Tag Archives: Collaborize Classroom

5 Student-Driven Projects That Engage Higher-Level Thinking Skills

Using an online component to complement in-class work makes it much easier to facilitate meaningful group work. Prior to adopting and integrating online discussions, I struggled to facilitate group work that really worked. When facilitating group work in the classroom, … Continue reading

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Flip Your Classroom with Online Discussions!

This is an excerpt from a chapter in my blended learning book (in progress) on flipping instruction using online discussions. In the traditional classroom delivery of content takes place within the walls of the classroom and homework is usually an … Continue reading

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Blended Learning Model: Gives Students Time to Think

In her article, “Effective Classroom Discussions,” Selma Wassermann identifies a key conflict in the classroom: the race against the clock to cover curriculum versus to desire to give students a voice in class discussions. She accurately depicts the frustration, impatience and fear that many teachers face when attempting to incorporate dynamic discussions into their classrooms. Continue reading

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