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Blogging in the classroom

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Taking student blogging to the next level.

Taking student blogging to the next level.

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  • While we hope that the content of a comment is meaningful and related to the post and learning, there is yet another dimension to commenting. Students need to be aware and observe proper “commenting netiquette”. Just like any other classroom rules at the beginning of each school year, this netiquette needs to be discussed, practiced and reviewed. It is also important to let students know your expectations of proper grammar and spelling in their online writing. Do you value content above all and are willing to close an eye to spelling? Or are you willing to take less content in exchange of time spent on grammar and spelling? You need to communicate your expectations clearly to your students.
  • While we hope that the content of a comment is meaningful and related to the post and learning, there is yet another dimension to commenting. Students need to be aware and observe proper “commenting netiquette”. Just like any other classroom rules at the beginning of each school year, this netiquette needs to be discussed, practiced and reviewed. It is also important to let students know your expectations of proper grammar and spelling in their online writing. Do you value content above all and are willing to close an eye to spelling? Or are you willing to take less content in exchange of time spent on grammar and spelling? You need to communicate your expectations clearly to your students.
  • Let the author know if you agree with him/her and why. It is also ok to disagree with something, just let the author know why you feel that way. One word comments are not very useful. Writing just “cool” or “nice” are not very helpful and don’t let the author of the blog post really know what you are thinking. Always make sure you follow “netiquette”. Think if it is appropriate BEFORE you hit the submit button. Always be polite . It does not matter if you agree or disagree with what you are reading in a blog. Don’t write anything you would be ashamed of saying to someone’s face. Don’t hurt somebody’s feelings.
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    • 1. Blogging in the Classroom
      Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
    • 2. Blogging in the Classroom
      Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
      GloballyConnectedLearning.com
      Langwitches.org
    • 3. Presentations
      Langwitches.org
      Coaching
      Questions?
      Resources
      Lessons
      In-Service
      Workshops
      GloballyConnectedLearning.com
    • 4. Links, Resources & Examples
      http://langwitches.wikispaces.com
    • 5. Why?
      How to?
      Fun
    • 6. Why?
    • 7.
    • 8. It’s NOT about the Tools, it’s about the Skills
    • 9. It’s NOT about the Tools, it’s about the Skills!!!
    • 10.
    • 11. Information Literacy
    • 12. How to?
    • 13.
    • 14.
    • 15.
    • 16.
    • 17. Roles in Blogging
    • 18.
    • 19. http://huzzah.edublogs.org/
    • 20.
    • 21.
    • 22. Think Before You Post
    • 23. Bullying
    • 24. ResponsibleBehavior Guidelines
    • 25.
    • 26. Social or Academic Commenting?
    • 27. Academic Oriented Comments
    • 28. http://www.mjgds.org/classrooms/ms/kuhr/
    • 29. Academic Oriented Comments
      http://discovery.caryacademy.org/meredith_stewart/2010/01/socratic-seminars-for-shadow-spinner/
    • 30. Academic Oriented Comments
      Related to the content of the post.
      Continuing a conversation started in the post or in other comments.
      Connected to content learned or discussed in the classroom.
      Challenges someone’s point of view.
      Add something to the author’s post in form of a :
      link
      connection
      idea
      reminder
      new perspective
    • 31. Comment Etiquette
    • 32. Commenting Starters
      This made me think about…….
      I wonder why…….
      Your writing made me form an opinion about…….
      This post is relevant because…….
      Your writing made me think that we should…….
      I wish I understood why…….
      This is important because…….
      Another thing to consider is…….
      I can relate to this…….
      This makes me think of…….
      I discovered…….
      I don’t understand…….
      I was reminded that…….
      I found myself wondering…….
      ( from Youth Radio blog Netiquette- 
      which in turn was adapted from Excellence and Imagination
    • 33. Modeling Good Comment Practices
      http://educational-blogging.wikispaces.com/How+To+Teach+Commenting+Skills
    • 34.
    • 35. Social & Academic Writing?
    • 36. Writing Etiquette
    • 37. Write with Hyperlinks
      http://www.edtechworkshop.blogspot.com/
    • 38. Embed Media
    • 39. Encourage Responses
      http://healigan.blogspot.com/2010/02/barnacle-boys-essay-on-dramatic-poesy.html
    • 40. Blog Starters
      Your favorite idiom
      Learning is like…
      There are a lot of ways to …
      My tip of the day is…
      For those who don’t know already …
      Thought it would be fun to share …
      Have you ever tried to figure out why …
      I’m thoroughly impressed with …
    • 41. More Ideas for Blog posts
      Continuing Stories
      Vocabulary studies
      “I have always wondered…”
      Study Hints
      Recipes for success
      Upper/Lower Level School Buddies
      Current Events
      Report from a long weekend
      Role Playing- write from another persons or objects perspective
      Describe your neighborhood/community tour with picture.
      Book reviews/recommendations.Each student required to contribute a different book recommendation.
    • 42.
    • 43. Student Blogging Challenge http://theedublogger.com/tag/student-blogging-challenge/
    • 44. Fun
    • 45. Read
      Read
      Read
      READ
    • 46.
    • 47. Find WHATEVER gets your students interested…
    • 48. Participate inBlogging Challenges
      Student Blogging Challenge http://theedublogger.com/tag/student-blogging-challenge/
      30 Days to Be a Better Bloggerhttp://30d2bbb.pbworks.com/
      Comment Challenge (2008)http://commentchallenge.wikispaces.com/
      Grow your own PLN
    • 49. Give your Students an Authentic Worldwide Audience.
    • 50. Read other Classroom Blogs
      Mrs. Kuhr’s Blog
      Alice Project
      All Saints Languages Blog
      Billings Middle School Tech Class Blog
      Borman Blogging
      Class 4OQ’s Blog
      Creative Voice
      East Dragon Den
      English With Rosa
      Extreme Biology
      Fab4@Work
      Forrester High School Int 2 Info Systems
      Gelincik Grubu
      Griffin Science – 8th Grade
      Huzzah!
      Intermediate English class blog
      Luce Semester 2009
      Ka Tangi Hoki Ko Au Room 15 Blog
      Law Primary School East Lothian Primary 6 Blog
      MrCs Class Blog
      Mr McClung’s World
      Mrs. Yollis’ Classroom Blog
      Ms Mourad’s Absolutely Sensational Learners
      Mrs Goerend’s Blog
      Planet Infinity
      Room 10 Grey Lynn School
      Room 18’s Learning Journey blog
      Room 231
      Rumford Writers
      Saint Exupery 6
      South Paris Collaborative Chat
      Tamaki Tales
      Tamaki Primary Blockbusters
      Technology in the Classroom
      The Greatest Middle School Blog in the World
      The Overlakes 6th Grade Blog
      The Skinny
      Think in English
      Watch Out!
      Edublog Awards 2009http://edublogawards.com/2009/best-class-edublog-2009/
    • 51. Please notice our successes…
      As seen on http://huzzah.edublogs.org/
    • 52. Why?
      How to?
      Fun
    • 53. More Blogging Resources
      Commenting Guidelines (Youth Voices)http://youthvoices.net/node/22555
      Commenting Guidelines (5th-6th Grade)http://huzzah.edublogs.org/commenting-guidelines/
    • 54. Links, Resources & Examples
      http://langwitches.wikispaces.com
    • 55. Presentations
      Langwitches.org
      Coaching
      Questions?
      Resources
      Lessons
      In-Service
      Workshops
      GloballyConnectedLearning.com
    • 56. Image Credit
      Footprint by Tony J Case http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonyjcase/3011595479/