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The advantages of blogs for teaching and professional development practice.

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Blogging Presentation

  1. 1. Extend the Classroom With Blogs
  2. 2. What are Blogs? <ul><li>Updated, self-published journals </li></ul><ul><li>At worst: ego boosting, exhibitionist, commercial </li></ul><ul><li>At best: thoughtful, thought-provoking, reflective, community of interest </li></ul>
  3. 3. Examples <ul><li>College English </li></ul><ul><li>Mirabilis.ca </li></ul><ul><li>ScienceBlogs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Blogs in the Classroom? <ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Just good practice! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Reading: Students <ul><li>Discipline-specific, provided by instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Classmates’ blogs for reflection and/or collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor’s blog, as course homepage or model </li></ul><ul><li>Personal blog, social networking </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reading: Instructor <ul><li>Discipline-specific for pd and networking </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical practice for pd </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ blogs – monitor comprehension, reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Friends, colleagues, personal journals </li></ul>
  7. 7. Writing: Students <ul><li>E-portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Group discussion, reportage </li></ul><ul><li>Course-based reflective journal </li></ul><ul><li>Personal reflective tool </li></ul>
  8. 8. Writing: Instructor <ul><li>Discipline-specific </li></ul><ul><li>Tips/links for students </li></ul><ul><li>Class homepage, timetable, announcements etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal reflection, social interaction </li></ul>
  9. 9. Student Examples <ul><li>English 250: Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>English 160: Pre-reading & Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>English 286: Mostly Pre-reading </li></ul>
  10. 10. Read More <ul><li>http://collegeenglish.wordpress.com </li></ul>

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