Collaborative planning tools
Collaborative planning tools help learners plan projects, stay organized, and brainstorm independently or with other learners. In Visible Learning, author and researcher John Hattie claims, "When teaching and learning are visible, there is a greater likelihood of students reaching higher levels of achievement." Digital planning tools help educators and learners make the process of teaching and learning visible, without the limitations of space and time.
Real-time whiteboard and chat tools
The following tools help users set up real-time, virtual learning spaces, including text-based, audio, and/or video chat. Some tools offer collaborative whiteboards, PDF annotation tools, screen-sharing, and Google Docs integration.
Video capture and discussion tools
Video capture tools allow learners to express their thoughts quickly, easily, and with more expression and depth than with paper-and-pencil tools.
Connect with experts, educators, families, and learners around the globe
The following tools can help connect educators and their learners with people from all over the world. By "making the world smaller," teachers are able to engage students in learning and problem solving, beyond the classroom walls.