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20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers
20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers by Miriam Clifford This post has been updated from a 2011 post. There is an age old adage that says “two heads are better than one”. Consider collaboration in recent history: Watson and Crick or Page and Brin (Founders of Google). But did you know it was a collaborative Computer Club about basic programming at a middle school that brought together two minds that would change the future of computing? Yes, those two were of course Bill Gates and Paul Allen, the founders of Microsoft. Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer times than students working individually. Groups tend to learn through “discussion, clarification of ideas, and evaluation of other’s ideas.” Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer times than students working individually. Many consider Vygotsky the father of “social learning”. 1. 2.

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Critical Thinking - Recharge Learning A Google a Day Challenges help your students put their search skills to the test, and to get your classroom engaged and excited about using technology to discover the world around them. Challenge students critical thinking skills using the daily search challenges.Build a lesson connected to a classroom unit using Google Search Lesson Plans.

educationalresearchtechniques Cooperative learning is a common term used in education. Many times, whenever people are working in groups, it is called cooperative learning. However, not just any group work can be called cooperative learning. Cooperative learning has distinct characteristics as we shall see and there is a clear process for using this teaching approach. Questioning – Top Ten Strategies “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein Questioning is the very cornerstone of philosophy and education, ever since Socrates ( in our Western tradition) decided to annoy pretty much everyone by critiquing and harrying people with questions – it has been central to our development of thinking and our capacity to learn. Indeed, it is so integral to all that we do that it is often overlooked when developing pedagogy – but it as crucial to teaching as air is to breathing.

Creating the Conditions for Innovative Teaching and Learning – A.J. JULIANI Last weekend, as we were digging out of the twenty inches of snow, my kids were sledding in the backyard and hiding out in their igloo. My 4-yr old son had another snow day passion, filling up a plastic cup with snow to the brim and walking around calling it his “snow cone.” He wouldn’t go anywhere without his snow cone. I yelled to him, “Hey buddy, save some for the rest of us!” He turned around, looked across the backyard and laughed. “There’s enough for everyone”, he said. Sessions - CPS Tech Summit Technology Initiatives at CPS Google 101, Tracey Flynn, SADA Systems Chicago Public Schools is about to take an exciting technological step forward in both communications and the availability of e-learning tools with the planned implementation of Google Apps for Education. Attend the Google 101 session for an introduction to Google Apps and an overview of how it will be deployed to the District. We will go over how Google contributes to better teaching and learning while also helping us work smarter and more efficiently as a District. This session will be repeated three times to accommodate as many attendees as possible.

Laura Candler's Cooperative Learning Resources What children can do together today, they can do alone tomorrow. ~ Lev Vygotsky, 1962 Cooperative learning is a powerful teaching strategy that's more than just a passing fad. Research has shown that when implemented properly, students in cooperative learning classrooms outperform their peers in traditional classrooms. The key is knowing how to implement the strategies to foster interaction while making sure all students are held accountable. Helpful Cooperative Learning Pages Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 6 Great Videos on Teaching Critical Thinking Critical thinking is a skill that we can teach to our students through exercise and practice. It is particularly a skill that contains a plethora of other skills inside it. Critical thinking in its basic definition refers" to a diverse range of intellectual skills and activities concerned with evaluating information as well as evaluating our thought in a disciplined way ". All of our students think in a way or another but the question is , do they really think critically ? are they able to evaluate the information they come across ? are they capable of going beyond the surface thinking layer ?

10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation 10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation by Terry Heick For the Google Generation, information isn’t scarce, and knowing has the illusion of only being a search away. I’ve written before about how Google impacts the way students think. This post is less about students, and more about how planning resources like standards and curriculum maps might respond accordingly. CLASSROOM - Splashtop Inc. Splashtop Classroom allows teachers to share their desktop and applications. Once connected, students can view, control and annotate over lesson content directly from their own devices. Splashtop Classroom is perfect for teachers and instructors who want to engage the entire room! Teach from all four corners of the classroom Connect to the class PC/Mac from your mobile device Get out from behind your desk and improve classroom management and student attention Sit next to students while still keeping the class on task

The case for collaborative learning Michael Moran , 16 Jun 2014 The way we design and structure training courses is in a state of flux as we move into the e-learning era and L&D professionals add “social” to the blend. Today a training course is likely to be a sophisticated, self-managed online programme and when we add a social element we enable a collaborative learning platform.

Ten Things I've Learned in Going Project-Based It's a few days before Christmas and I expect a challenge. Students will be checked-out or hyper. However, to my surprise, they are fully engaged in a project that combines reading, writing, global awareness and critical thinking. I've mentioned before that this year has been challenging. However, I am realizing that my students excel when I approach a subject with a project-based framework. In past years, I started with a full project-based approach.

Modern Learning: Not For Our Past But Their Future — The Synapse Education is in the futures business in that it is responsible for preparing students to live successfully in the future … But it should not be about preparing them to cope with the future or simply wait for the arrival of the future. It should be preparing them to proactively create the future. To train future-creators, we need future-oriented educational institutions, which are drastically different from institutions of the past and present. -Yong Zhao All learning should be personal.

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