Online Learning Update

June 25, 2011

Learning Online: When Social Networking Goes ‘Live’

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:36 am

By Bridget McCrea, THE Journal

One doesn’t immediately connect the country of Sweden with the Midwestern state of Iowa, but for five students in Shaelynn Farnsworth’s senior English class, those ties are very strong and very recent. After connecting with a teacher at the International School of Helsingborg via Twitter, Farnsworth, a freshman and senior teacher at the BCLUW Community School District in Conrad, turned online social networking interactions into a trip of a lifetime for her students. Here, Farnsworth discusses how social networking in the classroom came full circle and resulted in hands-on learning for her students.

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