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12 Principles Of Collaboration In Learning - TeachThought

12 Principles Of Collaboration In Learning - TeachThought | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"Recently on westXdesign–via scoopit–we found an interesting graphic about naming 12 principles of collaboration.

 

Collaboration is among the most-often promoted fluencies of 21st century learning (along with creativity and communication). However, there are very few frameworks or models that exist to support the development of better collaboration forms. As it is, in many K-12 learning environments, collaboration is limited to teacher-created grouping, or more scattered project-based learning groups that converge on a single project and thus a single goal.

 

The following principles of collaboration (seemingly created for businesses but clearly applicable to learning) push that idea a bit further–with some important emphases on the individual, including:"

 


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Schools are often difficult places in which to collaborate, given the time required. Technology enables online collaboration, but the first step is the mindset teachers and school leaders must adopt. Shared belief is everything.

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Alicia Alcaraz's curator insight, October 29, 2013 4:12 PM

The importance of collaboration in learning. To be taken into account when teaching

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:13 PM

Schools are often difficult places in which to collaborate, given the time required. Technology enables online collaboration, but the first step is the mindset required.

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Why We Want Kids to Have Smartphones

Why We Want Kids to Have Smartphones | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

We need to allow kids to have smartphones to ensure lasting healthy

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How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter

How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
There's plenty of hand-wringing over how technology is affecting communication, but an illuminating article by Clive Thompson argues that technology may be doing more to increase literacy and encourage reading since the rise of the novel.

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How We Can Actually Create Lifelong Learners - Edudemic

How We Can Actually Create Lifelong Learners - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
I’m now enjoying the most exciting times of my career because I see that the dream of developing lifelong learners can be a reality.
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The student voice - our survey, part 1

The student voice - our survey, part 1 | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
I am a big fan of student surveys. How can we achieve educational goals without the student’s perspective? We cannot.
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Still a bit if a struggle to get teachers to listen to students. Perhaps it's hubris...
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Teaching Writing with Google Docs

Teaching Writing with Google Docs | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Using Google Docs to do so much more when teaching writing - things that fit quite nicely into my flipped, just-in-time, technology enabled classrooms.
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Concrete examples of sharing throughout the writing process.

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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can be
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 16, 2013 3:16 AM

Brilliantly said Neil Everyone should read this, if you can...

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3 Steps To Promote Creativity In Education [Infographic]

3 Steps To Promote Creativity In Education [Infographic] | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

  Adobe recently released the following infographic that captures some interesting statistics on perceived barriers to creativity in education. (via TeachThought)

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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Heather Wolpert- Gawron studied student responses to their work.
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Asking for student feedback is often seen as innovative but surely is logical.
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Developing 21st-Century Critical Thinkers Puzzle | Mentoring Minds

With the increase in promoting 21st-century learning there is an emphasis on critical thinking. Test your knowledge and play with the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Puzzle today.
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3 big shifts | @mcleod

3 big shifts | @mcleod | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Succinct and to the point.

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William Henderson's curator insight, September 28, 2013 1:28 AM

short n sweet!

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, October 21, 2013 6:39 PM

This reflects the paradigm shift in education.

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Being Dynamic - Education Closet

Being Dynamic - Education Closet | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
21st century teaching and learning is that it's a cyclical process that dynamically evolves between the teacher and the learner.The keyword here is dynamic.
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A very good piece that underlines the importance of learning to be comfortable with change (not many of us are!), anticipating student needs and recognising that the potential in technology is not the tool but what you do with it.

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, October 21, 2013 6:41 PM

Teachers are being asked to undergo huge shifts in mindset. Relinquishing control is a big ask, but authentic learning demands it.

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Twitter - The Musical

Twitter The Musical! Don't forget to share on Twitter! :) 

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Just for fun.

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Preserving School Culture: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and the realities of Wilful Blindness.

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Does your school culture need preservation or revolution?

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Pocket : Great Post: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology

Pocket : Great Post: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Education Rethink @edrethink: How Many Teachers Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?

Education Rethink @edrethink: How Many Teachers Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
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How To Become A Learning Teacher - Edudemic

How To Become A Learning Teacher - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

For learning teachers, it isn’t just about coming to work and teaching your students each day. Its about continuing to challenge yourself and continuing to learn throughout your career.


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Every teacher should be asking themselves these questions. The focus always must be on better learning for students.

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Forest of Peace's curator insight, October 19, 2013 12:06 AM

good one , but let's look a step forwards, How payed in 3Future Education?

Our Solution: 

#Early #Childhood and How it work

http://forestofpeace.info/2013/10/17/how-it-works-early-childhood-ictet-fop/

Monty Bell's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:06 PM

Easy visuals to share. Could do a whole pro d on this topic. 

Alessia Plutino's curator insight, February 21, 2014 3:45 AM

There is always something to learn...

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Personally Significant Learning - Erica McWilliam -

Personally Significant Learning - Erica McWilliam - | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Why our kids need a powerful disposition to be self-managing learners when they finish their schooling, why they are unlikely to have it, and what we can do about it.

 

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An excellent piece  about why learning must matter for students, in order to be authentic. 

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, October 13, 2013 7:27 PM

An excellent piece  about why learning must matter for students, in order to be authentic. 

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What Is Successful Technology Integration?

What Is Successful Technology Integration? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"Willingness to embrace change is a major requirement for successful technology integration. Technology is continuously and rapidly evolving. It is an ongoing process and demands continual learning."

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The question remains, are teachers willing to be learners?

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I Am Not A Techie!

I Am Not A Techie! | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

We are now living in a world that is technology-driven, requiring a minimum amount of digital literacy from anyone who hopes to function, if not thrive, in that world. Many educators do not feel that they are sufficiently versed in technology to adequately prepare their students for the world in which the students will live. 

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More good sense from Tom Whitby.

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Donald Clark Plan B: Black & Wiliam Don’t praise the child! Formative feedback is key to better learning.

Donald Clark Plan B: Black & Wiliam Don’t praise the child! Formative feedback is key to better learning. | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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