Blended Learning: The Whole Group Rotation

Catlin Tucker

Whole Group Rotation Model. If designing a blended lesson feels daunting, it may help to start with the whole group rotation model. Instead, teachers can rotate students between online and offline learning with a whole group rotation.

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? Grades 3-8 – how to Guide Small Groups Based on Readers, Not the Book) helps us understand how to start our school year with a plan for grouping students in reading groups that works.

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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. When I train teachers on the Station Rotation Model, they are quick to ask how I group my students. I tell them that I use multiple grouping strategies. I create groups based on: Reading level. Strengths in a group dynamic.

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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? Listen to his strategies for grouping which are much more complex and helpful for reading groups. Now, if I want four teams of up to five students each, I ask them to draw in letter groups.

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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. The teacher works with one side of the room, and the other side of the room is engaged in a collaborative small group activity or individual practice online.

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MasterMind Educator Groups: Build Safe Spaces for Innovation

The CoolCatTeacher

Mastermind groups are innovative ways to create safe spaces for teachers to grow and learn together. In this show, 2012 National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki shares how she has facilitated Mastermind groups successfully. She talks about the pitfalls and challenges of creating spaces to innovate and why mastermind groups aren’t for every teacher. Daniel Bauer has a free Mastermind Toolkit to help you gMastet started building mastermind groups.

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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. Use my Add-on GroupDocs to assign students to groups and give each group a copy of a collaborative document. The post GroupDocs: A Copy Per Group appeared first on Teacher Tech.

Random Group Generator- An Easy Way to Create Groups in Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Group work is an essential part of the learning process. Through distributed efforts students get to develop the social skills of empathy, collaboration, and co-ordiation. Technology has made it even.read more

Collaborative Group Sessions with Hangouts

Teacher Reboot Camp

Some ideas for peer collaboration projects, include peer editing, designing a group presentation, brainstorming about a topic or project, hosting a debate, or creating a collaborative story. “It is a fact that in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone.” ” – Milton Olson. Google Hangouts is a great web tool and mobile app for learners to collaborate.

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Blended Learning: Designing a Whole Group Rotation with StudySync

Catlin Tucker

In my book, Blended Learning in Action , I included a chapter on the Whole Group Rotation, which is a modern spin on the Lab Rotation. There are several benefits to using the Whole Group Rotation. Create time and space to work with individual students or small groups of students who need additional support, instruction, or scaffolding.

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Provide Peer Support and Combat Social Isolation with After School Pairings and Groupings

Catlin Tucker

I invited Rabbi Elchanan Poupko , a middle school teacher, to write a guest blog and share a strategy for pairing and grouping students for after school work. Last week it dawned on me that I can assign homework to be completed in pairs and groups virtually.

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping. However, the challenge facing many educators is not in wanting their students to work together, but in figuring out how to group students together in the most effective ways. We do not want to create groups that hinder the progress of any of our students! This simple guide can help you the next time you are creating groups for an assignment or task in your classroom! Learning GROUP grouping

Using EdTech Analytics to Improve Group Work

Omega Notes

Ask most students and they’ll probably tell how group work may be one of the least satisfying experiences they’ve ever had in school. Yet research suggests that group work, such as case-based teaching, can provide significant benefits.

Why do we group students by manufacture date?

User Generated Education

The Problem with Grouping Learners by Age. Grouping students by age or manufacturer date is a contrived sorting mechanism. ” This critique of age-grading was written in 1912 by Frederick Burk: It is constructed upon the assumption that a group of minds can be marshaled and controlled in growth in exactly the same manner that a military officer marshals and directs the bodily movements of a company of soldiers. Grouping by Interests Rather Than Age.

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Random Group Generator Tool for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Group work is an essential part of the learning process. Through distributed efforts students get to develop the social skills of empathy, collaboration, and co-ordiation. Technology has made it even.read more. collaborative tools

The Solution to Inclusion: Small Group Instruction

MiddleWeb

Co-teaching/UDL coach and NBCT Elizabeth Stein makes the case for small group instruction being the very thing to engage co-teachers in co-designing accessible, meaningful learning and effective outcomes for everyone in inclusive classes. Small Group Instruction Two Teachers in the Room co-teacher Elizabeth Stein general education inclusive classroom small group instruction two teachers in the room

Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning

MiddleWeb

Brown help teachers think through the challenges of grouping and offer resources to develop effective groups and differentiate as needed for specific purposes. Book Reviews Grouping assessment behavior collaboration differentiation digital resources Dina Brulles PhD Free Spirit Publishing grouping Karen L. Dina Brulles and Karen L.

