April 8, 2012
Nolan McClosky
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson277/cooperative.pdf

http://fcit.usf.edu/mathvids/strategies/sclg.html
Great example of cards that explain a students roles within a group and a great link that explains how to structure cooperative learning groups.
March27,2012
Prof.Hollatz
www.reading.org InternationalReadingAssociation
This is a wonderful website with many helpful resources for classroom management of reading programs.
3/28/12
Anita Calph
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5-minute video about ... Structured Groups: Making group-work work. [All grades, all subjects, group work]
3/28/12
shannon klinger
Cooperative Learning Groups
A website based on the importance of learning groups
3/28
shannon klinger
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An idea for teacher to student cooperation.
3/31/12
Joy Busby
http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/free-resources/routines-and-procedures/cooperative-learning
This is a great site on tips for group work
4/2/12
Madeline Miles
Cooperative Learning
Cooperative Learning
http://www.lauracandler.com/strategies/co-op.php
A great cheat sheet for creating Cooperative Learning activities in your classroom.
4/2/12
Madeline Miles

A cute video about the Jigsaw classroom which is a very popular type of cooperative learning groups.
4/3/12
Stephanie Warwick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGCyk_QaC0I&feature=related
THINK, PAIR, SHARE!

4/3/12
Stephanie Warwick
http://www.pgcps.pg.k12.md.us/~elc/learning1.html
Website with tips and tricks about cooperative learning and its roles!
4/4/12
Brooke Stade
http://www.colorincolorado.org/educators/content/cooperative/
This is a great website that provides teachers with different cooperative learning strategies that can be used in the classroom!
4/4/12
Brooke Stade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGimtrwVF1g
This is a simple and effective tool to encourage collaborative learning in the classroom.
4/5/12
Tabatha Muraida
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This game encourages team work and collaboration among one another to work as a team to get to your destination.
4/5/12
Tabatha Muraida
http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/cooperative/techniques.html
This website gives you multiple variations of cooperative learning techniques that you can use in the classroom.
4/5/12
Hong Vo
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Group-Work-Expectations-Poster
Use this Group Work Expectations Poster to help your little monsters stay on task during group work. This poster, along with several mini-lessons,...
Use this Group Work Expectations Poster to help your little monsters stay on task during group work. This poster, along with several mini-lessons,...

a poster i should have in my classroom
4/5/12
Hong Vo

great video to introduce group work
4/5/12
Anita Calph
http://www.ilovethatteachingidea.com/ideas/010424_hula_hoop_management.htm
Hula-Hoop Management
4/9/12
Erin Fredenburg
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This is a great blog that is filled with cooperative learning ideas for behavior and activities to engage all students.
4/9/12
Erin Fredenburg
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This is a good website that describes what cooperative learning is and gives some ideas of activities to do with students such as think-pair-share and round robin brainstorming
4/9/12
Christine Voigt

This video is a good tool to use when your class might be having difficulties getting along in groups. Group work cannot be successful unless the entire group respects each other.
4/9/12
Christine Voigt

I know this video might seem a tad dry bu it provides a very informative list of strategies and pointers to implement Cooperative Learning into the classroom from the very beginning of the year.
4/9/12
Sharon Whightsil

The PDF goes over the characteristics of a great group member. Using this checklist will make the time spent in groups go smoother.
4/10/12
Rachel Miller
http://www.ehow.com/list_5933310_elementary-school-cooperative-learning-games.html
This website shows some great examples of cooperative learning to use throughout the day
4/10/12
Rachel Miller
http://www.cooperativelearning365.com/2012/03/measurement-with-find-buddy-who.html?m=1
this site shows how to do measurement cooperative learning.
4/11/12
Nora Nickle
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4/11/12
Nora Nickle
http://www.learningforlife.org/exploring-resources/99-720/x08.pdf
Cooperative Learning games
4/11/12
Korey Fraser
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/bgd/collaborative.html
Healthy competition!
4/11/12
Korey Fraser
http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/cooperative/group-types.html
Types of cooperative learning groups
4/13/12
Lauren
Saccone
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It is good to let your students know from the beginning that it is important to establish a good classroom community where the kids will be working together.
4/13/12
Lauren Saccone
Have to, have to, have to use this!
Have to, have to, have to use this!

