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10+ Apps for Turning the iPad Into a Collaborative Device -- THE Journal

10+ Apps for Turning the iPad Into a Collaborative Device -- THE Journal | Digital Communicative and Collaborative Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Check out these apps--from popular to obscure--that are helping the iPad realize its potential as a collaborative device in the classroom.

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Jennie Magiera is a digital learning coordinator of 25 public schools in Chicago. She identifies Schoololgy as being her favourite iPad App for fostering collaboration. It is free and includes important discussion features including interactions displayed on a timeline.

 

This can be useful for teachers to monitor student questions and answers to problem based learning in the classroom. Students are able to see and respond to each other’s posts while providing the teacher with good knowledge of student learning and understanding of the content. It also provides opportunities for all students to have input.   

 

This resource could be used with students to support the Australian Curriculum: Technologies processes and production skills sub-strand of Creating and interacting online - 4.7 Manage the creation, sharing and exchange of information with known audiences and apply agreed social protocols to protect people when communicating online.

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 10, 2013 10:09 AM

Thanks for sharing this post David Miller via your Scoop.it site: http://www.scoop.it/t/ipads-for-learning ; This post does provide some things to reflect upon if you are looking at the use of iPads and mobile devices. 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 17, 2013 6:07 PM

The iPad is so much more than a consumption device. Here are some great tips for using it more collaboratively.

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Thanks so much for your comments and insights Dean, Louise, and Kim. I shall need to look up Schoolology :)

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Digital Communicative and Collaborative Resources for Teachers
This curated collection contains a number of resources, demonstrations, information and ideas useful for digital communication and collaboration in the primary and secondary classroom. There are also resources and ideas for communication and collaboration between teachers and their colleagues. The information within this collection is aimed to assist teachers with implementing the Australian Curriculum: Technologies, specifically Digital Technologies processes and production skills - Creating and interacting online.
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Kleinspiration: 50+ Free Interactive Games for Elementary

Kleinspiration: 50+ Free Interactive Games for Elementary | Digital Communicative and Collaborative Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it

"ABCya.com is My FAVORITE website for elementary learning!  There is not a day that goes by in our classroom where we don't pop on the site for at least five minutes.  The children enjoy the games so much.  

 

The site is perfect for any elementary grade level.  There is truly so much to offer.  I especially love that the website is free to use and super simple to navigate."

 


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Patricia Flavin's curator insight, December 30, 2013 12:37 PM

I am planning on using this for my upcoming 3rd/4th grade after school computer enrichment.

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Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding

By working together on problem sets in math and sharing their perspectives in roundtable discussions in English, students at The College Preparatory School a...
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This video provides excellent ideas for collaborative learning within the classroom. It offers feedback from teachers and students on the benefits of working collaboratively.

The strategies could easily be used for online communication and collaboration.

 

This information links directly to the Digital Technologies strand of the Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies under the sub-strand of processes and production skills - creating and interacting online.

Specifically:·        

Years7 - 8

8.11 Select and apply generally accepted social and technical protocols when creating and sharing information online, and collaborating with local, regional and global audiences, taking into account social contexts

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10 Ways To Start Using Skype In The Classroom - Edudemic

10 Ways To Start Using Skype In The Classroom - Edudemic | Digital Communicative and Collaborative Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Using Skype in the classroom shouldn't be a daunting task. In fact, it's a simple and effective education tool that not enough students get to try out!
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Skype can be used to support the Australian Curriculum: Technologies strand of digital technologies strand Digital Technologies Processes and Production Skills under the sub-strand Creating and interacting online.

 

The use of Skype could engage students in communication and collaboration with people in other schools or towns, cities, countries etc. to share and exchange information.

 

This digital technology could be used to link technology and enhance learning in any key learning area. An example of this use is demonstrated in the video provided within this site. There is also a direct link to "Skype in the Classroom" that provides useful classroom ideas. 

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EDP4130 Scratch - Kim Sheehy

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I am in my fourth year of studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and this blog has been developed as a course requirement for EDP4130 Technology Curriculum and pedagogy. It contains personal reflections of engagement with various digital programming environments including Scratch, Blockly, Kodu and Alice.

 

All of these programs could be used collaboratively within a classroom environment to elicit student engagement, learning and production.

 

I introduced Scratch to a Year 5 class during my last Prac. Students were unfamiliar with Scratch and I was very surprised at the consistent attention, engagement and contribution of all students. Students collaborated constructively to produce quality work and improved student behaviour was obvious.

