Sometimes collaboration might sometime seem like it is more work than it is worth. In this issue, we focused upon ways to collaborate efficiently between students, teachers, and the world.
Student-to Student Collaboration
Research shows that collaboration:
increases cultural awareness
enhances interdependence among teams/groups
provides participants to have a better view of themselves
Benefits of Collaboration You Didn't Already Know
This week's theme: Collaboration
When students collaborate with one another, it allows them to "see other points of view and approaches," while improving "critical thinking and communication skills." Below are some great resources to help students collaborate among themselves.
"The Best Student Collaboration Tools" via Common Sense Ed.
Seesaw: web and mobile app that allows students to collaborate around documents, images, and videos they upload (ES/MS)
NowComment: Students can discuss and collaborate around websites and documents uploaded by their teacher.
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Teachers can learn much from students as much as the other way around. Here are a few ideas to help you learn from and alongside students:
Padlet: Create online boards where students upload resources, questions, etc.
Classroom Activity: Tech Tutoring- have students share an app or tool to teach you, the whole class can then determine which of the shared tools would work best for you next lesson/project.
Educator-to Educator Collaboration
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Don't be afraid to take collaboration beyond your classroom or school's walls. Many of the resources shared above can support you in reaching out to other teachers, administrators, or have students meet others in different locations. Below is a peek into Mystery Skype, a resource that allows you to connect with other classrooms.
Collaborating among colleagues can extend farther than a series of emails. Instead of clogging up each other's inboxes, consider these resources to help you make collaborating online more efficient.
"The Best Online Collaboration Tools" via PC Mag
"The 20 Best Tools for Online Collaboration" via Creative Bloq
Collaborating Beyond the Classroom
Student-to-Teacher Collaboration, pt. 2
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