Blogging in the k 12 classroom


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Blogging in the k 12 classroom

  1. 1. Blogging in the K-12 Classroom Presented by Brynn Beavers
  2. 2. (Crie, 2010) The term blog comes from the term weblog, which is a web-publishing tool that allows the author to post text, images, links to other Web sites or other blogs. A blog is like an online journal or diary, the text that is published is called a post. Each post is dated and can be commented on by other people, not just the author.What is blogging?
  3. 3. (Crie, 2010) Blogger= any contributor to a blog Blogging= the process of maintaining or creating a blog multi-blogging= an online “conversation” between more than one blogTerms to know:
  4. 4. (Crie, 2010) Blogs may also have more than just text, pictures, graphics and media files, like movie clips can also be posted. Many blogs have navigational tools that are similar to Web sites. They are easily changed and updated, allowing for easy use.Why Blog?
  5. 5.  Edublog Classblogger WordPress Glogster (not exactly set up like a traditonal blog, but allows student to make interactive posters that can be shared and commented on) Blogmeister These are just some of the most popular. Each has advantages and disadvantages for implementation in the classroom.What websites can be used to blogin the classroom?
  6. 6.  1st: Find a FREE blogging site. 2nd: Provide a username and password. Be cautious in choosing a password! Password hint: Find a phrase you can remember, for example, My best friend in high school was Mary. The password would be: MbfihswM.Steps to setting up a blog:
  7. 7. Softwareapplications andwidgets that canbe used whileblogging.
  8. 8.  Motivating for students Easily accessible, can be used from school or home Allow for parental involvement in the classroom Rewarding for students to see their work published Build reading and writing skills Promotes higher level thinking, reflection and analysis of conceptsWhat are some uses ofblogging in the classroom?
  9. 9.  Use the Acceptable Use Policy or AUP in your county as a guideline! Make sure you and your students know what is appropriate and what is not to post. Teach students how to use the blog BEFORE you implement it in your classroom.How do we implement blogginginto the classroom appropriately?
  10. 10.  Teachers are blogging to share experiences and resources. Students are blogging about topics in class. Administrators are blogging about their leadership roles. Leaders in the education and technology fields are blogging about new resources.Who is blogging?
  11. 11.  Crie, M. (2010). Using Blogs to Integrate Technology in the Classroom. Retrieved February 15, 2010, from Teaching Today: