5 collaborative learning projects to finish your year strong

Nureva

During my first year of teaching, I quickly learned that time in schools is relative – my lunch hour wasn’t really an hour and the school day sometimes stretched far into the evening. Extend the learning by incorporating scale or mapping skills. Board game design helps consolidate learning while encouraging students to create something new to share (and play) with others. If there’s time, they could even turn their sketches into a mural or words into a collaborative poem.

How to Help Students Land the STEM Jobs of the Future

Edsurge

It all happens thanks to a network of corporate partnerships that let students peer into the real world of STEM careers while giving companies a chance to engage with ambitious and energetic students. But these days, I’m not looking for particular experience as much as whether people can work collaboratively as part of a team. But these days, I’m not looking for particular experience as much as whether people can work collaboratively as part of a team.

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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. The realization of seeing and speaking with others just like them (across the country, or further abroad) instantly teaches them they are all part of a much bigger picture,” she explains in her Microsoft Innovative Educator learning activity.

Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks to Elevate Instruction

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! The learning theories and frameworks below provide useful tips on how to design online instruction and plan digital lessons to help students thrive. 4 Essential Elements for Effective Distance Learning.

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. Focus on STEM and STEAM Education. For example, younger makers can turn to DIY , a safe online community for kids to discover and learn new skills. Focus on STEM and STEAM Education. Yet innovation remains tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – the STEM subjects.

PD for Writing Teachers: STEM Workshops, Rockstar Camps, Twitter and More!

Edsurge

However, my husband would argue that I am indeed addicted to learning experiences each summer when I should probably be helping to organize the garage. I LOVE to learn. Most teachers know that we learn from our students, and the highly interactive, practical model of CUE Rock Star camps exemplifies the best in collaborative learning. Engaging problem-solving and collaboration for students and staff with BreakoutEDU. “Must be nice to have summers off!”

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

Edsurge

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. Team experiences teach collaboration skills, distribution of responsibilities, specialization and social and emotional learning skills.

Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks For Future Ready Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! They inspire their students to innovate, create, collaborate, and problem-solve with technology. The learning theories and frameworks below help us reflect on the way student learning is impacted by technology so that our curriculum and use of technology in the classroom helps students thrive. Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks. Online Collaborative Learning Theory by Linda Harasim.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – December 2016

Discovery Education

Amazon Robotics : Learn more about how Amazon is building a culture using the 4C’s to innovate business. STEM Content Connections. Discovery Education – Holiday Collaboration: Holiday Global Collaborative Learning Experience. Celebrate the holidays with the 4C’s by collaborating and communicating to other classrooms from around the world! STEM Connections around Decorating our Cities: 2012 Rockefeller Tree Setup Time-lapse. STEM Career Challenge.

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Creating Hive Pathways to STEM Success

Educator Innovator

How we can leverage a Hive network-effect to create pathways to STEM success for students from populations currently under-represented in STEM. The State of Pathways in STEM. However, one of the primary goals of Hive is to accommodate this movement, facilitating Connected Learning by making accessible a variety of different opportunities and types of programs across which youth move, perhaps with the help of digital badges.

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From STEM tools to wi-fi, using tech to inspire

eSchool News

In this week’s news: New STEM solutions from Samsung. In partnership with STEM Fuse and Tidebreak, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has announced two new education solutions to enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum, and create more collaborative learning spaces. If they build it, they will learn from it. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week.

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

Edsurge

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. With the goal of helping school leaders reflect and refine their practices, we’ve distilled our learning into three model administrator profiles—and two not-so-great ones. We share these learnings not to pass judgement, but in the hope of supporting the needs of teachers and students everywhere.

Bill Clinton Reiterates Obama’s Commitment to Add 100,000 STEM Teachers to the Workforce

Edsurge

Back in 2011 former President Barack Obama implored the nation to add 100,000 STEM teachers to the workforce. Who would have ever thought that America would just make up its mind that we needed more STEM teachers? Six years and 40,000 teachers later, Bill Clinton made another call at the 100Kin10 Annual Summit in New York City for STEM leaders to keep up the momentum. Who would have ever thought that America would just make up its mind that we needed more STEM teachers?

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How Online Camps Help Kids Stay Connected to STEM Skills and Mentors Year-Round

MindShift

Earth’s molten core and the lost city of Atlantis are not traditional summer destinations for kids, but intrepid young campers can now contend with lava or rebuild the underwater metropolis as they learn, play and socialize in the digital realms of virtual camps. If you’re already messing around with redstone in Minecraft, this is a pathway for you to learn circuitry and get interested in engineering.”.

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Vernier Software & Technology Takes Science to the Next Level

eSchool News

To further support collaborative STEM learning, Vernier Software & Technology recently launched LabQuest 3. To learn more about LabQuest 3, visit www.vernier.com/product/labquest-3.

How to Start a School Design Project

Digital Promise

Schools and teachers often use summer as a time to rethink classrooms and learning spaces. Learning goals should guide the design process, not follow, says Daniel Wilson , director and principal investigator at Project Zero. We want to pause that momentum and turn discussions towards the learning goals that will matter most in the community — and really get concrete about what that learning looks like in everyday interactions.”. Does it involve collaboration?

