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Engaging Staff and Students Using Web 2.0 Tools for Collaboration

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Collaboration by Shaylor, 4/15/05. Accessed 2/17/07 at http://flickr.com/photos/shaylor/9514363/

Welcome and Introductions
Workshop Overview
Why Collaborate?




Research Related to Student and Educator Use of Technology and Online Collaboration





Are They Really Ready to Work? Employers’ Perspectives on the Basic Knowledge And Applied Skills of New Entrants to the 21st Century Workforce (Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

ICT Literacy Skills report (ETS, November 2006)


Listening to Student Voices (Education Evolving, 2004)


Our Voices, Our Future report (NetDay 2005)


Results That Matter: 21st Century Skills and High School Reform


The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts (Civic Enterprises, March 2006)

Visions 2020.2 report (NetDay 2004)


Voices and Views from Today's Tech-Savvy Students (NetDay 2003)





The Digital Disconnect: The widening gap between Internet-savvy students and their schools (Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2002)

The Educational Pipeline: Big Investments, Big Returns (National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, Policy Alert, 2004)

Teachers & Technology: Making the Connection [Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), 1995]



Online Collaboration


Collaborative Learning Center (Global SchoolNet Foundation)


Executive Summary: Collaboration in K-12 Schools: Anywhere, Anytime, Any Way (CoSN, 2006)


Getting Schools to Embrace Collaboration Tools (THE Journal, November 2006)


Gross Davis, B. Collaborative Learning: Group Work and Study Teams (University of California, Berkeley)

Riding the Waves of Web 2.0 (Pew Internet and American Life Project, 10-5-06)


Scott, S. Collaborative Learning Project


Theroux, P.  Collaborative Learning, Enhance Learning with Technology


Cooperative and Collaborative Learning (Thirteen EdOnline)




Web 2.0 Tools for Collaboration


Google Docs & Spreadsheets Tour


Google Docs & Spreadsheets


Zoho Office Suite



Additional Resources


Video Tutorials


10 Ways to Use the New Google Docs Productively


101 Fun and Relevant Ways to Use Spreadsheets in
K - 12 Classrooms
: Developed by Dr. Alice Christie, these ideas can be expanded and enhanced through use of Web-based spreadsheets.


Google for Educators, Google Docs & Spreadsheets: This section of Google for Educators focuses on focuses on Google Docs & Spreadsheets in the classroom.


Global Warming Student Speakout: Student project co-sponsored by Google and Global School Network that included use of Google Docs & Spreadsheets.


Web 2.0 Tools for Busy Administrators: Web-based Breeze presentation describing how a technology planning committee used Web 2.0 tools (including Google Docs) to revise the district technology plan.


Using Web-based Office Applications for Group Activities: A step sheet for setting up class documents. Written for college students, but appropriate for elementary and secondary classrooms as well.


Web Tools for Educators wiki (password is: webtools)






      K-W-L Graffiti Boards





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