 

This type of activity would link to the Australian Curriculum: Technologies Digital Technologies processes and production skills as well as incorporate the general capabilities:

·         Literacy

·         information and communication technology  

·         critical and creative thinking

·         personal and social capability  

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Mohini Lata's comment, June 9, 2013 10:47 PM
An exellent curation topic. I think it is excellent that you got to teach scratch while on prac.
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Learn It In 5 - Wallwisher

Learn It In 5 - Wallwisher | Digital Communicative and Collaborative Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Learn how to use any web 2.0 technology in the classroom in 5 minutes or less.
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Wallwisher is a free internet application that provides a space, referred to as a wall, where notes, videos and images can be posted. It allows multiple users to interact by simply clicking on the wall and add text, images or videos.This site provides a five minute video that includes all you need to know to get started.

 

The initial set up requires the user to provide an email address so Wallwisher is able to send you a link to your completed wall. You are then able to share this URL with students so they are able to contribute to the wall on post-its.

 

Students are limited to 160 words per post-it. This can be advantageous in teaching students to be concise with their writing.

 

One idea for using this great resource is for the teacher or students to select a topic and then communicate and share their thoughts, ideas and knowledge of the topic. Perfect for brainstorming.

 

This application would lend itself nicely to the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies strand of processes and production skills sub-strand Creating and interacting online especially Year 3-4 & 5-6

 

4.7 Manage the creation, sharing and exchange of information with known audiences and apply agreed social protocols to protect people when communicating online

 

6.8 Use a range of communication tools and agreed social protocols when collaborating on projects and creating, communicating and sharing ideas and information online

 

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Wallwisher

Wall Wisher is a web tool that allows you to have an interactive cork board. Imagine the ability to post notes with reminders about class trips, even the PDF...
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This is an extention of the Wallwisher scoop above as it includes additional information regarding managing Wallwisher with students.

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Introducing GroupMap

www.GroupMap.com What's more effective than butchers paper, more to the point than discussion boards, provides more choice than polling systems but still eas...
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This site provides a short video about brainstorming using GroupMap. Students work individually on a computer or iPad to add ideas about a topic on a map. These ideas can inspire others to add their ideas. Individuals can then accept, reject, move or merge suggestions. Each individual map can be automatically stitched together to create a group map. This provides an idea of what everyone thinks enabling everyone to contribute equally.

 

GroupMap can be used with large or small groups and provides student input in an instant. A great tool that can be used within the classroom or globally.

 

This links to the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies under the sub-strand of processes and production skills - creating and interacting online.

·         Years 9 – 10  10.11 Manage online projects taking into account social contexts and legal responsibilities, and evaluate their success in creating enterprising and social opportunities

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Using Todaysmeet.com

This tech demo shows how to use todaysmeet.com for back channel discussion and student brainstorming
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Todaysmeet.com is a simple digital resource where teachers/students are able to communicate and/or collaborate about a specific topic in a private space. It has the capacity to vary the period of time the room is accessed e.g. hourly, daily, weekly etc. making it suitable for short and long term activities. It is suitable for primary and secondary students.

The short video provides a demonstration of how this resource can be utilised.

This resource relates directly to the Key concept of Creating and interacting online under the strand of Digital Technologies in the Australian Curriculum: Technologies.

 

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Blackboard Unveils Education-Focused Real-Time Collaboration Platform - TMC Net

Blackboard Unveils Education-Focused Real-Time Collaboration Platform - TMC Net | Digital Communicative and Collaborative Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it

Blackboard Unveils Education-Focused Real-Time Collaboration PlatformTMC Net"There are lots of Web conferencing solutions, but this is the only education-specific collaboration platform built from the ground up in partnership with teachers and...


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“Blackboard Collaborate, is an education-focused platform capable of offering collaborative and interactive learning experience anywhere and anytime.”  “Formed by the union of Wimba and Elluminate, Blackboard Collaborate provides a unified learning and collaboration SaaS (News - Alert) platform to thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations worldwide.

The platform goes beyond Web conferencing to deliver robust Web, video and voice conferencing as well as presence, instant messaging and voice authoring.”

 

This would be a useful tool in promoting communication and collaboration both inside and outside the classroom. It would be extremely beneficial for teachers delivering the Australian Curriculum: Technologies, specifically creating and interacting online under the strand of Digital Technologies processes and production skills Years 5 - 6. 

 

6.8 Use a range of communication tools and agreed social protocols when collaborating on projects and creating, communicating and sharing ideas and information online.

 

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There is More to iPads in the Classroom Than Apps

There is More to iPads in the Classroom Than Apps | Digital Communicative and Collaborative Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
In a previous post, Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind, I describe my ambivalence about teacher asking my for the "perfect" app to teach this or that. I have teachers ask  ...
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This site contains ideas for apps to use on iPads through the lenses of Gardner's Multiple Intelligences, 21st Century Skills & Literacies and Bloom's Taxonomy.

