Reasons and Research – Why Schools Need Collaborative Learning Spaces

EmergingEdTech

Creative Commons license image source There are Many Reasons Why Flexible, Active Learning Classrooms Should be Widely Adopted We’ve converted a few classrooms to more collaborative spaces over the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Amplify Voice through Social Media #CUE18

wwwatanabe

Giving students a platform to exercise their voice, and listening to learn and understand, makes an impact on learning, academic discourse, class/school/district culture and climate. Blended Learning/Flipped Classroom Voice

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

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. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

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

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.

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.

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.

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

In particular, my PLN provides me with a constant supply of resources, thought-provoking discussions, knowledge, leadership strategies, and ways to successfully integrate technology. tools and how they can be utilized for teaching and learning.

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Is Isolation in Education A Choice?

My Island View

Educators were limited to their buildings for collaboration, which occasionally might widen out to include other educators in their district, but that was often less likely to occur. Of course collaboration on a greater scale would take both time and money, and that has rarely been a priority in most schools. Collaborative learning has always been with us from the beginning of learning, however, it required that the learners occupied the same space at the same time.

Playing at Orientation: Interview with the Designers of “The Parasite” at University of Chicago

ProfHacker

I spoke with designers Patrick Jagoda and Kristen Schilt about their collaboration and this elaborate, playful twist on a familiar college tradition: Anastasia: What brought on this design project? Our current media environment calls for alternative concepts and methods of experimentation.

25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

Wikipedia )" Since I last posted on Social Networks over a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education. Brainly - A fun social network where students post questions and other students from around the world post answers.

Using Google to Enhance Teams

The Playground Advocate

My school district embraced Google Apps for Education a few years ago, and since then we have been working to help our administrators, teachers, and students move to these tools to enhance teaching and learning. Collaboration!-

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. The engine of a PLN is social media.

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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.

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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Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

A teacher has to teach over 20 students with different learning styles, skills and priorities, which is a challenging task, especially when the classroom time is limited. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

Celebrate Digital Learning Day & Get Your School #FutureReady with @All4Ed & @OfficeofEdTech! #DLDay

Kleinspiration

Future Ready Schools Preparing Students for Success I''m honored to be a part of this year''s annual Digital Learning Day held in Washington D.C. In years past, I''ve followed the event closely from Twitter and through the resources attendees shared out during the conference.

What Does A Relevant, Connected Educator Look Like-Part 1

The Web20Classroom

When Tom Whitby and I set out to write The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning we wanted to provide a manual for any educator who had a desire to improve their practice, as many have already done, by utilizing social media and other tools.

Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning? A formula detailing a chemical reaction, or the new math behind a social media outreach strategy? In fact we now know that 50 percent of formal learning is forgotten within the first hour.

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Maybe Not Tomorrow, but When?

The Principal of Change

In the real world, YouTube is one of the most popular tools for learning. In the real world, collaborating is not cheating. In the real world, finding information on the internet is a resource.

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. My own stuff and some resources. We learned at ALA that next year, the two lists will be combined as digital tools.).

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Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

As students gradually move from K to 12, their learning needs also increase. While traditional textbooks are still a part of the educational curriculum, eBooks are rapidly becoming the preferred learning partner for students. Surely, students must have demonstrated a liking towards eBooks or there must have been statistical evidence of students scoring better grades when learning from digital textbooks. making learning an enriching experience.

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There’s Magic in That Sound: How to Engage Students With Digital Music-Making Tools

Edsurge

One of my challenges as a music teacher is finding learning tools that inspire and motivate my students and engage them musically, regardless of their individual abilities. Learning the trumpet or drums is great and playing an instrument is a valued skill.

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Who Wants a Job

Adam Welcome

How many schools are helping to support kids with social media strategy? You don't need a college degree to operate a drone, run a social media strategy or even vlog. Jessica is a 2016 NAESP/VINCI Digital Leader of Early Learning and an awesome person to connect with.

Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy

techlearning

-Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Learning Services to Strengthen Efforts to Create Dynamic Digital Classrooms – Silver Spring, Md. Through this effort, students are building collaborative learning skills that prepare them for college and careers.

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

Fractus Learning

I want them to be positive, collaborative learning communities, where ideas are shared and staff walks away energized. The staff meeting focus is now one of instruction, professional learning and sharing. I am sure every educator looks forward to staff meetings, right?

10 Ways Pokémon Go Augments Real-World Education & Student Learning

The ASIDE Blog

But educators also appreciate the many learning opportunities that exist within the Pokémon Go app. That being said, here are 10 ways that Pokémon Go can support the skills of contemporary learning: Visual Literacy - The essential premise of the game is to interpret a virtual world.

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.

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.

4 Strategies To Recharge Your Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

As I looked back over my planning, I saw a lot of attention given to addressing outcomes, but a distinct lack of focus on deep learning. Collaboration. Does the learning activity encourage independent learning? Cooperation: Is There Collaboration?

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

We recorded micro-teaches - usually a 10 minute lesson - and then played back the footage to the students so they could see and hear themselves and learn from the experience. Access to video resources will be even more important in the future than it is today.

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How an R&D Mindset Brought Teachers and School Leaders Closer Than Ever

Edsurge

Considering neuroscience now suggests that the education system we grew up with has severe limitations, perhaps it’s time we reexamine how we approach teaching and learning, not just for students but for our educators as well. We wanted to combine cutting edge teaching and learning practices with an R&D approach The ASB book, " R&D Your School ," was one that we at Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu took to heart. Great.

How We Built Our School Makerspace

Fractus Learning

Social media is filled with fantastic examples of Makerspaces, numerous websites and organizations are devoted to it, and books have been published on how to build your own Makerspace. Building a Makerspace is worth it when the students grow and learn within it.