Effective Grouping Strategies in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Barry Hoonan on episode 539 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, you’ll get advice for creating grouping strategies for your classroom from an expert teacher and author on the subject. Barry Hoonan, author of What Are You Grouping For?

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A Quick Way to Make Groups

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Here are two random quick ways to make groups in the classroom. This post is inspired by Barry Hoonan, co-author of “ What Are You Grouping For?

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GroupDocs: A Copy Per Group

Teacher Tech

GroupDocs Add-on Randomly Assigns Students to Groups In the modern world collaboration and getting along with a team is essential. Assigning students to group work can sometimes be tricky. The post GroupDocs: A Copy Per Group appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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Station Rotation Model: Grouping Strategies

Catlin Tucker

Most of us are still be trained to teach using a whole group lesson model, so reimagining a lesson to rotate students through a series of stations feels daunting. Work directly with small groups of students. I tell them that I use multiple grouping strategies.

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Google announces Google Educator Groups - great resource for educators

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday Google announced the launch of Google Educators Groups. See below for more information and to sign up for a group or even create your own (I signed up for the NYC one as there isn''t one in Connecticut, YET). Related: Google for Education Resources.

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5 ideas for using Google Classroom’s new differentiation and grouping feature

Ditch That Textbook

One huge drawback of using Google Classroom has beenthe inflexibility of creating assignments. Deliver assignments to small groups? Google announced a few changes to Google Classroom, and this one was the bombshell: assign activities to small groups [.]. Ed Tech differentiation edtech educational technology g suite for education gafe google apps for education google classroom grouping gsuiteedu

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Google Classroom: Updated Group Docs Maker

Teacher Tech

If you are having students do work in small groups the activity may require a collaborative document for the students to work on. Manually creating documents for each group can be challenging. The post Google Classroom: Updated Group Docs Maker appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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Group Maker: Automatically Make Groups with Google Sheets

Teacher Tech

This template allows you to copy and paste your roster of students and have them randomly divided up into groups. Default group size is 4. Change the group size in cell B1. Google Intermediate Script Sheets google sheets spreadsheets

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Google Classroom: Creating Collaboration Groups

Teacher Tech

Tweet Google Classroom can be used for more than just creating a class or professional development session! Google Classroom is Google Drive Management. Using Google Classroom for a collaboration group helps to keep files neatly organized in Google Drive.

Google Classroom: TemplateTab for Groups

Teacher Tech

The post Google Classroom: TemplateTab for Groups appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Apps Script Classroom Google Sheets Add-on classroom google sheets spreadsheetsStudents Collaborating on a Spreadsheet Students working in the same spreadsheet, yes please. If you have students doing collaborative work on a spreadsheet my Add-on TemplateTab might be super helpful.

Collaborative Group Sessions with Hangouts

Teacher Reboot Camp

Google Hangouts is a great web tool and mobile app for learners to collaborate. Google Hangouts is for students 13 and older and allows up to 10 videos at once. Students can share their screens, a Google presentation, collaborate on documents in real time, and much more.

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Subscriber Special: Group PD at a great price

Ask a Tech Teacher

June 8th-10th: Discounted Group Professional Development. Student joins a Google Classroom-based class and meets weekly with instructor to discuss class activities and assignments. Student joins an ongoing Google Classroom-based class. delivered via Google Classroom.

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Google Forms & Group Discussion

EdTechTeam

to make a digital version and not fuss with a pile of paper and a clipboard as I walked around the room, or took notes during a Reading or Math group. Having my Google Form pulled up on a tablet is much cooler! The GOLD is in the Google Sheet that is created.

Google Classroom: Assigning to Small Groups

Teacher Tech

When assigning work to small groups of students instead of the whole class the trick is to include the audience in the description or document title. When creating small groups I will create […]. Classroom Google classroom google

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Google Classroom: Turn in Group Work with a Google Form

Teacher Tech

Weirdly, Google Classroom is not designed for group work. The post Google Classroom: Turn in Group Work with a Google Form appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Forms Google classroom googleYes, students should be collaborating. G Suite is designed around collaboration so this makes students working together a lot easier. So we have to hack it. Students can not turn in work they do not own.

Google Groups - connect, share, communicate, discuss - great for education

Educational Technology Guy

Google Groups has been around for a while, but sometimes gets overshadowed by things like Twitter, Facebook , Edmodo , and other social/learning networks. Google Groups is free, very easy to use and a great way to connect with people, access information and communicate.

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40 Facebook Groups for Educators

Shake Up Learning

The post 40 Facebook Groups for Educators appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But I have found a gold mine in Facebook groups for educators. In fact, I have 40 Facebook Groups for Educators to share with you in this post! Below are 40 Facebook Groups for Educators.

