Collaborating Online

There are a number of programs available today that allow people to collaborate online in real time. Companies like Google have created ways for groups to share documents and develop ideas together no matter where they are in the world.

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Why is it important?

There are benefits to teaching students how to collaborate online. First, students (or teachers) do not have to be in the same room or in the same city to work together. Second, students will learn how to work on projects remotely, preparing them for schools and businesses that are already utilizing online collaborative environments.

Tools and Resources

Google Docs
Use this tool to create, share, and manage documents.

Microsoft Office Web Apps (Watch Tutorial)
Use this tool to manage and edit Microsoft documents wherever you go.

Google+ Hangouts
Increase your team’s productivity with meetings that hold up to 10 people and powerful tools like screen sharing and Google Docs.

TA (Teacher Assistant)
Improve students' reading comprehension. Strengthen writing skills. Support academic talk and engage all students with best practices.
Learn more about this teaching method and how to put it in action.

Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

SL1
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
SL6
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
L1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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