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Red Group Discussion Page

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Task Discussion

  • Christopher Batchelder   Oct. 25, 2011, 8:54 a.m.

    Harry,  Could you update me on which sections your group would prefer to focus on in the kit?  Thanks, - Chris

  • Harry B   Oct. 25, 2011, 10:30 p.m.
    In Reply To:   Christopher Batchelder   Oct. 25, 2011, 8:54 a.m.


    Thanks for the note on helping lead, um, I will try my best?!  My other red group partner (tbraught) expressed an interest in #5, and I know that you originally stated #'s 2 and 3 for us, so let me know, if in talking with him, if that is agreeable, whichever way we can go.  I am okay with anything to be honest....:)  Thanks!



  • Anna   Oct. 21, 2011, 5:55 a.m.

    Looking forward to seeing what your team selects. 

    Would also be curious to hear your thoughts on how we evaluate "evidence of deeper learning" in student social media work. Click here

    Thanks for all of your dialogue and coordination!


  • Harry B   Oct. 17, 2011, 12:08 a.m.

    Hey tbraught and Mrs Estep!  Let me know when a good time is to meet, I originally was thinking to try and meet Monday around 7:30-8:00 PM to try out the Skype, and then we can meet again to finish questions and responses if we need to.  Best place to email me is




  • tbraught   Oct. 17, 2011, 10:18 a.m.
    In Reply To:   Harry B   Oct. 17, 2011, 12:08 a.m.

    I am not available to meet tonight or tomorrow.  I can meet on Wednesday or Thursday.  


  • Harry B   Oct. 17, 2011, 5:02 p.m.
    In Reply To:   tbraught   Oct. 17, 2011, 10:18 a.m.

    I can do Thursday after 6:00 PM Central time? 



  • Harry B   Oct. 17, 2011, 5:08 p.m.
    In Reply To:   Harry B   Oct. 17, 2011, 5:02 p.m.

    Tasks needed to be completed...


    1) Design how you will work together over the coming 5 weeks. Designing is the process of planning how a team relationship will function. It means being intentional about setting up expectations, guidelines, goals and rules. Any “designed alliance” can always be “redesigned” is something is not working. Here are some questions you may want to discuss during your designing process:

    • What are the expectations of our team?
    • When/how are we going to meet?
    • What goals are we committed to pursuing?
    • What will we do if someone gets off track?
    • What kind of support do we want from each other?
    • Is there anything else we would like to design?

    2) Based on Week 1, we’ve identified the above topic areas as kit sections of our “Practical Guide to Using Social Media to Encourage Deeper Learning Kit for Educators”. As a group define what each of the section topics means to you. For example, what does “Core Academic Knowledge” mean to your group? What does “Critical Thinking/Divergent Thinking” mean to your group? Please share your definitions below.

    3) Each group will create 2 kit sections over the coming weeks. Therefore, as a team please shortlist the top 4 topic areas you’d like to work on by Sunday October 23rd (Note: We extended the deadline to give groups more time to work together)We will then assign final sections based on team preferences.

    4) The Kit is meant to be 1) practical for you and 2) practical for the educators we share it with. How do you think each Kit section should be organized? Please share your group’s ideas below. For example each section might include:

    • Definition of topic
    • How topic relates to social media and deeper learning
    • 2 case studies of topic in practice
    • Social media tools and how they can be used to promote the topic
    • Sample lesson plan/unit where social media is used to promote the topic


    5) You will notice above that your group has been given a week to co-facilitate the course. In an effort to encourage more cross-pollination of ideas:
    • We request that when it is your group’s week to co-facilitate, that each member of your group take time out during the week to respond to your classmate’s posts with ideas, questions, or resources to deepen each other’s learning. You are of course welcome to do this each week. But, when it is your co-facilitation week, please make sure to comment on several other people’s posts.
  • tbraught   Oct. 18, 2011, 4:53 p.m.
    In Reply To:   Harry B   Oct. 17, 2011, 5:02 p.m.

    My wife informed me that I will not be available since my grandchildren will be coming over the evening.  Do we want to set up a Google Doc to work on this together?

  • Harry B   Oct. 19, 2011, 2:47 a.m.
    In Reply To:   tbraught   Oct. 18, 2011, 4:53 p.m.

    Yes!  I will create one and let me know by Wednesday evening if you can see it!  Thanks!



  • Harry B   Oct. 20, 2011, 3:46 a.m.
    In Reply To:   Harry B   Oct. 19, 2011, 2:47 a.m.

    I sent you the info in a word document and you can add to a google doc if you prefer, just let me know, I wanted you to add yours and Estep can add hers!  :)  :)  Thanks!