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11 advantages of using a blog for teaching

  1. 11 advantages of using a blog for teaching
  2. Advantage # 1 Using a blog makes education focused on students
  3. Question Why has the way of teaching through technology grown dramatically? Answer by teacher Anne Mirtschin It just makes sense. Our students use technology constantly. http://murcha.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/the-phenomenon-that-is-blogging/
  4. http://www.academia.edu/4116911/Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Using_a_Blogging_Activity_in_a_College_Euclidean_Geometry_Course I enjoyed the connection to modern media. Students are used to this technology and are excited when they incorporate something, they are familiar and skilled with, to something they are learning. Geometry course participant
  5. Blogging allows each student to share his or her own love of learning. http://www.teachthought.com/uncategorized/10-reasons-why-i-want-my-students-to-blog/
  6. Curiosity http://www.imagebase.net/People/p4241790
  7. What values do you have? https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Questions-to-discover-your-values-1329394
  8. Advantage # 2 Using a blog helps students, parents, friends and others learn anytime and anywhere
  9. Online tools allow students to engage with other students and instructors instantly. This gives students the chance to discuss questions as they arise. http://blog.orgsync.com/2013/benefits-online-education/
  10. http://www.academia.edu/4116911/Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Using_a_Blogging_Activity_in_a_College_Euclidean_Geometry_Course I was able to work on it anytime throughout the week. It was different than other activities I have done in the past, which was cool. It is a more modern way to engage students. Geometry course participant
  11. http://murcha.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/the-phenomenon-that-is-blogging/ Students are no longer confined to their class groupings or teachers within a classroom.
  12. Students said that the use of blogs helped them check and revise their work on a regular basis which increased the quality and quantity of their work. http://www.herdsa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/conference/2013/HERDSA_2013_ALI.pdf
  13. Learn anywhere http://www.imagebase.net/People/p4241788
  14. Transitioning your school newsletter to a blog means that parents can access the information anytime from anywhere. https://www.gaggle.net/speaks/5-reasons-to-replace-your-school-newsletter-with-a-blog/
  15. The teaching factory The learning environment There are fixed places of education, for example lecture halls and classrooms. Also, there are fixed times of education, for example 45 minute time slots. Learning takes place anytime and in all kinds of work and living environments. Adapted from Lars Kolind: The Second Cycle, p. 155-156.
  16. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-can-we-rethink-education-1487725
  17. Advantage # 3 Using a blog encourages learners to work / learn continuously
  18. Method A Reproduce knowledge at exams at the end of the year. Working intensity Time Method B Work continuously, for example using social media
  19. Challenges Skills Adapted from http://lateralaction.com/articles/mihaly-csikszentmihalyi/ Kouzes, James N. & Posner, Barry Z.: ”The Leadership Challenge”, location 3547.
  20. Frustration Low self confidence Fatigue Unsatisfaction Effective problem solving Creative problem solving High self confidence Satisfaction Exhaustion Irrational problem solving Low self confidence Illness Adapted from Jonathan Freedman and Donald Edwards. Levine, Robert: A Geography of Time, location 3432. Performance Time pressure
  21. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-you-motivate-yourself-1378486
  22. Advantage # 4 Blogging helps people reflect and think critically
  23. Several studies conducted in higher education have reported that blogs contribute to the development of critical thinking skills. http://www.cedtech.net/articles/43/432.pdf
  24. The blogging experience forces students to do more reflection on their learning. http://theedublogger.com/2013/08/08/the-state-of-educational-blogging-2013/
  25. The most interesting and significant use of blogs in education may be to use it to promote reflective learning. http://www.herdsa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/conference/2013/HERDSA_2013_ALI.pdf
  26. Advantage # 5 Blogging helps people improve communication skills
  27. A blog provides students with an opportunity to employ language and writing principles that demonstrate analytical thought and comprehension. http://smallbusiness.chron.com/educational-benefits-blogging-27588.html
  28. Studies that have examined how Facebook relates to learning outcomes have found positive impacts on learning outcomes such as improvement in English writing skills, knowledge, and vocabulary. http://blog.reyjunco.com/pdf/JuncoClassStandingFBJADP.pdf
  29. http://www.academia.edu/4116911/Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Using_a_Blogging_Activity_in_a_College_Euclidean_Geometry_Course It’s very useful to have feedback from fellow classmates along with feedback from the teachers. Geometry course participant
  30. The students adapted to having their peers disagree with their thoughts and opinions. They did not get angry about differing perspectives but instead focused on responding respectfully to argue their own point. http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/VM/0222-dec2014/VM0222Classroom.pdf
  31. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-we-give-feedback-1761017
  32. Advantage # 6 Blogging helps people develop creativity and initiative
  33. http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/university_of_venus/blogs_in_higher_education_some_ideas_about_their_benefits_and_downsides A blog is a portal for creativity and personal initiative.
