growing number of educators using Twitter who look for strategies to better serve them in social media for collaborative learning. First, we must understand that the worst advocates for collaborating with Twitter are more often educators who are collaborating through Twitter. I follow over 3,000.

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