Friday, December 23, 2011
English Companion Ning had a great discussion centered on Problem Based Research. All it took was a simple question – Have you done this? How does it work? - to let the learning begin. The input on this conversation ranged from great idea starters, mechanics, critical thinking strategies, to assessment. Beyond the discussion forum, groups form around common interests and you can sort them by most active, etc. What a great way to share ideas and resources! In this community alone, there are 46 groups ranging from “Free to Educators” to “Collaborative Projects.” Some of the other communities where I have found supportive, creative, active, and practical groups are the ISTE Community Ning, edweb.net, and LinkedIn. Check them out! Find a group and get in on the action. You will find the feedback and creativity of these collaborative groups to be invaluable in professional growth as you do not have to reinvent the wheel. Why not take advantage of the free advice of your colleagues and share some of your own? Hmmmm...maybe I should start a discussion group on discussion groups! What's your favorite?