Saturday, August 29, 2009

Welcome new students in CAPP130

One of the first sites we visited this semester was Students created wordles including their names and other terms to describe themselves. This wordle was created from the course syllabus.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Are social networks making students more narcissistic?

In a recent in USA today, the author believes that social networks are adding to the narcissistic attitudes in college students.
Take the to see for yourself.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

reBlog from Kristin Hokanson: The Connected Classroom

I found this fascinating quote today:

I have to be honest, the more summer professional development I do, and the more in-service workshops I do, the more I worry about this. I spend a day or two, sometimes a week “teaching folks to swim.” I give them the skills and we go SLOW. We work on voice threads, and wikis…easy entry points. I model (swim along with them) give them support (sometimes putting on water-wings) but at the end of our time together I feel like I am still throwing “non-swimmers” into the deep end. My greatest fear, is that without a guide swimming beside them, they may find themselves close to drowning and perhaps no longer want to go to the pool :(Candace Hackett Shively explained this beautifully in her post The Swimmer’s ObligationKristin Hokanson, The Connected Classroom, Jul 2009

You should read the whole article.