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Blogging for the Classroom Why do it… How to maximize it for learning
Objectives and Outcomes <ul><li>Learn  what a Blog is & Why do it in your classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Learn  CCUSD procedu...
What’s a Blog? <ul><li>A blog (a contraction of the term  &quot;Web log&quot; ) is a Web site, usually maintained by an  i...
What’s it’s not… <ul><li>A place to just turn in papers. </li></ul><ul><li>•  Something that will sit there and run itself...
<ul><li>Online journal </li></ul><ul><li>Online conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive website </li></ul><ul><li>One a...
 
Why use Blogging in the classroom? <ul><li>Reflection </li></ul>
 
 
<ul><li>Can </li></ul><ul><li>Take  </li></ul><ul><li>Your  </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons  </li></ul><ul><li>To  </li></ul><ul...
So how do we begin blogging?
Start with a Focused Objective
Learning focused blogging ideas: <ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Problem of the Week </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul...
Learning focused blogging ideas: <ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Reflections </li></ul><ul><li>Book Shares...
Only Standards-based Lessons
CCUSD School Blogs Must Be… Current Moderated Subscribable Safe Honest Inviting Maintained Standards-based Focused
CCUSD Bloggers Will… Participate Report unsafe behavior Only use first name or student numbers Encourage other commentors ...
How do you get started?
Decide  on your Purpose Prepare  your Blog Webpage Instruct  your students on safety policy Teach  students how to blog Be...
Let’s Brainstorm Ideas <ul><li>Where might you want to enhance your program? </li></ul>
Nuts & bolts of building Your blog…
Photo Attributions <ul><li>Rickydavid:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/cuppini/2741772518/in/set-72157600358337636/ </li></u...
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    1. 1. Blogging for the Classroom Why do it… How to maximize it for learning
    2. 2. Objectives and Outcomes <ul><li>Learn what a Blog is & Why do it in your classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Learn CCUSD procedures of Blogging with students </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm Blogging ideas in your teaching context </li></ul><ul><li>Set up your CCUSD Classroom Blog </li></ul>
    3. 3. What’s a Blog? <ul><li>A blog (a contraction of the term &quot;Web log&quot; ) is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order . </li></ul>
    4. 4. What’s it’s not… <ul><li>A place to just turn in papers. </li></ul><ul><li>• Something that will sit there and run itself. </li></ul><ul><li>• Benign, boring document without hyperlinks </li></ul><ul><li>or references. </li></ul><ul><li>• A place to write in the 3rd person. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Online journal </li></ul><ul><li>Online conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive website </li></ul><ul><li>One author-many interactions </li></ul>What it is…
    6. 7. Why use Blogging in the classroom? <ul><li>Reflection </li></ul>
    7. 10. <ul><li>Can </li></ul><ul><li>Take </li></ul><ul><li>Your </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>To </li></ul><ul><li>Another </li></ul><ul><li>Level. </li></ul>
    8. 11. So how do we begin blogging?
    9. 12. Start with a Focused Objective
    10. 13. Learning focused blogging ideas: <ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Problem of the Week </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Exam Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Notes explanation </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Question of the week </li></ul><ul><li>Hypothesis of the week </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Lab explanation </li></ul><ul><li>Writing about science </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions about trends </li></ul><ul><li>Opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Debates </li></ul><ul><li>Research topics </li></ul>
    11. 14. Learning focused blogging ideas: <ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Reflections </li></ul><ul><li>Book Shares </li></ul><ul><li>Mini-Lesson Support </li></ul><ul><li>Writing practice </li></ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Art work critique </li></ul><ul><li>Art discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Famous artist research </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Different trends </li></ul><ul><li>Types & sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion/ Research about Broadway </li></ul><ul><li>Research topics </li></ul>
    12. 15. Only Standards-based Lessons
    13. 16. CCUSD School Blogs Must Be… Current Moderated Subscribable Safe Honest Inviting Maintained Standards-based Focused
    14. 17. CCUSD Bloggers Will… Participate Report unsafe behavior Only use first name or student numbers Encourage other commentors Spell-check their responses Respond with respect
    15. 18. How do you get started?
    16. 19. Decide on your Purpose Prepare your Blog Webpage Instruct your students on safety policy Teach students how to blog Begin blogging!
    17. 20. Let’s Brainstorm Ideas <ul><li>Where might you want to enhance your program? </li></ul>
    18. 21. Nuts & bolts of building Your blog…
    19. 22. Photo Attributions <ul><li>Rickydavid: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cuppini/2741772518/in/set-72157600358337636/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mexicanwave: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mexicanwave/2404978535/ </li></ul><ul><li>Andyp uk: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andypiper/341429556/ </li></ul><ul><li>Vicki’s Pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vlashton/1760286858/ </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging Librairian: http://www.flickr.com/photos/isaakkwok/302510560/ </li></ul><ul><li>/nico: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nico/39197895/ </li></ul><ul><li>Tony F.: http://www.flickr.com/photos/st-lite/2197886788/ </li></ul>
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