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Digital Collaboration Tools for the classroom

5 - 11 October 2020 (Applications close 21 September 2020)
This course is for:
Deputy Principals, Principals, Teachers
About this Course

Collaboration is listed as one of the essential 21st-century skills needed by today’s students- this to prepare them to work and collaborate meaningfully.

This course explores free digital tools that foster and encourage collaboration amongst not only learners but teachers too. It looks at how teachers can create and share collaborative activities with their learners.

Module 1: Digital Discussion tools

This module will introduce teachers to 2 tools (Padlet and AnswerGarden)which can be used to encourage and foster collaborative discussion; tools that are easy to share and access by learners. Teachers will learn how to create and share activities using these easy tools

Module 2: Collaborative work tools

This module looks at how digital tools such as Google Docs and Slides can be tailored to encourage learners to work together on a single project. This encourages learner collaboration, as well as critical thinking skills. Teachers too can benefit from using these tools collaboratively within a department or school.

Module 3: Assessment

Participants of this course will be expected to produce two different examples of classroom activities that encourage learners to work and think together.

Target Group: Teachers: All phases; any subject

Format: Online, self-paced over a week

ICT Skill level: Intermediate: Participants must be comfortable users of ICT. Not for you if your ICT digital skill levels are low

Course requirements

  • Access to the Internet is essential either at school or at home
  • Completion and submission of all tasks

Certificate: WCED Certificate of Completion

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Marchelle Fester