Collaboration in the Classroom Is Possible!

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Jessica Reed  
The classroom can be a scary place for students with disabilities or ESL students. It is our job to make the classroom a safe place. Collaboration in the classroom can make a big difference for these students, especially when completing activities that are more personalized to meet their needs.

Audience: Library media specialists, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Just need something to connect to the Wifi.
Topic: Communication & collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Special education
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Collaborate and co-learn with students to discover and use new digital resources and diagnose and troubleshoot technology issues.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
Global Collaborator
  • Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The challenge that many face today in the classroom is making the educational experience an equal playing field for all students. there is a sense of urgency is being able to provide authentic opportunities for collaboration in the classroom for students with disabilities or students who are considered to be ESL. The technology used with be various Google resources, but we will discuss how Nearpod can be used for collaboration. The participants will learn a variety of resource to include collaboration in the classroom for a more personalized learning experience for all students.


1. What is Collaboration?-Discussion/video clip
2. Discuss students with disabilities/ESL
3. How to use Nearpod for Collaboration
4. Google Activities to increase Engagement.
5. Share time/ discussion/ create an activity.

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Jessica Reed, Dade Middle School/Dade County

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