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Short intro to blogs and their uses in the classroom

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    • Blogs in the Classroom
    • What is a blog?
    • 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?
    • 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/