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Collaborative Learning

Working together to solve problems and complete projects deepens students' learning and builds collaborative skills. Learn how to design activities to help develop these skills.

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  • How an Online Space for Student Art Builds Community

    When students can see and comment on the art created by their peers, they learn empathy and communication skills.
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  • Making a Shared Space for In-Person and Remote Learners

    Making a Shared Space for In-Person and Remote Learners

    Building community in a concurrent teaching model is challenging, but collaborative learning is possible with the right virtual tools.
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  • Teenage girl smiling during remote learning class on laptop at home

    A Better Breakout Room Experience for Students

    Five strategies that help middle and high school students form a community of learners in the virtual classroom.
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  • High school students talking in a group

    3 SEL Practices Teachers Can Use Every Day

    These social and emotional learning strategies won’t take a lot of time, but they can have a big impact on middle and high school students.
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  • How Project-Based Learning Can Teach Empathy

    When PBL is personal to students, it can provide more than just content knowledge—it can also foster important connections.
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  • Two teenagers are sitting at a table with a laptop, one is holding a cell phone charger and the other is holding a cell phone, connecting it to a white wire.

    22 Powerful Closure Activities

    Quick activities that can be used to check for understanding or emphasize key information at the end of a lesson.
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  • Teen boy laying on floor at home remote learning with laptop

    7 Tips for Breakout Room Success

    Having students meet briefly in small groups can help build community and foster deeper learning.
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    Using Online Whiteboards to Boost Student Engagement and Confidence in Math

    Two teachers who had students use individual dry-erase boards in the classroom have switched to online whiteboards—a change they plan to keep.
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  • Elementary aged boy on laptop distance learning at home

    6 Ways to Jam on Jamboard: Using the Digital Whiteboard in a Hybrid Classroom

    The popular Google app facilitates meaningful collaboration for both remote and in-class students.
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  • Screen-Free Computational Thinking

    When elementary students learn logic through collaborative physical activities, there’s no need for laptops or tablets.
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  • 60-Second Strategy: Respond, Reflect, and Review

    60-Second Strategy: Respond, Reflect, and Review

    This simple activity helps students practice giving and receiving peer feedback—and gets them out of their desks.
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  • Young girl playing make believe with a newspaper hat and looking through paper roll.

    The Building Blocks of Dramatic Play

    More than costumes or props, young kids need time and space to work out the basics of how to collaborate—and their bickering is a key tool in that process.
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  • Teenage boy working on his laptop at home

    Using ‘Hexagonal Thinking’ to Deepen Classroom Conversations

    A novel activity using little more than geometric shapes can help students examine complex problems and connect big ideas.
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  • Physics teacher works with a small group of students

    How to Support Vocabulary Building in Science Classes

    With carefully crafted statements that incorporate vocabulary and prompt discussion, students learn scientific terms and concepts more readily.
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  • 60 Second-Strategy: Cooperative Learning Roles

    60-Second Strategy: Cooperative Learning Roles

    Giving students randomly assigned roles in their group work helps ensure that they all participate.
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