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  1. Unknown
    July 27, 2013 @ 20:08

    Great points Tim! I have always been concerned about my own digital footprint, but never thought about helping students to develop their own. There are so many online safety issues for students these day, but I'm glad that we are moving toward building positives instead of creating negatives.

    I think we should get our students to work on a collaborative project next year. Maybe something along the lines of the "Tale Trail" that was in Judy Arzt's journal Online Collaborative Inquiry: Classroom Blogging Ventures and Multiple Literacies. CRAJ (2012). Thoughts?


  2. Unknown
    July 28, 2013 @ 12:12

    Thanks for sharing such an informative, thoughtful post. The collaboration question is challenging…especially as we try to have students all work together and not slack off. That, in combination with plagiarism is a tough combination in our ELA classrooms.


  3. Unknown
    July 28, 2013 @ 19:28

    Thanks for bringing up plagiarism and time constraints. I catch "copy/paste" all the time in the library. Time is also a HUGE issue. You're right, it often takes longer to research online. The skills and the distractions are different.


  4. Tim
    July 29, 2013 @ 18:13

    I'd love to do something like that. The "Tale Trail" project sounds like fun. I know one of the teachers featured in that article, so I can ask him about it.


  5. Tim
    July 29, 2013 @ 18:15

    Yes, holding everyone accountable is important. Sometimes I have to remind myself that the slackers would probably not be engaged at all if working individually, so having some slackers is not a reason to not try collaborative learning.


  6. Tim
    July 29, 2013 @ 18:16

    Yes, plagiarism is everywhere. I think we need to remember to teach note-taking and paraphrasing skills repeatedly and in all subjects so that students learn how to not plagiarize.


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