"Weblogging"! What did you say...


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  • "Weblogging"! What did you say...

    1. 1. Weblogs Weblogs what are they and how you can use them in teaching and learning
    2. 2. A Weblog is an easily created, easily updateable website that allows an author (or authors) to publish instantly to the Internet from any Internet connection.
    3. 3. A Weblog can contain experiences, observations, advice,opinions, analysis, notes, comments on an array of subjects by individuals or a group
    4. 4. Main Features <ul><li>Ease of use where an author can publish to the web without using a program </li></ul><ul><li>A Weblog does not require server software </li></ul><ul><li>Users have extensive control over the Weblog appearance and operation </li></ul><ul><li>Weblogs are updated instantly, and available promptly for other users </li></ul><ul><li>Weblogs can be linked to, and navigated </li></ul><ul><li>easily </li></ul>
    5. 5. How to set up a Weblog account <ul><li>Create a Goggle account at blogger.com </li></ul>
    6. 6. Step 1
    7. 7. Step 2 Name your blog
    8. 8. Step 3 Choose a template
    9. 9. Step 4 Your blog has been created
    10. 10. Now your blog has been created, start blogging
    11. 11. Why Use Weblogs <ul><li>Using Weblogs is a way to reduce the isolation of the virtual learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Weblogs may be a means of assessment for the interactive virtual learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Weblogs may be a means of creating a community of support and sustainability for learning </li></ul>
    12. 12. Why Use Weblogs Cont… <ul><li>Weblogs may be a means of reporting progress and allow the users to provide guidance, feedback, chat sessions, and personal journals </li></ul>
    13. 13. Advantages of Weblogs <ul><li>Feedback between teacher, student, and parents </li></ul><ul><li>A Weblog makes a journal interactive, and may help students internalize material and stay abreast of tasks in the teaching and learning process </li></ul>
    14. 14. Projects for Students using Weblogs <ul><li>BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS AND TOOLS 8.1.8 A-4 8.1.8 A-10 8.1.8 A-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Students may keep journals, write stories and poetry for feedback from friends </li></ul><ul><li>Students may create weblogs as learning projects, and as part of the learning process </li></ul><ul><li>Students may create videos on social issues to bring awareness to a cause </li></ul><ul><li>BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS AND TOOLS </li></ul><ul><li>8.1.8 A-10 8.1.8 A-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Students may reach out to peers, to discuss homework, and moral and emotional support </li></ul><ul><li>Students may create an online radio show, and other creative multimedia projects to express opinions </li></ul>
    15. 15. Student Projects Cont… <ul><li>PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING </li></ul><ul><li>8.1.8 B-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Students may use Weblogs to seek assignments and learning goals, for curriculum related activities, and other sources information </li></ul><ul><li>NATURE AND IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY </li></ul><ul><li>8.2.8 A-3 </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers may use Weblogs to differentiate instruction for students. Students may retrieve their individualized assignments in an inconspicuous way </li></ul>