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Classroom 2.0 Beginner Group!

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RSS Feed of Beginner Show Host Sue Waters' Blog Post

By: Go Wild With Wikis: Part III | Edublogs Live

[...] Introducing The Classroom 2.0 LIVE! Beginner Series! - Sue Waters (read comments for helpful tips on using wikis especially issues with students overwriting each others work and need to use discussion tab) [...]

By: Go Wild With Wikis: Part II | Edublogs Live

[...] Introducing The Classroom 2.0 LIVE! Beginner Series! - Sue Waters (read comments for helpful tips on using wikis especially issues with students overwriting each others work and need to use discussion tab) [...]

By: Sue Waters

Hi Susan, I am really glad you brought this to all our attention. That is not a good situation for you and could happen on any of these types of platforms where they can easily email between each other. One aspect is definitely there is a need for this constant discussion with them on what is appropriate online behaviour and the consequences if they are inappropriate. However you still need to prevent this from happening. To stop it from happening I would do is set up all student accounts using the <a href="" rel="nofollow">gmail+ method</a>. This means all emails that are sent would come into the one gmail account so you can monitor them more closely. But that is my thought. Would love to hear how others would manage this type of situation. Hope to see you online for the session in 12 hours!

By: SusanSi

Sue, I just listened to the recording of the 13th meeting. I am excited to be there live tomorrow night. I started a class wiki this year-loved it-kids loved it. But when they found the email I lost control. Using the free version of wikispaces, I did not know what to do. A parent informed me of inappropriate mail her son received. I could not monitor all their emails, which were not school related, but were sent through the wiki. I teach 4th graders. Help?

By: Sue Waters

Hi Leslie, Glad to hear your feedback on the beginners series plus excellent to hear how your wiki is helping them learn more about other cultures. Can see what you mean about the issues of the questions and replies. As I said previously I am biased (since I do work for a blogging company) however I think that in the case of the questions and replies you would be better using a class blog. Where you write posts about the question, or write posts on what you think is the answer and then invite the students from the other country to reply in comments with their thoughts. While you could use the discussion tab I don't think you would achieve any where near as good an outcome as using a blog.

By: Leslie

Hello! am really enjoying your work with the Beginner Series. Thanks! I think I am finally using my wiki for collaboration purposes but it has turned into a little mess. The connections and the collaboration are great! My kids LOVE it and are really engaged. This engagement has really translated into appreciation for other cultures, languages, and countries. My question is how to organize the wiki for questions and replies. We are communicating with a school in Turkey and the different time zones made the Skype conversations a bit of a challenge. Check out my site , if you have time, and you'll see what I mean. It’s not pretty. Maybe I should be using the Discussion tag, I’m not sure. Again, I absolutely love it; I just want to better organize our conversations and maybe add more schools. Thanks, Leslie

By: dobrien

So well-put! I appreciate your time! ;)

By: Sue Waters

The whole aspect of whether you respond back to comments or not is an interesting debate. Ultimately it really depends on why you blog. Most probloggers won't comment back at comments. Especially the top probloggers... because it is time consuming and if they spent time responding to comments they would have no time to write posts (that is how they look at it). As edubloggers what we are trying to achieve is different and off course there will be different variations to it. For me, engaging in the conversations in comments means I learn more because I have to reflect on what the person has written and then consider my response. Sort of like the deeper learning you get from writing a blog post. But as you say it also makes it a two-way open conversation, shows you value their input and builds communities that work together. Definitely time consuming (especially when you have the number of blogs I have) but worth the time.

By: dobrien

It also turns the blog from a one-way reporting platform, to a two-way open conversation.

By: dobrien

Yes. That's one thing I learned from you early on, Sue. Always try to respond to comments. I think it adds a personal touch, allows to further discuss the topic, and shows that you value people.

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Comment by Mr. Peterson on February 5, 2014 at 7:05pm

Here is the picture that we used for our discussion piece with our seminar class. We had some great math related questions, comments, and problems. The picture came from Hungry Teacher's, "Who Cut the Cheese?"

Comment by Mr. Peterson on February 2, 2014 at 3:48pm

Hungry Teacher presents, "Mathletes".
Where are the Mathletes? Grab your mathletic gear and suit up!
Mathematical Domains: Functions, Expressions & Equations
Topics: Modeling with Expressions, Linear Functions, Quadratic Functions
Grade Level(s): Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh

Comment by Mr. Peterson on December 11, 2013 at 4:26pm

We taught this lesson to our compacted 6th grade math classes. Great example of systems of equations. Last week, we had a discussed "More Money, More Problems" Check these lessons out. They are just like camping.......Intense

Comment by Mr. Peterson on December 6, 2013 at 8:11am
Comment by Mr. Peterson on December 1, 2013 at 1:57pm

This looks interesting.

Comment by Sooben Ruth Lovena on October 7, 2013 at 2:13pm

just new here

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Comment by H.M.Wijewardana on September 29, 2011 at 5:22am

I'm a teacher from Sri Lanka. I work in a rural village. Although we live in a rural village, my students have more skills and they can use latest technology in the school. We like to have more friends around the world to talk via skype. See our school network site - Friends of Rambuka

Comment by Jim Roberts on September 2, 2011 at 6:52pm
Thanks Joanne. I appreciate your thoughts. I did change up the design a bit. Thanks
Comment by Joanne Maria Formisano on August 30, 2011 at 5:20pm
Jim-I love the vocab word, what bothers me is the coloring-to bland. I think, IMHO, that it needs to be more eye catching. Other than that small detail, it looks great.

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