Launching a Learning Community

We now have tools to build and strengthen learning communities. We have the opportunity to provide students with authentic assessment relationships over the web that can help dramatically improve student motivation. We can take advantage of the communication tools the Internet provides and explore ways to motivate students and connect them to the global community. During this session teachers may develop a class Web site, wiki or blog that can serve as a “home base” for future online interactions.

This session focuses on helping teachers, and in turn helping students to have a publication space for embedding and sharing their work. This is open to your favorites, as we know that there are personal preferences. We often look at Wikispaces, Edublogs (or something similar) and/or Weebly
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Introduction


Getting started - your first wiki
Getting started - social bookmarks