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    Using Blogs to Promote Science Literacy Using Blogs to Promote Science Literacy Presentation Transcript

    • Using Blogs to Promote Science Literacy Welcome! Welcome Stacy Baker November 21, 2008 sbaker@calvertonschool.org NSTA Portland Conference
    • Presentation Outline What is a Blog? Why Blog? Goals of a Blog Small Groups Share Set up of a Blog Hand out Packet
    • What is a Blog? Video Parts of a Blog
    • Thank you for going the extra mile with your I love how the blog has students. Your blog connected us so much demonstrates the more to each other. creativity and synthesis of ideas that is a model for -9th Grade Student the entire faculty. -Principal I have been so impressed with the project and more importantly the attitude my daughter has developed toward science, writing, research, and Why Blogs? communication. -Parent
    • What Do Students Like About Blogs? Video
    • What are the Goals of a Blog?
    • Improve science literacy: Americans Get F in Science Literacy
    • Student work will be read by thousands of people, both their peers and experts in the field: Sitemeter
    • Discuss topics students care about with their peers and experts: Atlanta Water Crisis
    • Discuss labs and other class assignments: Substance X Lab
    • Interact and discuss topics with practicing scientists: Explore Other Blogs Scientist Interviews
    • Teach students how to evaluate internet sources: Credible Sources
    • Exciting opportunities will develop!
    • Small Group Discussion 1. What would you like your students to blog about? 2. What things do you do now that you could replace with a blog? 3. What roadblocks might you encounter that would prevent you from blogging with your students? 4. What are some ways you could get around those roadblocks?
    • Blog Safety Rules for Students ●Use first names only or pseudonyms ●Do not identify your location ●Remember that nothing can be erased in cyberspace Rules for Teachers ●Turn on comment moderation ●Turn on anti-spam filter ●Do not publish pictures with the school name or logo ●Do not publish names alongside pictures Parent Consent Form
    • Extreme Biology Blog Tutorials Comment Writing Did you: * Add new information that is related to the post? * Insert a link to the website where you found the information? * Check to make sure your comment does not contain the same information as someone else's comment? Post Writing Did you: * Make sure the topic you want to write about is biology-related? * Check that all of your sources are credible before writing your post? * Hyperlink your sources? * Include a creative commons or public domain image? * Include 2-3 science-based (not opinion-based) questions in your post? * Compare your post to published posts to make sure the format is correct?
    • http://creativecommons.org/
    • Use the Advanced Search!
    • Getting Started with Edublogs
    • Thousands of Examples Support Blogging! Links
    • Please join on the conversation at the NSTA Conference Blog or on my teacher blog!
    • Sources Slide # 1 Photo : Turtblu, www.flickr.com/photos/turtblu/494164844 2 Photo: Monkeyc.net, www.flickr.com/photos/monkeyc/322654818 3 Photo: -bast-, www.flickr.com/photos/-bast-/349497988 Video: “Blogs in Plain English” Common Craft Show by Lee Lefever, www.commoncraft.com/show 4 Document: www.missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog 5 Photo: created using www.picnik.com and www.wordle.net 6 Photo: Stabilo Boss, www.flickr.com/photos/stabilo-boss/93136022 Photo: National Science Board, 2006. Science and Engineering Indicators. 7 Document: http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/2007/09/17 8 Photo: www.clustrmaps.com Document: www.sitemeter.com 9 Drought Photo: Fadder_Uri, www.flickr.com/fadderuri/1450938449 Document: http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2007/10/07 10 Document: http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2008/10/29/ 11 Photo: David Kroll, www.jomc.unc.edu Brian Switek, www.scienceblogs.com/laelaps Erica Tsai, www.duke.edu/~yet2/ Eric Roston, www.ericroston.com Document: http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2008/09/29 Document: http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/category/science-online-09
    • 12 Screenshot: www.dhmo.org 13 Photo: Turtblu, www.flickr.com/photos/turtblu/494164844 Laura Porter, http://scienceblogs.com/digitalbio Bora Zivkovic, http://scienceblogs.com/clock Science Online '09, www.scienceonline09.com 15 Document: Parent Consent Form, http://beyond-school.org/2007/11/09 17 Comic: created using www.bitstrips.com 18 Photo: www.creativecommons.se/images/highquality.jpg 19 Screenshot: www.flickr.com Photo: Bensonkua, www.flickr.com/photos/bensonkua/2127756905 Photo: Onkel_wart, www.flickr.com/photos/onkel_wart/2258366486 Photo: law_keven, www.flickr.com/photos/66164549@N00/1575325110 20 Screenshot: http://edublogs.org 21 Screenshot: www.classroom20.com Document: http://supportblogging.com/Links+to+School+Bloggers 22 Screenshot: http://blogs.nsta.org/ConferenceBlog/default.aspx http://blogging4biology.edublogs.org