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The advantages of blogs for teaching and professional development practice.

The advantages of blogs for teaching and professional development practice.

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