Blogging In Education


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An Action Research by Lucie deLaBruere on using blogs in Education.

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Blogging In Education

  1. 1. To Blog or Not To Blog
  2. 2. <ul><li>What value can blog tools and the blogging process bring to teaching and learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has concerns related to the use of blog tools and blogging process for teaching and learning (and what are they)? </li></ul><ul><li>What process would facilitate a collaborative decision by an educational community about the role blog tools and blogging should/could or should not play in teaching and learning? </li></ul><ul><li>(Lucie deLaBruere, 2005) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Design and implement a model that would facilitate the process of evaluating the role of blogs in education. </li></ul><ul><li>(Lucie deLaBruere, 2005) </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging and RSS — The &quot;What's It?&quot; and &quot;How To&quot; of Powerful New Web Tools for Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging 101—Web logs go to school </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Created for: EDS380 </li></ul><ul><li>By: Lucie deLaBruere (2005) Technology Integration Specialist . </li></ul><ul><li>Issues in Assessment and Technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Audience: </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Savvy staff/early adopters </li></ul><ul><li>(at least10 participant from each group) </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>150 High and Middle school students. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Review of current examples, research and writings related to blog tools and blogging. (qualitative) </li></ul><ul><li>Training Sessions, Focus Groups, and Awareness Raising Sessions about blogging for various stakeholders. (qualitative) </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys of preconceptions about Blogs and Education (from various stakeholders). (quantitative) </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys of stakeholders perceptions on blogs and blogs in education. (quantitative) </li></ul><ul><li>Student Dialogues and Survey. (qualitative & quantitative) </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on experience with Blogging and Related Technical Tools and analysis of the data provided by the social features of these tools. (qualitative) </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping of ISTE Standards for Administrators, Teachers, and Students of Examples of Blogging, Blog Tools, Social software tool, or related literature.. (qualitative) </li></ul><ul><li>(Lucie deLaBruere, 2005) </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Identifying pedagogical beliefs that can be supported by blogging tools and software. </li></ul><ul><li>A searchable annotated collection of resources about blogging organized categories (created using a tool called FURL) Increased awareness of social software tools like Blogging, Furling, MyBlogLog, and SurveyMonkey and their value in an information age where knowledge management tools and skills are much needed. Increased awareness and dialogue about blogging amongst Vermont educators. </li></ul><ul><li>Pre- and Post surveys provided insights about preconceptions,questions, concerns, and opportunities that educators. The surveys can also be used by educational communities who would like a tool to poll their own educational communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Student Surveys: A tool that local educators can use to gather data from their own students, or to view a sampling of student data from local middle school and high school students about blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>(Lucie deLaBruere, 2005) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Two new blogs that contain information and hyperlinks about blogging in education. These two blogs provided both example of blogging tools being used to present information and “content”. </li></ul><ul><li>Data about what online resources seemed of most interest to participants and viewers of this project. </li></ul><ul><li>An Inquiry Project Design that can be used by a group or community to go through the process of Assessing their communities readiness to use blogging tools for teaching and learning in their school community. </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting of ISTE standards related to social, ethical, legal, and cultural implications of technology for Vermont Educators, Administrators, and Students who participated in an activity. </li></ul><ul><li>(Lucie deLaBruere, 2005) </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Create such a design that educational communities can use to take their our community through the process of assessing the role of blogs in education. (Lucie deLaBruere, 2005) </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>7th Grade Math. Retrieved December 11, 2005, from </li></ul><ul><li>Home Room 313. Retrieved December 11, 2005, from </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology Grade Expectations. Retrieved December 11, 2005, from </li></ul><ul><li>LookSmart's Furl - Lucie deLaBruere's Archive of Blog Sites plus more. Retrieved December 11, 2005, from </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Lucie deLaBruere,(2005) Action Research: Blogging in Education Retrieved on 14 of June 2008 from </li></ul>