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

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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. 2) Do group students according to ability.

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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

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.

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.

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.

Google announces Google Educator Groups - great resource for educators

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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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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.

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.

Google Classroom: Creating Collaboration Groups

Teacher Tech

Using Google Classroom for a collaboration group helps to keep files neatly organized in Google Drive. If you are working with a group on creating and curating, where group members are […].

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 […].

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

ClassDojo Groups

Technology Tidbits

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.

How To Take the "Guess Work" Out of "Group Work" to Encourage Project Based Learning

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As my small groups rotate in stations during math, each group can work on problems together. I love this idea because even though I may not be with that group, I can still have insight into what they're working on and how they're processing the skill or concept.

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How To Use Flexible Grouping In The Classroom

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Google Classroom: TemplateTab for Groups

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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 […].

Study Groups for Voluntary Professional Development

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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.

Top Tips for Running an Awesome Group!

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So here are a few tips to help speed up the process of putting together a Group that rocks! Getting users to interact with one another and feel comfortable doing so is an important part of creating a Group that other users will want to join. Explore Groups Now!

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.

Group Work That Doesn't Always End in Disappointment

Fractus Learning

My most recent trip showed the beginnings of an Interest Group Research Project. Students chose their groups (with 2–4 members), chose their interest group, and then discussed how they would present their project (live action vs. animated).

Hosting Study-Groups for Teachers

Reading By Example

“Thank you, Dana,” the fifth grade teacher said to me on the last day of our lunchtime study-group. ” We had just finished our six-week long study-group centered around Christopher Lehman’s book Energize Research Reading and Writing.

What Kind of Group Work Encourages the Most Original Thinking?

MindShift

And he says, “Maybe we could get kids to listen to each other and respect each other if we gave them group projects where they had to put together pieces, just like a jigsaw puzzle.” That gets me thinking about group work in general.

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.

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?

5 Tips for Making Group Work Manageable

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Doubet & Jessica Hockett Classroom Management Encourage small-group effectiveness by clarifying the task, focusing on production, modeling successful behavior, monitoring progress, time, and noise, and building community Photo credit: VirginMoney via flickr (CC BY 2.0) Kristina J.

Group Work that Doesn’t Suck

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Deep collaboration and group work can generate products and ideas that are at the height of our capabilities as a species, but highly functioning groups are rare. Social Emotional Learning

Book Study Group: #InnovatorsMindset

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InnovatorsMindset book study group. Join us! New book each month for school yr https://t.co/P0uJsqFgnc P0uJsqFgnc #makered #growthmindset #edchat. Wanda Terral (@wterral) July 31, 2016. Mindset

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

Collaborative Group Sessions with Hangouts

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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.

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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.

Morganize - free organizational tool for groups

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Morganize is a free organizational tool that has features for groups to work together. You can find the best date and time for a meeting, take polls and surveys, and even work with a shared To-Do list. It''s free, no registration is required, and it''s easy to use.

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!

Can Peer Accountability Groups Help Students Achieve Their Goals?

MindShift

At Life Academy , students are in the same advisory group of peers throughout high school. Each group has about 20 students, ranging from ninth to 12th grade. Students play a big role in mentoring one another within these advisory groups.

Weld North Education Sells Group of Ed-Tech Assets for Nearly $1 Billion

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The post Weld North Education Sells Group of Ed-Tech Assets for Nearly $1 Billion appeared first on Market Brief. Silver Lake, a technology investment firm, has acquired Weld North's K-12 digital curriculum properties, including Edgenuity, Generation Ready and Imagine Learning. Marketplace K-12 Curriculum/Digital Curriculum Investment/Venture Capital Mergers and Acquisitions

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. Yes, 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. Also, I don’t want the same thing submitted four times, […].

Universities cut services for a big group of their students: those over 25

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But when we look outside that group (of traditional students), they’re not driving up the mountain.”. The post Universities cut services for a big group of their students: those over 25 appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Going Beyond Group Assessments for Learning

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John McCarthy Assessment Student teamwork is integral to developing 21st-century skills, but group assessments can also serve as individual assessments by building checkpoints into collaborative activities Photo credit: U.S. Army RDECOM via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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Why Group Work Could Be the Key to English Learner Success

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English learners are often portrayed as a struggling group, but at San Francisco International High School educators see the language diversity in their classrooms as an asset. [[ This is a content summary only.

“Know Thy Selfie”: A Selfie Group Discussion Assignment

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Their popularity has even spurred the formation of an academic group, The Selfies Research Network. In this post, I detail my riff off Mark’s assignment, where I integrate Know Thy Selfie , an essay-based assignment, into one for a group discussion. Read your group’s reflections.