domenica 30 ottobre 2016

Collaborative Teaching and Learning -Week 1

I have just started the Mooc "  Collaborative  Teaching and Learning" thanks to the  European platform   Europeanschoolnetacademy.

Why is  Collaboration important in education today?

The course is an interesting one about  the importance of  Collaboration in Teaching and Learning.

We also have social interaction online thanks to  Twitter- educators in the  21st century can rely on such a network of  thinkers, educators and people who love teaching:

The course is followed by over  1,200  participants and we are guided into discussing ideas and sharing interesting tools or projects which have been  carried out by teachers in their schools.
Thanks to the internet we can learn more from the others and see what they have done: I have particularly liked  some  videos about collaboration and  projects  which have been done by some Italian teachers who described the reasons why they chose  collaboration in their activities. Collaboration is required by teachers and learners and it is important for achieving  the aims .

The approach in the course is  based on presenting videos, reflecting, thinking about our experiences and sharing ideas by using  social networks and padlet.

Here you can see some of the videos where the teachers  discussed what they had done: 

Collaborative Learning in a flexible classroom

Collaborative Learning and PBL

Online we can find a lot of tools and this is the reason why  PBL and collaboration can be enhanced by using modern technology.
I really appreciated watching the videos about young students and older ones working together and learning together, but what they did was successful as they also  used modern technology. They were more engaged too.

Here is a list of tools which can be used to better our learning activities: most of them are popular among Italian teachers too. We only need to rely on better internet connections and train our learners to work by using such tools.

Google Apps

What activities have we done? This padlet presents what  some teachers have done.  Some of them have developed great tasks!  

Made with Padlet

Meanwhile I have done my first module about the introduction to  Collaborative  Teaching and Learning and I am looking forward to week 2.

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