SELF-STUDY: Action Research for School Improvement (5 hours)

 
 
“Find real solutions to everyday problems.”  
Research often conjures up a picture in people’s minds of academics working in isolation for years proving theories. To make a distinction from academic research, those involved in action research participate in ongoing testing and monitoring of improvements in their practice. This course provides a […]

SELF-STUDY: Project Management for Students through Project-based Learning (5 hours)

 
 
“Explore project-based learning as a successful way to develop project management skills in your students.”
Project management encompasses a range of skills that are highly prized in the world today and include – research, collaboration, communication, leadership, problem-solving and cooperation. For the education system to truly fulfill its purpose of preparing students […]

SELF-STUDY: Classroom Collaboration (5 hours)

“Cultivate a collaborative environment in the classroom.”

Implement collaborative learning in classrooms and develop successful learners. This framework enables teachers to recognize characteristics of collaborative classrooms, be aware of student and teacher roles, and practice group activities as an essential part of the classroom. Teachers are introduced to school-wide policy reforms in […]

How Can I Help Students Become Collaboration Coordinators in My Classroom?

How Can I Help Students Become Collaboration Coordinators in My Classroom?

Being able to network with others is a vital 21st century skill. The job of collaboration coordinator puts the students in charge of finding and making connections with others using tools like Skype, email and Twitter. For collaboration coordinators to be successful, they must be proficient at connecting and communicating. In this role, they must […]

Facebook is Making Us Do It

Facebook is Making Us Do It

Man is inherently social. A modern illustration of this fact is the exponential growth of Facebook over the recent years. We learn best by interacting with others. We create the most wonderful things when we are able to work as a team and build on each other’s work and talents. Collaborative work is how most […]

Collaboration in the Classroom

Collaboration in the Classroom

Collaboration is the process of working together to create or achieve something. In the traditional classroom setting, students sit at individual desks and work in isolation. Then, collaboration in the classroom was considered “cheating.” However, now, this is changing. Most schools, jobs and work outside of school requires people to work with others to achieve […]

TOOL: Real Time Editing

It looks like EtherPad (real time document editing) is really going away on April 14th.
Here are some alternatives for folks interested in using real-time collaboration in teaching and learning:

typewith.me
ietherpad.com
primarypad.com

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