Research has shown that collaboration is one of the most effective strategies in student achievement. But to be really successful, a classroom needs to use collaboration techniques beyond the time period alotted for a any one project. It has to be a part of the classroom culture. From there, collaboration can be used in research, in presentation, in culminating artifacts, in drafting/prototyping, etc…You can always find a way for students to work together.
Here is a 10-min How-to video on 9 different collaboration tips to use during any project. Use them during any PBL unit or to simply enhance the collaborative culture in your classroom. The video includes the following and more: