I got to spend about 2 hours with Wii sports -bowling,baseball, tennis and golf. I am not very coordinated; you could say I’m ambispastic. I bowl with either hand, both equally poorly. When I play virtual bowling, I do even worse. Being virtual does not make me better.
So how do we prepare our students to be better at learning in Web 2.0 environments? Just popping them into Twitter, Wiki, Blog, Social bookmarking, etc. does not make them any better learners. How do we as teachers prepare them for and create environments that are more than just social environments but that are truly learning environments? How do we structure an environment that creates in-depth thinking? That promotes comprehensive thinking about a learning goal? That causes the students to make the connections among big ideas?
I do not need to hear more student chatter, I want to hear more ahas.
How do you structure your Web 2 environments to be be powerful learning environments?