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Using Blogs in the Classroom: The educational benefits and practical implementation strategies
Definitions <ul><li>Blog- combination of “web log”, written usually by one person, posted in chronological order, usually ...
Educational Benefits <ul><li>Gives students the opportunity to communicate and collaborate with people from around the wor...
Blogs in Education <ul><li>Middle School Diaries-  http://www.middleweb.com/mw/aaDiaries.html </li></ul><ul><li>Room 613 S...
Keep Students Safe <ul><li>No personal information </li></ul><ul><li>No last names </li></ul><ul><li>No personal phots </l...
Gaggle Blogs <ul><li>Teacher monitored and filtered  </li></ul><ul><li>Manage each student’s blog </li></ul><ul><li>Inappr...
Set-up Your Own Blog <ul><li>Go to Gaggle.net and enter your account information. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the steps to cr...
Ready, Set, BLOG <ul><li>Create your first post  </li></ul><ul><li>now. </li></ul>
Let’s Share <ul><li>Blog titles </li></ul><ul><li>Blog entries </li></ul><ul><li>Time for posting comments </li></ul>
To Learn More  <ul><li>Blogging for Beginners Video-  http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=229a450fccda70056e...
Other Popular Blogging Tools <ul><li>Blogger-  https:// www.blogger.com /start </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs-  http:// edublo...
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  1. 1. Using Blogs in the Classroom: The educational benefits and practical implementation strategies
  2. 2. Definitions <ul><li>Blog- combination of “web log”, written usually by one person, posted in chronological order, usually written about one topic </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging- the process of writing on a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger- person who is responsible for the blog’s content </li></ul>
  3. 3. Educational Benefits <ul><li>Gives students the opportunity to communicate and collaborate with people from around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a larger audience for student writing </li></ul><ul><li>Provides an authentic writing experience </li></ul><ul><li>Postings can be created any time, any place </li></ul><ul><li>Improves student motivation for writing and quality of writing </li></ul><ul><li>Gives students opportunity for feedback outside of the classroom </li></ul>
  4. 4. Blogs in Education <ul><li>Middle School Diaries- http://www.middleweb.com/mw/aaDiaries.html </li></ul><ul><li>Room 613 Student Blogs- http://hetherington0607.learnerblogs.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>The Clem 113- http://visitmyclass.com/blogs/burnett/default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Daffodil Delight- http:// rakes.blogspot.com / </li></ul>
  5. 5. Keep Students Safe <ul><li>No personal information </li></ul><ul><li>No last names </li></ul><ul><li>No personal phots </li></ul><ul><li>Usernames without personal information </li></ul><ul><li>Unique passwords </li></ul><ul><li>Notify parents </li></ul><ul><li>Set expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Teach appropriate online behavior </li></ul>
  6. 6. Gaggle Blogs <ul><li>Teacher monitored and filtered </li></ul><ul><li>Manage each student’s blog </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate posts sent to you and not added </li></ul>
  7. 7. Set-up Your Own Blog <ul><li>Go to Gaggle.net and enter your account information. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the steps to creating an account. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ready, Set, BLOG <ul><li>Create your first post </li></ul><ul><li>now. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Let’s Share <ul><li>Blog titles </li></ul><ul><li>Blog entries </li></ul><ul><li>Time for posting comments </li></ul>
  10. 10. To Learn More <ul><li>Blogging for Beginners Video- http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=229a450fccda70056e12 </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs in Education- http://awd.cl.uh.edu/blog/ </li></ul><ul><li>Bloggers Blog- http://www.bloggersblog.com/education/ </li></ul><ul><li>Weblogg-ed-http://weblogg-ed.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Top 100 Education Blogs- http://oedb.org/library/features/top-100-education-blogs </li></ul>
  11. 11. Other Popular Blogging Tools <ul><li>Blogger- https:// www.blogger.com /start </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs- http:// edublogs.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Class Blogmeister- http://classblogmeister.com/ </li></ul>
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