In module 3 we talk about collaborative communication throughout the classroom and how technology can transform this. Something that really stood out to me was google docs. This is something I use almost everyday and have been using since high school. I never realized how useful this tool could be in the classroom when taken advantage of. With this platform, students and teachers can keep a collective set of notes or directions and with permission from the owner, others can add to this document. This idea of collaborating learning is a breakthrough. Padlet is a platform that I was introduced to in this module. Padlet is almost like a fancier version of google docs, students and teachers are able to upload notes, videos, links, pictures, and much more to a shared document to enhance the collaboration and communication between students. Global collaboration is another idea that module 3 introduced to me. This is the idea that with technology, students can gain communication and ideas globally and receive information from outsiders. This is something that wasn't even an option when I was a student and I think it could be extremely helpful and eye opening to my future students.
The website "Creating a Collaborative Learning Environment" informed me of new ways to include students in what is being taught in the classroom. This article has a set of ideas to change the energy of your classroom to be more collaborative. https://learn.teachingchannel.com/blog/2014/09/26/case-study-of-a-teacher-part-2/
Another article found within this module that I found extremely helpful is "7 steps to starting a global collaboration project". This article lists out steps to follow in order to assist your students in learning globally. After the step is announced it even explains how to take action with the steps. https://www.iste.org/explore/In-the-classroom/7-steps-to-starting-a-global-collaboration-project?articleid=608
A question I still have is how will I know if my school and parents are okay with global learning? This sometimes involves facetime or skype calls and without parent and school consent this could be difficult to navigate.
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