Using Blogs with Students<br />Moving Beyond Traditional Communication<br />By Amy Bere, March 2010<br />
“Web log”<br />Web publishing tool<br />Similar to diary or journal<br />Frequently updated<br />Reverse chronological ord...
Creates a classroom environment outside boundaries of school<br />Students can access via home or library <br />Can be mot...
Classroom Management<br />Share assignments<br />Post notes/presentations<br />Question and Answer board<br />Share Classr...
Easy to create and update<br />Fosters a community of learners<br />Make online mentoring possible<br />Provide equal oppo...
Blogs are public, like any other website<br />Students have to be careful to not share too much personal information in a ...
Use online tool such as Blogger<br />Fast, easy, step-by-step process<br />Create name for your blog<br />Post and leave o...
http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/blog-basics<br />http://web20intheclassroom.blogspot.com/2008/01/blogging-i...
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Using Blogs With Students

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