I’ve wondered over the past two years, as we’ve introduced new communication tools into our curriculum, how we might best provoke the student voice. For the most part, they blogged and wikied because we asked them to. I was hoping for a shift. Could we inspire students to blog and reflect on their learning on their own? Could they participate with us as we plan? Could they share their own needs and expectations?
Students 2.0, launching tomorrow, aims to elevate the voice of the student blogger:
The moment for a student-centered edublogosphere has come. The staff at Students 2.0 invite their adult partners in education to treat their posts as they treat all others: as serious writing, as invitations to their readers to listen, reflect, agree, disagree, extend ideas – and above all, to create new possibilities, understandings, and insights in education.
Clay Burrell, who teaches at an international school in Seoul, sponsors this project which features an international team of student bloggers. A video launch teaser introduces key members of Students 2.0: