Online Communities Cartoon by Randall Munroe of xkcd:A Webcomic of Romance, Sarcasm, Math, and Language
This comic by Randall Munroe does such a nice job, I think, of depicting the various social networking sites that many of our students today use to connect with each other that I thought I would ‘recycle’ it from last year’s post. Clicking on the graphic will take you to the original comic where you will find the option to enlarge the picture to really see all the various countries and islands and bodies of water. You might also find an interesting message from the author.
Navigating these online communities can seem a lot like exploring unfamiliar countries where you don’t know the language, the culture or the customs. So, I wonder, as language and culture specialists (is this an unfair question?)—in which ‘countries’ are you likely to find your students and how well can you communicate with them?
For this week’s class I thought we could start off by working together on our blog, move on to check out some podcasts and blogs listed on our blogroll and then wrap it up with a look at some student work.