Sail's Pedagogy

Sail's posts about her class, classes she is taking, and education.

Teenagers’ Internet Socializing Not a Bad Thing

The MacArthur Foundation has found that kids using MySpace and other social media sites are actually learning the technology and literacy skills they need for the future.

While online socializing is ubiquitous, many young people move on to a period of tinkering and exploration, as they look for information online, customize games or experiment with digital media production, the study found.

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CCK08 – great posting on Connectivism in Middle Grades

Many of my students wonder how we can teach about the internet to younger kids. Here is a great example of one teacher’s classrooms and how his students had a great experience.

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James Surowiecki: The moment when social media became the news

James Surowiecki who wrote “The Wisdom of the Crowds” has a video not on one of my favorite places. In class we talk — and some of the postings on the discussion board — about networks, groups, and collective intelligence.

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I am showing my students some other Web 2.0 tools that we can use. Here is a Woodle of one of my discussion board.

and another version

Here are some links to website that talk about how Wordle can be used in your classrooms:

Top 20 uses for Wordle

Using Wordle in the Classroom

More on using Wordle in the Classroom

Exploring, Learning and Communicating with Wordle

Please add your suggestions below.


K-12 Online Conference Web Feeds

The entire K-12 Online Conference is available at iTunes both video and audio. Please go down to the middle of the page to find the iTunes links.

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