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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 | teaching with technology | 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.

Via Beth Dichter
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Teaching critical thinking skills allows learning to occur. Students who have good meta cognitive skills do better at tasks requiring concentration and recall. Teachers need to teach these skills explicitly in order to improve student learning. The attached post explains in more detail how this could be done. 

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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.
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Trello. Your entire project in a single glance.

Trello.  Your entire project in a single glance. | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
Organize anything, together. Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, know what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.
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Collaborative projects. A great way of making a team more organized.

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Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Why have your students work collaboratively? "Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher levels of thinking and preserve information for longer times that students working individually."

This post provides 20 suggestions to help collaborative groups work more effectively. A few are:

* Establish group goals.

* Keep groups mid-sized.

* Build trust and promote open communication.

* Consider the learning process asa part of the assessment.

The post includes links to a variety of resources and each point has an explantion with additional information.


Via Beth Dichter, João Greno Brogueira
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Channylt's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:56 AM

Great tips on how to facilitate collaborative learning. Learners that work collaborativley are engaged in their learning and have better learning outcomes. 

Marina Cousins's curator insight, April 10, 2014 8:06 PM

I liked this article, as it highlighted to me the importance of collaborative learning is much better than individual learning.  As I have mentioned several times, the learning and assessment that takes place within my workplace has a strong behaviourist foundation of learning and repeating key words and actions to pass an assessment (it is a very individual approach to learning).

 

Many of my colleagues view this experience of learning & assessment in a negative way.  What are some of the ways to overcome this negative view of learning?

 

After reading this article, I will seriously consider using a collaborative learning style within my workplace (if I get the opportunity).  The advantage of using real world problems or clinical incidents is that it offers the learner the opportunitity to improve their critical thinking skills and problem-solving ability.  

 

Therefore, by using collaborative learning you can apply the following learning theories of cognitivism, constructivism, objectivism.

Hazel Kuveya's curator insight, April 10, 2014 9:22 PM

Keeping the groups at moderate levels will ensure an effective exchange of ideas and participation in all involved, I can echo the same statement that two heads are better than one. It is also interesting to learn that collaborative teams attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer periods as compared to  their individual counterparts., yes the use of technology makes collaborative learning manageable.

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Humor and comedy on the Internet succeed through collaboration | opensource.com

Humor and comedy on the Internet succeed through collaboration | opensource.com | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

"f you've studied humanities, you've likely come across philosopher Michel Foucault. In his 1969 essay, What is an Author?, Foucault argues that readers shouldn't care who the author of a text is because authorship restricts readers from imagining new meanings and applications. Readers should ask what contexts could this have and how can this be improved, instead of who said this. Applied to humor, assigning a joke to a particular comedian discourages audiences from participating in the comedic process because doing so implies stealing. With collective authorship, no one person holds the rights, so jokes can be improved collaboratively..."


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VoiceThread - Conversations in the cloud

Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.
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RealtimeBoard

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This is an amazing collaborative whiteboard where multiple users can edit a multimedia board in real time. The site allows you to signup and sign in using a Google account and you can access and add your files and media on your Google Docs/Drive area making this a fabulous companion to schools using Google Apps for education. You can write by typing or you can write in 'freehand' so you can use your interactive whiteboard to write and archive the lesson to use or refer to later.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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Fantastic online collaborative board.

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IMA-EDU.GR's curator insight, January 15, 2013 5:56 PM

υτό είναι ένα καταπληκτικό συνεργασίας πίνακα, όπου πολλοί χρήστες μπορούν να επεξεργαστούν μια πλακέτα πολυμέσων σε πραγματικό χρόνο. Η ιστοσελίδα σας δίνει τη δυνατότητα να εγγραφείτε και να συνδεθείτε χρησιμοποιώντας ένα λογαριασμό Google και μπορείτε να έχετε πρόσβαση και να προσθέσετε αρχεία πολυμέσων σας και στο Google Docs σας / περιοχή κίνησης καθιστώντας το μια υπέροχη συντροφιά στα σχολεία χρησιμοποιώντας το Google Apps για την εκπαίδευση. Μπορείτε να γράψετε με πληκτρολόγηση ή μπορείτε να γράψετε στο «ελεύθερο» ώστε να μπορείτε να χρησιμοποιήσετε τον διαδραστικό σας πίνακα να γράφει και να αρχειοθετήσετε το μάθημα να χρησιμοποιήσει ή να αναφερθώ αργότερα.http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+% 26 + + Εργαλεία Web

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An Infinite Collaborative Image Canvas: CanvasDropr

An Infinite Collaborative Image Canvas: CanvasDropr | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

CanvasDropr provides a virtually infinite online canvas on which you and your friends / contacts can easily add, position, resize and rotate photos and video clips at will.

CanvasDropr can be used to brainstorm around visual collections, to select and organize images, and to prepare visual portfolios or tours to share with others or to be published online. 

 

From the official site: "The center of the CanvasDropr idea is to work and collaborate on a so-called "Canvas".

 

The canvas can be shared by an unlimited amount of people, and changes made in the canvas are updated real-time in every user’s canvas.

 

Users can easily drag and drop new images directly from their desktop onto the canvas."

 

CanvasDrops allows you to text chat in real-time with other "collaborators" you have invited as well as to set permissions for what "public" users can edit or modify on a "public canvas.

 

It is possible to place photos and video clips coming from Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Picasa or to import one simply by providing its URL. 

 

The final canvas can be shared on FB or Twitter, downloaded as an "image" or a .zip file containing all of its images and can also be "embedded" on any site or blog.

 

The service is free to use.

 

Check this video: http://vimeo.com/31591478 ;

Find out more: http://www.canvasdropr.com/ ;

 

or you can try it immediately with no need for signup if you alrady have a Twitter or facebook account: http://www.canvasdropr.com/Signup.aspx ;


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A nice collaborative tool for images.

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How Teachers and Educators Can Use Pinterest as a Resource In and Out of the Classroom | Steve Spangler's Blog

How Teachers and Educators Can Use Pinterest as a Resource In and Out of the Classroom | Steve Spangler's Blog | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
Pinterest is the latest time-sucking social network to rise above the rest. If you are a visual person looking for recipes, home decorating tips, crafts for the kids or cool vacation spots, Pinterest is your network.
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Wikipedia launches “world’s largest photo contest”

Wikipedia launches “world’s largest photo contest” | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Take a photo of your favorite (or nearest) monument and add to the creative commons collection of free photos available on one of the most accessed sites in the world.  Anyone who uses your photo is expected to give you credit.  This is a great opportunity for students, photographers, and any citizen who wants to contribute.

Ken

 

 

Wikipedia is launching another massive photo contest to boost the number of free photos visible in WikiMedia Commons and available for illustrating Wikipedia stories.


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