Blogging in the K-12 Classroom Presented by Brynn Beavers
(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?
(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:
(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?
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) Kidblog.org 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?
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:
Softwareapplications andwidgets that canbe used whileblogging.
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?
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?
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?
Crie, M. (2010). Using Blogs to Integrate Technology in the Classroom. Retrieved February 15, 2010, from Teaching Today: www.glencoe.com/sec/teachingtoday/educationupclose/phtml/47References: