5 Powerful Things Teachers Can Do With Online Collaboration

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Bestseller "Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything" sends educators a critical message that individuals can no longer independently learn all they need to know. In a globally connected world, there is enormous value in using online tools and technology to collaboratively connect and learn with others. But, without some structure it can lead to chaos and frustration. Youth need to learn collaborative, 21st century learning skills, through safe, structured, supervised, educational projects. Teachers need guidance in transitioning from traditional learning -- to new learning tools and experiences (e.g. Flexbooks, blended learning environments, collaborative projects, co-created content, global exhibitions and competitions, virtual field trips). Today I will be discussing successful integration of project-based, collaborative learning by showcasing some of the best content, tools and resources that support teachers and their students as they strive to master 21st century learning skills.

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  • 1. 5 Powerful Things Teachers Can Do With Online Collaboration Dr. Yvonne Marie Andrs, President & Co-Founder GlobalSchoolNet.org

2. Yvonne - History

  • 1984-FrEdMail Network
    • text-based email projects
    • Apple IIe; floppy drives, 300 bps
  • 1992Global Schoolhouse
    • Video, audio, chat projects
  • TodayGlobal SchoolNet
    • 3,000 projects
    • 194 countries
    • 100,000 educators
  • 1994Global SchoolNet
    • Web-based projects
    • Images & Hyperlinks

3. What is content driven collaboration?

  • Collective wisdom
  • Co-created content
  • Collaborativeprojects
  • Virtual field trips
  • Global competitions
  • Global exhibitions
  • Wikis & Flexbooks
  • Blended learning spaces

GlobalSchoolNet.org Methodology Tools People Content 4. Always Connected Tools

  • Web
  • iPod
  • iPad
  • Tivo
  • PDA
  • GPS
  • Cell phone
  • Wireless

GlobalSchoolNet.org 5. 5 Powerful Things Teachers Can Do With Online Collaboration

  • Improve student academic performance through content driven collaboration
  • Introduce students to collaboration skills they will be able apply in the workforce
  • Prepare youth to be socially responsible global citizens
  • Develop valuable professional connections
  • Make teaching and learning more enjoyable and relevant experiences

GlobalSchoolNet.org 6. 1. Improve student academic performance through content driven collaboration GlobalSchoolNet.org 7. 2. Introduce students to collaboration skills they will be able apply in the workforce GlobalSchoolNet.org 8. 3. Prepare youth to be socially responsible global citizens 9. 4. Develop valuable professional connections GlobalSchoolNet.org 10. 5. Make teaching and learning more enjoyable and relevant experiences GlobalSchoolNet.org 11. Collaborative Tools 12. 5 Ways to Learn MoreAbout Online Collaboration

  • Become a Member ofGlobal SchoolNet
  • View the videos in theCollaborative Learning Playlist
  • Visit theProjects Registryand browse through the many collaborative projects
  • Join theHilitesnews list to receive announcements about new collaboration opportunities
  • Volunteer to be aCyberFairorDoorsto Diplomacy project reviewer

GlobalSchoolNet.org 13. Thank you! GlobalSchoolNet.org 14. Global SchoolNet Content-Driven Collaborative Learning GlobalSchoolNet.org