Blogs In The Classroom

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Blogs In The Classroom

  1. 1. Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Create Classroom Websites: Session 3
  2. 2. <ul><li>A contraction of the term &quot; Web log “ </li></ul><ul><li>A website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. </li></ul><ul><li>Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Extend learning beyond the classroom walls by presenting learning opportunities online </li></ul><ul><li>Convenience to students and families </li></ul><ul><li>Easy way to publish information </li></ul><ul><li>Informal and organized way to present ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Can link to other content found online </li></ul><ul><li>Can be a communication and instructional tool </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Authentic audience </li></ul><ul><li>Improve writing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from each other </li></ul><ul><li>Think about topics thoroughly to offer an opinion or add information </li></ul><ul><li>Peer editing </li></ul><ul><li>Finding a community of others interested in same topic </li></ul><ul><li>Become confident in sharing what they know </li></ul><ul><li>Solomon, G. and L. Schrum. Web 2.0: new tools, new schools. 56. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Have something to say </li></ul><ul><li>Document best teaching practices </li></ul><ul><li>Share successes </li></ul><ul><li>Display student work </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce teacher expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Spell out the learning course </li></ul><ul><li>Empower parents with information for continuing learning at home </li></ul><ul><li>Trusted resource for the education of each student </li></ul><ul><li>Hendron, John G. RSS for Educators: Blogs, Newsfeeds, Podcasts, and Wikis in the Classroom. 26 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Write about what makes you love your job. </li></ul><ul><li>Write about your experiences as an educator. </li></ul><ul><li>Write about what students are learning. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have students report on what they are learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide parents with information to continue learning at home. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Post examples of student work. </li></ul><ul><li>Share your expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>Post questions you would like the students to answer. </li></ul><ul><li>Extend your lessons by offering independent practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Start a conversation. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Content - similar to a news story or post </li></ul><ul><li>Permalinks – ways to link directly to one individual blog entry, no matter where it appears on the page at the moment </li></ul><ul><li>Blogroll – favorites list usually located on a sidebar </li></ul><ul><li>Trackback links – appear in the other author’s blog to link readers from there to your own blog </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata – info about post including date/time posted online, author, tags </li></ul><ul><li>Comments – guest book to leave comments and further the conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Hendron, John G. RSS for Educators: Blogs, Newsfeeds, Podcasts, and Wikis in the Classroom. 22-23 </li></ul>

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