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Collaboration Platforms/Tools


Originally posted on My Educational Technology Blog: A Place of Resources and Tools for Educators:

Shared by one of my graduate students:

Real Time Board allows users to collaboratively create brainstorming sessions where they get to share text, pictures, and drawings using links. There is also a chat functionality embedded in Real Board that enables users to chat with each other while brainstorming.

2- Lucid Chart

This is another awesome web tool that students can use for collaborative brainstorming. Its drag and drop interface is pretty basic. Lucid Chart provides you with a variety of canvasses in which you can create different flow charts, mind maps, and organizational charts.

3- Spider Scribe

SpiderScribe is an online mind mapping and brainstorming tool. It lets you organize your ideas by connecting notes, files, calendar events, etc. in free-form maps. You can collaborate and share those maps online

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10 ways for teachers to collaborate…


Originally posted on What Ed Said:

People talk a great deal about the ’21st century skills’ of collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. Do we model them ourselves, as teachers?

10 ways to collaborate for teaching and learning…

1. Open the door.

Let go of the idea that you have to teach in ‘your way’ in ‘your space’. Team teach. Invite people in. Share spaces. Learn together.

2. Talk.

Collaborative planning is a constant conversation. (ThanksFiona Zinn). Share what worked and what didn’t. Build on each others’ ideas. Talk about how you’ll use shared spaces.

3. Be open-minded.

There is more than one way of doing things. Be open to new ways of thinking and new ways of learning. Learning can look different from the way it did when you went to school.

4. Include your students.

Ensure you are part of their learning community rather than boss of the learning. Ask for feedback…

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Why collaboration is vital to creating effective schools


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