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  • Blogging

    1. 1. Blogging in Elementary: Starting the Conversation Early <ul><li>Alice Mercer (alice_mercer@yahoo.com) </li></ul><ul><li>CUE 2009 Thursday 3/5/2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Session 2236 </li></ul>Creative Commons License, Images from Microsoft clip art
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Why blog with students (even in elementary)? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it look like? </li></ul><ul><li>How to structure a class blog or student blogs? </li></ul><ul><li>How to introduce it to students? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why Blog with students?
    4. 4. Journal writing with no feedback
    5. 5. Lets add analog interactivity…
    6. 6. Journal writing with teacher feedback
    7. 7. Lets take it to the Web…
    8. 8. Journal writing on a class blog
    9. 9. Journal writing on an open blog
    10. 10. Journal writing on an open blog
    11. 11. … for an audience It’s writing like they will be doing as adults…
    12. 12. How do we learn?
    13. 13. <ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Social interactions </li></ul><ul><li>Lev Vygotsky </li></ul><ul><li>Zone of proximal development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You cross the point between ignorance of a concept and knowledge with someone helping you </li></ul></ul>How do we learn? The Zone Knowledge
    14. 14. What is the “goal”?
    15. 15. The development of blogging in students: building conversations in the classroom
    16. 19. Different ways to structure blogging for elementary classrooms: their advantages and disadvantages
    17. 20. Class blogs or Individual student blogs
    18. 21. Closed (private) or open (public) blogs
    19. 22. Writing: Drafts or final versions, what should they post?
    20. 24. How to structure the introduction of blogging
    21. 25. Manners, please Mind Your Manners from Ann Douglas’s photostream on flickr.
    22. 26. Start with analog Post-it Note Explosion from Matski’s photostream on flickr.
    23. 27. Other sessions… <ul><li>Saturday March 7 at 12 - 1 p.m. Honk if you Love Blogging: Free Online Tools to Enhance Elementary Blogs      Deborah Ferguson, Eva Wagner             2062      Supersize your blog to include multimedia such as podcasts, embedded video, slideshows, and voice recognition. Get a license to create meaningful, and authentic learning using Gcast, Utube, Picasa, and Jott.  </li></ul><ul><li>New, Beginning, Intermediate, Experienced, Pre K - 3      LA, TL        Madera        Wyndham Hotel </li></ul>

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