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Using blogs in education (slide share)
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Using blogs in education (slide share)
Using blogs in education (slide share)
Using blogs in education (slide share)
Using blogs in education (slide share)
Using blogs in education (slide share)
Using blogs in education (slide share)
Using blogs in education (slide share)
Using blogs in education (slide share)
Using blogs in education (slide share)
Using blogs in education (slide share)
Using blogs in education (slide share)
Using blogs in education (slide share)
Using blogs in education (slide share)
Using blogs in education (slide share)
Using blogs in education (slide share)
Using blogs in education (slide share)
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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

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