Having tables set up with groups is a great way for the students to be able to work together.
April 13, 2012
Teshia Krause
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I really liked this chart of cooperative groups. This is an easy way to organize your students into groups.
April 13, 2012
Teshia Krause
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This book is a good book about working together as a team! I would love to be able to read this book to my students before they work in groups!
4/14/12
Sharon Whightsil
http://fie-conference.org/fie95/2b5/2b54/2b54.htm
Good Quotes:
"The purpose of cooperative learning groups is to make each member a stronger individual in his or her own right."
"To be cooperative a group must have clear positive interdependence, members must promote each other's learning and success face-to-face, hold each other personally and individually accountable to do his or her fair share of the work, appropriately use the interpersonal and small-group skills needed for cooperative efforts to be successful, and process as a group how effectively members are working together."
This article is geared toward higher education classroom, but has knowledge that can be applied to the elementary classroom.
4/14/12
Brittany Longust
http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/intech/cooperativelearning.htm
This website has some really great information about cooperative learning groups: why we should use it, elements of it and activities that use cooperative learning groups.
4/14/12
Brittany Longust
http://www.behavioradvisor.com/CoopLearning.html
Explains how to properly implement cooperative learning in your classroom.
4-16-12
Melanie Fortenberry
http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/PD/instr/strats/coop/
Contains a whole list of resources with things like templates and guides for cooperative learning.
4-16-12
Melanie Fortenberry
Cooperative Learning
Cooperative Learning

http://pattonspatch.blogspot.com/2011/04/cooperative-learning-and-organization.html
I love this little circle that helps decide who gets which responsibility in a group! This is also a great blog page with plenty more things like this.
04/16/12
Erin Pali
http://www.calstatela.edu/dept/chem/chem2/Active/
This website offeres a great variety of techniques to try for students of all ages!
04/16/12
Erin Pali
http://cooperativelearning.nuvvo.com/lesson/3843-10-teambuilding-activities-for-you-to-try
This is a fun list of cooperative learning activities to do with your students at the beginning of the school year so that they can learn about one another.
4/16/12
Jimmy Thomas
http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=A0PDoS8m4oxPRhQABUKJzbkF?p=managing+cooperative+groups&fr=att-portal&fr2=piv-web
Short demonstration on cooperative learning groups.
4/16/12
Jimmy Thomas
http://www.pgcps.org/~elc/learning1.html
Simple guide to cooperative learning.
4/16/12
Jimmy Thomas
http://www.cte.unt.edu/home/classroom/Cooperative%20Grouping%20Strategies.pdf
Cooperative grouping strategies.
4/17/12
Shadai Yescas
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Five Basic Elements of Cooperative Learning:
1. Positive Interdependence
2. Face-To-Face Interaction
3. Individual Accountability
4. Social Skills
5. Group Processing
Group members share the various roles and are interdependent in achieving the group learning goal. While the academic task is of primary importance, students also learn the importance of maintaining group health and harmony, and respecting individual views.
cooperative learning groups strategies
4/17/12
Shadai Yescas
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Peer partner learning: Students work together as partners, one functioning as a "doer" and the other as a "helper". The doer performs a task or answers questions; the helper observes and provides feedback and helping information. The doer is the student and the helper takes on the role of teacher. Later, the partners reverse roles.
Peer Partner Learning
4/17/12
Ashley Baker Reed
http://superteacherstuff.blogspot.com/2007/03/ways-to-group-students-quickly-and.html
Fun ways to group students (deck of cards, number sticks, etc.)
4/17/12
Ashley Baker Reed
http://www.netc.org/focus/strategies/coop.php
An Article that takes about how to focus on effectiveness and implement cooperative grouping.
4/17/12
Joy Busby
http://1stgradewithmisssnowden.blogspot.com/2011/03/cooperative-learning-groups.html
A great blog with ideas forstudent jobs withing cooperative learning
4/17/12
Connie Koven
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/cooperative-learning/resource/48649.html
Extra information about strategies that help facilitate cooperative learning.
4/17/12
Connie Koven
http://www.naeyc.org/files/tyc/file/CooperativeGames.pdf
Instructions for cooperative games that can help build a cooperative classroom environment.
4/18/12
Deb Green
www.enchmarkededucation.com
Contains best practices for teacher in teaching reader's theatre and more
4/18/12
Deb Green
www.thirteen.ort/edoline/concept2class/index_sub3.html
Workshop power point that could be used by teachers for other teachers, or administrators to explain the value and benefits of small group instruction.
4/19/12
Ashton Ebner
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This just tells each student who does what in the group. Thought that was a cute idea. This way its organized and not everyone is fighting over what to do.
4/19/12
Bridgett
Thompson
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In all ages students will work together even when its an easy task such as building blocks.
4/19/12
Bridgett
Thompson
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By working together also makes activities fun when learning.
4/19/12
Ashton Ebner
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Good way to put your students into groups. Its visual so everyone can see and you can pick the groups so there is no fighting as well as always changing them up when needed.
April 20th