3 Reasons To Encourage Student-Generated Content

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Criticisms from adults about the quality of student-generated content are unfair, because up until now, all theories and assumptions are mostly drawn from youth engagement in entertainment and gaming contexts, and not from educational contexts.

Paul Moss – teacher, learner‘s insight:

Students are capable of harnessing the power of social media – they just need the opportunity. Good teachers will not only encourage students to participate in user-generated learning, but also assist students in developing and strengthening the emotional capacities required in such a learning context.

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There are smarter ways teens should use social media, this 16-year-old expert says. Here’s how

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Patrick Mott makes the case for teaching all teenagers about harnessing the knowledge and networking power of social media

Paul Moss – teacher, learner‘s insight:

adult guidance and trust of students will unleash the power of social media for learning.

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Digital Storytelling 106: Open, Participatory, Student-centric, Social…the Future? | DMLcentral

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Far more important to me than all the venture-capitalized consortia of elite university MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) and the hundreds of thousands of students flocking to them is a course taught by an adjunct professor at University of…

Paul Moss – teacher, learner‘s insight:

Jim Groom – wow. The ‘daily create’ project validates EDmerger. Edmerger can take it further by harnessing the necessity of national outcomes.

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Freedom, Autonomy, and Digital Media at an Indiana High School | DMLcentral

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“Freedom and autonomy are the key words for this class,” says Don Wettrick, describing the “Innovations” course he teaches at Franklin Community High School in Franklin, Indiana.

Paul Moss – teacher, learner‘s insight:

The power of liberation. Letting students shape their own learning is one of the most powerful techniques a teacher has in their repertoire. Unfortunately, it most cases, it can only be used in a clandestine fashion, hoping to not upset the applecart that is school administration. Fortunately, as this article shows, there are some teachers and schools who lead through innovation, through trusting students, and through sheer guts.

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Candy Chang: Before I die I want to… | Video on TED.com

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In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors’ answers — surprising, poignant, funny — became…

Paul Moss – teacher, learner‘s insight:

constructivism at its finest

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If you’re not preparing your students to use social media well, you’re not doing your job

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Our students are living in a world where more than 90% of employers use social media for recruiting.  If students are not savvy users of social media, they can kill their chance of getting many jobs.

Paul Moss – teacher, learner‘s insight:

And you thought using Facebook was just for fun

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Random Absence Mentoring: Random Absence Mentoring

Student voice is alive and well, and a powerful force when allowed to be heard. This excellent example from David Preston demonstrates that students are not only capable of helping each other, but do it incredibly well.

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Paul Moss – teacher, learner‘s insight:

Created by a truly progressive teacher

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Open Source Learning – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Paul Moss – teacher, learner‘s insight:

incredibly inspiring ideas, and so validating. Bravo David Preston

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Open Source Learning: David Preston at TEDxUCLA

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David Preston holds a Ph.D. in Education Policy from the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Science. He has taught at universities and graduate …

Paul Moss – teacher, learner‘s insight:

Imagine a coalition of the willingcreating artefacts for each other to help each other learn? WOW!!!!!

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