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7 resources for student collaboration

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
September 19th, 2014

Student collaboration is more important than ever–here are some tools to support it

collaboration-toolsCollaboration is increasingly emerging as one of today’s top skills. Part of the 4Cs, it is needed in K-12 classrooms, in higher education, and in the workforce. Students who leverage technology to build collaboration skills are building strong college- and career-ready skills.

More and more classrooms are going mobile, whether that is through school-issued laptops or tablets, or via BYOD initiatives that allow students to bring and use their personal mobile devices in school.

However collaboration is accomplished, it’s evident that mobile collaboration tools are as important as ever.

Here, we’ve listed a number of free and fee-based collaborative tools and apps, along with developer-provided descriptions, for students to use as they develop collaboration skills in and out of school. This is just a small sample of collaborative tools, and if you have a favorite that is not listed, please let us know in the comments section below.

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