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  • 1. How will the use of blogs affect the voice in their writing of "at risk and regular education students in a grade 6 class?
  • 2. BLOGS  Giving students a voice  A website where individuals or groups generate texts, photographs, videos and links.
  • 3. Blogs in Schools  Blogs are tools and like any other tool can be used appropriately or misused.  Misused blogs occur in an educational setting most likely when there is a lack of direction.  Blogs properly used can demonstrate proper online behaviour and address issues of online safety.  Blogs also play an important role in literacy.
  • 4. Why students should blog! People will read their work Gives students a chance to share what they have learned with others Participating in collaborative learning projects Inspire them to learn Give shy students a chance to communicate with other students/individuals
  • 5. Getting Started  To create your blog:  First check out my blog  Go to “site”  Create a user name and password  Start to experiment with your blog
  • 6. First Assignment for your blog  Please post your response to the following question:  Persuade the board of education supporting your opinion on whether you should or shouldn’t have to wear school uniforms. Please use your own voice in your response.
  • 7. Second Task  When finished your response go on to three classmates blogs and respond to their persuasive piece on school uniforms.  Please be cautious of others feelings and remember writing on a computer does not have facial expressions and students can not sense sarcasm. So be polite and thorough.
  • 8. Post Articles  Please scan the Internet for articles or examples of persuasive writing.  Read through these examples and then post one on your blog  To post simple cut and paste onto your blog
  • 9. Teaching  Show examples of persuasive writing  Point out the voice in the examples  Do a class example of persuasive writing with voice  Edit the class example  Have students write a persuasive piece on their own choosing their own topic (give them choice)  Post their piece on their blog for the rest of the class to see.  Complete a performance wall (see details in the inquiry paper) with your students
  • 10. Final Task  Using all that you have learned, researched and the rubric provided please respond to the following question:  Write a letter to the board of education persuading them to build us a bigger gym. Please use your own voice in your response.  Post your response in your blog.  Reflect on what you noticed was different from your first response to your second and now your final response.
  • 11. Rubric
  • 12. Reflection  Please reflect on what you liked and didn’t like about this activity  Also go to three other classmates blogs and reflect on two things they improved on and two things they could still work on. (2wishes and 2 stars)
  • 13. Blogs are unlimited for literacy  Blogs can be use to:  Write book reviews with voice  Persuasive letters  Communicate with different counties and schools through writing  Share opinions on up to date facts about the world  Web assignments  Help your special education students with assignments by:  computer having the option of software that reads all the text  Modify and accommodate lessons  Programs like Dragon can be used to complete assignments , where you talk into the computer and it writes what you say  The possibilities are unlimited in what technology can do for your students that are “at risk” or regular education.
  • 14. Organizers
  • 15. Teacher Tracking Sheet