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I’ve been reading about Slinkset in a number of tech blogs over the past couple of weeks. It sounded very intriguing to me from the first time I’ve heard it, but I’ve been grappling about how and if it could be useful in the school context with English Language Learners.

It’s called a “social news site.” In a matter of seconds, anyone can create their own site where members can join and post links, and comment on the links that others have posted on. It would be difficult to imagine an easier set-up process. You can also create a “walled garden” with only approved members.

One idea I’ve come-up with is that students could post their favorite links from my website, explaining why they like it, and have other students comment on them.

Any other ideas?

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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