Bruce After this slide, go to Wiki and play video.
Review what video said Use a blog to get kids to talk to each other in a controlled environment http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_term/0,2542,t=social+network&i=55313,00.aspBridget
BruceStudents like working onlineStudents like interacting & networking; it enhances the communication experience for them
BruceBlogs offer different points of view from cultures that speak the same languageIncorporates kinesthetic elementsSpecial Needs kids don’t feel put on the spot – write online with no visible differenceStudents read real reading materials from real writers – reflecting how language is actually usedThere will be a blog topic on every topic and interestStudents are motivated b/c they are writing for a real readership and they learn to edit and rewrite. This empowers students.
BridgetCasual tone – Students tend to write without conventionsBad writing gets reinforced b/c everyone writes casuallySome students feel uncomfortable writing in publicTeachers have hard time correcting blogs; therefore, bad writing habits may formSome students do not have access to technologySome teachers have difficulty with new technology. Need time to learn technology; Teachers already feel overburdened.Need to set up accounts and have to moderate comments
BridgetTalk to GoodReads, LibraryThing, and ShelfariSocial networking sites that allow for discussion about books.
(online databases like Gale Student Resource Center, Booklist, School Library Journal, Horn Book, etc.)user-submitted - (i.e. Amazon.com) you do not want to miss something like a genre or style previously unknown to you (i.e. metafiction or magic realism)Best reviews do all 3Bruce
Art of book review - ; it''s a persuasive essay like what students write for the NJASK.Young reviewers tend to give away too much.Haven't mastered the art of hooking. They have mastered the art of telling.Students are sometimes afraid to share their true opinion because grades are at stake, and Students are accustomed to providing what is expected, not what they really feel or thinkMany Students think it's hard to make text-to-world, text-to-text, and text-to-self connections. Librarians and teachers must model this.If you are not ready to write book reviews, do not try this lesson with your class. You will have to write book reviews that the whole class has read. Try working with children's books, or a book you have read together, or that year's summer reading selection (if applicable). Bruce
This is the metacognitive part. Very important. Realistic. Not artificial.Get SAT models to show kids samplesNJASK samples and other samples are online demonstrating the different rubric levelsStudent centered learningStudents own their ideas and are excited about sharing them; restricting their conversations does more harm than not doing the exercise at allwe need to allow them to see things we do not see in ways that we could not duplicate because of our different schema, experience, and education.
Brucequotes - , an unquestionably important skill at almost any age.protagonist - --whether or not we like the novel often begins with the protagonist
This is the part people will agree and disagree about; this is the part they will blog on Does the author avoid a deus ex machina ending? Does the novel end realistically in a way that clearly results from the pre-climax action?
Set up decorum for bloggingBruce and Bridget
Help Me! I Think I’m Blogging! Bruce DuBoff Bridget Zino October/November 2009
Social Networking - An association of people drawn together by family, work or hobby. The term was first coined by professor J. A. Barnes in the 1950s, who defined the size of a social network as a group of about 100 to 150 people. On the Web, social networking sites have millions of members (see social networking site)
Edublog Choose no to ensure the safety of your students.
Edublog You must check your email before you can continue...
Edublog Log into your email. Click on the edublogs link and follow their directions to create a blog. Or... Close out your email and log into Edublogs with the password provided by Edublogs. Find the dashboard and click on the link.
Edublogs Once you are in the Dashboard, choose My Blogs or Visit Site to see the blog you created.
Edublog Edublogs walks you through the personalization process. You can design every aspect. Just follow the directions on your main blog page. Side bars on the left and right sides allow you to customize your blog.