the world lives in links.
Collaboration is one of the most important parts of learning. It's learning together. We have conversations. We put our heads together and discuss what we are learning. We bounce ideas off of each other. Blogs let many others enter the collaboration with us. We can learn from those in our classrooms and beyond.
two reasons kids use groups:
1. Friendship-based -- to maintain relationships with people they already know
2. Interest-based -- to form groups around shared passions, and meet people they don't know
There has been a landslide shift in leisure time. Kids don't meet to play stickball in the street, they meet on the web. Internet = Socialize.
.... What's the difference?
Blogs are conversations.
Wikis are collections.
RSS is a signal vs. noise