#VRT10 - Bring the World in: Blogging with Your StudentsPresentation Transcript
Bring the World in Blogging with Your Students Greta Sandler Background: CC licensed Flickr photo by 21560098@N06 | Photo: CC licensed Flickr photo by angelgb81
Why Blog with Students? Teachers need to stop saying ‘hand it in’, and start saying ‘publish it’. Alan November CC licensed by Flickr photo by ruslik
Setting up the Blog :
Sharing Good News: http://kidblog.org/ourgoodnews
Teaching about Blogs, Internet Safety and Net Etiquette :
So You Want to Use Kidblog? by Pernille Ripp (@4thGrdTeach)
Why the Internet Is Like a Mall by Pernille Ripp (@4thGrdTeach)
Learning to Blog Using Paper by Karen McMillan (@McTeach)
Forest Green School - Acceptable Use Policy by George Couros (@gcouros)
Professor Garfield Foundation: Internet Safety and You
Motivating Students to Blog
Connect with them
OUR project, not one project
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OUR project, not one project!
Working with parents
Sharing our blog at school
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Let the Adventure Begin!
Writing for an Audience
Kids motivated and eager to write!
When kids got home they kept blogging and commenting.
Working with Parents
Leading the Way
Bringing the World in
Our Blogging Buddies
Bringing the World in
Collaborating with other Classrooms
More than Blogging
Writing and Reading Skills
Commenting on other Blogs
Sharing our important events: Special Days and Events (Children’s Day, Book Fair, Birthdays)
Class Discussions: Based on posts and questions asked on the comments.
Pronunciation: Tongue Twisters
Having Fun: Singing Fridays
WONDERFUL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
No shy kids. No popular kids. Nobody was left out.
No cyber bullying.
Kids asking for permission before sharing information or checking out other blogs.
LOVE FOR LEARNING
Connect with Students
Work together with Parents
Connect with Students’ Learning
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Hearing Their Voices
Contact Info: Email: [email_address] Twitter: @gret Blog: About a Teacher | http://gret.wordpress.com Resources Shared on the Presentation: http://bit.ly/bringtheworldin “ We need to prepare students for THEIR future not OUR past.” Ian Jukes