This pages host resources that encourage communication and collaboration with students and colleagues. This tools have the ability to extend learning beyond the classroom, allow students to discuss subjects in a depth not always possible within the time constraints of a school day. Another benefit is that you and your students can track how projects evolve from collaborative brainstorms, to draft, revision, and a final document, presentation, or spreadsheet. Virtual collaboration is a critical 21st century learning skill. Use these tools with your students, but don’t forget, many will serve as great tools for you!
Google Drive is a free, Web-based office suite and data storage service offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. Create a google account and access documents on any computer, wherever you are. Share collections of work like lesson plans with your co-teachers. Get your students on board collaborating on document files, presentations, spreadsheets, surveys and more.
Voicethread. Click the icon to learn 26 ways to use this collaboration tool in your classroom. This tools combines images, video, text, audio, and collective knowledge building. This one’s a keeper.