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10 Collaborative Technology Projects Your Students Will Love

10 Collaborative Technology Projects Your Students Will Love
If your classroom is far from a 1:1 environment (more like 1:32), it can be hard to find great technology projects that really work. Here are some simple tech tools students can use to create awesome projects. Students can work together in cooperative learning groups or independently depending on your access to technology in your school district. Bonus: They're all free! 1. InkleInkle is a fun digital storytelling tool for students. 2. Cooperative learning idea: Have students share a computer and agree on an image. 3. Cooperative learning idea: Students can collaborate and create a science comic strip, such as: the life cycle of a butterfly or frog, the journey of a raindrop or the transformation of matter. 4. 5. Cooperative learning idea: Students can take turns talking. 6. Cooperative learning idea: Older students can work in teams and create a digital book for a presentation. 7. Cooperative learning idea: Students can share a computer, generate a "What if?" 8. 9. 10.!

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