Today, as this course moves closer to conclusion and the students are presented with opportunities to engage in digital communities, it is also an opportunity for teachers (myself included) to model and share our own digital communities. How are teachers connecting with others in 'communities of practice' and unique 'affinity spaces'? As teachers challenge students to step outside the classroom to expand the audience for digital and media creations, so should we also become more comfortable and engaged in our own learning communities. As I developed the course page, planning for an engaging time for the learners, a realization that these opportunities are available for all teachers (myself included)! Teacher or student.... we are both at the same time. Working in community makes it happen.
Here are a few unique digital educational communities to explore:
- VoicEd - a collection of voices in Canadian education, growing and engaging across this great northern landscape
- Ontario Edubloggers - a LiveBinder collection of blogs created by and for Ontario teachers, collected by Doug Peterson
- Classroom 2.0 - this community is a global collection of educators in a variety of settings and roles