We know that our students like to be social, and often we are the first to have consequences in our classrooms for students who are off-task, socializing with their friends.
What about channeling that energy to facilitate discussions around thinking and learning by embedding higher level questions into our classrooms and expanding that discussion to outside our school building walls?
That is where web 2.0 comes in and the ability to facilitate digital discussions with our students by using a variety of tools.
So, before we start having these conversations let’s answer this question:
What does it mean to have a digital conversation and how can it stimulate thinking in our classrooms?