Our text states, “Combining computers with cooperative learning strategies promotes greater quantity and quality of daily achievement, more successful problem solving, and higher performance on factual recognition, application, and problem-solving text items than do computers and competition or computers and individualized learning.”
With that in mind, explore the Microsoft website (or another website that offers lesson plans utilizing technology) and address the following:
Find and adapt a lesson plan utilizing technology that was originally designed for individual student work to a cooperative format.
Explain how you would build an atmosphere that encourages participation and cooperation.
How will you teach group processes to the students?
How will you facilitate their learning?
How difficult was it to adapt the lesson?
Do you agree with the statement from our text?
Do you believe the changes to the lesson will increase overall achievement?
What are the advantages and limitations inherent in each approach?
Please provide the link for the original lesson plan with this assignment.
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