Using tech to team up

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Check out the World History Educators Blog for a smart idea for encouraging collaboration in your secondary education classroom. With busy sports schedules and various extra-curricular activities on their agendas, older students can’t always find time to study in groups or plan projects together. In this age of technology, however, there are more options than ever before for engaging in cooperative work even if students are not physically sharing the same space. This post features four e-tools that students can use to get together when they need to study, conference, or plan virtually.

These tools can help busy students learn from and with their peers. It may also be an effective way to honor learning differences. For instance, some students with autism like working with peers but struggle to get comfortable in the classroom (especially after spending several hours there during the school day) or may just feel more relaxed working at home during longer study sessions.

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