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  • 1. 11 advantages of using a blog for teaching
  • 2. Advantage # 1 Using a blog makes education focused on demand
  • 3. Question Why has the way of teaching through technology grown dramatically? Answer by Anne Mirtschin, teacher It just makes sense. Our students use technology constantly. http://murcha.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/the-phenomenon-that-is-blogging/
  • 4. 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 http://www.academia.edu/4116911/Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Using_a_Blogging_Activity_in_a_College_Euclidean_Geometry_Course
  • 5. Blogging allows each student to share his or her own love of learning. http://www.teachthought.com/technology/10-reasons-why-i-want-my-students-to-blog/
  • 6. Curiosity http://www.imagebase.net/People/p4241790
  • 7. Advantage # 2 Using a blog helps students learn anytime and anywhere
  • 8. 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/
  • 9. 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 http://www.academia.edu/4116911/Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Using_a_Blogging_Activity_in_a_College_Euclidean_Geometry_Course
  • 10. 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
  • 11. http://www.imagebase.net/People/p4241788 Learn anywhere
  • 12. Model # 1 The teaching factory Model # 2 The learning environment There are fixed places of education, for example lecture halls and classrooms. There are fixed times of education, for example 45 minute time slots. Learning takes place anytime and in a variety of different work and living environments. Adapted from Lars Kolind: The Second Cycle, p. 155-156.
  • 13. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/break-the-rules-in-education
  • 14. Advantage # 3 Using a blog encourages learners to work / learn continuously
  • 15. Method A Reproduce knowledge at exams at the end of the year. Working intensity Time Method B Work continuously, for example by using social media and other tools.
  • 16. Challenges Skills Adapted from http://lateralaction.com/articles/mihaly-csikszentmihalyi/ Kouzes, James N. & Posner, Barry Z.: ”The Leadership Challenge”, location 3547.
  • 17. Frustration Low self confidence Fatigue Unsatisfaction Effective problem solving Creative problem solving High self confidence Satisfaction Exhaustion Irrational problem solving Low self confidence Illness Performance Adapted from Jonathan Freedman and Donald Edwards. Levine, Robert: A Geography of Time, location 3432. Time pressure
  • 18. Further inspiration http://issuu.com/frankcalberg/docs/educatorroles http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/good-leadership http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/tips-to-increase-motivation
  • 19. Advantage # 4 Blogging helps people reflect and think critically
  • 20. 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
  • 21. The blogging experience forces students to do more reflection on their learning. http://theedublogger.com/2013/08/08/the-state-of-educational-blogging-2013/
  • 22. 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
  • 23. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/questions-to-discover-your-values
  • 24. Advantage # 5 Blogging helps improve communication competencies
  • 25. 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
  • 26. It’s very useful to have feedback from fellow classmates along with feedback from the teachers. Geometry course participant http://www.academia.edu/4116911/Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Using_a_Blogging_Activity_in_a_College_Euclidean_Geometry_Course
  • 27. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/feedback-tips
  • 28. Advantage # 6 Blogging helps develop initiative and creativity
  • 29. A blog is a portal for creativity and personal initiative. http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/university_of_venus/blogs_in_higher_education_some_ideas_about_their_benefits_and_downsides
  • 30. 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/
  • 31. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/free-writing-25596835
  • 32. Advantage # 7 Blogging helps people learn to work with people
  • 33. 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
  • 34. Helping each other Lecturing Supply focus. Focus on curriculum. Demand focus. Focus on ideas / thoughts that people have.
  • 35. 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.
  • 36. In cultures characterized by high power distance, and/or high uncertainty avoidance, some people tend to keep their knowledge to themselves.
  • 37. Further inspiration http://www.scribd.com/doc/32211076/Power-Distance https://www.scribd.com/doc/35046140/How-do-people-handle-the-unknown http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/social-competence
  • 38. Advantage # 8 Blogging makes learning more informal
  • 39. Discuss topics Chat with people Informal education Search for information on the internet Prepare, watch, listen to presentations Formal education Unexpected education Deliberate education
  • 40. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/dialogue-vs-discussion http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/speaking-tips-15818774 http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/listening-tips
  • 41. Advantage # 9 Blogging opens up learning – in more ways
  • 42. 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
  • 43. Students are no longer confined to their class groupings or teachers within a classroom. http://murcha.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/the-phenomenon-that-is-blogging/
  • 44. 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
  • 45. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/learning-strategies-11478939
  • 46. Advantage # 10 Blogging encourages students to experiment with different media
  • 47. With the blogging activity, I became more technology savvy. Geometry course participant http://www.academia.edu/4116911/Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Using_a_Blogging_Activity_in_a_College_Euclidean_Geometry_Course
  • 48. 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/
  • 49. Other social media
  • 50. Further inspiration http://blog.mrmeyer.com/ https://twitter.com/alfiekohn https://twitter.com/SirKenRobinson https://twitter.com/pasi_sahlberg
  • 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. Examples of blog participants on student blog
  • 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. Kathleen Morris http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/global-village-of-students-teachers-and-families-20130419-2i56i.html
  • 55. Family culture A or company culture A Family culture B or company culture B Education is a natural part of work / life. Education is isolated from work / life.
  • 56. Thank you for your interest. For further inspiration and personalized services, please feel welcome to visit http://frankcalberg.com/ Have a great day.

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