Device Management for Collaboration

Collaborative brainstorming can be done in various situations and can serve several purposes.  With Webaroo, participants’ ideas create a web of thoughts (or a mind map).  In classrooms where every student has a device, brainstorming can be done as a whole class activity.  This can also work in classrooms where partners share a device.  In the photo below, students are using iPod Touches, and their responses are being displayed on an interactive whiteboard.

In workshop or rotation model classrooms, devices are typically shared.   Brainstorming can be done in small groups, a few students at time.  In the photo below, the students are using laptops to do a group brainstorm.

How do you manage computing devices to enable student collaboration in your classroom?

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