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Short intro to blogs and their uses in the classroom

Short intro to blogs and their uses in the classroom

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  • 1. Blogs in the Classroom
  • 2. What is a blog?
  • 3. How can you use a blog in your classroom?
    Reflective writing
    Journals (e.g., in place of science laboratory notebooks or a paper journal for Language Arts class)
    Share course-related resources
    Literature circles
    Produce real-world writing about current events
    Hold discussions outside the classroom after class
    Guest Speaker blogs
    Poetry blogs
    Submit homework assignments
    Write in a foreign language blog
    As a classroom discussion and debate area
    Role-playing blog
    Blog newspaper for class or school.
  • 4. Or
    Content-related blog as professional practice
    Networking and personal knowledge sharing
    Instructional tips for students
    Course announcements and readings
    Annotated links
    Knowledge management.
  • 5. Students can create their own blogs too
    Reflective or writing journals
    Knowledge management
    Assignment submission and review
    Dialogue for group work
    E-portfolios
    Share course-related resources.
  • 6. Here are some examples
    http://www.mshogue.com/
    http://esilveira.edublogs.org/
    http://mssilveira.edublogs.org/
    http://millersenglish10.blogspot.com/
    http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/
    http://blog.weber.k12.ut.us/miolsen/
    Try doing a search for more…
  • 7. Two Blogging Sites
    http://edublogs.org/
    https://www.blogger.com/start
    There are plenty out there…
  • 8. Pair-Share
    What skills can a blog teach or encourage in students?
    What potential issues or dangers do you see?
  • 9. So let’s get started.
    For what aspect of classroom management or curriculum will you use your blog?
    How interactive will it be?
  • 10. Other Web Tools
    Delicious.com
    http://delicious.com/mssilveira
    http://delicious.com/mssilveira/janeeyre
    Diigo.com
    Wikispaces.com
    http://avaplanguage.wikispaces.com/
    Forums
    Moodle.com
    Proboards.com
    http://www.avapliterature.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general
    Ning.com
    http://avapliterature.ning.com/