Introducing Turnitin Employee Resource Groups

Turnitin

Turnitin announces the launch of a Women’s Employee Resource Group (ERG), LGBTQ+ ERG, and Black ERG to enable historically marginalized voices.

CEO Support Groups Provide Perspective, Advice, Lessons

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Having a group of experienced company leaders to share experiences with can help you run a healthy, successful business. The post CEO Support Groups Provide Perspective, Advice, Lessons appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog business CEO Lean Startup Listenwise startup

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Storillo: Great Platform for Group Writing Projects

techlearning

Storillo is a group writing tool that allows multiple students to simultaneously contribute to a single piece of writing

Student Collaboration: Grouping That Works

MiddleWeb

In Group Work That Works, Paul Vermette and Cynthia Kline draw on research and experience to provide a thorough plan, supported by extensive resources, for implementing collaborative learning. Book Reviews Grouping challenges collaboration Cynthia L. Kline Dual Objective Model eye on education group work interdependence Linda Biondi Paul J.

Experimenting with Math Testing in Groups

MiddleWeb

Michelle Russell's first try at giving a group math test – with students self selecting into groups of four – will add a new tool to her practice. Math Testing Meaningful Math achievement cons group math test Michelle Russell pros students responsesShe reports on how her students responded, what they achieved, and how she and the students evaluated the experience.

A Student’s Perspective on Group Work

Omega Notes

Brenden Thomas shares his group work experience as an undergrad student at Penn State University and an intern with Omega Notes. Hearing an instructor say they are assigning a group assignment can be both relieving and terrifying as a student. Many group projects involve more total work than individual assignments. However, after the work is split between all group members, it is often less work per person. This causes a lot of stress to the remaining group members.

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

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. Articles Group Work benefits ground rules group work Patrice Palmer pitfalls teamsCheers or groans?

Grouping Tabs in Chrome

Hansen's Link to Tech

Recently Google Chrome implemented a recent update allowing users to create web tabs into color coded named groups. Right click on the tab Select Add to New Group If you already have a Group you can remove or add to an existing group.

Developing Strategies for Success in Student Group Work

Omega Notes

Group work has the unique ability to deliver results that extend far beyond a single term’s academic grades. Putting together groups that reflect diverse experiences means greater perspectives that lead to more effective problem solving with more creative solutions.

This Is How You Teach A Group Of Students Online

EdNews Daily

Today, our guest is teacher Lynette, who teaches English online to groups of students at HAWO American Academy. I have been an online teacher for HAWO American Academy for two years, and now I solely teach trial group classes. I have been teaching group class from the moment they began, and I was one of the first teachers to teach these classes. I also helped launch the group classes. What do you like most about teaching a group of students?

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Want To Help Us Beta Test TeachThought Groups?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Want to help us beta test TeachThought Groups? The post Want To Help Us Beta Test TeachThought Groups? If want to grow, you might find this opportunity worth a few minutes of your time. appeared first on TeachThought. Technology TeachThought Updates & Events

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! If you are on Facebook, there are hundreds of groups for just about any educational topic that interests you. I’ve learned so much from the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group ! Below are 40 Facebook Groups for Educators.

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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New Criteria for Judging SEL Providers Unveiled by Influential Group

Marketplace K-12

The post New Criteria for Judging SEL Providers Unveiled by Influential Group appeared first on Market Brief. The research and policy organization, which evaluates social-emotional learning programs and products for evidence, has released new criteria for making those evaluations.

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. Ryan Cordell wrote about this two years ago , citing Wendy Laura Belcher’s book Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks , which most of our group members have used and found helpful in the past. Productivity gamification summer writing writing writing groups

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 […].

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. The Template alicekeeler.com/groupmaker Paste Roster After creating a copy of the template, paste your student roster into column A. Add On Menu Use […]. Google Intermediate Script Sheets google sheets spreadsheets