The Learning Circle Teacher Guide provides a structural approach to promoting cross-classroom collaboration with telecommunications. The first chapter is a condensed version of the whole guide. If you want to understand this model of online teaching and learning, this first chapter is a good place to begin.
The Learning Circle Teacher's Guide is organized around the six phases of Circle interaction:
Each phase begins with a brief narrative centered in an Hawaiian classroom as they work in their Learning Circle and ends with teacher comments and a checklist. Printing the checklists provides a quick summary of each phase. If your Web browser shows background colors, the colors of the rainbow can help you keep track of your progress through the guide. Each chapter in the phase description has a different background color beginning with red and ending with purple. If you are reading more detailed information about a specific phase, there will be no color change. A different background color indicates a move across phases of Learning Circle interaction.
Learning Circle Phase Structure
If your interest is reading about network projects or finding
lesson plans for cross-classroom collaboration, you may want
to begin with Phase 3: Planning projects.
If you want to see a detailed table of contents of the guide, you can use the Learning Circle guide icon found at the bottom of most pages. I hope these navigation hints help you read through this guide. I welcome your comments.
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