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Intel® Teach Elements: Collaboration in the Digital Classroom

Collaboration in the Digital Classroom is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at collaboration with a focus on online collaborative tools. In this course, teachers see how collaboration helps students develop 21st century thinking skills, deepen content understanding, and prepare them for the global world. Teachers learn how to plan and manage collaboration activities that integrate online collaborative tools increasingly part of our globally connected workplaces. They follow two teachers as they implement collaborative experiences in their classrooms. The course offers opportunities to apply the collaboration concepts with action planning exercises.


Module 1: Collaborative Classrooms

Module 1 introduces collaboration and how it benefits 21st century classrooms. This module provides examples of collaborative classrooms and introduces ways to implement collaboration activities in your classroom with and without technology.


  • Lesson 1: Collaboration Basics for a Digital World
  • Lesson 2: Collaboration Planning
  • Lesson 3: Collaboration Benefits
  • Lesson 4: Collaboration Characteristics
  • Lesson 5: Module Review

Module 2: A Framework for Digital Collaboration

Module 2 introduces the Digital Collaboration Framework. This Collaboration Framework will help you strategically integrate collaboration into your instruction and ensure collaboration is purposeful, meaningful, and effective. This approach helps students better experience the benefits of collaboration.


  • Lesson 1: Collaboration Purposes
  • Lesson 2: Design of Collaboration Activities Intel® Teach Elements Collaboration in the Digital Classroom Copyright © 2010 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Lesson 3: Assessment of Collaboration
  • Lesson 4: Module Review

Module 3: Tools of Collaboration

Module 3 explores online tools that support collaboration in the classroom. You will use project scenarios that integrate collaborative tools to help you locate and integrate online tools for your projects. You will also learn strategies for using new tools now and in the future.


  • Lesson 1: New Tools for Collaboration
  • Lesson 2: A Closer Look at Collaborative Tools
  • Lesson 3: Collaborative Tools for Your Future
  • Lesson 4: Module Review

Module 4: Collaboration Strategies

Module 4 explores how technology tools familiar to many students can help students move from being online communicators to being skilled digital collaborators. This module also examines ways you can communicate to students and parents how your classroom will enforce ethical, safe, and legal online practices.


  • Lesson 1: Effective Digital Communication
  • Lesson 2: Confident Digital Collaborators
  • Lesson 3: Ethical Digital Collaboration
  • Lesson 4: Module Review

Module 5: Collaborative Classroom Management

Thorough planning and preparation is the best guarantee for successful collaboration in the classroom. In Module 5, you will learn how to promote safe use of technology, manage and support collaborators and their technological tools, and handle the unexpected challenges inherent in collaborative projects.


  • Lesson 1: Safe Collaboration
  • Lesson 2: Collaborator Support
  • Lesson 3: Technology Management
  • Lesson 4: Unexpected Challenges
  • Lesson 5: Module Review

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