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Second Nature


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Second Nature

  1. 1. “ SECOND NATURE” Extending Learning and Dialogue in the Blogosphere
  2. 10. ....that’s what jazz is all about, is a dialogue or answering one another. --Dave Brubeck
  3. 11. <ul><li>“ Conversation is at once the most ordinary and most profound of human activities.  It is ubiquitous, ever present, and all around us.  In its many forms-- face to face, telephone, among written texts, or in cyberspace-- conversation is a process of interpreting and understanding human experience.  This conversational sense-making can be describe as a process of experiential learning, the roots of which go back to the works Dewey, Lewin, Piaget, James, Vygotsky and Freire...  ”  </li></ul><ul><li>--Conversational Learning: An Experiential Approach to Knowledge Creation , Baker, Jensen and Kolb, 2002 </li></ul>
  4. 12. Our Goals? <ul><li>Enjoy meaningful conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the potential of learning as conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Explore and participate in professional conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Examine strategies and benefits for student conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Explore and participate in student conversations </li></ul>
  5. 13. Reflection on Blogging
  6. 16. Take Five
  7. 17. “ Take Five”--Benefits Global Audience
  8. 18. “ Take Five”--Benefits Encourage deeper thinking
  9. 19. “ Take Five”--Benefits Connect students
  10. 20. “ Take Five”--Benefits Offer teachable moments
  11. 21. “ Take Five”--Benefits Improve writing
  12. 22. “ Take Five”--Benefits Motivate
  13. 23. Did you have fun at the party or were you waiting for your parents to stop talking and take you home?
  14. 24. Wow! My dog had puppies too. She had them in our barn though. I think your blog is great. .. Did you keep Nike..?
  15. 25. Lyndsey had some really deep stuff here… I'm glad that this podcast allows us to hear the emotions of people ..
  16. 26. Awesome job guys! There's great use of mathematical terms. .. ... would be helpful on tests and exams.
  17. 27. The words you used .. made me feel the horrors of slavery. .. you helped me feel the agony of slavery.
  18. 28. Your brief post shows how smart you are; too smart to pay any attention to someone else's hurtful comments. ..
  19. 30. “ For All Time”--Nurturing and Guiding Scaffold Nurture
  20. 31. “ For All Time”--Nurturing and Guiding Guide Model Discuss
  21. 32. “ For All Time”--Art of Commenting Respectful Understanding Celebratory Validating
  22. 33. “ For All Time”--Art of Commenting Safely Using cues
  23. 34. “ For All Time”—Art of Commenting Positive As a role model School appropriate Questioning
  24. 36. “ The Crossing”—Comment Starters This made me think about.......   I wonder why.......   I wish I understood why.......
  25. 37. “ The Crossing”—Comment Starters I wonder— You made me think-- I wish I understood-- I can relate to this-- From Anne Davis
  26. 39. “ Time Out”—Inappropriate Comments <ul><li>“ Teachable moments…. </li></ul><ul><li>Grab them and then move on….” </li></ul><ul><li>--Anne Davis </li></ul>
  27. 40. “ Time Out”—Inappropriate Comments A reflection upon the commenter not the blogger
  28. 41. “ Time Out”—Inappropriate Comments <ul><li>A Plan of Action </li></ul>
  29. 43. “ In Your Own Sweet Way”— Types of Comments Voicethread, Podcasts Written, Slidecasts
  30. 44. Who Will Take Care of Me
  31. 45. “ Who Will Take Care of Me?”— A Safe Place to Blog David Warlick’s Blogmeister
  32. 46. Pennies from Heaven
  33. 47. “ Pennies from Heaven”—Good Commenters Retired Teachers Civic or Church Groups Pre-service students Parents
  34. 48. “ Second Nature”— When comments become second nature they foster incredible learning through meaningful dialogue -- What sweet music!
  35. 49. “ Second Nature”—Credits and Thanks Anne Davis and Darren Kuropatwa Commenters in the blogosphere Dave Brubeck for his dialogues and titles and his sons who illustrated that jazz, the dialogue, is second nature in their CD by that name Second Nature Photo credits may be found at