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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools for Hosting Online Brainstorming Sessions

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools for Hosting Online Brainstorming Sessions | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

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Really and virtually  learning together- online brainstorming options.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 6, 2016 12:34 PM

That's more like it! 7 tools for this!


from Richard: "After yesterday's post about Limnu there were a couple of similar tools suggested on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page. I also received a couple of requests for suggestions for other similar tools. Here are some of the other tools that you and your students can use to host online brainstorming sessions."

Jean Marrapodi's curator insight, February 7, 2016 2:14 PM

Clever opportunities for leveraging collaboration.

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Subverting the System: Student and Teacher as Equals

Subverting the System: Student and Teacher as Equals | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
One educator tries a different approach: “It’s a different way of approaching education, with educators not being the controlling force. It’s about breaking down boundaries and seeing yourself as an equal. We’re all just doing the best we can to learn and to try to form a narrative with cohesion and meaning.”
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“Teaching is as much an internal journey, with the relationship between humans in a class as essential as pedagogy. Are you willing to see yourself on equal footing? Everyone is capable of that mindset. It really comes down to what you trust: Do you trust the process, and do you trust the students?”- This is REALLY 21st century learning with the teacher as a co-earner and the students having choices for leadership in the process.

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How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful

How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Project-based learning continues to be misinterpreted as a single teaching strategy rather than as a set of design principles that allow us to introduce the
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Revisiting the idea to encourage deeper thinking. should it be renamed project -based inquiry?    this article argues it is time " to reinvent it in a way that leads to deeper learning, creative inquiry, and a better fit with a collaborative world in which doing and knowing are one thing."

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Why It's Time To Start Teaching Students How To Think - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Start Teaching Students How To Think - Edudemic | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
As an elementary teacher, I can’t help but notice that children today want quick answers and do not take the time to think things through.

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We need parent buy - in on this at our school. They are just interested I rewards, not process or  hard work.

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Carolyn Williams's curator insight, August 26, 2013 4:57 AM

Making it Fun!

Kymberley Pelky's curator insight, August 26, 2013 3:12 PM

In an age where children expect everything to be instant, their responses become the same without taking time to process the information first.

Becky Mowat's comment, August 26, 2013 9:48 PM
Analysis and synthesis take time...and are critical to problem solving, as we all know. How to teach these higher level thinking processes is key to helping students become successful independent learners.