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 +[[https://​docs.google.com/​presentation/​d/​1wD6npdU56TUyiP-9mRHpwqXhlCYig1yUi_leB4Xgi-4/​pub?​start=true&​loop=true&​delayms=5000|Google Slides]]
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 **CHAPTER ONE: THE READ/WRITE WEB** **CHAPTER ONE: THE READ/WRITE WEB**
  
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 DIGITAL NATIVES DIGITAL NATIVES
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 +Students who grew up immersed in tech versus faculty who didn'​t.
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 +William D. Winn on "​digital native"​ "​[they] think differently from us. They develop hypertext minds. They leap around. It's as though their cognitive structures were parallel, not sequential"​ (7).
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 +"​Digital immigrants":​ didn't grow up immersed in tech.
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 +Symptoms: printing out emails, paying bills via check (what' a check?​...like…paper?​),​ etc.
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 +Institutions in particular slow to adapt to digital natives.
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 +Richardson seems to concede that a gap in mindset may persist, but suggests that there are tools that can shrink the gap between students and learner, as they'​re tools simple enough for both digital natives and immigrants to use.
  
 THE TOOLBOX THE TOOLBOX
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 +  * Weblogs
 +  * Wikis
 +  * RSS
 +  * Aggregators
 +  * Social Bookmarking
 +  * Online Photo Galleries
 +  * Audio/​Video-Casting
  
 KEEPING STUDENTS SAFE KEEPING STUDENTS SAFE
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 WEBLOGS IN SCHOOLS WEBLOGS IN SCHOOLS
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 +Weblogs:
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 +"​Writing to the Web is easy. And there is an audience for my ideas."​
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 +"​reflections and conversations"​
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 +"Blogs engage readers with ideas and questions and links. They ask readers to think and to respond. They demand interaction. "
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 +Online tools that could be learning tools are often just used as social tools.
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 +Fernette and Eide "found that blogs can:
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 +  - Promote critical and analytical thinking
 +  - Be powerful promoter of creative, intuitive, and associational thinking
 +  - Promote analogical thinking
 +  - Be a powerful medium for increasing access and exposure to quality information
 +  - Combine the best of solitary reflection and social interaction"​
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 +The potential advantages of a paperless classroom (a "​digital filing cabinet"​)
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 +  - students don't misplace work
 +  - easier for students to look back over their work
 +  - easy to share
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 +Weblogs as collaborative spaces (learning from each other or outside experts)
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 THE PEDAGOGY OF WEBLOGS THE PEDAGOGY OF WEBLOGS
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 +"The potential audience is one of the most important aspects of the Read/Write Web. The idea that the relevance of student work no longer ends at the classroom door can not only be a powerful motivator but can also create a significant shift in the way we think about the assignments and work we ask of our students in the first place" (28).
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 +  - Sharing this those outside the class ("​expand the walls of the classroom"​)
 +  - Facilitate reflections by archiving learning
 +  - More democratic (for example, for shy students)
 +  - Encourages expertise on something particular
 +  - Helps teach vital skills such as "​research,​ organization,​ and synthesis of ideas" (28).
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 +Weblogging demands audience awareness.
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 +"​Throughout this process, bloggers are constantly making editorial decisions, and these decisions are more complex than those made when writing for a limited audience. Because students are regularly selecting content to include a link to, they learn to find and identify accurate and trustworthy sources of information. Because of a potential audience that goes beyond the classroom, they pay more attention to the editorial correctness of the post as well" (31).
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 +"a true blog post is never really finished"​ (31)
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 +"​Writing stops; blogging continues. Writing is inside; blogging is outside. Writing is a monologue; blogging is a conversation. Writing is thesis; blogging is synthesis…"​ (31)
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 +Blogging in a way that is meaningful academically is more than "just posting"​ (32).
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 +The most complex form: "​Extended analysis and synthesis over a longer period of time that builds on previous posts, link, and comments." ​
  
 BLOGGING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM BLOGGING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
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 +Allows collaboration between students in different classes, at different schools, etc. (for example, science students doing the same experiment).
  
 BLOGS AS RESOURCES BLOGS AS RESOURCES
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 +Determining reliability of online info becomes vital. Who is the blogger? Do other bloggers/​outlets cite them? Do they seems to have any bias/​particular motive?
  
  
  
 **QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION** **QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION**
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 +Discussing out now tech-immersed world, Richardson uses journalism as an example; but the availability/​immediacy of info often leads to rushes-to-judgement,​ as well, and the inevitable retractions are usually lost underneath the massive swell of the 24-hour news cycle. Does student blogging run this risk? How do we ensure students //are// reflective?
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 +Richardson talks about the availability of an audience. Is this always the best idea for students? Should 18 and 19 year old students, who are bound to make mistakes, struggle, etc. be allowed to make mistakes and struggle sometimes without an audience?
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 +Is there something lost in the "​paperless classroom"?​
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 +What might be the best way to set up blogging for a class? One class blog with multiple contributors?​ Individual student blogs? How do ensure that we get a "​conversation"​ going?
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