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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

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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

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Users

Who are

Part of the hotspot

Darker Shades Indicate more User Activity

They monitor activity in their community

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11 Users

Commented in the Highlighted Areas

collective attention is rare
Collective attention is rare

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
  • Students can select roles
    • moralists or pragmatists.
  • Salon can filter annotations made from these different perspectives
salon is funded by
Salon is funded by
  • National Science Foundation
  • Innovation Works
  • Heinz Foundation (through CTTEC)
  • And Lots of Talented People who Donated their Time
who uses salon
Who Uses Salon?

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
and we invite you to request an account @ http classroomsalon org
And we invite you torequest an account @http://classroomsalon.org
thank you salon team
Thank you Salon Team
  • YitzFrancus
  • Reed McManigle
  • Ari Lightman
  • Babs Carrier
  • Aaron Tan
  • Dev Doshi
  • And many many others …..
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