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Collaboration Matters

Collaboration Matters | Google for Education | Scoop.it

Blogger's note: This post focuses on the importance of integrating collaboration into classroom practice. In my next post, I'll talk about strategies for successful facilitation of collaborative work...

 

Learning is a social process, and the learning process is deepened when ideas are challenged and learners are pushed to produce work that surpasses their expectations of what they can do.

 

That said, working in groups is a continually challenging process. It is important that students aren't forced to work together on projects where collaboration isn't necessary or beneficial to the final product.

 

 


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Teacher collaboration is the key to future success - we must find more ways to help this process to flourish

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 22, 11:49 PM

I like the image with two students have a conversation without a screen. It can be done with digital technology, but the tried and true is good for students. It humanizes the other in what is often a virtual world.

Epict Italia's curator insight, January 23, 5:00 AM

Idee da prendere:

1) le categorie proposte per il peer review (utilizziamole!!) - https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3Mx1_-3IZ7tRXkzMm8zM2dvZE0/edit?pli=1 

2) le categorie usate per valutare il lavoro di podcasting dei ragazzi: dice l'autore "bisognava valutare una pluralità di abilità/competenze" . proprio quello che dobbiamo fare anche nella nostra scuola italiana./https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hnzI9r6NNwhLDv-LHV0yb72CK5C6d3-xt_k_5zfpuDI/edit?pli=1

Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 23, 4:37 PM

"John Dewey believed that education must be " . . . a process of living and not a preparation for future living." This powerful idea is a helpful reminder of the rich, insightful growth and knowledge that can come from deep, collaborative learning experiences."

Therefore, it could be said true learning is about acting out the theory, of rhetoric and reality remaining close, of adults modelling for young people appropriate learning attitudes and behaviours, as those young people, if forced to choose, will copy what you do rather than do what you say!

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5 Steps For Leading Through Adaptive Change

5 Steps For Leading Through Adaptive Change | Google for Education | Scoop.it

Leadership and management are two distinctly different but complimentary skill sets that all companies need. Leaders make sure the organization is doing the right things, while managers make sure they do those things right. Leadership is about coping with change while management is about coping with complex issues. Both are qualities that can be learned and both require constant focus on improvement. Especially when the organization is facing potential adaptive challenges.


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Josie Gibson's curator insight, August 12, 6:20 PM

Thanks to @LeadershipABC for highlighting this article.

Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, August 12, 11:25 PM

These five steps may seem very simple but they are often taken for granted. To give direction a leader must take ownership and have a vision. Managing conflict and providing protection are often not pleasant and require great maturity from leaders. Shaping the norms and clarifying roles is often not given a very high priority as it involves intangible people skills.

 

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Jay Roth's curator insight, August 17, 4:33 PM

Perfect article to suggest (in schools) WHY the trainings of Cognitive Coaching, Adaptive Schools, and Polarity Thinking is necessary!

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27 Strategies to Motivate Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

27 Strategies to Motivate Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Google for Education | Scoop.it

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Beyond Blocking: Social Media Schools - Edudemic

Beyond Blocking: Social Media Schools - Edudemic | Google for Education | Scoop.it
This post was co-authored by Patrick Larkin and Beth Holland. Social media pervades all aspects of modern society, particularly with the rapid influx of mobile devices. If used in meaningful and appropriate ways, it can transform a student’s learning experience, improve communication with parents and community members, as well as support professional growth. However, teachers …

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Why Successful People Have So Many Groups Of Friends

Why Successful People Have So Many Groups Of Friends | Google for Education | Scoop.it
If you place yourself at the intersection of social groups, you'll have more ideas and more opportunities.

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Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, April 1, 7:42 AM

Love the drawing! 

niftyjock's curator insight, April 3, 10:27 PM

Nice visualisation.

 

I think its Sagittarius?? 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, May 5, 2:58 AM

Networking and Collaboration places an individual strategically and this allows access to more ideas and opportunities

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World - TeachThought

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World - TeachThought | Google for Education | Scoop.it

"But in an increasingly connected and digital world, the things a student needs to know are indeed changing—fundamental human needs sometimes drastically redressed for an alien modern world. Just as salt allowed for the keeping of meats, the advent of antibiotics made deadly viruses and diseases simply inconvenient, and electricity completely altered when and where we slept and work and played, technology is again changing the kind of “stuff” a student needs to know."


