Teaching in a Socially connected classroom

One of the common themes during the day in the curriculum discussions was in relation to students being off task and communicating. Here are some excerpts from an article on studemts connecting.

Teaching in a socially connected Classroom

how many of us haven’t sensed our students itching to reconnect as soon as class is over? The moment they leave the classroom, the cell phones come out and the air is abuzz with various versions of, “Where are you?” or “What are you doing?”

she has noticed quite a jump in student engagement with writing as she has added blogging to her classroom.

“The wiki allows the teacher to see exactly who did what part and when it was done, and the wiki also offers students a discussion area to negotiate the lab results. Teachers can watch as the lab report is created and can also offer students feedback during the process using the discussion tab,”

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