Digital Collaboration to Support Literacy Classrooms

Presented by: Steven W. Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist; and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Education Services Consultant for AEA 267 in Iowa
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One of the most powerful ways students learn is through social and dialogic experiences. From students working in pairs, small groups, or whole-class discussions, constructing knowledge happens best when students work together. Traditionally, these collaborative interactions only took place in the classroom face to face; today we live in an era where teachers and students interact in both an analog and digital space.

In this edWebinar, Steven W. Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist, and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Education Services Consultant for AEA 267 in Iowa, examined what contemporary collaboration means and how best to implement collaborative literacy learning in both the traditional classroom as well as the blended one. They discussed Collaboration and its relationship to the 4 Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Creation, and Critical Thinking. The also provided examples of both analog and digital collaboration tools for high-functioning literacy classrooms.