Communication & Collaboration tools in Education

Katie Fife

Communication and collaboration are some of the most important ideas in 21st century education. While these ideas have not necessarily been commonplace throughout history in classrooms, these ideas are becoming more prominent in everyday life and the workplace. Communication and collaboration are skills that students will need to employ for the rest of their lives, so it is the 21st century teacher’s responsibility to start early and teach students to work together and learn from each others’ thoughts and ideas.

While simple in-class discussions may be the easiest route to promote communication and collaboration, there are a variety of tools that teachers can use to enhance the discussions and collaboration that occur. 

One example of a tool that can be used in order to promote communication is a student blog. Blogs can allow students to express their ideas in a more thoughtful manner than an in-class discussion. Using blogs allows…

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About Tech-Enabled Educator Network

The Tech-Enabled Educator Network grew out of a desire to showcase the work of innovative educators to preservice students and new teachers. While committed to professional excellence, most educators are humble by nature and reluctant to promote their work, even when it is exemplary. This modesty makes it challenging for new educators to learn from these educational innovators and greatly hampers the diffusion of innovation. Thus, the Tech-Enabled Educator Network seeks to take on the role of promoting the work of tech-enabled educators by featuring their exemplary blog posts, videos, podcasts, and conference presentations.

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