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Blogging Pegagogy

Blogging Pegagogy



This was a presentation given to grades 4-6 parents at a recent information evening. It justifies the use of web2.0, in particular blogging in the classroom

This was a presentation given to grades 4-6 parents at a recent information evening. It justifies the use of web2.0, in particular blogging in the classroom



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    • This is a photo of my children.
      • I would like for my children to
      • become confident, independent and self motivated
      • Be able to become life long learners
      • Take responsibility for their learning
      • Take appropriate risks but learn from their experiences
      • be safe from predators and other dangers
      • Enjoy learning about other cultures
      • Reflect an appreciation of different ways
      • Encourage and support others
      • Experience a range of learning activities
      • But not just my children…….
      • …… .. yours as well!
      • The conceptual age
      • We are now entering the conceptual age. It is characterised by three components:
      • Communicate
      • Connect
      • Creativity
    • POLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching)
      • Curriculum bodies in Australia and NZ have developed different sets of principles concerning the actual essence of effective learning and teaching resources, but in summary they all based on a similar set of assumptions.
      • The use of web2.0 tools in the classroom can be justified from the following:-
    • Teachers who…..
      • Use strategies that are flexible and responsive to the learning and thinking styles, values, needs and interests of individual learners
      • Capitalise on students’ experience of a technology rich world
    • Learners who…..
      • Communicate their expectations and share in planning, learning and assessment of their achievements
      • Demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to learning through their actions and approaches.
      • Share accountability for outcomes and take time to reflect critically and creatively on their practices.
      • Display leadership and participate as active and informed citizens
      • Challenge their own understandings and respond to the challenges of others
      • Use strategies that build skills of productive collaboration and develop a range of thinking processes including divergent, convergent, lateral, critical and creative thinking.
    • Experiences that…..
      • Encourage and support learners to take responsibility for their learning.
      • Reflect an appreciation of different views opinions, values and beliefs
      • Motivate learners and promote enjoyment, achievement and satisfaction from learning
      • Reflect an appreciation of different ways and rates of learning
      • Use the school and wider community as contexts for learning.
    • Classroom environments that….
      • Promote independence, interdependence and self motivation
      • Empasise, care, support and quality relationships based on mutual respect for all involved in the learning-teaching proecess
      • Value effort, provide achievable but challenging expectations, build self-esteem and encourage learners to become repsonsible and independent.
      • Provide opportunities for learners to take appropriate risks and learn from feedback.
    • Blogging
      • Real writing tasks/authentic audience
      • Share with a global audience
      • High motivation
      • Improves reading and literacy
      • Connection with student lives
      • Digital citizenship
      • Online conversations and meaningful topics
      • Tool for reflection
      • Communication
      • Enjoyment, excitement
    • Our blogs in 2007
      • Our backyard
      • www.globalteacher.org.au
      • http://www.globalstudent.org.au
      • ( see links from www.murch.globalteacher.org.au under each appropriate year level)
    • The flat classroom ( examples of some of our involvements in global projects) www.ms1001tales.wikispaces.com www.es1001tales.wikispaces.com videoconferencing tales from canada introductions podcasting globallearningproject From Me to You
    • This is a presentation for grades 4-6 parent information evening informing them of our proposed use, application and goals in introducing and using web2.0 tools, and the pedagogy for including them. At Hawkesdale p12 College, Victoria, Australia By Anne Mirtschin Information Technology Teacher