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This collection reflects my interest in writing pedagogy, agency and efficacy, and teaching with technology -- as a rhetorician and researcher as well as writer, teacher of writers, and teacher of writing teachers.
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Collaboration Matters

Collaboration Matters | Metawriting | 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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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 22, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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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Mission Critical: Championing-Empowering-Enabling Our Individual And Organizational Ability To Win

Mission Critical: Championing-Empowering-Enabling Our Individual And Organizational Ability To Win | Metawriting | Scoop.it

Change is not the obstacle, it is the answer.  Embracing our ability to champion positive change starts with a focus on the words we use.  Change is NOT difficult, it is our greatest power and hope for a better future.  Change is what our bodies and minds so every second of the day.

 

Our ability to move out of Jurassic Park by developing our individual and organization potential is real.  It requires focus, courage, integrity and a relentless desire to be part of the solution rather than running on overdrive, getting stuck in stasis or burying one’s head in the sand or under the rock of complacency.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 29, 2013 12:49 PM

 

Our ability to move out of Jurassic Park by developing our individual and organization potential is real.  It requires focus, courage, integrity and a relentless desire to be part of the solution

 

===> rather than running on overdrive, getting stuck in stasis or burying one’s head in the sand or under the rock of complacency. <===

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration & Reading

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Learn about WICR, or Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration & Reading. This is the basis of AVID, but can be used in every classroom, as these are skills students need to learn for academic success.

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3 Excellent Real Time Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers

3 Excellent Real Time Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers | Metawriting | Scoop.it

There are several reasons why you would be thinking to use collaborative white boards in your classroom . As a teacher, you can use these collaborative web tools to explain abstract hard to grasp concepts to your students through  diagrams, illustrative drawings, mindmaps...etc .

 

You can also use them to get students working collaboratively on a classroom project.The cool thing about these collaborative whiteboard tools is that they are web-based and therefore do not require any software installation and you can access them anywhere with internet connection. Here are three new tools I recommend for you today, check them out below and share with us what you think of them.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:32 PM

 

Check out the great tools...

 

lynnegibb's curator insight, March 13, 2013 6:43 PM

Always something new to find and learn about

Kris Byam's curator insight, March 14, 2013 5:04 PM

Great tools for teachers.