Are your students REALLY Collaborating?

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Are your students REALLY Collaborating?

  1. 1. Are Your Students REALLY <br />Collaborating?<br />Jon Orech<br />Instructional Technology Coordinator<br />Cooperative Learning Trainer<br />South High School,<br />Downers Grove, IL<br />jorech@csd99.org<br />
  2. 2. The Paperless <br />Classroom<br />
  3. 3. Conference Hash Tag:#METC_CSDSession Wiki:metccollab.wikispaces.com<br />
  4. 4. Web Presence<br />Email: jorech@csd99.org<br />Blog: jonorech.blogspot.com<br />Twitter, Delicious, etc, “jorech”<br />Delicious tag: “collaboration”<br />Digital Storytelling resource: jonorech.wikispaces.com<br />
  5. 5. What have you read recently that has impacted your teaching?<br />
  6. 6. What is the difference between Cooperation and Collaboration?<br />
  7. 7. How do you make your classroom a “collaborative learning space”?<br />
  8. 8. What about here?<br />
  9. 9. Or here?<br />
  10. 10. Or <br />even here.<br />
  11. 11. Are you <br />over the <br />Web 2.0<br />Hoopla…<br />
  12. 12. and ready to focus (again) on learning?<br />Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning<br />(Siemens and Titterberger, 2009)<br />http://tinyurl.com/handbookemerging <br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14. BlogsNing social bookmarking Wikis <br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16. Wikis in the Classroom:Theory…<br />
  17. 17. Wikis in the Classroom:Reality…<br />
  18. 18. “Wiki” is a tool<br />“Collaborative writing” is a process<br />
  19. 19. Cooperative Learning (Johnson and Johnson)<br />Positive Interdependence<br />Individual Accountability<br />Group Processing<br />Social Skills<br />Faceto Face Interaction<br />
  20. 20. Positive Interdependence<br /><ul><li> Goal
  21. 21. Role
  22. 22. Environment
  23. 23. Resource
  24. 24. Task
  25. 25. Identity</li></ul>Individual<br />Accountability<br /><ul><li>Small Groups
  26. 26. Frequent Assessment
  27. 27. History
  28. 28. Random questioning</li></li></ul><li>Group Processing<br /><ul><li>Peer reflection
  29. 29. Teacher interaction</li></ul>Social Skills<br /><ul><li>Netiquette
  30. 30. Negotiate revision
  31. 31. Recognizing strengths</li></ul>Face to Face Interaction<br /><ul><li>Preparation
  32. 32. Revision</li></li></ul><li>The final<br /> product…<br />MUST be valuable to others.<br />
  33. 33. Lord of the Flies wiki<br />
  34. 34. The “Alice” projectChristian Long<br />
  35. 35. Isabelle Menke<br />
  36. 36. Research<br />“Asynchronous writing results in richer communication” (Mabrito, 2006).<br />“Online collaborative writing produces higher quality writing than face-to-face collaboration” (Passig and Schwartz, 2007).<br />Why?<br />
  37. 37. Successful teaching today requires:<br /> Experimentation.<br /> Co-creation of content.<br /> Relinquishing control.<br /> Tolerance [encouragement] of failure.<br />Siemens and Titterberger<br />

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