Learning About Blogging FOR your students

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  • Open up Google Apps Account
  • Depth of Knowledge Bloom’s Taxonomy does not adequate describe the depth of knowledge students have on a subject.  Norman Webb has developed a Depth of Knowledge chart.  Depth of knowledge is an essential component of 21st century skills.
  • Reading ✦ Discuss what Dean Shareski’s quote: “Blogging is about writing, but it begins with reading.” means. ✦ How can you make reading other blogs part of your routine and a habit? ✦ Describe recommendable characteristics of blogs you enjoy reading? ✦ Recommend a blog you read regularly (or are planning to read), explain why another educator would benefit from subscribing to that blog. ✦ Create a Google Reader account and subscribe at least to five blogs.
  • 2-Writing= Teacher ✦ Read Karl Fish’s post Just Write Poorly. In Public. Every Day and discuss what he means by “writing poorly in public”.- http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2011/09/just-write-poorly.html ✦ Do you agree that a teacher should be blogging first BEFORE attempting to blog with his/her students? ✦ How can we teach/coach/facilitate blogging and hence writing, if we have not gone through the process ourselves? ✦ What is the most important advice you would give a teacher to start blogging/writing? ✦ Create a blog for yourself on WordPress.com , Edublogs, Blogger or Posterous and write your fi rst post.


  • 1. Learning About Blogging FOR your Students
  • 2. http://globallyconnectedlearning.com
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  • 9. Google Docs
  • 10. Life Long Self-Directed Learners
  • 11. The illiterate of the 21st Century, will not be the ones who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. Alvin Toffler
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  • 13. Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences
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  • 15. Webb’s Four Levels of Depth of Knowledge Level 2 Skills & Concepts Level 1 Recall & Reproduction Level 3 Strategic Thinking Level 4 Extended Thinking
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  • 17. Learning About Blogging FOR your Students
  • 18. Blogging is a Journey
  • 19. Yarn Blogging?
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  • 21. “ Blogging is About Writing, but it begins with Reading...” Dean Shareski
  • 22. “ Just Write Poorly. In Public Every Day” Karl Fisch
  • 23. Student Writing
  • 24. Commenting
  • 25. Connecting
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  • 28. Quality