Purposeful Pedagogy
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Purposeful Pedagogy
An online library of effective teaching techniques and methodologies which inspire enduring and meaningful learning.
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Brownbag Academics: Tutorial: Collaborating with Students Using Google Drive

Brownbag Academics: Tutorial: Collaborating with Students Using Google Drive | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Via Gerald Carey, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Gerald Carey's curator insight, November 4, 2014 5:17 AM

An English teacher talks about how she is using Google Docs with her class.  She introduces ways to share documents and interact with students.

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Designing Learning Experiences: Start with the Student and Co-Create

Designing Learning Experiences: Start with the Student and Co-Create | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Students are more likely to engage with a unit of study they've co-created. Matt Levinson suggests an eight-step example for how the history classroom.

Via Beth Dichter, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 25, 2014 7:46 PM

How can we get students more engaged in units of study? What if we design our class so that they have ownership from the beginning of the unit? This post explores this issue, and although the focus is on social studies you could use the same steps in other curricular areas. What are the steps?

1. "Partner students and have them do a speed search on the topic." What can they find in 12 - 15 minutes? Let them generate a list of interest.

2. "Decision by debate." Change partners. Allow them 3 minutes to discuss and rank the topics by interest.

3. "Main characters." Switch partners again. In history you might be looking at key individuals, or key battles in a conflict.

There are five more steps that will help students learn to collaborate, analyze perspectives, co-create with you (as the teacher your job is to  make sure that all key areas are covered and help create the framework as well as providing additional input where necessary), and more.

This type of process allows the students to be engaged and have their voices heard from the beginning....a win-win situation in the classroom.

Heather MacDonald's curator insight, June 25, 2014 7:52 PM

Designing anything is only worthy if the "end user" has input.  This is a brilliant adaptation of that design philosophy.  And how can you resist the power in the eyes of this little girl?!

Anne Pascucci, MPA, CRA's curator insight, June 26, 2014 10:29 AM

Great work~