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Teri Thomas's curator insight, March 18, 12:04 PM

Using this as a guide helps me deliver infornmation more accurately to my students, while increasing their accessibility to the information.  A quick link on my course overview pages..

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 18, 12:41 PM

Las 63 cosas que el estudiante debe saber en este Mundo Digital ... y que el Maestro debería poder enseñar.

Cynthia Duncalfe's curator insight, March 19, 10:22 PM

Some relevant insights here - worth the read.

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What Every Student Needs - TeachThought

What Every Student Needs - TeachThought | Google for Education | Scoop.it

"What does every single student need–absolutely, positively have to have–to succeed inside and outside of the classroom?"

 


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very good reading, important list!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 17, 2:24 PM

I think number two is critical. Students need adults who model the expectations they ask of children. Without that, children sense the inauthentic quickly.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 18, 4:55 AM

What Every Student Needs...Great one

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Swedish School Redesigned for Digital Pupils

Swedish School Redesigned for Digital Pupils | Google for Education | Scoop.it

The design of the school was based on what actually happens when we learn, a difference from traditionally built school buildings. It stimulated the children’s curiosity and creativity; it offered reflection and cooperation in the school, in mobile teams and on the web. The students were equipped with the latest digital technology in a rapidly changing world.


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I agree, we want furniture that will make collaboration more natural, but very expensive!

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Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, February 14, 3:03 AM

An interesting approach to early education, with a focus on creativity and innovation. Too early to tell, but initial results (in maths) seem to indicate positive results -- that is, above the Swedish national average. The title is a bit misleading, as pupils are not "digital"; however, the actual learning activities are supported by technology.

neil huggan's curator insight, February 14, 4:22 AM

Swedes redesign thinking about architecture, technology, schools and learning...

Paul Harrington's curator insight, February 15, 6:19 AM

This appears to be a first world solution. We shouldn't forget that there is another way - http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/Beginnings.html

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Just how big is Google?


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Really interesting infographic

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Apps in Education: Editing Video on your iPad

Apps in Education: Editing Video on your iPad | Google for Education | Scoop.it

"Making movies on the iPad is one of those activities that I often see in schools. I love to watch how quickly even very young students can produce a professional looking movie. It is a great way for them to illustrate what they have learnt. Normally I would say that editing movies on the iPad is best done using iMovie but it is not exactly cheap, especially if you have a raft of other apps you want your students to have. Here are a couple of apps for editing movies that do not cost the earth. Many of these apps also contain features found on the more expensive apps."


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Some great apps here - really good for making up presentations quickly

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Paul's curator insight, January 30, 1:36 PM

tried some out - Videon looks interesting

Jillian Harrington's curator insight, January 31, 12:32 AM

This is great for junior classes working in a collaborative setting.

 

TerhiD's curator insight, February 1, 2:37 AM

I'd like to add VideoInVideo app:)

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Collaboration Matters

Collaboration Matters | Google for Education | Scoop.it

Blogger's note: This post focuses on the importance of integrating collaboration into classroom practice. In my next post, I'll talk about strategies for successful facilitation of collaborative work...

 

Learning is a social process, and the learning process is deepened when ideas are challenged and learners are pushed to produce work that surpasses their expectations of what they can do.

 

That said, working in groups is a continually challenging process. It is important that students aren't forced to work together on projects where collaboration isn't necessary or beneficial to the final product.

 

 


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Teacher collaboration is the key to future success - we must find more ways to help this process to flourish

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 22, 11:49 PM

I like the image with two students have a conversation without a screen. It can be done with digital technology, but the tried and true is good for students. It humanizes the other in what is often a virtual world.

