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Spreadsheets can be used to keep a tally of group improvement points or for other
record keeping. Telecommunications applications such as electronic mail and
teleconferencing, for example can help connect students from different
geographical locations for cooperative group work. This is how Eliza Carmichael
connects her students to students in other cities.
• My sixth graders are doing a cooperative project with sixth graders
from another city. Each group is collecting data for their own cities 66 and sharing that information electronically. The combined data will be
used to show differences between their communities.”
Some computer and video simulations are designed specifically for
cooperative learning or can easily be adapted for that purpose (Dockterman, 1998)
For example, Biology Sleuth engages students in the problem-solving task of
diagnosing a patient’s medical condition. Students are provided with information
they will need to solve this type of problem, and they work in groups of 2 or 3 at a
single computer to solve the...
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This document was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course EPS 324 at N. Arizona.
- Spring '08