Social Networks are the R&D Teams of the Future


All of learning is changing because of technology. The more that we as educators, authors and administrators understand the way students learn and the need to have a learning “experience”, the more students will be motivated, engaged and challenged. Here are questions to consider:

What changes might you need to make to harness this potential?

1) How will you have to be different?

2) How will your students need to interact as teams?

3) How will you measure the outcomes of this new learning world versus the more lecture-based formats of the last one hundred years?

4) How can more students who struggle show their ability and their knowledge through technology?


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This morning’s session “Professional Learning Networks Using Web 2.0 Tools,” presented by Meg Ormiston, shared a bunch of networking tools (find the liveblogged rundown on the session’s wikispace) and some big ideas:

“Social networking for educators is about breaking down isolation. Imagine if every 2nd grade teacher was on Twitter and their network was primarily other 2nd grade teachers. It would accomplish so much more than all our binders of curriculum.”

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