Abu Dhabi, UAE
La Plata, Argentina
Nova Gorica, Slovenia
“Motivating Student Writers by Fostering Collaboration through Tagging and Aggregating”
The presenters play with boundaries through the simple expedient of having student bloggers in different countries tag their blog posts with the unique tag term writingmatrix. Searching on that tag in Technorati, the student bloggers in four locations in three different countries have managed to locate one another’s posts, leave comments for one another, and have subsequently interacted in other ways as well. The presenters explain how they started the project and how it has branched into other online and even face to face activities involving the students in the participant countries. The presentation is made not only through the voices of the presenters, but with the students themselves lending their voices through their blogs and videos.
http://k12online.wm.edu/writing_matrix.mp4 (38:02 Run Time; mpeg4, 76.6 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/writing_matrix.wmv (38:00 Run Time; wmv, 8.2MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/writing_matrix.mp3 (38:01 Run Time; mp3, 34.9 MB)