 

Of particular interest are the Digital Technology apps listed under the 21st Century Skills & Literacies to enhance Communication/Collaboration - GoDocs, Noteself, Dropbox, VoiceThread, Skype, IdeaFlight, HootSuite, Evernote and Lino.

 

These Apps would support any of the Creating and interacting online learning outcomes across all Year levels of the Digital Technologies Processes and Production Skills under Digital Technologies.

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Digital_Literacy_handbook_0.pdf

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This hand book is aimed at teachers in the primary and secondary sectors of education. Pages 28 - 33 outline the importance of collaboration and communication using digital technologies. This links to communication information under Digital Technologies processes and production of the Digital Technologies strand of the Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies.

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Kleinspiration: 50+ Free Interactive Games for Elementary

Kleinspiration: 50+ Free Interactive Games for Elementary | Digital Communicative and Collaborative Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it

"ABCya.com is My FAVORITE website for elementary learning!  There is not a day that goes by in our classroom where we don't pop on the site for at least five minutes.  The children enjoy the games so much.  

 

The site is perfect for any elementary grade level.  There is truly so much to offer.  I especially love that the website is free to use and super simple to navigate."

 


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Patricia Flavin's curator insight, December 30, 2013 12:37 PM

I am planning on using this for my upcoming 3rd/4th grade after school computer enrichment.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 1, 2014 11:21 AM

Juegos interactivos para el aula. Nivel Primaria

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สำหรับเด็กประถม ครู และผู้ปกครอง ที่จะเรียนรู้ไปพร้อมกับเด็กๆ ครับ

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7 Awesome Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Awesome Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Communicative and Collaborative Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
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This site provides seven collaborative whiteboard tools that are free and require no downloads or plugins. They offer real-time online collaboration that can be utilized for math, drawing, writing uploading pictures, brainstorming, sharing ideas, etc within the classroom environment either locally or globally. The seven listed tools provide a range of different features and services.

 

There are direct links and information provided in relation to each of the following tools:

·         Groupboard

·         Concept Board

·         Scribblar

·         Twiddla

·         Vyew

·         Skrbl

·         Web Whiteboard

 

This information links directly to the Digital Technologies strand of the Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies under the sub-strand of processes and production skills - creating and interacting online. Specifically:

·         Years 5 – 6  6.8 Use a range of communication tools and agreed social protocols when collaborating on projects and creating, communicating and sharing ideas and information online.

·         Years 7 – 8  8.11Select and apply generally accepted social and technical protocols when creating and sharing information online, and collaborating with local, regional and global audiences, taking into account social context

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Draft%20Australian%20Curriculum%20Technologies%20-%20February%202013.pdf

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This document outlines deliverable content from Foundation to Year 10 with relation to the Australian Curriculum: Technologies. It includes the subjects of Digital Technologies and Design and Technologies that include the strands:

·         Knowledge and understanding

·         Process and production skills

 

The strands include sub-strands to act as a guide for teachers to successfully, implement the Technology Curriculum content.

This document ensures students understand traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies and gain an understanding of how they affect our world.

 

The document’s Rationale states, “The ubiquity of digital technologies provides new ways of thinking, collaborating and communicating for people of all ages and abilities” (ACARA, 2013, p. 1).  This links directly with the sub-strand of creating and interacting online under the strand Digital Technologies processes and production skills. There is a clear expectation students are proficient in digital communication and collaboration.

 

Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2013). Draft Australian curriculum: Technologies. Retrieved March 3, 2013, from http://consultation.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Static/docs/Technologies/Draft%20Australian%20Curriculum%20Technologies%20-%20February%202013.pdf

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10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Communicative and Collaborative Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
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This site provides a number of selected web platforms that enable users to create websites and blogs in minutes. All listed sites contain direct links to the named site so the set up process is quick and easy. Each listed site is supported with a brief description of the benefits and functions offered making selection easier.

 

Platforms to create websites for your class include:

·         Google sites

·         Weebly for Education

·         Webs

·         Yola

·         SchoolRack

The following blog sites could be used for engagement with colleagues, students or parents.

 

Platforms to create blogs for your class include:

·         Blogger

·         Wordpress

·         Edublog

·         KidBlog

·         Glogster Edu

 

This links to the Australian Curriculum: Technology Digital Technologies processes and production skills sub-strand Using digital systems and Creating and interacting online.

