ED480:Using Weblogs K-12 Curriculum

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ED480:Using Weblogs K-12 Curriculum

  1. 1. ED480:Educational Technology Using Weblogs in K-12 Curriculum Diane A. Mallari Northern Marianas College School Of Education Mrs. MaryAnne Campo April 29, 2008 Spring 2008
  2. 2. What is a weblog? <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><li>Blog/WebLog: a web page containing brief, chronologically arranged items of information. A blog can take the form of a diary, journal, what's new page, or links to other web sites. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peter Scott, Internet Librarian 2001 </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Weblog? <ul><li>Blogs provide communication for both teachers, students and parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Individualistic and Collaborative </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Use Weblogs <ul><li>Resource that continually grows and changes </li></ul><ul><li>Communication between school and home; teachers-student-parent </li></ul><ul><li>Research has shown positive student achievement and higher order of thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>BENEFITS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exciting way to communicate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps students retain information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses critical thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaches responsibility </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How to Use a Weblog <ul><li>Classroom use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chosen works from various subjects posted and reflection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Class Weblog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information of student and school activities </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments and classworks </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grades on-line </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. When creating Weblogs <ul><li>Personal information published with discretion </li></ul><ul><li>Images should be appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Expression is fine, posting should not be plagiarized, defamatory, libelous or violate any persons rights. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Free Blog Software <ul><li>LiveJournal: http://www.livejournal.com </li></ul><ul><li>BlogSpot: http://www.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Xanga: http://www.xanga.com </li></ul><ul><li>MoveableType: http://www.moveabletype.org </li></ul><ul><li>T-Blog: http://www.tblog.com </li></ul>
  8. 8. Resources <ul><li>http://images.jupiterimages.com/common/detail/93/78/23507893.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cfbportal.org/images/rootimages/Spanish%20lesson.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://edweb.sdsu.edu/ncust/images/2007%20Winner%20Photos/Gideons_Kids%20at%20computer%20Cropped%20and%20Bright_small.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.techlearning.com/blog/2007/03/a_problem_with_blogs.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://brimstone.us/6_apr_BloggingOutLoud.GIF </li></ul><ul><li>http://base10blog.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/blogging.JPG </li></ul><ul><li>http://daily.hotpads.com/hotpads_daily/images/i_love_blogging.jpg </li></ul>
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