The greatest educational challenge is to prepare our students for the new literacies that will define their future. (Leu, Mallette, Karchmer & Kara-Soteriou, 2005)
Technological literacy is knowledge about what technology is, how it works, what purposes it can serve, and how it can be used efficiently and effectively to achieve specific goals.
(21 st Century Skills)
Web sites Blogs Blogs are usually setup with a RSS feed for viewers to subscribe to. When a Website is updated there is usually no feature that automatically notifies your readers of the update . Blogs are written more like a journal that is broken up by dates. Usually the most recent entry is on top. Website pages are broken up by Static Pages and Categories …. Products, prices, articles, pictures, etc… No coding knowledge necessary . Must have a bit of technical knowledge in coding. Current - Updated several times a week if not more often. Static - For the most part websites stay the same.
What is a Blog? A blog is a collaboration tool.
A blog is a web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.
NOTE: Blog was the 2004 word of the year!
A blog is a web site where entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs.
invite student comments or postings on issues in order to give them a writing voice.
publish examples of good student writing done in class.
show case student art, poetry, and creative stories.
create a dynamic teaching site, posting not only class-related information, but also activities, discussion topics, links to additional information about topics they are studying in class, and readings to inspire learning.