What is CLbooc?
Read this introduction; add your questions here.
Blogging Open Online Collaboration
Students across the United States and Canada are returning to school, just as you are. Do you wonder about that? About what other students are doing, making, and sharing?
We’ve been invited to join the Connected Learning Blogging Open Online Collaboration [CLBOOC]. We’ll connect with other student bloggers from
We’ll consider various topics and create responses which we’ll share on our blogs as “Connected Learning Makes” --- #clmake. That means we’ll be making and explaining projects together, connecting and commenting on each others’ work in our blogs as we learn our required skills in diverse ways shared as blogging buddies.
How did this project start?
The teachers in the project connected via social media while participating in a Connected Learning Massive Open Online Collaboration -- #clmooc. Educators participated in “Make Cycles” to become connected learners and leaders. A question was asked: “Why not connect students in the same way?” From that, one teacher, Julie Johnson, began the process of building a network of connected educators who would connect their students -- which is how we got here, to you, our amazing students.
What is expected?
The goal is participation in seven “make” cycles monthly from Oct 1 to May 1 (excluding Jan 1, due to holidays). Each cycle consists of four periods per cycle to cover four weeks in each cycle:
1 Introduction to Make Cycle topic
2-3 Work and Publication,
4 Feedback/comments on peer blogs
Since many students are participating, students will be randomly grouped into a “learning hub,” a group of students to whom each is responsible for connecting, making, offering feedback, and sharing responses. Students may, of course, view and comment on other “hubs,” but their responsibility is to their learning hub.
This is just a start -- how students creatively design and innovate the topic and connections with school district / teacher approval means that many extensions are possible.
What topics will be explored?
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