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Using the iPad for collaborative learning isn’t the most seamless thing in the world. For one, you have to define what you mean by collaborative learning, and here we can loosely define it was “a kind of learning where collaboration is an integral part of the learning process.”
This means not just publishing ideas, but publishing them in ways where writers can receive feedback, reflect, and revise their writing or thinking.
This means not just tweeting thoughts or content, but doing so intentionally to promote feedback and interaction.
And it also means working together in real-time to accomplish collectively forged and monitored goals, whether your building a fortress with a massive tunnel system in Minecraft, or working with experts outside of the classroom on a presentation using Google Drive.
The following 12 apps (and one modeling article) are modern, “smarter” apps whose design (or significant parts of design) is based around the idea of collaboration and collaborative learning. Let us know in the comments section which we missed, or better yet, add it to our list.ly list!
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12 iPad Apps For Collaborative Learning
Explore the earth--together or alone.
Probably ideal for older students (high school+). Manage a team and projects, create to-do lists, prioritize tasks, etc.
Create & share diagrams, drawings, mindmaps and presentations.
For the organized classroom to complete organized tasks in an organized way.
Share screens, collaborate on visuals, socialize thinking.
Flipboard is a brilliant social reader that lets you--or students--create their own magazines out of digital content. One of TeachThought's favorites!
7. Google Drive
Cloud-based word processing and presentations.
Creating video narratives requires both creativity and teamwork. For that reason, it's a great assignment to use in the classroom. But how do you make such a complex process playful enough to maintain the students' attention? Until now, it would have taken a huge effort from educators to make the process seamless.
One of the simplest, most accessible, and most creative game-based ways to allow students to collaborate on an iPad.
Easily take, annotate, and share photos.
Super simple tool to distribute content, communicate, and skim social streams. Also, see our post on #hashtag-based storytelling below.
12 Smart iPad Apps For Collaborative Learning
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