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Why We Still Need to Know Things in the Age of Google

The CoolCatTeacher

We hope that kids will learn critical thinking skills in one class and then apply it to another. Today we discuss current research that is shaking up how people think about learning. Shift #1 is that Students are collaborators. It’s hard to learn “domain independent problem-solving skills”. They don’t learn some domain independent sort of strategic thinking skill. Interest-driven learning can be really valuable.

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Cardboard Challenges: No Tech/Low Cost Maker Education

User Generated Education

The learners engaged in these learning activities with high excitement and motivation. I believe it is important to follow learners’ leads and ideas as it creates energy, motivation, and momentum for learning. Traditional teaching is way too often focused on keeping to an agenda both in time and with the learning activities. Cutting and working with cardboard creates a mess, but authentic and engaged learning is often messy. Learning is often a messy business.

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. Promoting risk-taking is beyond a leader simply stating “Try it out” to a teacher curious about exploring a new approach to teaching and learning. Mistakes were and still are seen as part of the teaching and learning process. Assess whether students are learning more.

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. Promoting risk-taking is beyond a leader simply stating “Try it out” to a teacher curious about exploring a new approach to teaching and learning. Mistakes were and still are seen as part of the teaching and learning process. Assess whether students are learning more.

How to prepare students for 2017’s Hour of Code next week

eSchool News

Through coding, kids can increase their computational and innovative thinking, expand their creativity and collaboration, learn how to think outside the box, and have more confidence in themselves. Incorporating different STEM or STEAM activities into your exercises will help get all students engaged and on board with coding–which could help in getting support from parents. eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Resource STEM

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

Boxlight’s MimioSpace Collaborative System Wins Tech & Learning “Best of Show” at ISTE 2018

techlearning

–Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, today announced that its interactive touch technology offering, MimioSpace, was named as a Best of Show winner by Tech & Learning at the 2018 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo. tall, making collaborative learning at the front of the classroom a reality. The Wire Touch Technology Collaboration STEM

5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking

EdTech Magazine

STEM courses are a central component to K–12 learning , but incorporating STEM into the classroom can be difficult. At one time, educators believed STEM was best taught through classes specific to these subjects. . However, K–12 teachers and researchers are discovering that mixing STEM instruction with regular coursework gives students a chance to use real-world issues to better absorb the material. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Top tools to teach STEM in K–12.

From Personalized Math to Micro-Schools, This NewSchools Cohort Is Reimagining Learning

Edsurge

Scott Benson NewSchools Venture Fund Twitter: @scottb_edu So their two organizations decided to work together, creating The Collaborative—a ten-month, intensive professional-development experience for ten school districts and charter school management organizations from across the country. The ten teams met once each in San Francisco, Austin, and New York City and also worked with Collaborative staff and consultants locally over the course of the 2016-17 school year.

Beginning the School Year: It’s About the Learners Not the Content

User Generated Education

I want students to learn about one another in a personal way. I want to learn about my students so my instructional strategies can be more personalized and tailored to their needs and interests. You will be expected to engage in the learning activities during class time. You will be expected to do collaborative learning during the class time. I will introduce the learning activities, but you will be responsible for the actual learning.

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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.

How We Built Our School Makerspace

Fractus Learning

Student creativity, building stronger neural pathways in the brain through kinesthetic learning opportunities, is the reason to build a Makerspace. It is about play, students tinkering to discover, children experimenting to learn, and students building what they dream. Building a Makerspace is worth it when the students grow and learn within it. We began our work simply discussing the space we had in the building, our Learning Lab. How To Maker School STEM

Installing Network Infrastructure for Mobile-First Learning

techlearning

Pre-K–12 schools and districts are shifting toward personalized learning through blended learning, project-based learning, design thinking, STEM/STEAM, and other inquiry-based learning models, whether or not they are 1:1. In fact, instructional strategies are shifting away from those that are teacher directed to more collaborative learning environments where students take responsibility for their own learning.

Today's Newsletter: Best of the EdTech Newsfeed

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The Tech&Learning newsfeeds are stuffed with some interesting weekend reading. The Denver Post looks at how technology could solve the teacher shortage in rural parts of Colorado: “One-on-one learning is so overrated…Collaborative learning, where minds get together and work out problems, is when the real innovative learning begins,” says STEM SCHOOL’s Gregg Cannady.

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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Case Study 4.7: ?Global Learning and Teacher Education – Leigh Zeitz

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. Global Learning and Teacher Education – Leigh Zeitz.

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.

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. As the name implies, active learning is learning through engaging with content. By becoming involved in the learning process. Countless activities facilitate active learning. Collaboration. Or engage with a learning game.

We Run a Hybrid School. Here’s How We’re Adapting Our Schedule for the Times.

Edsurge

A few years ago, we wrote an article for EdSurge about our school, Taos Academy, and its personalized learning model, focused on flexible weekly scheduling. Here’s a look at our evolution, and what other schools can learn from our journey.