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Building Community in Your Classroom Resource

June1

I would like to share this wonderful resource that was passed along to me via Twitter a few months ago. Martin Jorgensen, a member of my PLN, created Building Community in Your Classroom as an extension of his web site, The Digital Narrative.

This resource is a great idea generator and quick start guide for teachers about what technologies are available. Blogs, podcasts, VoiceThread, Glogster and wikis are a few of the topics highlighted. This resource is written very simply and clearly with great tips and suggestions of how to use the tools effectively in the classroom.

I particularly like the rationale about why this site was created. I agree that these social web sites are tools for creating a global community of sharing of ideas. I don’t believe that this technology isolates us, but rather brings us together in a forum without walls or borders. The tools certainly can enhance your classroom and teach students to be responsible, contributing members. And as Silvia Tolisano says, ‘It’s Not About the Tools. It’s About the Skills.’

Please bookmark Building Community in Your Classroom!

3 Comments to

“Building Community in Your Classroom Resource”

  1. June 1st, 2010 at 12:42 pm       Patti Says:

    Great resource! It sums up everything that you’ve taught us and offers even more ways to use all these resources. I hope to spend some time further exploring these resources during the summer.


  2. June 1st, 2010 at 2:25 pm       lsanderson Says:

    That’s great to hear, Patti! Let me know if you need any help. 🙂


  3. June 2nd, 2010 at 1:26 am       David Gammill Says:

    Thanks for posting this. VoiceThread has some wonderful student created presentations!


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