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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Steve Ransom


Student Comments: Moving from Participation to Contribution | Faculty Focus - 0 views

    The web also provides countless new ways for students to contribute to the learning and knowledge development. This requires participation, but doesn't stop there, moving to creation, sharing... contribution.

Reading the dictionary - Joi Ito's Web - 2 views

    "Shouldn't we be looking at the Internet as an amazing network enabling "The Power of Pull" and be empowering kids to learn through building things together rather than assessing their ability to complete courses and produce the right "answers"?

always learning - Blogging is Elementary! - 2 views

    Great sequence of lessons for teachers to consider in introducing blogging with students 

6 Chrome Extensions for Students « Kyle B. Pace - 1 views

    The Read & Write for Google Docs extension would be great for ELLs. You could even screen record it with highlights to support learning.

Tweet Thine Enemy : Education Next - 2 views

  • Yet amidst the flood of words and images, we information consumers are adapting in a predictable, if unsettling, way: migrating toward sources that share our underlying biases and prejudices, which is leading to less real dialogue and inevitably to greater polarization.
    • Steve Ransom
      Echo Chamber...
  • “We generally don’t truly want good information—but rather information that confirms our prejudices. We may believe intellectually in the clash of opinions, but in practice we like to embed ourselves in the reassuring womb of an echo chamber.”
  • a schism between the policy community on the one hand and practitioners on the other.
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  • Want to be part of the solution? You might start by following on Twitter people whose views you abhor and staying open to the possibility that they might, nevertheless, have a few smart things to say.
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