Social Learning Channels

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By providing students with social channels as a "backchannel" we are provide all students the opportunity to have a voice in the classroom.

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  • What every teacher wants to see... hands up & active and engaged learner\n\nThis is the goal... right?\n
  • How many student’s hand go up, but voice are heard and how many go unheard during the class?\n\nHow many times has the conversation past the point that a student was going to make?\n\nHow many times has a thought or idea gone unheard?\n
  • Technology gives us the tools to provide voice to students\n\n[link to video]\n
  • Social channels different channels, types and timing for communications\n\nSynchronous vs asynchronous communications... opportunity to be “heard” and anytime\n\nProvides voice in class when one might be to shy... provides time for reflection before offer thoughts & opinions\n
  • Synchronous conversations can provide opportunity...\n\nDiscussions during movies, lecture, presentations... \n\nArchival (transcripts)... text based, with hyperlinks\n\nStudent to student interaction\n
  • Microblogging\n\nProvide synchronous and asynchronous learning\n\nAudit trail for assessment, text based, limited context*, can include other forms of media (photo / videos)\n\nAllows for expanded audience**\n
  • Forum(s)... one of the oldest forms... around for years for a reason\n\nMostly asynchronous... threaded\n\nTime for reflection\n
  • What can be seen as the scary option... Facebook Groups... don’t need to “friend” students\n\nProvide closed space, meets student* “where the they are”\n\nBring up the opportunity as with all social channels to discuss boundaries and personal guidelines when on any online network\n
  • Social channels move the arrow over everyones head and gives all student’\n
  • Social Learning Channels

    1. 1. Social Learning Channels Providing opportunities for voice and social learning...http://www.facebook.com/ http://twitter.com/about/resources/logos http://blog.edmodo.com/ http://ftfwacs.blogspot.com/
    2. 2. Active & Engaged http://www.sciencetoybox.com/images/Procedures/Raising_hands.jpg
    3. 3. Hear all the voices... http://www.sciencetoybox.com/images/Procedures/Raising_hands.jpg
    4. 4. Channels provide voice
    5. 5. In sync...http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2008/01/06/online_collaboration_technologies_new.htm
    6. 6. The chat...
    7. 7. http://twitter.com/about/resources/logos http://blog.edmodo.com/
    8. 8. Something funny happened on the way to the...
    9. 9. “The Facebook”
    10. 10. Hear everyones voice http://www.sciencetoybox.com/images/Procedures/Raising_hands.jpg

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