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Classroom Salon – A 21 st Century Meeting of the Minds. David Kaufer, English Ananda Gunawardena, CSD. How can S ocial L earning enhance Learning outcomes for Students?. Salon started in 2007 when we were Musing about Two Ancient Conundra :. Can we motivate students to read?

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Classroom salon a 21 st century meeting of the minds
Classroom Salon – A 21st Century Meeting of the Minds

David Kaufer, English

Ananda Gunawardena, CSD


How can s ocial l earning enhance learning outcomes for students
How can Social Learning enhanceLearning outcomes for Students?


Salon started in 2007 when we were Musing about Two Ancient Conundra:

  • Can we motivate students to read?

  • Can we monitor their reading?

  • We turned these ancient questions into modern ones:

  • Can we enhance student understanding of texts through social networking?

  • Can we make these social networks contagious?


And we built salon
And We Built Salon:

  • A technology that transparently links

  • annotation

  • data analysis

  • visualization


Leading to

Leading To:

Deeper Student Engagement

Social learning

Efficient and Effective Class Prep

Real Time Formative Assessment



Users Annotate by a Salon

Selecting




Users a Salon

Who are

Part of the hotspot

Darker Shades Indicate more User Activity

They monitor activity in their community


Salon finds the buzz

Take a Document with Thirty Five Users a Salon

Where are the Hotspots?

Salon finds the buzz….


11 a SalonUsers

Commented in the Highlighted Areas


As we relax the requirements for a hotspot we see more hotspots
As we relax the requirements for a hotspot a Salonwe see more hotspots


10 or more a Salon


9 or more a Salon


8 or more a Salon


7 or more a Salon


6 or more a Salon


5 or more a Salon


4 or more a Salon


3 or more a Salon


2 or more a Salon



Collective attention is rare
Collective attention is rare a Salon

All 35 users annotated over 60% of the text; But no 6 users annotated even the same 5%.


Salon supports perspectives of reading
Salon Supports Perspectives of Reading a Salon

  • Students can select roles

    • moralists or pragmatists.

  • Salon can filter annotations made from these different perspectives





Social media and knowledge assets
Social Media make their caseandKnowledge Assets






Salon is funded by
Salon is funded by make their case

  • National Science Foundation

  • Innovation Works

  • Heinz Foundation (through CTTEC)

  • And Lots of Talented People who Donated their Time


Who uses salon
Who Uses Salon? make their case

And many others that we’d list except that you then wouldn’t be able to read the slide.

South Fayette Public Schools

Qatar Academy

Grove City College

  • CMU Global Campuses

  • Allegheny Intermediate Unit

  • University of Pittsburgh Law School


Salon is growing

Salon is growing make their case


And we invite you to request an account @ http classroomsalon org
And we invite you to make their caserequest an account @http://classroomsalon.org


Thank you salon team
Thank you Salon Team make their case

  • YitzFrancus

  • Reed McManigle

  • Ari Lightman

  • Babs Carrier

  • Aaron Tan

  • Dev Doshi

  • And many many others …..


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