Hands-on session Baldev Singh. Aims of this session. Have a clear understanding of next steps/resource locations Explore collaborative tools Discussion on how some of these tools can support collaboration and engaged teaching and learning. Recap. Orientation session Exploration
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Aims of this session
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Principles of collaborative learningAlignment with 21st Century skills framework Collaboration strategiesPrinciples of project based learningAssessment rubricsCollaborative and creative technologies Peer-to-peer collaboration
Developing the skills to integrate technologies into
projects will enhance learning outcomes. Making the
right pedagogical decisions will transform both the
teaching and learning experience, making the project
sustainable and impactful.
Microsoft Research WorldWide Telescope
Bing Search and Bing Maps
Free tools in the classroom
The 5 Steps
As part of this consolidation phase, there are 5 steps that you need to go through. Each step has a task to be completed. As you go through each step, you will develop the confidence to integrate the tools into your teaching practice.
Step 1: Exploring Good Practice
Explore examples of collaborative projects and get some ideas on what makes a good project. Here are just a few sites to get you started:
Partners in Learning teacher projects
Peer Coaching Web Lessons
a) Sign into the Microsoft Institute for Pre- service Teachers Community.
b) In the “Team Discussion” area, share your reflections on one project (see reflection template)
c) Make sure to provide a link on the community site to the project which you have explored in-depth.
Step 2: Planning
There are 5 design principles essential for developing project based learning. Make sure to incorporate these into your planning.
Step 3: Creating
Create an audio visual resource to introduce your project to your students is a great way to engage and motivate them.
It doesn’t take long and can have a lasting impact.
Step 4: Sharing
One of the most significant aspects of collaboration as a result of technology developments (Web 2.0) has been the shift to “mass collaboration”. There are multiple ways to share information and engage a wider audience.
Share your video on the Microsoft Institute for Pre-service Teachers Community.
Create an Office Live Workspace to upload any resources which are related to your project. This could be images, documents or files.
Step 5: Presenting
This last stage is about presenting your project in the template provided so it can be submitted to an expert panel of educators for feedback.