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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.
Or Content-related blog as professional practice Networking and personal knowledge sharing Instructional tips for students Course announcements and readings Annotated links Knowledge management.
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.
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…
Two Blogging Sites http://edublogs.org/ https://www.blogger.com/start There are plenty out there…
Pair-Share What skills can a blog teach or encourage in students? What potential issues or dangers do you see?
So let’s get started. For what aspect of classroom management or curriculum will you use your blog? How interactive will it be?
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