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Caroline Bucky-Beaver

DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: Tools and Technologies for Effective Classrooms - 19 views

  • “Turbo-Charged Wikis: Technology Embraces Cooperative Learning”
  • A wiki-based project should not be the first time students work together. Collaborative projects work well, but only if an environment of cooperation already exists.
  • assignment of the project must possess two qualities. First, it must be an authentic problem or situation which must be solved collaboratively. Second, the final product must be utilized by another audience, preferably classmates to advance the learning of the entire class. In other words, the wiki cannot result in an assignment that is merely "turned in." Also teachers need to remember that the wiki is only the tool to enhance learning; the problem solving is what drives the project.
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  • To make sure this project progresses, teachers need to instill the five components of Cooperative Learning: namely, Positive Interdependence, individual Accountability, Face to Face Interaction, Group Processing, and teaching small-group social skills. The most important of the two are Positive Interdependence and Individual Accountability. 
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    Great article on how to best prepare for a wiki-based project.
Caroline Bucky-Beaver

Collaborative Classroom Projects - 2 views

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    List of collaborative classroom projects
Caroline Bucky-Beaver

Mrs. Schmidt's Webpage - 6 views

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    Project letters written by young students to soldiers in Irag. They have audio recordings, too. Great letters that are in their handwriting and scanned in.
Caroline Bucky-Beaver

Our City Podcast - 0 views

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    Our City Podcast is a podcast for kids and by kids. Students from around the globe are invited to submit a recording all about the city they live in (with the help of their teachers or parents).
Mary Kay Farr

ReadWriteThink: Lesson Plan: Everyone Loves a Mystery: A Genre Study - 3 views

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    Everyone Loves a Mystery: A Genre Study
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