6.4 Tools and Resources for Collaboration

Tools for collaboration

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Twitter chat is a public Twitter conversation around one unique hashtag. This hashtag allows you to follow the discussion and participate in it. Twitter chats are usually recurring and on specific topics to regularly connect people with these interests.

Flickr is a photo sharing platform and social network where users upload photos for others to see.  Students can create and share individual images or entire collection of images using Flickr.

Slack is a cloud-based tool purposely designed for collaboration that is built for discussion based activities. It can facilitate persistent chat rooms (channels) organized by topic, private groups, and direct messaging. Content, including files, conversations, and people, is all searchable within Slack.

LinkedIn has two main ways to facilitate discussions; the commenting feature on LinkedIn posts and the discussion groups. The amount of expertise that is willingly shared via LinkedIn discussion groups is excellent and literally endless when it comes to topics covered by the discussion groups.

Instagram is a photo and video sharing social networking service. Use this to engage with students through the media of pictures. Student work can be showcased, educational memories recorded, and unique projects created.

Resources for collaboration

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#Openteach takeaway resource

In this chapter, we examined how best to implement collaborative activities in an online environment.

You can access a downloadable copy of the #Openteach resource here: Collaborative activities. 


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