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  • 1.
    • By Lic. Silvina Santos
    • August 2011
    Powerpoint Templates Using blogs in education
  • 2.  
  • 3. Our agenda
    • What is a blog?
    • How can blogs help?
    • Types, purposes and examples
    • Web 2.0 tools
  • 4. What is a blog?
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI
  • 5. What is a blog?
    • Web+log
    • Online chronological collection of personal comments and links
    • Individual articles: “posts”, “blogposts” or“entries”
  • 6. Examples Name Pages Widgets Profile Entry Followers Labels
  • 7. Links to websites Previous Entries (or posts)
  • 8. How can blogs help?
    • They provide a real audience
    • They encourage reflection
    • They provide a collaborative setting
    • They encourage creativity
    • They give students useful skills for
    • their “digital futures”
  • 9. ( From http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/2011/02/14/student-blogging-activity-1-setting-up-your-class-blog/ )
  • 10. Types of blogs
    • Tutor blogs: the teacher administers them.
    • Class blogs: initially administered by teacher, little by little students can be given their ‘blogging license’.
    • Learner blogs: learners administer them.
  • 11. Why do we blog? Tutor blogs
    • To give daily reading practice
    • To post assignments
    • To provide class or syllabus information
    • To encourage participation
    • To serve as a resource for links for self-study
            • To keep parents informed
            • To stimulate out-of-class discussion
  • 12. An example of a tutor blog
    • https://sites.google.com/a/sanandres.esc.edu.ar/miss-ale-s-class-2011/home
    • http ://sacschoolblogs.org/burbankeld/
    • http://poulingail.edublogs.org/
  • 13. Why do we blog? Class blogs
    • To encourage a sense of community in the class
    • To facilitate online projects
    • To provide a virtual space for an international exchange programme
    • To promote critical and analytical skills
  • 14. Class blogs: Some examples
    • http://inglesrosaleda.blogspot.com/2011/04/activities-on-frankestein.html
    • http://itc.blogs.com/minds/
  • 15. Why do we blog? Learner blogs
    • To provide a real audience for the students’ writing
    • As the students’ own online portfolio
  • 16. Learner blogs: examples
    • http://itc.blogs.com/mind8/ (included in http://itc.blogs.com/minds/ )
    • http ://itc.blogs.com/alejandro/ (included in http:// itc.blogs.com / thewriteweblog / )
  • 17. To keep in mind when you work with blogs
    • Set rules https://sites.google.com/a/sanandres.esc.edu.ar/miss-ale-s-class-2011/home/blogging-guidelines
    • Teach students to make comments: http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/2011/02/22/student-blogging-activity-3-beginner-teaching-quality-commenting/
  • 18. Web 2.0 tools we can use (1)
    • www.voki.com : to create an animated character http:// www.kaleido - kids.blogspot.com /
    • Glogster: www.glogster.com . Example
    • http://www.kaleido-kids.blogspot.com/
    • Scrapblog: www.scrapblog.com
  • 19. Web 2.0 tools we can use (2)
    • Voicethread: www.voicethread.com
    • http :// itc.blogs.com / thewriteweblog / : To start a discussion, leave a dictation for students to take down, pronunciation practice, guessing games
    • www.issuu.com : to create e-books
    • www.slideshare.com : to share presentations
  • 20. To sum up
    • Make sure you know why you’re blogging
    • Once that is clear, decide what type of blog you need
    • Decide how to administer it
    • Use web 2.0 tools
    • Start small!
    • Ask teachers, surf the Net, keep updated!
  • 21. Further reading
    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/3804773.stm
    • http://legacy.teachersfirst.com/content/blog/blogideas2.cfm
    • On starting a blog: http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/
    • On using voicethread: http ://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/voice/index.html
  • 22. Extra resources: Making comments
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDVSw54VU1A&feature=player_embedded#at=54
    • http://huzzah.edublogs.org/commenting-guidelines/
    • http :// jmsalsich.edublogs.org / blog - guidelines /
    • http :// huzzah.edublogs.org / commenting - guidelines