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A show to describe the basics of using blogs with students, as well as pros and cons of doing so.

A show to describe the basics of using blogs with students, as well as pros and cons of doing so.

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    • Using Blogs with Students
      Moving Beyond Traditional Communication
      By Amy Bere, March 2010
    • “Web log”
      Web publishing tool
      Similar to diary or journal
      Frequently updated
      Reverse chronological order
      Can be easily archived
      What is a Blog?
    • Creates a classroom environment outside boundaries of school
      Students can access via home or library
      Can be motivating to students who may shy away from participating in class
      Provide opportunities for students to read and write
      Allows for collaboration and discussion between students
      Why Use with Students?
    • Classroom Management
      Share assignments
      Post notes/presentations
      Question and Answer board
      Share Classroom Expectations
      Discussions
      Students share ideas on a given topic
      Students can reflect on ideas and own learning
      Collaboration
      Students and teachers can work together to improve writing, or other skills
      Students benefit from peer review and more immediate feedback
      Classroom Functions of a Blog
    • Easy to create and update
      Fosters a community of learners
      Make online mentoring possible
      Provide equal opportunities for students to share ideas
      Benefits
    • Blogs are public, like any other website
      Students have to be careful to not share too much personal information in a response
      Train students on how to maintain internet safety
      Secure parent permission
      Student shared work, etc, could be governed by district’s Acceptable Use Policies
      Must be sure you are aware of guidelines
      Students without internet access could be left out of process
      Be sure to teach how to access content anywhere
      Risks in Blogging with Students
    • Use online tool such as Blogger
      Fast, easy, step-by-step process
      Create name for your blog
      Post and leave open for student comment
      Be sure to use “tags” or “labels” for each blog
      Enables students to search archived posts
      Reap the rewards of more sophisticated communication!
      Setting Up a Classroom Blog
    • http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/blog-basics
      http://web20intheclassroom.blogspot.com/2008/01/blogging-in-classroom-why-how-and-lots.html
      Sources