An interesting thing happened on the way home from Educon 2.2 last Sunday night. Walking through the terminal and against my exhaustion, I reflexively checked my mail. Lazy eyes lifted open, I flicked my thumb scrolling… trolling for a demand of action. I’m hyper-connected. I pay for it. And yet, I’m a better teacher and leader because of it. This is the sort of thing that I am betting many folks in this network might be interested in. Cutting to the chase, here is the simple, yet interesting email I received:
Here are the things you must know/appreciate/love about the aforementioned interaction…
- Principles of Biology is the learning network our class has built on the Ning platform. Begun only last year, I believe it really is a super example of open student discourse in a core content area.
- Kristen Sheehan is no longer a student at Benton High School. Though she has graduated and moved on to the University world… she remains a member of our network.
- “What is Life?” was a rather intense classroom discussion back near the beginning of this school year that continued in our online space.
- Kristen courteously informs and carefully cites the original work.
CLICK HERE to read the full story, see the "challenge" and perhaps add in a
comment, suggestion, anecdote, joke, smile, five-dollar bill, etc.
*PS- yes, these students are aware of their celebrity.