Blogs Trendy New Skill or Must Have Tool for the 21 st  Century?
Agenda <ul><li>Blogs Discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples of how teachers at LTSD and around the world are blogging. ...
A Passing Fad? More than 900,000 blog posts a day! Some two million blogs are updated every week. Will Richardson, Oct. 2005
Allow millions of people to easily publish their ideas. Allow millions more to comment and discuss.
Ways to Use <ul><li>Reflective Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Communication  </li></ul><ul><li>Class and Student Blogs </li></ul>
Creative, Reflective Journal <ul><li>Reflect on teaching experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Journal for what works and what do...
Communication <ul><li>Post class related information. </li></ul><ul><li>Daily/Weekly review for parents, absent students, ...
Class Blog <ul><li>Post writing prompts. </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson summaries at the end of a lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-...
Student Blogs <ul><li>Allows students to have a voice. </li></ul><ul><li>Class writing assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Exit...
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Blog Training

  1. 1. Blogs Trendy New Skill or Must Have Tool for the 21 st Century?
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Blogs Discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples of how teachers at LTSD and around the world are blogging. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Positives/Negatives or Concerns </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set up Blog using Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Set up Google Reader </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Passing Fad? More than 900,000 blog posts a day! Some two million blogs are updated every week. Will Richardson, Oct. 2005
  4. 4. Allow millions of people to easily publish their ideas. Allow millions more to comment and discuss.
  5. 5. Ways to Use <ul><li>Reflective Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Class and Student Blogs </li></ul>
  6. 6. Creative, Reflective Journal <ul><li>Reflect on teaching experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Journal for what works and what doesn’t. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching tips for other teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas with other teachers across the globe. </li></ul><ul><li>Share something you learned from another teacher. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Communication <ul><li>Post class related information. </li></ul><ul><li>Daily/Weekly review for parents, absent students, administrators, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow comments to enhance communication. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Class Blog <ul><li>Post writing prompts. </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson summaries at the end of a lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-tests or reviews. </li></ul><ul><li>Current Events. </li></ul><ul><li>Post a list of web links related to the current topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Photo blog of class activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Start an online book club or literature circle. </li></ul><ul><li>Build a class newsletter with student articles, photos, etc. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Student Blogs <ul><li>Allows students to have a voice. </li></ul><ul><li>Class writing assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Exit Slip for the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Review. </li></ul><ul><li>Daily updates for project teams. </li></ul>
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