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  • on 01-28-2009

    Participative Pedagogy for a Literacy of Literacies - Freesouls

    An article by Howard Rheingold - a nice take on participatory culture and pedagogical form... I think it suggests an interesting frame for educational contexts that can support rich technological engagement.

    People act and learn together for a rich mixture of reasons. The current story that most of us tell ourselves about how humans get things done is focused on the well-known flavors of self-interest, which make for great drama−survival, power, wealth, sex, glory. People also do things together for fun, for the love of a challenge, and because we sometimes enjoy working together to make something beneficial to everybody.


    Participative Pedagogy for a Literacy of Literacies - Freesouls

    To accomplish this attention-turning, we must develop a participative pedagogy, assisted by digital media and networked publics, that focuses on catalyzing, inspiring, nourishing, facilitating, and guiding literacies essential to individual and collective life in the 21st century.

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  • on 12-30-2008

    Best Practices: Diigo Educator account


    Best Practices

    • great
    • But, now let’s get to the “social” part of social bookmarking.  Let’s say
      you find a really awesome site for your unit on Greek Mythology, and you tag it
      on Diigo.  You see when you look at your bookmark list that 72 other people
      have tagged that exact same site.  You can see the lists of the other
      people who have tagged that site, and you might discover a 6th grade
      teacher in Wisconsin who has an amazing list of Greek mythology sites that you
      didn’t even know about.  Now you have taken advantage of the social part of
      the bookmarking process by adding some of those bookmarks to your list. 
      • 用户将一个有关希腊神话的站点加为diigo中的书签,点击工具栏中的边栏按钮:Diigo Sidebar--中的This URL选项卡,出现一个读者列表"Readers for this page",揭示出还有哪些人也收藏了这个站点.点击人名,即可看到这个人收藏的网页,从中可能发现更多以前不知道的有关希腊神话的网站,加这些网站到自己的希腊神话列表中,从而有效的利用了diigo的社会功能, comment by yang hongmei

  • the features
    of the educator account.  One of the best things about the
    educator accounts is that you can create the student accounts,
    and students do not need to provide an e-mail address.  Another
    nice feature in Diigo is that you can upload an Excel
    spreadsheet in .csv format with student names, usernames and
    passwords, and the accounts are created in an instant.  Student
    accounts are placed in a private class, and all of the students
    are considered “friends” and can share bookmarks, sticky notes
    and group forums automatically.  Student profiles are only
    viewable by the teacher and other students in the group, so
    their exposure is limited.   
    • These features of the educator account make the implementation of this reource much quicker and less intrusive. comment by Kim FLINTOFF
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  • on 05-19-2008

    Australasian Virtual Worlds Workshop


    Australasian Virtual Worlds Workshop

    The Australian Virtual Worlds Workshop 2008 aims to present a balanced overview of online virtual worlds for educators, professionals and academics.
    Important Dates

    * Submissions Open: June 2nd 2008
    * Submission Deadline: August 1st 2008
    * Email Notification: September 15th 2008
    * Workshop Dates: 28th and 29th November 2008

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