- Kids' blogged or otherwise electronic comments about a peer's work seemed to be "kinder" than the verbal, face-to-face comments.
- When blogging, comments to others could be up to seven times longer than their original post to their own blog.
- The Classroom 2.0 tools used allowed no room for "techno-bling" (bells and whistles). Consequently, the high-tech kids did not have an immediate advantage over others in the class. The Classroom 2.0 tools gave middle-level kids a better chance for success, while the high-tech kids had to work harder to maintain their status in the class order.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Author Dean Groom, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia shares some interesting observations about his students when using Classroom 2.0 tools. Some that I found particularly interesting (paraphrased) are as follows: