Let's Get Blended! October 11, 2013
BLC Schedule Changes
In the words of Ah-nuld......I'll be back
I am here to help you!
Some Things To Keep In Mind for Cooperative Groups
- Groups should have structure-Every student has a defined job and/or a defined outcome
- Groups should have directions-Post them on the wall, whiteboard, SmartBoard, paper, etc..-Let students know exactly what they are doing and what to do if they finish early
- Each activity should take about the same time-As you know, some activities take less time than others, and students get restless, bored, and could become behavior problems. Have something for your fast finishers, which is a best practice for any learning situation.
- Use a timer that the students can see-So students know they have limited time to finish the task or tasks.
Blended Learning Ideas
Deeper Learning: A Collaborative Classroom Is Key
Very short article, along with 7 key strategies to teach students how to collaborate.
Laura Candler's Cooperative Learning Resources
Free printables and strategies for cooperative learning activities.
Below is one of her print-outs about how to physically arrange desks for cooperative learning teams.