Epict Italia's curator insight, January 23, 5:00 AM

Idee da prendere:

1) le categorie proposte per il peer review (utilizziamole!!) - https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3Mx1_-3IZ7tRXkzMm8zM2dvZE0/edit?pli=1 

2) le categorie usate per valutare il lavoro di podcasting dei ragazzi: dice l'autore "bisognava valutare una pluralità di abilità/competenze" . proprio quello che dobbiamo fare anche nella nostra scuola italiana./https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hnzI9r6NNwhLDv-LHV0yb72CK5C6d3-xt_k_5zfpuDI/edit?pli=1

Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 23, 4:37 PM

"John Dewey believed that education must be " . . . a process of living and not a preparation for future living." This powerful idea is a helpful reminder of the rich, insightful growth and knowledge that can come from deep, collaborative learning experiences."

Therefore, it could be said true learning is about acting out the theory, of rhetoric and reality remaining close, of adults modelling for young people appropriate learning attitudes and behaviours, as those young people, if forced to choose, will copy what you do rather than do what you say!

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Social Media: An Essential Tool for K-12 Classrooms - webinar Jan. 29 (4:00 p.m. EST)

Social Media: An Essential Tool for K-12 Classrooms - webinar Jan. 29 (4:00 p.m. EST) | Google for Education | Scoop.it
Meeting Registration: Social Media: An Essential Tool for K-12 Classrooms - Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Meeting and Webcast Service.

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Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 10 steps for educators new to Twitter

Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 10 steps for educators new to Twitter | Google for Education | Scoop.it

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simondcollins's curator insight, January 20, 6:09 AM

Some excellent tips for Twitter starters.

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How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other

How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other | Google for Education | Scoop.it
In addition to learning our content and curriculum standards, today's students also need to be able to do the following effectively: collaborate with one another, synthesize ideas, create content, ...

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, January 21, 7:11 AM

Learning, cooperating, creating...

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, January 21, 8:58 AM

add your insight...

 

 
Lee Hall's curator insight, January 24, 9:42 AM

These are very helpful in meeting Common Core standards.

 

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Thirty great British education-innovators to follow on Twitter - Innovate My School

Thirty great British education-innovators to follow on Twitter - Innovate My School | Google for Education | Scoop.it

"Most modern professionals have a Twitter account. The social network can offer belly laughs out-of-nowhere, factoids that can raise a smile or an eyebrow ..."

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Top Free Education Tools That You Should Know and Use - 10. Edmondo - Etertain

Top Free Education Tools That You Should Know and Use - 10. Edmondo - Etertain | Google for Education | Scoop.it
Top free education tools that you should know and use http://t.co/b6G5GtlXvh
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15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education

15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education | Google for Education | Scoop.it
The Best Google Drive Add Ons for Education will help you be more productive and add cool academic content into Google Drive. Revise better and more...

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Good article, still searching for the add-ons on Drive

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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 9, 8:36 PM

Google Drive - education add-ons

Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 10, 12:24 AM

Great Add-ons that make your Google Drive more accessable and useable for educational purposes.

Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, April 14, 9:46 AM

besonders interessant für gemeinschaftlich bearbeitete Dokumente ist das Track-Changes-Add-On, das Google Docs um die bekannte "Änderungen nachverfolgen"-Funktion aus Microsoft Word ergänzt

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Using Explain Everything when you have a supply teacher covering your class

Using Explain Everything when you have a supply teacher covering your class | Google for Education | Scoop.it
The true test of 1:1 classroom technology as an improvement over past educational practice is to be able to observe, from a distance, the dynamics of a classroom that can run itself.

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Google Apps for Learning: 9 Best Practices

Google Apps for Learning: 9 Best Practices | Google for Education | Scoop.it
Google Apps for Learning: 9 Best Practices

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Mindset | How can you change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset?

Mindset | How can you change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset? | Google for Education | Scoop.it

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, February 18, 12:56 PM

Carol Dwek's Mindset is based on a lot of research she has done over the years. It has applications throughout higher education. 

Parent Cortical Mass's curator insight, February 19, 8:19 AM

nice set of links about Carol Dweck's Mindset Theory.  Every parent needs to know what Carol Dweck discovered in her research.  

Jaimee's curator insight, March 5, 10:09 AM

So one who wants to make a change must have a positive outlook on new situations or task that they are not used to?

