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Unformatted text preview: of their work in a central location. 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.

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