After reading Michael Gorman’s list of possible headlines for the coming year at http://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/, I felt inspired to write this, comparing what we say quite comfortably today with what reaction we might have gotten had we said the same thing 10 years ago.
1. Remember that you may not talk or pass any notes during this collaboration. Is this a sign language class?
2. Make sure that you post on Wallwisher. You can slide each one around to place it correctly. How does one slide a post on a wall?
3. Check your privacy settings. Privacy setting? Like on the alarm system by the front door?
4. Your homework is on the ning. After reading it, leave a comment. Who made up a word like ning? And why would I want to have anything to do with it?
5. Make sure to finish creating your avatar for Edmodo. I am not 10! Why do I need or want an avatar? And what world is Edmodo that I have to use one there?
6. If you build a wiki, they will come. Why would I want one? Please make anyone who would want one stay away!
7. You can follow me on Twitter. Do I want a teacher who is a twit? Not quite sure if this is an obscene comment or not!
8. Each group will create a blog to share information and build your argument. Is a blog something that comes out of the mud? Will it eat me if I argue around it?
Not only have we learned so much in the last decade, but we have created and are continuing to create, a whole new language to talk about what we are thinking and what we are doing.