  34. As it is easy to incorporate images, videos, audio and other creative items into the written word, students will also train creative thinking through blogging. http://supportblogging.com/educationalblogging/
  35. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Freewriting-exercise-1464926
  36. Advantage # 7 Blogging helps people learn to work with people
  37. The mission of blogging is to empower all of us to go directly to each other with our expertise. http://timkastelle.org/blog/2014/03/you-should-start-a-blog-right-now/ http://scripting.com/2014/03/01/whyBlog.html
  38. Helping each other Lecturing Supply focus. Focus on curriculum. Demand focus. Focus on ideas / thoughts that people have.
  39. By allowing our students to openly reflect, we do not only see what they learn, but they can learn from each other as well. http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/3721
  40. Blog Shared document Collaborative For example, people can communicate ideas / inputs / questions / tips to each other. Very collaborative People create together. They can add to and edit content written by each other.
  41. Advantage # 8 Blogging makes learning less formal
  42. Chat with people Discuss topics Informal education Search for information on the internet Prepare, watch, listen to presentations Formal education Unexpected education Deliberate education
  43. Law students are often drawn to law blogs because many address the issues from a practical perspective and adopt a less formal style of writing that can be understood by those with and without legal training. https://info.legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com/pdf/perspec/2015-summer/2015-summer-2.pdf
  44. Advantage # 9 Blogging opens up learning
  45. Blogging widens your horizons. http://blog.scientix.eu/2015/06/14/blogging-in-education-a-powerful-tool-for-teachers-students-and-all-learners/
  46. In the past, the children might have written their work in their exercise books and put them away, never to be seen again. But with blogging they can have an authentic audience – sometimes in other countries – who read what they’ve written and comment on it, and that is really motivating for some students. Kathleen Morris http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/global-village-of-students-teachers-and-families-20130419-2i56i.html
  47. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Learning-strategies-1487708
  48. Advantage # 10 Blogging encourages students to experiment with different media
  49. Blogging assists students to become more ICT literate which is a crucial 21st century skill. For example, blogging allows students to blend text, image, sound, and video to communicate a message. http://www.teachthought.com/technology/10-reasons-why-i-want-my-students-to-blog/ http://primarytech.global2.vic.edu.au/2013/03/08/the-benefits-of-educational-blogging/
  50. http://www.academia.edu/4116911/Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Using_a_Blogging_Activity_in_a_College_Euclidean_Geometry_Course With the blogging activity, I became more technology savvy. Geometry course participant
  51. Advantage # 11 Blogging makes learning / working / living come together
  52. Blogging provides an authentic educational experience, where what they write is not only seen and commented on by their teacher, but by their peers and the “public.” For most students, it’s a bit of extra motivation knowing their peers will see their work. http://theedublogger.com/2013/08/08/the-state-of-educational-blogging-2013/
  53. Possible blog participants on blog Students
  54. In the 10 years I’ve been teaching, there’s been a big decrease in the number of parents who are available to be at school, with most working full-time. So the blog helps them keep up to date with what we’ve been doing – and even allows them to be involved. http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/global-village-of-students-teachers-and-families-20130419-2i56i.html Kathleen Morris
  55. Culture A Culture B Education is isolated from work / life. Education is a natural part of work / life.
  56. Examples of blogs
  57. Examples of blogs http://blogs.goaj.org/mrshamman http://missjordan.global2.vic.edu.au http://blog.mrmeyer.com http://mscassidysclass.edublogs.org http://nativitylittlechamps.edublogs.org http://opalschoolblog.typepad.com http://www.teachthought.com http://tracymuller.edublogs.org http://tskinnersbec.edublogs.org http://wpsreceptions.edublogs.org
  58. Examples of blogs http://blogs.atlassian.com http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com http://www.druckerforum.org/blog http://www.garyhamel.com/blog https://hbr.org https://zurich.impacthub.ch/blog http://www.mckinsey.com/about-us/new-at-mckinsey-blog http://thinkers50.com/blog http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/people/vg/blog https://www.versionone.com/blogs/

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