A few of the many teachers who blog with their students...Aviva Dunsiger (@avivaloca)Michelle Horst (@Michelle_Horst)Joelle Ruddick (@joelleruddick)Pernille Ripp (@pernilleripp)Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher)And the list goes on and on... andprobably includes many of you!
Dos and DontsLets build this together in Google Docs here or go to #n2blogs on Twitter for link
Safety for Students● media release● teacher moderation● search engines - visible?
Safety for Students● Internet safety● digital citizenship● student blogging resources
Increasing Engagement● student engagement ○ teacher feedback vs "out there" ○ global citizen/audience ○ multiple modalities ○ student as lead learner
Increasing Engagement● parent engagement ○ transparency ○ "What did you learn at school today?" ○ interactive ○ parent as co-learner/co-leader ○ parent as client, or parent as partner?
Parent Engagement at EPPS● anecdotal feedback from parents● nature of our conversations have changed● parent council - 6 to 30● attendance at events has increased● added challenge unique to our site - new school
Things Im still working on...● interacting vs transmitting● the techie stuff● teacher engagement
What about you?Lets open the floor:● your successes and challenges● anything you would do differently?● ______________
Make and Take Time● for those that havent started one and would like to explore with the support of others● for those that would like to tweak existing site(s) with the support of others
Many thanks to:Shannon Smith (@shannoninottawa) for inspiring me to submita proposal for #ECOO12.Everyone at #ECOO12 - Brenda Sherry, Peter Skillen, DougPeterson, Andrew Forgrave, Cal Armstrong, and more for thesupport.Joelle Ruddick (@joelleruddick), Cathy Beach (@beachcat11),Lino De Gasperis (@LinoDeGasperis), and Lisa Donohue(@Lisa_Donohue) for the feedback.And last but not least YOU for participating and sharing.