Inspiration and Resources for Online Collaboration and Teaching

Many thanks for all the gatherers of wisdom working on collaborating on tools and resources.

For perspective: Our Zoom Pre-Flight Checklist and Things to Think About

Core Tools

Tools and Steps to Build Interaction

  • Feedback
  • Whiteboards
    • Available in some Videoconference tools, including Zoom
    • Adding student roles of Searching, Creating Context, Creating Wiki conversations (from Howard Rheingold’s work – http://peeragogy.github.io/realtime.html)
  • PowerPoint/Keynote alternatives
    • Mindmapping and unrolling the presentation and links
    • Prezi to move across and zoom in (and greenscreen yourself so it can appear on top of your image)
  • Audio environment additions
    • “Pre-show music” via Spotify or other playlist — set the tone for the meeting and conversation – let people come into the video space early to music and a graphic or whiteboard to sign in
      • UberConference has funny conference play-in music by default
    • Tones for shifting to next phase of a course – creating a routine or ritual
  • Student Pair/Shares and Co-Teaching each other
  • Remote guest speakers (in their fuzzy slippers from home!) via Zoom or other platforms; or record via Zoom or other at other times so they can be asynchronous guests
  • Group Annotation of the Web – https://web.hypothes.is/
  • Shared bookmarking of resources – Diigo.com

Collaborative Space and Connection Options – larger list at Robin Good’s ZEEF amazing alternatives of Online Collaboration Tools – https://online-collaboration-tools.zeef.com/robin.good

  • Google Docs to co-write while using audio chat
  • Trello – project management – dashboard for online space links – plus a thoughtful guide on how to work together remotely
  • Slack – shared threaded collaboration and communication
  • Edmodo (LMS) – with collaboration space
  • Mighty Networks – social network spaces, including classes

Links to Master Lists

Insightful Thought Leaders

  • Howard Rheingold – www.openlearning.cc – see also Peeragogy Project, www.peeragogy.org and CI Collaboratory www.cicolab.org
  • Rena Palloff
  • Chris Argyris – http://pds8.egloos.com/pds/200805/20/87/chris_argyris_learning.pdf
  • Bryan Alexander (@BryanAlexander) – https://bryanalexander.org/
    • Future of Education Observatory – http://futureofeducation.us/
    • Future Trends Forum – https://bryanalexander.org/the-future-trends-forum/;
    • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bryanalexander
    • His recent pieces about “futuring” and pandemics – https://bryanalexander.org/futures/coronavirus-and-the-world-how-futurists-have-been-working-on-this-kind-of-thing-for-years/
  • Peter Block
    • Community: The Structure of Belonging – https://www.amazon.com/Community-Structure-Belonging-Peter-Block/dp/1523095563 – “tackles the hysteric rise of isolation and fear in a digitally interconnected world
  • Donella Meadows
    • Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System – http://www.donellameadows.org/wp-content/userfiles/Leverage_Points.pdf
    • Great visuals  – http://donellameadows.org/a-visual-approach-to-leverage-points/
  • Nafeez Ahmed
    • Coronavirus, Synchronous Failure, and the Global Phase-Shift – https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/coronavirus-synchronous-failure-and-the-global-phase-shift-3f00d4552940

Unique Thought Spaces