Reflection: This article showed me how negative blogs can be, whether they are intended to or not. It provided a great example of how blogs can get read in a different tone then they were intended, which can lead to angry comments.
Blogs allow for ease of idea sharing and construction, provide meters that monitor a posting’s readership, and offer the potential to link beyond the blog to confirmatory sources of information and even other comments in blogs through blogrolls.
Allow for dialoguing with others about ideas, reflecting on one’s experiences, and developing a sense of community (Davies & Merchant, 2007).
Reflection: After the last article I read, which included a lot of negative comments about blogging, this article was very refreshing and reminded me of all the great things that could come from blogging.
There’s a new emphasis on the importance of collaborative learning among members of close-knit teams in schools.
Portals through which new knowledge about teaching and learning can enter schools
Like writing blogs about teaching and learning, bringing transparency to both the art and the science of their practice
With the investment of a bit of time and effort, you can follow others who can expose you to more interesting ideas in one day than you could find in the past 10 years of costly professional development – Bill Ferriter
Also known as aggregators, feed readers are free tools that can automatically check nearly any website of new content dozens of times each day, limiting the amount of time spent browsing the thoughts and ideas of trusted writers Elmore, 2002).
www.pageflakes.com has developed a teacher version of its tool ( http://teacher.pageflakes.com )
This includes an online grade tracker, a task list, and a built –in writing tutor
Reflection: This article was my favorite because it offered a lot of good information about blogging along with some good tips to get started! It even provides different blogs that the author finds interesting by going to www.pageflakes.com/wferriter/16618841
So all you need to do is dedicate a few minutes each day, tell others how much you enjoy having your thinking stretched by the blogs you read and share feed reader with your learning team and begin to explore together!
Overall this module was my favorite because everything seemed to come together and I used many of the new tools that we learned about in W200. Learning about blogging was one of my favorite things to do, so this allowed me to elaborate more about blogging and learn a lot of new opportunities that I can take advantage of when I become an educator!