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Classroom Collaboration Made Easy Using PBworks in your academic environments. PBworks hosts over 300,000 educational workspaces, and has helped transform teaching and learning for millions of students, parents and teachers. Educators ranging from major universities like DePaul, school districts like Baltimore County Public Schools and individual teachers trust PBworks as their collaborative learning environment. In your Classroom, Library, District or University Encourage student-centered learning. Classroom Collaboration Made Easy
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Collaboration Collaboration Act of working together Catalan castellers collaborate, working together with a shared goal Collaboration (from Latin com- "with" + laborare "to labor", "to work") is the process of two or more people, entities or organizations working together to complete a task or achieve a goal.[1] Collaboration is similar to cooperation. Structured methods of collaboration encourage introspection of behavior and communication.[2] Such methods aim to increase the success of teams as they engage in collaborative problem-solving. Examples[edit] Trade[edit] Community organization: Intentional Community[edit] Organization and cooperation between community members provides economic and social benefits Hutterite, Austria (founded 16th century)[edit] In Hutterite communities housing units are built and assigned to individual families, but belong to the colony with little personal property. Oneida Community, Oneida, New York (1848)[edit] Kibbutz (1890)[edit] A Kibbutz is an Israeli collective community. Dr.
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10 tools that simplify collaboration The key to collaborating effectively is to find tools that make working with others easy and efficient. Jack Wallen shares a list of tools that have greatly improved the collaborative process for his projects. One of the most important things I do as a writer is collaborate. You might notice that not all tools listed were actually designed specifically for the task of collaboration. Note: This article is also available as a PDF download. 1: Google Docs That's right. 2: Track Changes In both Microsoft Office and LibreOffice, anyone who is collaborating on a document can take advantage of track changes. 3: Comments Another collaboration feature in both Microsoft Office and LibreOffice is the ability to insert comments into text. 4: Gobby/Kobby Gobby and Kobby offer the same function -- real-time collaboration on text documents in Linux. 5: Instant messaging I know, I know. 6: Zoho Zoho is an incredible Web-based collaboration tool. 7: Campfire 8: MindMeister 9: TextFlow 10: Kablink Other tools? 10 tools that simplify collaboration
Collaboration tool Collaboration tool A collaboration tool is something that helps people collaborate. The term is often used to mean collaborative software, but collaboration tools were being used before computers existed. A piece of paper, for example, can be used as collaboration tool. Everything that helps to solve a predefined task together in a group more easily is an effective collaborative tool. Collaboration means, in this context, working together to fulfill a shared, collective, bounded goal. See also[edit] Sources[edit] Eugene Eric Kim (2005).
Best Online Collaboration Tools - Free and paid tools for online collaboration Previously, businesses were confined to their offices, where employees dutifully clocked in, worked their eight or nine hour shifts, then clocked out. Now, employees grab their BlackBerrys, laptops or iPads, find wi-fi access, and are good to go at anytime and anywhere ... with the help of online collaboration tools to get the job done. To help businesses make the most of their mobile workforce, many collaboration tools have been created with a variety of features to suit any company, whether large or small. Choosing the right tool will help you not only share documents easily, but also create the right atmosphere for team-building, regardless of where team members are located. 1. Huddle has a highly intuitive easy-to-use interface, so those who have never used an online collaboration tool will be able to quickly figure out how to make the best of all the features provided. 2. The interface is very simple, perhaps too much so, as it is so plain that at times it looks unfinished. 3. Best Online Collaboration Tools - Free and paid tools for online collaboration
Ten Sites Supporting Digital Classroom Collaboration Ten Sites Supporting Digital Classroom Collaboration Welcome to the second in a series of PBL Mania Posts. For the next few weeks I am celebrating Project Based Learning by hosting a webinar at Edtech Leaders Online and giving a PBL session at the NICE Conference in Chicago. In this post I will introduce you to some outstanding collaboration tools found on the web that can be used in the PBL classroom. Before reading please take a moment to subscribe to this 21centuryedtech Blog by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. First Some Notes For PD This Week 1. 2. 10 Sites Supporting Digital Classroom Collaboration in PBL This PBL Mania post will explore some of those collaborative Web 2.0 tools that can enhance the PBL experience. Titan Pad – Great way for quick collaboration and sharing a document. Wall Wisher – Like collaborating with virtual post-it notes on a virtual wall. Corkboardme – A program a lot like wall wisher that can be used to support a group’s collaborative activities. Like this: Like Loading...
