Teacherless Talk Impressions from Electronic Literary Conversations  Book discussions through email with students from aro...
Getting it Started  <ul><li>Students without email were grouped together with others in their area to work on this project...
Clarifying  <ul><li>While communicating though email, students worked on deconstructing textual references and confusing p...
Questioning  <ul><li>Students engaged in honest question and answer dialogue. </li></ul><ul><li>They felt more open and co...
Interpreting  <ul><li>Email allowed students freedom to choose topics for discussion.  </li></ul><ul><li>They had more lee...
Conclusion  <ul><li>This email project allowed students more personal freedom in asking questions, interpreting informatio...
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Teacherless Talk #2

  1. 1. Teacherless Talk Impressions from Electronic Literary Conversations Book discussions through email with students from around the world.
  2. 2. Getting it Started <ul><li>Students without email were grouped together with others in their area to work on this project. </li></ul><ul><li>They were expected to electronically communicate with other students at least 3 times before discussing the book in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers only acted as troubleshooters, during this process. </li></ul><ul><li>Initial discussions were based on predictions on the book and the assignment. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Clarifying <ul><li>While communicating though email, students worked on deconstructing textual references and confusing passages. </li></ul><ul><li>They helped each other clarify the meaning of concepts that confused them. </li></ul><ul><li>Students were less defensive and more open to explaining their reasoning in the context of email compared to the classroom. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Questioning <ul><li>Students engaged in honest question and answer dialogue. </li></ul><ul><li>They felt more open and comfortable discussing topics through email. </li></ul><ul><li>Students took more risks in their discussions in this format without the fear of peer criticism. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Interpreting <ul><li>Email allowed students freedom to choose topics for discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>They had more leeway with creative interpretation, which led to more interesting end results. </li></ul><ul><li>Students felt less pressure to impress the teacher and felt in more control of the reading. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Conclusion <ul><li>This email project allowed students more personal freedom in asking questions, interpreting information, and investigating the story compared to a regular classroom setting. </li></ul><ul><li>It allowed students of all levels and learning styles to participate fully. </li></ul>

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