Creating opportunities for students to collaborate locally and globally…
Creating opportunities for students to collaborate locally and globally
Collaborating with tech can be challenging. For example, doing math on the computer can just be kind of difficult, in general.
Integration into existing curriculum can be time consuming at first
Sometimes the tech or sound or network is a barrier
Temptation to stick with individual work because it is easier to manage
student privacy safety
Release of images, video, chats of students
Compatible technology, standards etc.
Time zones & Language
Different teaching methods for math topics can make it challenging for students from different classes to work together.
Getting connected can be a challenge
differentiation within groups
if you group students thoughtfully then students at all levels can learn more about the topic.
Allows for feedback from many different users beyond teacher
peer support improves persistence
Life, even just a district away, can be quite different than what are students are used to.
high cap students could teach other students
Learning about other cultures
Learning about other geography (Mystery Skypes)
Access to experts
Sense of larger community
Real world expereince - many jobs interact with other countries all the time
More "fish in the sea" for study buddies?