What constitutes a learning community?

SOCIAL NETWORKING

There is something about social networking sites that allows for the rapid spread of information.  What is the best way to tell that school is canceled?  Every single person will either use Facebook or Twitter and update their.  However, is it possible that these social networking sites could be used for something more than knowing who is dating who or what someone had for lunch?

According to Schwier (2009), these social networking sites are being used by teachers for the classroom in ways to captivate students attention and create their own learning environments( pg 1).  Is is very easy to notice someone online on Facebook chat and send them a message to double check what pages they were supposed to read for English.

The way that education is switching from the typical desk, pen, and paper, is slowly changing.  This must be for the better.  There is a lot of evidence out there that what the schools are doing is not working.  What the schools are doing, is failing our students.

According to this chart, 77% of the people using Facebook are under the age of 25.  Excluding people who have out or changed careers, this 77% of Facebook users are the ages that people are in school.  I am not saying that schools should take and force students (who will most likely already have a one) to create a Facebook, but to look at the numbers of students using social networking sites and learn from that.

 

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About heyamoose12

I am a Secondary Education major with a focus in English. I swim for the University of Maine and love to sketch and write on the side. I am a huge movie fan and love to go out with friends!
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2 Responses to What constitutes a learning community?

  1. Ok, a good start here. Remember that one post a week needs to deal directly witha central reading of the week. You have broadly outlined the argument of this reading but really have not given your argument weight through using it. More cited (see APA guidelines) quotes or paraphrases are needed here to make this post stand out. Weave your passion for teaching and learning and your interest in 21st century learning seen in the previous posts into a discussion of the reading.

    Any pictures or video along with a hyperlink to the reading are also needed here.

    I look forward to reading this weeks posting!

  2. Ok, a good start here. Remember that one post a week needs to deal directly witha central reading of the week. You have broadly outlined the argument of this reading but really have not given your argument weight through using it. More cited (see APA guidelines) quotes or paraphrases are needed here to make this post stand out. Weave your passion for teaching and learning and your interest in 21st century learning seen in the previous posts into a discussion of the reading.

    Any pictures or video along with a hyperlink to the reading are also needed here.

    I am very interested in your work this far and look forward to reading this weeks posting!

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