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  • 1.
    • By: Kelly Arent
    • Mount Saint Mary College
    • Teaching with Technology
  • 2.
    • A website that allows you to instantly publish information to the Internet to share with the world .
  • 3. Parents Teachers Students You!
  • 4.
    • Reflect on your teaching experiences
    • Provide teaching tips to other teachers
    • Share lesson/activity ideas
    • Provide how – to’s on using specific technology
    • Explore important teaching and learning issues
  • 5.
    • To post class related information
    • To communicate with parents
    • To post online readings for students to read and react to
    • To showcase students work
    • To create a discussion forum on a class topic
    • To provide online resources for students and parents
  • 6.
    • To react to thought provoking questions
    • Journal Entries
    • To express their opinions about topics discussed/studied in class
    • To complete classroom writing assignments
    • To create an ongoing portfolio of samples of their writing
    • Showcase products of project – based learning
  • 7.
    • Infuses writing into all disciplines
    • Facilitates connections
    Students can work on math problems with peers from other classes Science experiments can be run concurrently at any number of different sites around the world with student researchers comparing and reflecting on the results Language students can create conversations with native speakers Phys Ed students can log and analyze their workouts and diets History students can construct resource sites for their study of ancient civilizations and conflicts ELA students can create reflective course journals Art students can showcase their best work
  • 8.
    • The NCTE Standards suggest the potential of Weblogs as a classroom tool. In almost everyone of the 12 standards, blogs have obvious relevance.
    Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes. Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities. Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
  • 9.
    • Students become more critical and analytical readers
    • Improves writing
    • Builds relationships with peers, teachers, and others within the Weblog environment
    • Free to use or very inexpensive
  • 10.
    • Can be a true constructivist tool
    • Takes learning beyond the 4 walls of the classroom
    • Facilitates reflection
    • Supports different learning styles
    • Can bring about topic specific expertise
    • Teaches students the new literacies that they will need to function in the 21 st century
  • 11.
    • Notify parents & get permission
    • Create Blogging Terms & Conditions (Acceptable Use Policy)
    • Choose a weblog site
    It’s as easy as 1 , 2 , 3 …
  • 12.
    • Explain to parents that the students will be expected to use the Internet as a regular part of their learning experience
    • Advise parents that all measures will be taken to keep their child’s identity private
    • Explain to parents how to access the blog and leave comments
  • 13.
    • Students must keep personal information out of blogs
    • Students agree not to share their username and password with anyone besides their teachers and parents
    • Students must always use classroom language in their blogs
    • Be respectful when commenting on others’ blogs
    Here are some suggestions you may want to consider…
  • 14.
    • Blogger
    • Edublogs
    • My BlogLog
    • Live Journal
    Here Are Some Suggestions…
  • 15.
    • Richardson, W (2006). Blogs, wikis, podcasts; and other powerful web tools for classrooms . Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.