Mass Group Google Doc Editing During Class

Cycles of Learning

Today I pushed out this template, and groups of students relocated to a myriad of places on campus to complete their formal research article according to the template.

How to Assign Group Work in Google Classroom

techlearning

Learn how to use Google Classroom's assignments feature to create and manage group projects for students. Simply create a new assignment, de-select "all students," select the student in the appropriate group, and title the assignment to clearly identify the responsible group.

Create Group Assignments in Google Classroom

techlearning

Google Classroom makes it easy to assign individual work and whole-class assignments. But what about group work? It takes a little bit more effort, but you CAN facilitate group work through Google Classroom. Create a new topic in Classroom to organize your group project 2.

Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction

edWeb.net

” Student access to content to demonstrate knowledge should be the baseline when considering educational technology that supports and enhances small group reading instruction. The post Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction appeared first on edWeb.

GroupDocs: Randomly Assign Groups With a Template

Teacher Tech

GroupDocs Add On for Google Sheets It’s always a good day for me when I can get a little coding in. Yesterday I updated my GroupDocs Add-on for Google Sheets. This Add-on randomizes your roster and puts students into groups. It then makes a copy of a document from Google Drive for each group and […]. The post GroupDocs: Randomly Assign Groups With a Template appeared first on Teacher Tech.

Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Jamboard is a fun interactive app. You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. Google Jamboard. Now first of all, I have never heard of Google Jamboard.

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Google Classroom: How to differentiate like a ninja

Ditch That Textbook

Guest Blog Teaching differentiate with google classroom differentiation educational technology google classroom small groups with google classroomTeacher confession: I have bored kids to tears in my class because they were not challenged. In fact, who needs Ambien when you have drill and kill homework assignments on material you have already mastered?! I felt my hands were tied with a textbook, overhead projector, and traditional worksheets.

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Peer Power: Get More from Group Work

MiddleWeb

Research leaves little doubt that strategic use of groups and teams boosts achievement for most students, says teacher educator Curtis Chandler. Learn about the key elements of group work and several digital tools that make forming groups flexible and efficient.

Mass Group Google Doc Editing During Class

techlearning

Today I pushed out this template, and groups of students relocated to a myriad of places on campus to complete their formal research article according to the template. Musallam is a Google Certified Teacher, a YouTube Star Teacher, and a Leading Edge Certified Teacher.

Create group assignments in Google Classroom

The Electric Educator

Google Classroom makes it easy to assign individual work and whole-class assignments. But what about group work? It takes a little bit more effort, but you CAN facilitate group work through Google Classroom. Create a new topic in Classroom to organize your group project 2.

Gamify Your Writing Group

ProfHacker

What do you get when you ask members of a Games Research Group to each commit to 30 minutes of scholarly writing a day? The ideas of daily writing goals and writing groups are not new. Productivity gamification summer writing writing writing groups

Group Brainstorm a Topic with Google Sheets

Teacher Tech

Group Brainstorm a Topic with Google Sheets When asking students to brainstorm a spreadsheet is a great tool to capture their ideas. If students are working in small groups to brainstorm a topic or idea, put all the groups into a single Google Sheets spreadsheet to make it easier to collaborate and share across groups. […]. The post Group Brainstorm a Topic with Google Sheets appeared first on Teacher Tech.

Google Sheets: Managing Students Names for Group Work

Teacher Tech

Tweet I use spreadsheets to organize group projects. I have created a step by step tutorial for how take a list of students and put them into groups. Google Spreadsheet google sheets spreadsheets

Reinventing Group Assignments with Applied Digital Skills

EdTechTeam

The benefits of group projects in the classroom are immeasurable. One of the headaches that come with group assignments is that they often result in an uneven distribution of work; one or two students complete a majority of the assignment while others are less involved.

Google Docs Scavenger Hunt

Catlin Tucker

Many of my incoming 9th-grade students have never used the Google Suite prior to my class. I could spend 10 minutes walking them through Google Docs and explaining the functionality, but I’d lose their interest immediately.

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Lockbox Challenges with Google Forms

Catlin Tucker

One way to create a collaborative challenge that feels more like a game than work is to use Google Forms to create a lockbox activity. When coaching a group of teachers this month, we created a transitional language lockbox challenge. Kids enjoy games!

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Group Launches Free Chrome Browser Extension

techlearning

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Group today announced Britannica Insights , a free Chrome browser extension. Britannica Insights works with major search engines – Google, Bing, Yahoo, and others – on the Chrome browser and is available for download at [link].

Study Groups for Voluntary Professional Development

Reading By Example

She refers to these opportunities as “study groups” They are typically designed around a specific educational resource. In the past, I had tried to facilitate study groups but encountered several problems. Offer Study Group Opportunities to Faculty.