Teaching High on the Blog<br />Reasons and Assessment<br />
Why Blog?<br />Your Reasons: why are you here?<br />My reasons: who are students are, where they’re at, and where they’re ...
Reason #1: Who Our Students Are<br />Digital Natives are:<br />Visual learners<br />Natural collaborators<br />Read, write...
Reason #2: Where Our Students Are<br />Ways blogs fit our environment: <br />Extends learning community <br />Dovetails wi...
Reason #3: Where Are Students Are Going<br />Prepare them to be principled, knowledgeable, and caring Netizens<br />GSIS i...
Format<br />Word Press<br />Edublogs<br />Google Sites<br />Ning<br />Blogger<br />
Concerns about Safety?<br />Pen Names help students to align more with ideas than popular people (Richardson).<br />Stacy ...
Assessment<br />Use peer assessment to encourage students to keep writing and to write more.<br />Allow students to chose ...
Tips to BlogHeaVEn<br />Participation every week<br />Clear expectations of quality<br />Required peer review<br />Teacher...
Now, Go Blog Wild!<br />
Sources<br />Kitsis, Stacy M. “The Homework Generation: Homework as Social Networking.” English Journal. 98.2 (30-36).<br ...
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  1. 1. Teaching High on the Blog<br />Reasons and Assessment<br />
  2. 2. Why Blog?<br />Your Reasons: why are you here?<br />My reasons: who are students are, where they’re at, and where they’re going<br />
  3. 3. Reason #1: Who Our Students Are<br />Digital Natives are:<br />Visual learners<br />Natural collaborators<br />Read, write, & trust personal reviews rather than Tv commercials<br />Used to being open and honest on the web<br />Roos (2007)<br />
  4. 4. Reason #2: Where Our Students Are<br />Ways blogs fit our environment: <br />Extends learning community <br />Dovetails with online portfolios<br />Easier for you than journals<br />developing fluency<br />According to Andrew Sinclair and Stacy Kitsis, a good place for developing critical thinking in front of their peers.<br />
  5. 5. Reason #3: Where Are Students Are Going<br />Prepare them to be principled, knowledgeable, and caring Netizens<br />GSIS is a safer environment to get it wrong and learn<br />
  6. 6. Format<br />Word Press<br />Edublogs<br />Google Sites<br />Ning<br />Blogger<br />
  7. 7. Concerns about Safety?<br />Pen Names help students to align more with ideas than popular people (Richardson).<br />Stacy Kitsis found her students are more polite online than in class.<br />Kitsis(2008).<br />
  8. 8. Assessment<br />Use peer assessment to encourage students to keep writing and to write more.<br />Allow students to chose what they want you to assess, both of original posts and responses.<br />With detailed descriptors on the rubric, allow students to assess their own work.<br />
  9. 9. Tips to BlogHeaVEn<br />Participation every week<br />Clear expectations of quality<br />Required peer review<br />Teacher assessment every quarter<br />Self-assessment<br />Students choose best work <br />Sinclair (2009).<br />
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  14. 14. Now, Go Blog Wild!<br />
  15. 15. Sources<br />Kitsis, Stacy M. “The Homework Generation: Homework as Social Networking.” English Journal. 98.2 (30-36).<br />Roos, Dave. &quot;How Net Generation Students Work.&quot; 27 August 2007. HowStuffWorks.com. &lt;http://communication.howstuffworks.com/how-net-generation-students-work.htm&gt; 08 September 2009.<br />Sinclair, Andrew. &quot;Assessment 2.0:Grading in the Blogsphere.&quot; 3rd IB Asia Pacific Teachers&apos; Convention. 19 - 21 Mar 2009. IBO. &lt;http://www.ibo.org/ibap/conference/archive/3rdIBAPTeachersConvention.cfm&gt;. 08 September 2009. <br />

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