In a physical classroom, a range of Cooperative Learning Strategies are used engage students to brainstorm, discuss, collaborate, etc. to construct knowledge.

Still in the physical classroom, now with every child equipped with a computer in front of them...
How has this "classroom setting" change the way we employ similar cooperative strategies in a technology-enhanced environment?
(with students continue to be engaged in face-to-face discussion, etc)

1 comment:

johndarcy said...

cooperative learning, collaboration, group work are all maximized when face-to-face environments are enriched with digital resources.

It is important to recognize that the inclusion of technology does not mean the exclusion of face-to-face. This is a misconception that many parents will need clarified. Digital tools enhance efficiencies allowing teachers to focus greater attention on core learning expectations and higher-order thinking experiences.

Digital tools help students organize, manage, archive, revisit, replicate, communicate, distribute... their ideas and new knowledge that come from brainstorming and cooperative work... ultimately, if given the opportunity by the teacher, to help them construct new knowledge