Collaborative technology can be used to support student collaboration and provide interactive experiences. These digital tools are fun and engaging and also support 21st Century skills like collaboration, communication and creativity.
This technology provides an array of functionality in the classroom that support student collaboration. We can use traditional teaching approaches that enhances collaboration such as Jigsaw, Project -Based Learning, Groups Works, Think-Pair-Share integrated with collaborative technology such as Edmodo, Yammer or Wridea (to name a few) to provide greater opportunity for connectivity.
I found the following Youtube video captivating that shows how to create a collaborative classroom using technology – Naturally Smart.
The following articles that I came across in my research, identifies free online collaboration tools which could be useful in our classroom.