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The Educational Affordances of the Flash Mob: From Mobs to Smart Mobs
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, Michigan State University, United States ; , Judge Memorial Catholic High School and Michigan State University, United States ; , Michigan State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The flash mob, a phenomenon in which groups of people gather in a public space and perform a specific task, has gathered increasing amounts of attention both on the internet and in popular culture. This paper examines the educational affordances and possibilities of integrating this type of event into classrooms and curriculum, from primary grades through university settings. A history of flash mobs, an examination of possible educational uses, and a presentation of four case studies of flash mobs in educational environments are considered.

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Zellner, A., Sloan, C. & Koehler, M. (2011). The Educational Affordances of the Flash Mob: From Mobs to Smart Mobs. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3042-3047). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 20, 2019 from .

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