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Famous Pirates Information Anne Bonny Anne Bonny was one of the two most famous female pirates. Both Anne and Mary Read (the other famous female pirate) fought on a famous pirate ship called Revenge. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning: Explanation What are cooperative and collaborative learning? Collaborative learning is a method of teaching and learning in which students team together to explore a significant question or create a meaningful project. A group of students discussing a lecture or students from different schools working together over the Internet on a shared assignment are both examples of collaborative learning. Cooperative learning, which will be the primary focus of this workshop, is a specific kind of collaborative learning. In cooperative learning, students work together in small groups on a structured activity.

YouTube Tool Reduces exposing pupils to unknown/unwanted YouTube contentAllows you to specify a start and end point of a YouTube videoGenerates a link to just your chosen YouTube videoFor more information, see below Youtube link generator Copy and paste the address of the YouTube video you wish to use and complete the optional start and stop time tags. Five Tips for Building Strong Collaborative Learning Teachers share successful tactics for helping kids learn from each other with examples from math and English classes. Students at The College Preparatory School often collaborate in groups, as in this math class where students work together to solve a set of geometry problems in the classroom (above), and then work in the same groups on a related project outside (right). Credit: Zachary Fink At The College Preparatory School (College Prep) in Oakland, California, student collaboration happens on a daily basis.

Digital Tools for Project-Based Learning in Primary Suzie Boss and Jane Krauss's book Reinventing Project Based Learning is a wealth of information about digital tools, the internet and Web 2.0 and how these tools can be used to meet the essential learning needs of 21st century students. Here are some ideas taken from Chapter 3 of the book, all of which I've used with primary students and which I have tried to align with the new ICT in the PYP strands. The need for ubiquity - ICT in the PYP strand: Investigate, Communicate Today's students want to be able to learn any time and anywhere. They access information on mobile devices and want to be connected to the web wherever they are. Tools that support this learning include using Google Docs and virtual desktops such as NetVibes.

Famous Pirates of the Bahamas For Kids Blackbeard Edward Teach, known better as Blackbeard, was the fiercest and most feared pirate of all time. He earned the nickname "Blackbeard" because of his long black beard which almost covered his whole face. He would weave hemp into his beard and light it during battle. CL1 - More Information: What is Collaborative Learning? In the collaborative learning environment, the learners are challenged both socially and emotionally as they listen to different perspectives, and are required to articulate and defend their ideas. In so doing, the learners begin to create their own unique conceptual frameworks and not rely solely on an expert's or a text's framework. Thus, in a collaborative learning setting, learners have the opportunity to converse with peers, present and defend ideas, exchange diverse beliefs, question other conceptual frameworks, and be actively engaged. Collaborative learning processes can be incorporated into a typical 50-minute class in a variety of ways. Some require a thorough preparation, such as a long-term project, while others require less preparation, such as posing a question during lecture and asking students to discuss their ideas with their neighbors (see concept tests). Cooper, J., and Robinson, P. (1998).

SMART Board Exchange Training, content, and community Sign In | Join for free! | Collaborative Learning According to Webster's Dictionary, a community is "any group living in the same area or having interests, work, etc. in common." While communities have existed since the beginning of humankind, the growing interest around the concept today is largely a result of the breakdown of the geographic assumption underlying this simple definition. Most communities - whether online or off - share a number of qualities and characteristics: they are held together by distinct operating norms; members are distinguished by their formal and informal roles; trust must be built to ensure quality interactions; and a shared sense of purpose serves as the glue that bonds the community together. Communities focused on learning, in our opinion, are only "communities" if they possess these characteristics and engage people in a learning process over time.

Why I Love Project Based Learning I love project-based learning. Why? Because my students do. Some of my favourite PBL adventures are the Biology 30 projects due at semester’s end. Doodle Coloring Pages Print out my Free Coloring Pages. There are a lot to choose from and you are sure to find something that you like. They work great in the classroom as free time activities or theme unit fun. Your kids at home will also have a blast with them. So start exploring and find yourself some coloring fun! From Mandala inspired designs to animal drawings and pirate pages to holiday fun, there are enough designs to keep any coloring fan busy for hours!

Cooperative Learning Strategies Global rating average: 0.0 out of 50.00.00.00.00.0 Read articles that define and explain how to use cooperative learning strategies in the classroom. Includes cooperative learning lesson plans for a variety of subjects and grade levels. There are links to eThemes Resources Teaching Tips: Cooperative Learning for High School, Teaching Tips: Cooperative Problem Solving Tasks, and Teaching Tips: Team Building Activities for Elementary Students.

Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding Steve Chabon: Here at the College Preparatory School in Oakland, California, collaborative learning is one of the most important ways our students learn and grow. Harrison: In math we work in groups every day, asking each other questions before we ask the teacher. Maya: In English, we lead our own round table discussions to deepen our understanding of the books we read. David Markus: College Prep is one of the top private high schools in the country and a terrific model for collaborative learning. The good news, their practices are both replicable and affordable.

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