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10 Tips for Creating Good Looking and Effective Lessons

Posted by Lindy George on Wed, Oct 7, 2015

Learn ways to help you make lessons that are easy on the eyes and the mind!

Do you sometimes find yourself wanting to create a lesson that will wow, but end up just staring at a blank screen? Don’t worry – it happens to all of us. Maybe it’s writer’s block, a creative road block, or you’re just plain stumped. When that happens, following these 10 tips can help you get you back on track and on your way to creating a truly great lesson. They center around 5 key areas: interactivity, aesthetics, instruction, originality, and collaboration.

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Topics: Lessons, collaborative learning

20 Ways Students Can Learn from One Another

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Sep 30, 2015

20 Tips for Encouraging Student Collaboration

As you’ve no doubt noticed, collaboration is a hot idea these days in both schools and the workplace. Encouraging students to learn from one another not only facilitates positive interaction; it also gets them ready for the future. Collaboration can be fun, since it’s a good break from the one-sided learning model. But sometimes you need to take steps to ensure maximum engagement from students. Read on for 20 effective tips for encouraging collaboration.

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Topics: Classroom Collaboration, collaborative learning

7 Tips for Your Collaborative Classroom Makeover

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Learn How a Few Simple Steps Can Encourage Collaboration in Your Classroom

We often forget how much the physical classroom and its tools can shape what we do and how we do it. We “fail to notice the ways in which space constrains or enhances what we intend to accomplish.”* While the word “makeover” may sound like a dramatic transformation, it only takes a few small changes to make our classroom spaces much more collaborative. Those small changes can be very impactful to learning. Here are just a few ways you can give your classroom a “collaborative makeover.”

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Classroom Collaboration, collaborative learning

NEW Mimio Spring Webinar Series Launches February 10th

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Feb 5, 2015

Mimio’s new webinars highlight such key topics as collaboration, effective lesson design, and the benefits of an online community.

Mimio is extremely excited to kick off the Spring Webinar series with our first session, Classroom Collaboration with Mimio on Tuesday, February, 10, 2015. The Spring Webinar series is hosted by educators who use Mimio every day in their classrooms or districts to engage and inspire their students. That's exactly what they will do for you in informative sessions covering topics from collaborative learning to integrating technology simply and easily into your lessons, and learning about the advantages of our online teaching community.

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Topics: webinar, collaborative learning, curriculum

5 Strategies for Creating a Collaborative Classroom [Free Guide]

Posted by Paget Hetherington on Mon, Nov 4, 2013

Creating a collaborative environment in classrooms is a key method of empowering students to live and thrive in the real world. Discussion, cooperation, open-mindedness, a variety of viewpoints, higher-order thinking skills, different curricular areas, disagreement, and debate are all elements that help students learn how to collaborate with others and thus become better educated individuals.

But how do educators incorporate collaborative learning models into their instruction? Start by setting expectations for your students, clearly explaining the process, and following these five collaboration strategies.

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Topics: Classroom Collaboration, collaborative learning


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