Date
30 October 2020

Support collaboration

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Using digital technologies’

Collaborate with your learners

Collaborate with your learners

Allow different ways to share ideas and give feedback and feed-forward to your learners.

Provide access to documents and presentation formats that allow learners to collaborate, whether in the same physical space or not.

Collaborative tools include:

Support learners to collaboratively create and share

Support learners to collaboratively create and share

Select tools that offer multiple ways for learners to create and share their learning.

Provide options to use text, photos, video, audio, and to work collaboratively.

Creative tools include:

  • slideware: Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, Apple Keynote, Prezi
  • graphic creation tools: Book Creator, Adobe Spark, Canva, Sway, Sharalike
  • video creation tools: iMovie, WeVideo, Headliner
  • animation tools: iMovie, Animaker, Powtoon

Group collaboration tools include:

  • video conferencing tools: Google Meet, Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams

Collaboration with stop motion animation

Collaboration with stop motion animation

Teacher, Keeri Stanely-Kaweroa, and some of her students demonstrate how digital tools can support collaboration.

Use collaborative tools with whānau

Use collaborative tools with whānau

Use technologies and approaches to support collaboration between school and home.

  • Leave computers on at the end of the day and invite parents to view learners’ work.
  • Find out the types of technology that parents use and offer to share work using that technology.
  • Consider using multiple channels to connect with parents and whānau, such as email, instant messaging services, school social media channels, and the school website.
  • Show parents how they can engage with learners’ work – both face-to-face and through technology.
  • Create and promote online spaces that invite parent participation and feedback, for example, Blogger.
  • Establish a portal for parents to access and contribute to, such as your student management system or an app like Seesaw or Class Dojo.
  • Design e-portfolios to outline future steps in learning.

Connecting with Seesaw

Connecting with Seesaw

Renee Strawbridge (DP Mt Biggs School) explains how they use Seesaw and other digital tools to connect parents and whānau with student learning.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

e-Portfolios

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Using digital technologies”:

Return to the guide “Technology tools for learning”

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