Tag: collaboration

Empowering Students with Strong Collaboration Skills

What really is Collaboration? Collaboration is an important 21st Century skill that is of critical need for our students as the future participants of industry, entrepreneurial opportunities, education, and government. Collaboration is a valuable commodity that in its appearance seems more art than science, when the opposite is just as true. Here are three definitions …

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Collaboration: Ideas from Many Voices, Part 1

Collaboration is an important global competency that students need to learn and refine. By the time they enter any post-secondary experience, students with over 10-12 years of honing this skill will be well prepared to forge ahead with new learning and career paths. They will seek out mentors and build strong networks of people with …

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My Project-Based Learning Experience

I credit my middle school Social Studies teacher for my love of History. I often cite one of her projects for how I built deep understanding of the pre-Civil War era and connected the political stratification in the mid-1800s to the challenges of gridlock in government today. My classmates and I were given the charge …

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Collaboration: Virtual & Instant with Tagboard

During a PLN twitter #satchat[i] session on a Saturday morning, Charity Stephens[ii], a teacher, shared her use of Tagboard.com with her students. The students studied grammar—different elements of pronoun usage. When Charity introduced hashtags to support the work, one of her students introduced the idea of Tagboard.com. Like any excellent teacher, Charity naturally welcomed the …

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Riddle me Collaboration

“You’re standing in a room with two doors. One opens to instant death, and the other leads to life. Standing in front of each door is a robot guard. With no other way out of the room, you must choose a door to enter. You may ask one question, which each robot will answer. One …

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