Collaboration Tools & services Collaboration Tools & services Collaborative learning is essentially people working together to solve a problem, create a product, or derive meaning from a body of material. A central question or problem serves to organize and drive activities, and encourage application, analysis, and synthesis of course material. While the landscape of technology that can be used to support central activities of collaborative learning is vast and varied, it is often lumped together under a single label: "collaboration tools." Given this vast and distributed landscape of tools, the difficulty of finding one or a set of tools to meet your goals can be time intensive. Tools that exist to support collaboration can: Communication Many features of collaboration tools are geared toward the facilitation and management of effective communication among team members. Virtual MeetingsEmailInstant MessagingScreen SharingBlogsVoice, Video, Web ConferencingDiscussion Boards Team Definition & Participants Project Management Resource Management
About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation. 20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools 20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools
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5 Fun and Mathematical Ways to Teach Your Child About Money 5 Fun and Mathematical Ways to Teach Your Child About Money This is a guest post by Troy Edwards who writes for the “What is Economics?” blog. For many of today’s students, having to take and master math has as much appeal as a visit to the dentist. For this reason, the savvy parent recognizes that a little “creativity” and fun can go a long way. It can be considered the equivalent of a mother administering a little honey with a spoon of medicine to make it more palatable. photo credit: ~jjjohn~ Since money is a currency of exchange that kids can understand and relate to, there are many ways to work monetary concepts into exercises, real life examples, and games to achieve educational goals. Here are a few things to consider. With this in mind, here are 5 fun and mathematical ways to teach your child about money. 1. photo credit: merfam Allow the little ones to accompany you to the next visit to your local grocers. 2.Play with coins photo credit: midnightglory 3. photo credit: Thomas Hawk 4.Add a language photo credit: bradipo 5.Be the banker
Here are eleven techniques that you can use in your classroom that will help you achieve effective group management and control. They have been adapted from an article called: "A Primer on Classroom Discipline: Principles Old and New" by Thomas R. McDaniel, Phi Delta Kappan, September 1986. 1. Be sure you have the attention of everyone in your classroom before you start your lesson. Inexperienced teachers sometimes think that by beginning their lesson, the class will settle down. The focusing technique means that you will demand their attention before you begin. A soft spoken teacher often has a calmer, quieter classroom than one with a stronger voice. 2. An effective way to marry this technique with the first one is to include time at the end of the period for students to do activities of their choosing. The teacher is more willing to wait for class attention when he knows there is extra time to meet his goals and objectives. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Make ample use of praise. Discipline by Design Discipline by Design
Description du cours La collaboration est une « responsabilité partagée », une relation choisie consciemment qui se caractérise par la gestion du climat et des résultats. Bien utilisée, elle procure des avantages considérables. Objectifs Vous êtes libres toute la journée ? Retour en haut de la page Mode d’emploi pour une collaboration efficace
Formes et enjeux de la collaboration numérique Des DOI (Digital Object Identifier) sont automatiquement ajoutés aux références par Bilbo, l'outil d'annotation bibliographique d'OpenEdition.Les utilisateurs des institutions abonnées à l'un des programmes freemium d'OpenEdition peuvent télécharger les références bibliographiques pour lesquelles Bilbo a trouvé un DOI. Le service d'export bibliographique est disponible pour les institutions qui ont souscrit à un des programmes freemium d'OpenEdition.Si vous souhaitez que votre institution souscrive à l'un des programmes freemium d'OpenEdition et bénéficie de ses services, écrivez à : BORZEIX A. et COCHOY, F., 2008, « Travail et théorie de l'activité : vers des workspace studies ? », Sociologie du travail, 50 (3), pp. 273-286.DOI : 10.1016/j.soctra.2008.06.001 BRUNS, A., 2008, Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond. CARDON, D., 2008, « Le design de la visibilité : un essai de cartographie du web 2.0 », Réseaux no. 152, pp. 93-137. GIBSON, J. JARZABLOWSKI, P.
20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”. This doesn’t come as a big surprise since these types of tools are fun and engaging. They also support 21st century skills like collaboration, communication, and creativity. You know what else teachers like? This week on EmergingEdTech, we’ve put together a listing of 20 top notch free tools that are being used in schools and classrooms to collaborate and interact on assignments, projects, and other active learning efforts. These tools deliver a wide array of functionality, from communication to collaborative document editing, whiteboards, and gaming, to full Learning Management System capabilities. 1. Twiddle provides a really easy to use collaborative online whiteboard. 2. 3. 4. 5. Yammer is a private social network. 6. 7. Vyew is a collaborative interactive white board.

On Common Core | Cultivating Collaboration Cultivating Collaboration: The First “C” The Common Core (CCSS) has arrived. We’ve had time to study the standards, peruse the list of recommended materials, and explore the suggested curriculum maps and assessments. Now, how do we begin to put this nationwide initiative into operation? What meaningful steps forward can we take? In this column, we’ll focus on the ideas that shape our approach to the standards. Librarians, teachers, administrators, parents, and children must work in concert. The best place for the collaboration to begin is around the topic of quality nonfiction. Identifying Quality Nonfiction LiteratureWhile there are no hard and fast rules on what constitutes quality nonfiction, there is consensus on some basics. Finding Quality Nonfiction LiteratureEducators have an immediate need to identify quality nonfiction literature in all the content areas. Here is our starter list and a brief description of what each offers. Robert F.
Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians | eSchool News | 3 As the lone librarian and technology integration specialist for an entire district, regularly meeting her K-8 students on a fixed schedule, Miller does not teach alone. She models collaboration by forming instructional partnerships with educators around the world. Two Libraries, One Voice, a joint blog documenting Miller’s co-teaching experience with John Schumacher, Brook Forest Elementary School’s librarian 338 miles away in Illinois, illustrates how technology transcends geography in the new millennium. Among the highlights of her partnerships with educators in Michigan, New Hampshire, and Philadelphia, Miller featured ongoing, multi-pronged collaborations that are open to any educator wishing to include his or her students, such as Somewhat Virtual Book Club and World Read Aloud Day. If George Siemens’ statement, “The network is the learning,” is true, then Miller and her colleagues built a formidable learning platform for their students—and many, many others. Common Core
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