The National Education Technology Plan and the ISTE Standards highlight the importance of collaboration with technology for all school stakeholders. John Hattie's effect size list is composed of various elements directly tied to the effect collaboration has on learning. Here are few tools that can enhance collaboration efforts in the digital world...
Ziteboard allows users to collaborate on an interactive online whiteboard. Think of the possibilities for students to show what they know about the topic at hand or collaborate on a project in real time.
Poll Everywhere Google Slide Extension allows users to embed a previously created Poll Everywhere poll that automatically activates once the slide deck is in present mode. Students can use this feature in their own spaces to engage audiences in meaningful discussions.
Google Drawing is a wonderful tool for students to create, collaborate, and share in real time. Venn Diagrams, flow charts, mind maps, and other helpful graphic organizers can assist students to make sense of their own learning.
Take a risk today and provide students with an opportunity to use one of the these interactive tools during an upcoming unit of study.
Brad Currie, Billy Krakower, and Scott Rocco.