 

This article is about how one can gain or become a part of the group that is a growth mind set. You gain success or become a better person by following these changes. 

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Social Media 101: Is There a Place For Social Media in Classrooms? [Infographic]

Social Media 101: Is There a Place For Social Media in Classrooms? [Infographic] | Google for Education | Scoop.it
Constructive uses of social media in education is becoming an integral (and one might venture inevitable) part of the learning experience. Here’s a look at how so, at every stage of the game.

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all the great uses of social media in the school!

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ANA's curator insight, February 12, 4:20 PM

The new learning experiences

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, February 13, 2:20 AM

If you can do it with paper why use a digital alternative? Because for some of students, it makes the difference between engagement and being switched off.  Of couse finding the activities that you just can't do with paper...that's the real power of a digital solution.

Jennifer Turner's curator insight, February 24, 1:40 PM

Don't be afraid of social media when you can learn how to use it in your classroom.  This reasource is a great find for educators that may want to use social media but just do not know where to incorporate it.

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Apps in Education: Editing Video on your iPad

Apps in Education: Editing Video on your iPad | Google for Education | Scoop.it

"Making movies on the iPad is one of those activities that I often see in schools. I love to watch how quickly even very young students can produce a professional looking movie. It is a great way for them to illustrate what they have learnt. Normally I would say that editing movies on the iPad is best done using iMovie but it is not exactly cheap, especially if you have a raft of other apps you want your students to have. Here are a couple of apps for editing movies that do not cost the earth. Many of these apps also contain features found on the more expensive apps."


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tried some out - Videon looks interesting

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Paul's curator insight, January 30, 1:11 PM

Some great apps here - really good for making up presentations quickly

Jillian Harrington's curator insight, January 31, 12:32 AM

This is great for junior classes working in a collaborative setting.

 

TerhiD's curator insight, February 1, 2:37 AM

I'd like to add VideoInVideo app:)

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Google for Education | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Interested in learning more about this and how it can apply to our school

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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, February 23, 11:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 23, 11:10 PM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

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Ten Radical Shifts in Thinking all Leaders Face

Ten Radical Shifts in Thinking all Leaders Face | Google for Education | Scoop.it
Leaders fail when they don’t think like leaders. Leaders who think like individual contributors demoralize their team and devalue their leadership. Lousy leaders think like individual contributors....

 

From “I” to “we.” Leadership begins with ===> WE <===.From controlling people to aligning passions. Raise your hand if you enjoy being controlled. I didn’t think so. Successful leaders align the passions of their teammates with organizational mission.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 21, 12:13 PM

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=LeaderShip

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 21, 6:03 PM

There is a certain simplicity in complexity and a certain complexity in simplicity.

 

We listen and we talk with.

Saskia Langenberg's curator insight, January 22, 6:20 AM

Mooi rijtje:  10 shifts naar nieuw leiderschap

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Let’s not lose perspective - @thomascmurray

Let’s not lose perspective - @thomascmurray | Google for Education | Scoop.it
They were floating in the water when I first saw them -- the paintings of my three-year-old girl. Once a moment of pride and jubilation, now wading in the
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Good article, important to remember " Our focus must always remain on doing whatever it takes to meet the needs of the children that we serve, showing them that they have incredible value and potential, while pushing them to be their best. Everything else is secondary."

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So You Want To Start A Blog? (Infographic)

So You Want To Start A Blog? (Infographic) | Google for Education | Scoop.it
If you're planning on starting a blog, there's no shortage of reference material here at MakeUseOf -- we have an entire manual dedicated teaching you the ins and outs of Wordpress, and we've even compared two popular blogging platforms then laid...

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great guide - would love to see blogs being used more, but our teachers continue to develop them!

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Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, January 9, 11:49 AM

Great Infographic if you are thinking about starting a Blog

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 9, 7:03 PM

This is a no nonsense guide to getting your blog organized. I really need to take some of this advice myself! 

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, January 10, 5:12 AM

Thank you for sharing. It is good to know how to write a blog.

I used to have my blog on WordPress but now I am with Blogger.