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These are slides I put together to highlight the ways in which I engage graduate students, most of whom are teachers, to learn about blogging, create blogs, and consider their use in their own ...

These are slides I put together to highlight the ways in which I engage graduate students, most of whom are teachers, to learn about blogging, create blogs, and consider their use in their own teaching. This presentation was created to be used in conjunction with other materials for a presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English Convention for Commission members of the Council of Education Education, focused on "New Literacies, Technology, and Teacher Education." The title for the session is "New Tools or New Practices?: (Re) Inventing the Future of English Classroom Spaces."

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Critical Inquiry and Collaboration: Training Teachers to Join the Blogosphere Critical Inquiry and Collaboration: Training Teachers to Join the Blogosphere Presentation Transcript

  • Critical Inquiry and Collaboration: Training Teachers to Join the Blogoshere Council on English Leadership Full Workshop Title: “New Tools or New Practices?: (Re) Inventing the Future of English Classroom Spaces,” Session F.14, National Teachers of English Convention Saturday 11/23/2013, 8:00 am – 9:15 am Presenter for session: “Training Teachers to Join the Blogosphere” Judy Arzt, Ph.D. University of Saint Joseph West Hartford, CT A little bit about me: Professor for School of Education, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT Some courses I teach: Integrating Technology & Literacy, Computer Education, Education Research, First Year Composition. Former high school English teacher @judyarzt https://twitter.com/JudyArzt jarzt@usj.edu judyarzt1@gmail.com
  • Overview for Session • Training teachers to blog: course project • Content and format of blogs • Sample blogs and posts • Reading others’ blogs and responding • Blogging with students in the classroom • Additional resources
  • Getting Started: First Class Students access a course blog and select any post to write a comment. Students open their own account, write a post, and reply to a peer’s post. Directions for course blogging project reviewed. Course blog: Integrating Technology and Literacy http://education584.blogspot.com/
  • The Course Blog: Integrating Technology and Literacy Class blog is gateway to find blogs from prior and former students; see Class Blog tabs.
  • http://bit.ly/1fvyyRt Example: Class Lists, hyperlinks to blogs
  • Project requires 8 posts and 8 replies, “Labels”used to categorize posts.
  • For quick information about some course project, check this Haiku Deck: Course Projects View in Haiku Deck online: http://bit.ly/1fvyIZ0
  • Early Course Project: Create & Embed Animoto (5% of course grade) View online: “Out of My Mind” (book trailer) View online: “Benefits of Graphic Novels” One Animoto required. Most students create more. http://bit.ly/1fvyIZ0 http://bit.ly/1fvz6GV View online related Animoto: “Communication Board Project Idea” http://bit.ly/1fwlFHZ
  • Course Projects: submitted via blogs Each student creates an Animoto to 1) use with student, and 2) gain introduction to digital storytelling before using iMovie or MovieMaker http://mrssimonsaysblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Animoto
  • Once introduced to Animoto, most students continue to use it with their students to support topics in the curriculum. http://mrssimonsaysblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/presenting-my-animotoproject.html
  • Digital Story Project (20% of course grade) Screen captures of 2 replies http://bit.ly/1fvzGok View blog post online: “Torrington Flood”
  • Digital Stories Created with iMovie or Movie Make (this sample done with iPhone) http://bit.ly/17jto5S
  • Embed a Survey into Blog Post, Sharing Results in Another Post http://bit.ly/1i1TzWi http://bit.ly/1i1SNID
  • Embedding Products Created with Web 2.0 Tools (e.g., Go Animate) Other Tools: Voki, Storybird, VoiceThread, Popplet, Padlet StoryKit app; see below slide presentation for an overview Blog post: http://bit.ly/1i1UNRa http://goanimate.com/videos/0qIFjmRmNL48 http://slidesha.re/1i1VF8y
  • Interacting with Student Bloggers, 8th Grade Blogging Partners http://kidblog.org/MrBoylens2013-14LA/
  • Interacting with Student Bloggers (7th Graders) http://kidblog.org/MrBoylens2013-14LitClass/
  • Sample of some of the classes that are blogging together. Excellent teacher training to see extent of the audience for student blogs
  • Final Course Reflections: View Example on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRvWogyol9g
  • Implementing Blogging with Students (Kindergarten) http://mykindergartencuties.blogspot.com/
  • Implementing Blogging with Students (3rd Grade) http://newsfromroom15.blogspot.com/
  • Using Course Blog to Start Classroom Blog (1st Grade) Note varied features added on sidebars.
  • Blog Posts Include Photos of Students at Work in the Classroom
  • Implementation of Student Blogs in Classroom Announced in Classroom Blog: Using KidBlog (1st Graders)
  • Classroom Website Also Has Link to Students’ KidBlog Site
  • Another Example of Teacher Continuing to Blog 2 weeks after course ends: use of blog to embed a video about 4th grade class’s Mystery Skype with another 4th grade class: connecting students in CT with students in SC: http://bit.ly/1i2mN7o
  • Starting a Blog for Sharing Books to Read, 2 years after course ends in preparation for teaching abroad http://stumpedstudentsbookshelf.com/
  • Additional Information about Blogging http://bit.ly/1i2hSTV http://bit.ly/1i2i4CK
  • Thanks for Stopping By Questions: find me on Twitter or email me jarzt@usj.edu Judyarzt1@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/JudyArzt cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Derek K. Miller: http://flickr.com/photos/penmachine/2282807007/