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How ‘collaborative learning’ is transforming higher education - eCampus News

How ‘collaborative learning’ is transforming higher education - eCampus News | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Technology is enabling more dynamic teaching and learning—both inside and outside of class.
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The article is an extensive comparison between a survey completed in 2012 to today, about the differences technology and techniques have made to the teaching/learning environment-making it more collaborative .

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Reinventing School From the Ground Up For Inquiry Learning

Reinventing School From the Ground Up For Inquiry Learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Can inquiry-based and project-based learning exist in a traditional industrial-age school? It may be time for schools to invent fresh ecosystems designed specifically for inquiry.
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Now is the time to push for a change in how we teach and help our students learn..

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Host and Document Collaborative Brainstorming Sessions With Realtime Board

Host and Document Collaborative Brainstorming Sessions With Realtime Board | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Realtime Board is a nice tool for hosting online, collaborative brainstorming sessions. I've featured the service a couple of times since its launch last fall.

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iTips for the iTeacher: "I Want My Students to..."

iTips for the iTeacher: "I Want My Students to..." | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

The iPad as...Philosophy "

iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool...As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments" ~ www.edtechteacher.org

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Be sure to scroll down to the "I Want My Students to..." area to check out the links provided to suggested apps to use for the following student activities:

  •  Create screen casts,
  •  Make presentations,
  •  Write digital stories,
  • Annotate pdfs/take notes,
  • Communication/collaboration,
  • Record audio/video
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How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning

How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

One day, Adam Holman decided he was fed up with trying to cram knowledge into the brains of the high school students he taught.

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Instead, the teacher gave students time to really learn physics, without the pressure of tests and grades...and they did learn physics, not just the answers to test questions.  

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