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Authoring Blogs - benefits to MS students and how to assess. Student self-assessment and the benefits. …

Authoring Blogs - benefits to MS students and how to assess. Student self-assessment and the benefits.
Author: Mrs Stephanie Major

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