Thing 4 – Exploring Examples…

 

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Global Collaboration Team  teaches the true meaning of the world wide web. Students and educators together, endeavor to create a global community through blogging, goup chatting, and interactive video online programs.  Students will then post a blog to discuss their reactions to this global collaboration project.

 

http://langwitches.org/blog/2011/06/11/action-the-digital-learning-farm/

In, A Rationale for Educational Blogs, Anne Davis claims that edu-blogging “…provides a space for sharing opinions and learning in order to grow communities of discourse and knowledge — a space where students and teachers can learn from each other”.

Edublogging becomes a lesson not only in cyber communication but even conflict resolution. A place and space where students are able to disagree amicably, or prove their case, hunch or suspicion. Much like in Bo Adams’s article: Schools Promote Drivers’ Ed – learning by driving with guidance. Schools should do same with social media’, he intimates the positive outcomes of edublogging. “I would love for students to experience more opportunities for such civil discourse”. Initially, blogging was looked at as pushing humans further and further away from the real human communication experience. However, in recent times we are seeing that hummanity, through technology and the internet have become even closer. We are more aware, more in touch, and perhaps more present, even virtually, more often.

http://jplgough.wordpress.com/2012/11/11/corrections-after-a-stumble/

Bottom line, blogging connects us with the world. The world is no longer what it once was as large and as vast group of unique souls, now we are finiding, because we are so much more connected – we are much more alike than we are different.

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