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  1. 1. Blogging in Education Emily Smith
  2. 2. Menu • Slide 1: Title Page • Slide 2: Table of Contents • Slide 3-5: Article 1 • Slide 6-8: Article 2 • Slide 9-11: Article 3 • Slide 12: Conclusion
  3. 3. Blogging in Secondary Education • The study reports that using blogging for science and math is an easy was to transfer information to students and allow them more help on problem solving. Teachers are trying to find new ways to use technology in the classroom. “Findings indicate that (1) teachers' intentions focused on creating additional forms of participation as well as increasing student exposure time with content; (2) blogs were used in a wide variety of ways that likely afforded particular benefits; and (3) both teacher and • Along with helping the students with their students perceived the greater homework it will familiarize them with investment to be worthwhile.” new technology that is opening up as well. (MacBride, 2008)
  4. 4. Reflection • After reading my first article, it really brought to my attention of how helpful blogging is in so many careers. Teaching, I would say, is personally helpful because the student/teacher relationship can grow, as well as the student alone. In secondary education, many homework assignments must be done at home, and if they struggle with it, the students do not have many resources available to help them and if the teacher is blogging they can easily get to the website to assist them.
  5. 5. Peer Assistance In a masters level course of nursing students, they conducted a peer assistance group whom -“The blog was very valuable posted their information on and heightened learning, a blogging website to help with their clinical fieldwork built trust, and supported and helped detail their learners to integrate guidelines for assistance. All of the students were in theory to practice” (Ladyshewsky, their fifth year, and they Gardner, 2008) were placed in groups of four to five and structured to collect information on the outcome and experience on things they have personally done.
  6. 6. Peer Assistance, cont’d Students Opinions Groups…groups..groups.. • The groups were soon • The students found that expanded and groups were using a blog was very arranged by a mentor who helpful and had great would help as well. As they information to use. They arrived into the last year of eventually collected more school, the idea of blogging information which for assistance are looking expanding their groups and to reflect their practice by had more detailed blogging. guidelines and more issues were raised.
  7. 7. MY OWN OPINION • As I compare my workload to a nursing students, I find that I am taking easier and less work courses. I can struggle in some of my classes, but I could not handle after classes which I cannot even pronounce the name of. I believe that courses that I take should provide blogging websites to help me, and I could only imagine the way a nursing student would agree to.
  8. 8. Case Study on Comprehension “This exploratory study uses quantitative • and qualitative data to explore (1) whether educational blogging is associated with gains in student comprehension, (2) the relationship between writing medium (online or hard copy) and student time on task, and (3) student perceptions of blogging in the classroom. “ (Ellison, Wu, 2008) After turning in the blog entries they had to complete a survey made from peers. The survey showed no significant difference but proving that the students spent less time on writing the blog than they did in writing a paper. The survey explained that the students needed more guidance and help from peers than what they have been receiving.
  9. 9. Comprehension 101 • When children feel comfortable with themselves they can start to do better at their school. The students said that blogging would be more helpful with other things in the classroom such as instructions or more viewpoints to help with writing the paper but turning the paper in through a hardcopy not just the blog itself.
  10. 10. My thoughts and opinions.. • As a college student, I would feel more comfortable with having a blog to assist with my work. Although we use oncourse for our classes, I feel as though something more personable would help many students. I tend to struggle with my writing and I don’t always have time to get my things together and go to a writing lab, but if I could get on the blog and get a view points from pervious students or my professor, it would help me dramatically.
  11. 11. References • MacBride, R (2008).Capitalizing on Emerging Technologies . A Case Study on Classroom Blogging. abstract. • Ladyshewsky, R. K., & Gardner, P (2008). Peer Assisted Learning and Blogging: A Strategy to Promote Reflective Practice during Clinical Fieldwork . Retrieved May 3, 2009, from • Ellison, N, & Wu, Y (2008). Blogging in a Classroom. A Preliminary Exploration of Student Attitudes and Impact on Comprehension, Retrieved May 3, 2009, from