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Online Discussions and the Vine



Hello Everyone,


Well, as we wrap up the school year, here is something to give some thoughts on either through these last few days and/or over the summer.

1) Google Classrom/Docs for Discussions "Giving Quiet Students a Voice"


Is Google taking over the world? Quite possibly, but educators are reaping the benefits. In this article "Giving Quiet Students a Voice," one educator shows how she uses Google to facilitate online discussions.


Note: I am NOT suggesting an end to all verbal discussions. I am talking about the opportunity to integrate a digital/online component where appropriate.


2) the Vine "4 Ways to use Vine in the Classroom"

Vine is a video service owned by Twitter that has a uniqueness of limiting any videos to 6 seconds. That may not seem like a lot, but this article shows how a teacher is making use of 6 second videos in "4 Ways to use Vine in the Classroom"


To me it raises an interesting concept. Can you teach someone something in only 6 seconds?


Note: You do NOT actually have to use Vine to make a 6 second video.

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