This image came to mind:
Online, each one of us is the master puppeteer of our own learning; we only get as much as we want. But with every keystroke, we make connections with other real individuals out there. Our thoughts and ideas become interlinked, like a giant cat's cradle, and everyone contributes to the knowledge base. In a way, we are all teachers and students; we should encourage our students to get "entangled", to create content, to interact and explore. Without getting their fingers "tangled" on others' thoughts and work, without the interaction between people, then all we are left with is a boring database, with no soul. I am looking forward to encouraging meaning-making and connections between my students, so that they can become excited about their own learning.
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