Let's Hang! Collaborative Learning with Hangouts!

“Videos provide greater engagement than text or images for the simple reason that it combines audio, video and text.”- Amit Garg With Hangouts and Hangouts on Air (known as YouTube Live) you and your  students can collaborate through live video learning sessions and chat. Currently, Hangouts allows up to 150 people in a group chat and 25 can video chat! With […]

Pair Activities with Mobile Devices

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford Our learners love their mobile devices. However, many of our learners rarely use their mobile devices to communicate with others face-to-face or develop relationships with their peers. We can guide our learners to communicate and collaborate effectively with […]

Fostering Meaningful Peer Collaboration with Digital Tools

Enjoyed these resources? Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go! It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. —Napoleon Hill We believe in students learning from and with each other, but effective collaboration rarely takes place in most schools. Students rarely […]

Cooperative Learning: Effective Team Work! 20+ Resources

Part of the Cool Sites series Every Friday I am presenting free webinars thanks to American TESOL! We have an incredible time. Recently, we discussed the benefits of cooperative learning. Through cooperative learning students learn effective team work through: Accountability– students realize the contribution of each individual will determine the success of the task. Team […]

Art, Creativity, & Kids: 20+ Resources

Part of the Cool Sites series Many schools have cut out the Arts from the curriculum due to budget cuts and the emphasis on raising standardized test scores. Art is important in our lives. Many students express themselves through art. In my personal experience I have seen how painting community murals, creating music, choreographing a […]

Will You Wave? 25 Google Wave Resources

Part of the Cool Sites series On Tuesday, May 18th, Google announced that Google Wave is now available for everyone! Now you may have tried Google Wave in the beginning and felt it was not your cup of tea. Initially, Google Wave did have some annoying problems. However, like most technology, it has improved with […]