I believe that this co-creation of knowledge lends itself very well to:
- New-wave Socratic teaching - Posing questions and letting students answer them through exploration on the net and production of a meaningful summary such as a wikispace or podcast.
- Collaborative tools - Tools such as wikipages (I use wikispace) or writely.com to produce meaningful summaries of their synthesis of knowledge that have been created together.
How do you get started:
1 - Set up a wikispace for your class
2 - Decide a project or chapter that would be a good topic for student exploration.
3 - Spend about 15 minutes covering the basics of wikispaces:
- brackets - making other pages
- hyperlinks to the Net
- hyperlinks within wikispace
- inserting pictures