15 Free Online Collaboration Tools. We rarely learn in isolation.
The vast majority of our learning is social, and whether we are aware of it or not, most of that social learning occurs when we are collaborating with others. Because of what the Internet makes possible, we no longer have to be in the same room with others to collaborate effectively. There are free tools for online conferencing, collaborative writing and editing, file sharing, private communication, and desktop sharing – and countless other activities. Here are 15 free online collaboration tools and apps to try today: Keep and Share – Keep and Share is a group file sharing system. Wridea – Wridea makes it easy to collaborate and share ideas with colleagues, team members, and fellow learners.
Writeboard – Whiteboard is free collaborative writing software. Twiddla – Twiddla works very well for online meetings or co-browsing. Spicebird – This open source platform is an all-in-one suite of communication tools for people who want to collaborate online. The Lunch Box Project - About. Hi everyone, I'm Jess McCulloch and I ran The Lunch Box Project successfully in 2008 with classes from China, Australia and Turkey sharing what they ate for lunch.
You can see the pages from the 2008 project by clicking here. After lots of questions about and comments on the LBP, I've decided to see if there is enough interest to run it again in 2011 - but with more schools and some more planning in place. If you think you might be interested, please read the description below about how the project could work and then fill in the Expression of Interest form at the bottom of the page.Please note that the following ideas for the project will depend on the number and variety of schools and countries involved. What is described here is by no means a strict description of exactly how the project will work, but simply an idea of what could happen.
Contact Me:e: jlmccull AT gmail DOT comt: @jessmcculloch. Computer Lab: Cartoon festival! We are going to take part in the Learning with Computers Cartoon Festival and you will be the directors!!!.
Students of English from different countries will create their movies and share them with an international audience! But first let’s look at some of the movies students created last year to learn how to make a digital movie! Choose one of the movies below and write a review for one of them.What kind of film is it? Where does it take place? Who are the characters? Ayat Al-Tawel and Maria Bossa discuss their students’ collaborations between Egypt and Argentina. Learning2gether Episode 47 Audio Player Ayat Al-Tawel (from Egypt) and Maria Bossa (from Argentina) are two EFL teachers who would like to share their international collaboration project.
They have both worked with their students so they can interact with each other, not only to practise their English, but also to go beyond the walls of the traditional classroom to meet other cultures, customs, traditions and likes. This Sunday they’ll tell us about their students’ collaborations between Egypt and Argentina; e.g. Recording: Announcements View on screencast.com » View on screencast.com » Rita Zeinstejer. DigitaLang » Skype Calls for e-Twinning in L2. I have been using Skype to make cheap calls to friends and family abroad for ages now.
While making these free international calls, I’d often wondered whether it would work well in the language classroom for e-twinning. Well yesterday I got the chance to find out. Thanks to the wonderful Enza Antenos-Conforti of Montclair University, New Jersey, I did some Twitter twinning between my 5th year social sciences class and her Italian language and Italian Studies university students this year. Using the micro-blogging service, Twitter, the initial e-twinning went really well. Our discussions ranged over subjects as diverse as; the right to die, favourite dances and music, politics and Berlusconi, sexism, the media and all sorts of other rich and interesting topics.
After a good three or four months of text-based chatting both Enza’s and my students thought it would be a shame to finish without ever seeing or hearing each other. Setting it all up (the technical bits) Skype in the Classroom - Overview - Microsoft in Education. Greetingsfromtheworld - home. Not Just the Facts, Ma'am. My sixth grade daughter came home with a social studies homework assignment this weekend: Research 10 Facts About Your Country (in her case, the Bermuda Islands).
Now, I want to be clear here, I'm not necessarily saying this is a bad assignment. I don't know where the teacher is going with this. I could see this being the start of a really interesting exploration of countries, we'll just have to wait and see what happens. We began by doing what the assignment asked. We helped Abby find some appropriate websites about Bermuda and she read through them and tried to pull out some interesting and relevant facts about Bermuda (copying and pasting into a Google Doc). Now, at this point, it's an okay if not particularly engaging assignment and, again, I don't know where the teacher/class is going next with this. Innovations telecollaboration.