Here is the link to my blog post. https://lmccalledm510.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/getting-virtually-social/
The assignment we pretty good. I read about somethings that if it were not for this class, I probably never would have read it. The articles give some insight on somethings that you could do. Although, I think that Second Life sounds good in my head, but if I actually had to do it it would be a different story. I think that is would be really confusing and time consuming. I read four articles:
Warburton, S. (2009). Second Life in higher education: Assessing the potential for and the barriers to deploying virtual worlds in learning and teaching. British Journal of Educational Technology, 40(3), 414-426. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2009.00952.x.
Duncan, I., Miller, A., & Jiang, S. (2012). A taxonomy of virtual worlds usage in education. British Journal of Educational Technology, 43(6), 949-964. DOI:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2011.01263.x
8 Real Ways Facebook Enriched Ms. Schoening’s First Grade Class
Boyd, D. (2014). It’s Complicated: the social lives of networked teens. Yale University Press. Free download.
I don’t know if I would recommend any of the articles. I did like some of the things that the Facebook classroom page was used for. I actually think it would be a useful tool to help keep in contact with parents. I wouldn’t do it on my personal page, but rather create a new account just for the use of my classroom. I would not like a technological component to be required, the assignments you have posted are enough…