Shift: hand in or publish

Today’s blog post is a simple question to ponder that came up in an insightful conversation with Ken Whytock.

Rather than ‘handing in’ assignments  today’s students  should:

publish_button

on the web.

 

Please weigh in.  Share your thoughts by leaving a comment or connect with us via twitter:  @markwcarbone  and  @kenwhytock.

~Mark

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3 thoughts on “Shift: hand in or publish”

  1. I just want to share another link to some writing that reinforces how I think about how technology can be used in classrooms. So much of the craziness we call school needs to be rethought, redesigned, redone. Our work now is to get buy-in from the community, from parents ~ from post-secondary school! As long as those old structures are in place – the overwhelming ridiculous emphasis on distilling children into two digit numbers that allow them to attend university or not, for example – it will be challenging to effect change. Learning must be at the centre of what we do, not conformity, not memorization, not test writing! http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/how-technology-has-changed-education/

  2. Publishing is valuable, and empowering learners by making them global teachers is undeniably awesome.

    Keeping your words in-house until they’re reviewed by a mentor (teacher/peer/etc.) so that you don’t make irreversible mistakes on the permanent web is also valuable.

    Let’s use both – private/local and public/global, with the intent being the use of private/local to get better at public/global in the long term.

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