One of the most powerful and revolutionary aspects of many technologies being used in classrooms today revolve around the fact that they facilitate student-centered learning and collaboration.
Perhaps summarized best in this week’s post from the Education Vision Leadership blog, the move to student initiated learning, while natural, is not an easy progression. Traditional methodologies, school systems, and curricula requirements are all hurdles that educators are striving to jump over each day.
Collaboration among students is a central component of building a student-centered classroom. The integration of many tech tools into teaching and learning practices are certainly changing and improving the way we collaborate.
Here are a few recent blog posts that discuss different collaboration tools in the classroom (all of which can be embedded into a blog):
- Sewing up class discussions with VoiceThread – USM Library Blog
- Wallwisher and the Christchurch Earthquake – ICT Teaching and Learning
- Scribblar.com – The Education Technology Blog
- Glogster – Two Writing Teachers
Top edutweets from the week:
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|Lauren’s Blog and Abbey’s Blog
Two incredible student blogs!
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Summing it up
We think that there is no better tool than a blog to act as a “home base” for all of the different collaborative tools out there. Not to mention the built in commenting, sharing, and collaborative tools of a blog itself.
What other tools do you use for student collaboration that was left off our list? Do you have any links to share with others of your students’ work?