Published June 9, 2015
It takes a great deal of energy to create synergy which, once it is in motion, becomes a source of energy in and of itself. In my three favourite presentations this year, the social aspects of education to energize both teaching and learning were critical. Lisa Deguire, Gina Lavine, Susan MacNeil and Norm Spatz (ESL Teachers from across Quebec), talked about creating synergy between multiple teachers in a diverse range of projects, using social networks (Facebook and Twitter), gamification (CourseCraft and ClassDojo) and thematic Web 2.0 tools (NewsActivist). They used the term ConNETivism to describe this type of cooperation in their workshop Move Over Constructivism, It’s Time for ”ConNETivism” (#309).