Overall I was happy with the way this experiment turned out, I will attempt it again with another class. These are the major advantages.....
- Encourages discussion with people outside of peer group, which may have similar opinions.
- Helps develop literacy skills, by posting to the public domain I encouraged them to take pride in their work and also modelled several responses.
- Develop critical thinking - why did certain people post about specific effects?
- Sift through information and posts to find the opinions that had relevance to their topic - this is an essential skill for all learners today.