The night before the BC K-12 Innovation Partnership Forum, I thought I'd pen a few thoughts about social media as an immersive tool for learning. True to its moniker, social media provides a gateway for sharing ideas, conversations, thoughts, and products of learning.
Each year, I encourage students in eCampusLive to create a social media site that Carl Linnaeus, the father of Biological Taxonomy, would post if he were alive today. One part role play, another immersion within the context of biological classification, I've never been disappointed with student creativity and expression where role-play is concerned.
A recent iteration of this project demonstrates the fusion of social media, Facebook & YouTube, where Linnaeus rolls out & explains his classification system for organisms, while entertaining with an educational running monologue. This kind of grading is not only fun for everyone involved, but a great process to demonstrate learning with a bit of comedic flare :D
Welcome to the eCampusLive blog. I'm Jerry Bleecker. I teach Biology, Science, Information Technology, Computer Arts, and more. It's an exciting year to share our experiences with our flipped classroom endeavour.