Miss Ward's Collaborative Learning Ideas
Miss Ward’s Collaborative Learning Ideas features a breadth of well-known collaborative learning ideas to be used in the classroom. The app is specifically aimed at teachers who teach anything from young children to adults, but equally can be used by home-schooling parents too. This is an indispensable app for educators seeking to add a bit of collaborative zest in their classrooms.
As a teacher-centered resource for educators, this app’s interface is both intuitive and a pleasure to read through as its list of collaborative learning ideas, when tapped are broken down into more detail. Educators can ‘favorite’ ideas, and then easily return to them later on. There is also a ‘shake to shuffle’ feature if you’re in the mood for spontaneity in your class 🙂 This randomly selects an idea for you which you can easily integrate into your lesson-plan.
Collaborative learning has been around for some time, but teachers have begun to embrace it more and more- especially as the technology equipped classroom can have the tendency to isolate students. The benefits of collaborative learning cannot be understated as by providing students the opportunity to work together it:
- Builds self-esteem
- Develops oral communication skills
- Promotes a positive attitude towards subject matter
- Enhances self-management skills
- Creates a stronger social suport system
- Improves retention of curriculum
Teachers will notice marked differences in their students after regularly using these ideas. Child will learn to value the idea of cooperation and soon become fast-friends. Give some of these ideas in Mis Ward’s app a try and you’ll soon see students can recall facts much more easily in the engaging environment that collaboration creates.
The app is Free so it’s worth a look!
A bit about the author of this app:
Miss Ward qualified as a Primary School Teacher back in 2007, and has worked at a variety schools in the North West of England since. She really enjoys working with children aged 4 – 7 years, and has been using iPads in her classroom over the past year. Bringing ICT into the classroom is her passion. He became frustrated, using apps that she thought could be made so much better!
Miss Ward’s Collaborative Learning Ideas is the first app she’s produced with the idea that there’ll be many more to come. In fact, she’s currently working on an addition and subtraction app which is space-themed. In addition to app development and teaching, she works alongside the BBC and Splinter Design (www.splinter.co.uk) on a suite of games, articles and worksheets for children aged 4 – 7 years.
Have a look at her website www.missward.co.uk where you’ll find a range of free resources that fellow teachers can use!