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How do you use online collaboration for secondary students?

Jul 17, 2014 10:03am

I really want to work on using technology in my class for more than just a fancy presentation method. I know collaboration is key to student learning but what online resources have you found to be helpful and how did you use them in your classrooms? My school has limited lab space so it would need to be something I can assign and have them work on at home or during homeroom. (of course I'd teach how first.)

  • 7-9
  • Digital Literacy
  • Instructional Practice

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    • Jul 21, 2014 8:48am

      Moodle

      • Aug 21, 2014 3:17am

        Check out Nearpod.com to change the way you present your lessons and assess learning. If students have their own devices or are strategically grouped to share devices, it is an amazing tool for active engagement and progress monitoring.

        For classroom management, look into ClassDojo.com. This virtual classroom enforces your expectations and makes students accountable because their avatar's daily score depends upon it. Being encouraging and entertaining , this site motivates student behavior, provide daily data for record-keeping, and allows you to communicate with parents all in a click.

        Finally, if you are looking for fun ways to alternatively assess student learning, ClassTools.net has an array of interactive templates, such as a Fakebook page maker, a trading card generator, and a digital timeline creator. Students will be excited to use these cool tools, and you'll enjoy grading assignments that are unique, reveal hidden creativity, and make learning tasks relevant for today's classroom.