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Collaboration and Communication

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The Victorian Department of Education provides extensive information about collaboration and communication within an educational setting. Under the heading, “Choice of ICT tools” there is a link, “Technology A-Z” that displays, on average, 4 – 5 links to digital technologies under each letter. Each link provides the reader with further information about digital technologies with most of them being useful for communication and collaboration both inside and outside the classroom. Each link covers the identified technology by stating what it is, what it looks like and how it is used in Victorian schools. It goes on to provide further online resources with a description of each one.

This is just one section of the site. Also included are the topics of:-

·         Collaborating with shared online documents

·         Online communication

·         Instant messaging

·         Collaborative and global projects

This is a fantastic resource for all teachers. It thoroughly supports, not only the Australian Curriculum: Technologies processes and production skills sub-strand of Creating and interacting online, but incorporates all of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies in some way.   

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10_Ways_to_Enhance_Communication_and_Collaboration_in_Education_en.pdf

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This paper identifies different ways digital technologies can be useful in relation to collaboration and communication with students (primary, secondary, tertiary) and colleagues within the Education System. For example, it suggests the use of a teaming and conferencing system to capture classroom presentations each day. This footage could be forwarded to absent or struggling students to ensure equitable access of Curriculum content as outlined in the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians.

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10+ Apps for Turning the iPad Into a Collaborative Device -- THE Journal

10+ Apps for Turning the iPad Into a Collaborative Device -- THE Journal | Digital Communicative and Collaborative Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Check out these apps--from popular to obscure--that are helping the iPad realize its potential as a collaborative device in the classroom.

Via David Miller
Kim Sheehy's insight:

Jennie Magiera is a digital learning coordinator of 25 public schools in Chicago. She identifies Schoololgy as being her favourite iPad App for fostering collaboration. It is free and includes important discussion features including interactions displayed on a timeline.

 

This can be useful for teachers to monitor student questions and answers to problem based learning in the classroom. Students are able to see and respond to each other’s posts while providing the teacher with good knowledge of student learning and understanding of the content. It also provides opportunities for all students to have input.   

 

This resource could be used with students to support the Australian Curriculum: Technologies processes and production skills sub-strand of Creating and interacting online - 4.7 Manage the creation, sharing and exchange of information with known audiences and apply agreed social protocols to protect people when communicating online.

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 10, 2013 10:09 AM

Thanks for sharing this post David Miller via your Scoop.it site: http://www.scoop.it/t/ipads-for-learning ; This post does provide some things to reflect upon if you are looking at the use of iPads and mobile devices. 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 17, 2013 6:07 PM

The iPad is so much more than a consumption device. Here are some great tips for using it more collaboratively.

David Miller's comment, May 28, 2013 12:36 PM
Thanks so much for your comments and insights Dean, Louise, and Kim. I shall need to look up Schoolology :)
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Nine Elements

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Check out http://digitalcitizenship.net!
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It is imperative to educate students about the appropriate use of digital technology and why digital citizenship is important.

 

The information on this site specifically addresses the Nine Elements of digital citizenship including:-

·         Digital Access

·         Digital Commerce

·         Digital Communication

·         Digital Literacy

·         Digital Etiquette

·         Digital Law

·         Digital Rights & Responsibilities

·         Digital Health

·         Wellness and Digital Security

 

This information links directly to the Digital Technologies strand of the Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies under the sub-strand of processes and production skills - creating and interacting online. Also, interacting, safely using appropriate technical and social protocols.

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Digital Citizenship k-6

Digital Citizenship k-6 | Digital Communicative and Collaborative Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Digital Citizenship is a suite of resources for early stage 1/stage 1, stage 2 and stage 3 students to support safe online behaviour. This resource includes game-based learning, lessons, videos, and parent and teacher support materials.
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It is essential for students to be aware of digital citizenship when  communicating and collaborating using digital technologies.

 

This site provides information about digital citizenship in the primary sector. It includes appealing age appropriate games, learning activities and videos to engage student learning of digital citizenship.

 

It also contains a section for teachers including Teacher Professional Learning, How to Implement, Informative Slideshow and an Informational Flyer all related to digital citizenship.

 

It links to the Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies under the strand of digital technologies process and production skills of interacting safely using appropriate technical and social protocols.

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A Great Graphic Featuring The 12 Principles of Collaboration ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Graphic Featuring The 12 Principles of Collaboration ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Communicative and Collaborative Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
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This site recognises several features and principles involved with collaboration. Collaboration is a skill identified as being central to 21st century learning with regard to digital technologies. It states that students need to learn the skill of collaboration through engagement with hands on activities. There is a graphic on the 12 principles of collaboration provided to promote and support teaching collaborative skills.   

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