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What do you use for student collaboration projects?

How to create effective student collaboration is a challenge that most teachers face with each new term and group of students.

student collaborationHave you ever wanted students to work together on a project or presentation from two different classrooms or even, remotely, from two different geographic locations? With Google Presentations, you can have up to 10 people at one time (students together, you and students, you and other teachers, or any combination of students or teachers, or perhaps even parents) working together at the same time on a student collaboration project. Like PowerPoint, with Google Presentations, you add slides and content, and then manipulate them into a logical sequence to form a presentation.

In this Classroom 3-Minute Problem Solver, Kim Munoz uses an example of asking a group of students to work on a presentation about a set of new vocabulary words. Kim first creates a barebones presentation with a word per slide, then turns things over to the class where it's the students' jobs to find images and definitions of those terms that fit best. What's fun for both teachers and students is that, if the teacher projects the presentation in progress on an overhead screen, everyone can see the presentation evolving in real time.

 

About Our Student Collaboration Presenter
Kim Munoz is an Instructional Technologist for Franklin ISD and a former Bryan ISD middle school technology teacher with over 16 years of teaching experience. She has conducted well over 50 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Kim!