Post 25 on the TeachThought 30-Day Writing Challenge: The ideal collaboration between students- what would it look like?
Sorry this is late! I didn’t have time during the day to blog and then the Internet was down for hours at home. It was interesting to see how that not only impacted me, but most especially my sons. They could not check online to see details about homework, they couldn’t collaborate on school projects with peers, and well, they couldn’t do anything. Or at least that’s what they felt! I couldn’t blog and was struck by how I felt. I’ve been blogging for 24 straight days and didn’t like the feeling that I might have to miss a day!
Collaboration between students… The ideal collaboration between students happens when there’s trust and respect established. They know that each needs to pull their own weight, but also listen well to perspectives shared from all participants. They incorporate ideas from all members of the collaboration. They can use online tools when not in school to continue the work, whether it’s happening simultaneously (synchronous) or when each student gets a chance to do their part (asynchronous). The students realize that working together will impact their work positively.
I came across this post a few days ago that sums it up well: Six Reasons You Want Your Students to Collaborate. Thank you, Kristin Phillips and thank you Twitter!