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Arthus is my teacher

Posted by Miranda on December 20, 2007

There is a blog I dip into now and then, it’s written by a kid over in Hinesville Hinesburg, Vermont. His name is Arthus.
I read a post of his the other day: Global Villages. Now I have never really understood the whole social networking site thing. I have a Facebook page, mostly because I wanted to see what all the hullaballoo was about but I rarely use it. It never seemed like a very efficient way of communicating for one thing, and since my Facebook network is the school where I work, why communicate through that? I am old enough to prefer face to face or as Arthus puts it “analog”.
But this post, global villages, was able to explain to me in a way I fully understood what Will Richardson, Dave Warlick, Vicki Davis or any number of other education bloggers, have never ever been able to convey: just how it is that one’s online learning network works, why it works and how important it is.

Arthus is my teacher.

Accordingly, I have rearranged my blogroll, I used to have a category: teacher blogs and another category: young person blogs and that is clearly not correct because this young person is a teacher and so are his friends.
(I wish there was some other expression besides blogroll though, it always makes me think of The Blob.)

Arthus and his global learning network have launched Students 2.0 and I hope all adult edubloggers start paying attention because these kids have stuff to teach us.
The student 2.0 launch video is on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwQOyEwspKY and it’s excellent and another fabulous tool to teach me what a global learning network looks like and can do.
Plus the original soundtrack is excellent.

No, I’m not going to embed the video, I’m on dial-up for heaven’s sake! Use the link.

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