For an example of what being clickable means, go to Google or any search engine and type the word “will” (without quotes). Where is Will Richardson, the author of our textbook, listed? After any commercial listings, what number result is he? (When this course was originally developed, he was usually number 3 or 4.) Try searching for the common name "Beth" and look for non-profit blogger Beth Kanter in the search results.
For comparison, search for your own name (first and last). Because you have been blogging for several weeks, you should have some online presence. However, if you have a common name, you may not see yourself right away. Not counting paid listings, how far down the list do you have to go before you find your own name? Are you listed in the first page of results? What if you search for just your first name? And what does this mean in terms of your ability to grow your network?
Most people (including students) rely on the first page of results when using search engines to find information. How easy are you to find?
[Small Group Wiki]
- Your instructor will assign each group one of the scenarios found in Key Information.
- As a group, outline on your wiki how you would advise your students to respond in this situation. Use the discussion page to collaborate with your group.
- Review the responses to scenarios created by the other groups.
Small Group Self-Assessment
- Use the Small Group Self-Assessment Rubric in Getting Started to assess your participation and contribution to 7-C-2: Scenarios.
- Indicate the number of points you think you earned for each category (Contribution, Working with Others, and Time Management) along with a brief explanation. Cite specific examples as necessary.
- Post your self-assessment to Assignments for your facilitator to read.