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Adapted Lesson Plan using computers and cooperative learning strategies

"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 Lesson Plans 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?
What are the advantages and limitations inherent in each approach?

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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.

Building an atmosphere of cooperation begins with the format that is used and this entails utilizing the Discussion Boards and WIKI format that is available through computer technology. These boards allow students to disperse ideas and work in tandem to create an atmosphere that promotes and facilitates participation and cooperation. The students can offer ideas about each other's posts and even post assistance to group assignments on WIKI wherein ...

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The solution discusses the adapted lesson plan using computers and cooperative learning strategies.

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