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Draft - A Distraction-free Collaborative Writing Tool

Draft - A Distraction-free Collaborative Writing Tool | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Draft is a free, collaborative writing platform that provides a distraction-free environment. 

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Free, easy to use, simple, collaborative writing tool

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Collaborize Classroom - collaborative education platform with lots of features for teachers and students

Collaborize Classroom - collaborative education platform with lots of features for teachers and students | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Collaborize Classroom is a "free collaborative education platform for students and teachers" that allows teachers to create an online community. Teachers can create study groups, collaborative work groups, online discussions and much more.
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Secure and provides analytics on student performance.

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Realtime Board 2 - collaborative whiteboard integrated with Google Drive

Realtime Board is a collaborative online whiteboard that connects with Google Drive. Multiple users can work on a whiteboard simultaneously and see one anoth...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Beyond Disruption: Higher Ed Innovation from Within

Beyond Disruption: Higher Ed Innovation from Within | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A survey of open source and collaborative disruptions coming out of faculty and student communities.
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Maybe you don't need a Mooc to revolutionize, innovate or collaborate..you can use open source tools and student/instructor creativity...

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10 Free Resources for Building Collaborative Classrooms

Collaborative classrooms are the learning environments of the future. Schools around the world are saying goodbye to the conventional lecture-based learning space where the students remain inert in their respective seats and the teacher remains at the head of the class.

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Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Six key rules for student engagement include making it meaningful, fostering efficacy, autonomy support, collaborative learning, establishing positive teacher-student relationships, and mastery orientations.
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All of the rules are explained and examples of how to implement each rule are provided. Based on a ton of research, too.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 9, 2014 12:51 PM

Learning and teaching are based on the meaning they provide.

 

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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 | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

"Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer times than students working individually."

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20 best practices for creating and facilitating groups. I think the first two are the most important: 1) Make groups small/moderate if possible (4-5 people) and 2) Groups need to develop group goals to be successful.

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