Nings allow us to form our own social network, a place where like-minded individuals can connect to share, discuss, debate, collaborate, create. It is my hope that Literacy Lighthouse , a ning I just launched, will connect high school English teachers around the globe.
The 21st Century demands our students be able to read and evaluate texts in a multitude of genres and formats, that they can communicate and collaborate both face-to-face and virtually using a myriad of digital tools, that they can think critically and creatively as they write, produce, publish to global audiences. Facing such demanding expectations, we teachers need to utilize all the digital tools available to help us continue to hone our pedagogy, to search for resources and strategies to maximize the all-too-brief time we have with our students.
I hope you’ll join us, and enter the conversation as we explore–together–ideas for equipping our students for the demands of the 21st Century. Sign up now. It’s free!
Please, help me spread the word about this ning.