• How to create a collaborative classroom
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    How to create a collaborative learning environment

    The concept of the collaborative classroom can feel a bit like an ill-defined buzzword – surely there are elements of collaboration going on in lessons every day?  In fact, collaborative learning is a systematic approach to encouraging deep thinking and knowledge sharing amongst students. Not only is this super exciting, but it is also much easier to achieve in the age of powerful and portable educational technology! The collaborative classroom offers a seismic shift away from the victorian teaching fashion of rote learning and strictly directed individual activity. Instead, it empowers students to guide each other and think critically about concepts by engaging with peers – awesome right? But this…