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View this powerpoint presentation to help you set up your own blogging site, and lesson planning suggestions.

View this powerpoint presentation to help you set up your own blogging site, and lesson planning suggestions.

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