Collaboration is one of the important 21st century learning skills for students. As educators focus on a more project-based approach to learning, students can use collaboration to develop higher level thinking skills, a deeper understanding of content, and a greater awareness of global learning. Teachers can plan and manage collaboration activities that integrate online collaborative tools that help students organize their ideas.
In his Tech & Learning blog post--"Three Tools Students Can Use for Collaborative Brainstorming on the Web" (January 10, 2013)--Richard Byrne shared three online collaborative tools that can help students organize their ideas on the web for a research project.
Please share your experiences using these three tools. What other collaboration activities do you use with your students?
Do you have additional online collaborative tools that you would recommend using with students?
Here are a few additional collaboration tools to use with your students.
Has anyone used these resources? What do you think of these collaboration tools for students to use in your classroom?
Using collaboration tools is a great way to engage students in the learning process. I recommend an article by David Raths in The Journal--Top Interactive Devices for Student Collaboration--(April 9, 2013). The author contends that inspired student collaboration requires inspired teaching.
How do you incorporate collaboration tools in your classroom? Do you use any of the tools mentioned in the article? If yes, which ones do you like from your experience?