THE 4C’s- COLLABORATION (4/4)
Blog Post Agenda:
1. COLLABORATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Today’s society is way different from the society of the last century. Because of the ubiquity of connectivity, collaboration can take place in a wide variety of ways. Students can collaborate with their peers to achieve shared goals eliminating any space or time boundaries.Classroom must be designed to enable group collaboration facilitating collaboration in classrooms, across classrooms, and outside classrooms. These approaches to teaching help teachers engage students in academically challenging ways that are relevant and meaningful to their lives. Research indicated that collaborative tasks motivate students to do high-quality work. Collaboration enhances a plethora of ancillary skills like management, accountability, responsibility, and team work skills.
The Partnership for the 21st century skills lists the following features of a skilled collaborator:
2. 40 COLLABORATION TOOLS FOR CLASSROOMS
The 21st century educator needs to utilize new avenues of collaboration in order to answer the demands of the new generation and prepare the students for the demands of the modern society. To be ready for career, students need to know how to collaborate effectively with their peers because in today’s society this skill is mandatory in each employee. The novelty of the collaboration in a 21st century education environment derives from the ubiquity of connectivity which opens the way to unlimited possibilities to connect, collaborate, and ultimately build together and learn from each other.
The following list of 40 tools for collaboration in the classroom covers a wide variety of tools that can bring novel changes in your classroom instruction. You can easily pick and choose the tools that fit your teaching style and your students’ needs and add them to your own toolbox.
For a better view or to access the hyperlinks, download this pdf 40 Collaboration Tools for Classrooms, or otherwise you can just view them below:
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