A site maintained by teachers for teachers
The fundamental purpose of Collaborize Classroom is to provide an online discussion forum for teachers and students. Teachers use it to engage students to participate in online activities and discussions, which they can do both inside and outside the classroom. Moreover, teachers use it to post assignments and media for students. Another feature which Collaborize Classroom offers for teachers is that it provides participation and activity reports about each student registered, which saves the teacher a lot of time.
As stated in one of the articles below (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/collaborize-classroom), with the help of this tool, “students suddenly shift from individual learners to ‘co-discovering knowledge’ with their peers”. Rather than learning individually, students can benefit from collective learning environment, where they share their creativity, skills and knowledge together. An interesting feature that I liked about this tool is the Collaborize Classroom Topic Library which have the power to affect education on a global scale. CCTL is a global repository where teachers can share their resources with other educators around the world.
Results reported by teachers who used this tool said that students are more engaged in learning and this was shown through different modes. One of which is that the rate of homework done has increased and it has also improved in quality. Furthermore, progress was shown in the discussions made in class,as even shy students now are likely to participate.
In one of the links referenced below, one will find a video that hows us how to use Collaborize Classroom.
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