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

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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 gsuiteeduOne huge drawback of using Google Classroom has beenthe inflexibility of creating assignments. Everything you assigned had to go to every student.

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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.

New Year Leadership Challenge 1: Same-age grouping

Dangerously Irrelevant

Educating children by age group assumes that the most important thing they have in common is their date of manufacture. New Year Leadership Challenge 1: Same-age grouping. What could you do as a school leader to hack at the deficiencies of same-age grouping… in the next two weeks?

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Station Rotation Model: Alternative Group Formations

Catlin Tucker

Teachers see my examples which show four separate groups and assume that all station rotations must have four groups. For example, I worked with a school in Southern California that dedicated Mondays to whole group instruction then Tuesday through Friday were rotations.

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Student Group Work

MiddleWeb

How do your students react when you ask them to work together in groups? Teacherpreneur and author Patrice Palmer shares strategies to plan ahead and avoid group project pitfalls and to help students see the benefits of working with each other.

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.

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.

10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

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10 Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping by Jennifer Rita Nichols Educators have learned much about the benefits of using projects for learning, and collaboration is easily recognized as an important skill for students to build. The post 10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping appeared first on TeachThought.

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

6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups

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6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups. Grouping students is easy; creating effective student groups is less so. The following infographic from Mia MacMeekin seeks to provide some ideas to help make group work easier in your classroom. Teaching group work groupin

With Flexible Grouping We Can Reach Every Kid

MiddleWeb

When students are busy learning, staying in a single group is stifling. The solution for teacher-author Amber Chandler is a "flexible classroom" where students rotate through strategic groupings to meet differentiated needs at various stages of the learning process.

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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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Create Group Assignments in Google Classroom

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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. Copy the resources for each group I make a copy of my template for each group.

ClassDojo Groups

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ClassDojo the world famous behavior/positive reinforcement manage system for schools has just released their new "group" feature. This highly requested feature will allow teachers to award points to not only an individual but a group as well. This is ideal for educators who like to put their class into groups or teams to spark collaborative learning. Devices ClassDojo Groups will work and sync across any iOS/Android device and any computer.

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.

GroupDocs: Randomly Assign Groups With a Template

Teacher Tech

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. 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.

How To Use Flexible Grouping In The Classroom

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The post How To Use Flexible Grouping In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching

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Get Students Working Effectively in Groups

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Effective group work sparks student engagement and builds communication skills for the future. Articles Group Work Options Barbara Blackburn behavior circle of writers cooperative learning group work jigsaw roles rules selection structure

Group Work Gets Kids More Engaged in STEM

Digital Promise

Studies show that preschool children who participated in a 26-week math curriculum had math test scores that improved twice as much as children in a control group with a standard preschool curriculum. For one of these activities, children were made to believe that they were part of a group. Each group had a special color. For example, children in the green group put on a green t-shirt. This article was originally published on The Conversation.

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Join the New Facebook Education Group!

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There's a brand spankin' new Facebook Education Group and a revitalized Facebook Education page! Join the new Facebook Education Group ! And there are already plenty of deep, thoughtful, and thought-provoking conversations happening in the group. community Facebook group

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.

Google Classroom: TemplateTab for Groups

Teacher Tech

The post Google Classroom: TemplateTab for Groups appeared first on Teacher Tech. Students 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. Template alicekeeler.com/templatetab Graphic Organizer The 2nd tab of the TemplateTab spreadsheet let’s you design a graphic organizer. Design the sheet to provide organization for what […].

Encyclopaedia Britannica Group Launches Free Chrome Browser Extension

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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]. Watch the video here.

EDITORS DESK: GROUP THINK

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One of the many things that make this job both inspiring and fun is the opportunity to interact with readers—educators who over the years have become trusted advisors and contributors. Techlearning Resources

30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Learning

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30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Learning Project-based learning is a matter of identifying needs and opportunities (using an app like flipboard), gathering potential resources (using an app like pinterest), collecting notes and artifacts (with an app like Evernote), concept-mapping potential scale or angles for the project (using an app like simplemind), assigning […]. The post 30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

Five Educator Groups for Technology Integration

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Each group presents a balance to the others that often leads to a more acceptable medium adoption rate of mass technology rollouts at schools. classroom early adopters early majority education technology educators future groups innovators laggards late majority technology integration

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).

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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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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.

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.

How Group Therapy at School Helps Kids Manage Trauma, Anxiety

MindShift

Created by psychologist Mary Alvord, it’s a form of group therapy designed to help students who are struggling with trauma or cognitive disorders — or everyday anxiety caused by things like bullying or moving schools. Sometimes 11-year-old B. comes home from school in tears.

How to Assign Group Work in Google Classroom

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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.

Join the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group!

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The post Join the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group! Join our Facebook Group! I created this group to fulfill a request from the Shake Up Learning readers, and to connect better with teachers and educators. I just joined the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group!

Google Classroom: Create Group Documents

Teacher Tech

One request I am often asked about Google Classroom is how to create documents for small groups. If you create a copy of a document for each student then each group member receives a copy, which can be confusing.

Design Thinking Adds Excitement to Group Work

Fractus Learning

As education stands at the moment, exams are part of the curriculum. While this might change in the future, for the moment we as teachers need to ready our students for the stress and slog of […]. Classroom Techniques

Worth Ave. Group is giving teachers over $150,000 in grant money - enter now to win!

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Group is Supporting Teachers & Technology The Worth Ave. Group provides insurance to schools with electronic devices. Group Worth group The Worth Ave. They can cover a range of all electronic gadgets from iPads to laptops.

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Jon Hancock Named CEO of Electrosonic Group Ltd.

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Electrosonic is pleased to announce that Jon Hancock has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Electrosonic Group Ltd. Jon’s experience in service-oriented IT firms will be critical here,” says Steve Leyland, Chairman of the Electrosonic Group Ltd.