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  • Class blog

    1. 1. Class Blogwww.mrsdollinela.blogspot.comJuly 16, 2012
    2. 2. What are they saying about blogs?✤ “Class blogs can serve as a portal to foster a community of learners” (Teaching Today).✤ “... blogs let people WRITE, REACT, and SHARE using the web as a participant” (Teachers First).
    3. 3. The Classroom Blog✤ Update with homework assignments✤ Book suggestions✤ Storage place for important handouts✤ Storage place for presentations✤ Upcoming events✤ Blog posts
    4. 4. What I hope to accomplish...✤ Student responsibility✤ Information sharing✤ Ownership of work✤ A planning tool✤ A place to write and collaborate
    5. 5. Benefits✤ Keeps students in and out of school updated✤ Centralized storage for important handouts✤ Notification spot for parents✤ Allows for collaborative writing
    6. 6. Concerns✤ Access✤ Changes to homework assigned✤ May not encourage organization✤ Parent over involvement✤ Management and assessment of blog posts
    7. 7. Procedures✤ Update homework weekly✤ Load handouts/presentations as they are passed out in class✤ Tests, quizzes, and writing assignments identified✤ At least one week lead time for blog posts
    8. 8. Assignment✤ Writing prompt posted monthly✤ Grading rubric✤ Students asked to write one paragraph response✤ Students asked to constructively comment on one post
    9. 9. Assessing✤ Treated as a quiz grade✤ Discuss the exemplars in class✤ Final grade returned on grading checklist with comments
    10. 10. References✤ Blogspot. (July 11, 2012). Help. Retrieved from http:// www.blogger.com/home✤ Teaching Today. (July 11, 2012). Blog Basics. Retrieved from http:// teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/blog-basics✤ Teachers First: Blog basics for the Classroom. Why Blog anyway? (July 11, 2012). Retrieved from http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/ blog/blogbasics.cfm

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