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The basics about blogging in the 6 - 8 classroom. Presentation created by Sarah L Allred for EDTC 5010 at East Carolina University, 2010.

The basics about blogging in the 6 - 8 classroom. Presentation created by Sarah L Allred for EDTC 5010 at East Carolina University, 2010.

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  • Blogging in Middle School Classrooms
    Sarah L. Allred
    Project 1 EDTC 5010
    ECU
    Summer 2010
    Mrs. Fine
  • What is Blogging?
    Blogging is the action of writing a blog (short for web log).
    A blog is a web site which is much like an online journal. A blog author regularly writes articles about a topic of their choosing.
    A blog is typically organized in chronological order, and may be written by a professional or amateur writer.
    (Introduction to Blogging, 2010)
  • Why Blog?
    Straight from the mouths of students . .
    Top 10 Reason's to Use a Blog in the Classroom
    Click the title above to view video on Youtube.
    (supershona, 2008)
  • Where to Create a Blog
    There are a multitude of web sites where a free or low cost blog can be created. These are just a few:
    http://www.wordpress.com
    http://www.blogger.com
    http://blog.com
    http://myeweb.org
    http://edublogs.org/
    http://www.21classes.com/
  • Blogging in Any Subject Area
    Use the blog to keep a journal of learning over the course of a class, or as a work portfolio.
    Blog daily class activities to keep parents and absent students informed.
    Have students blog to summarize and review learning, or to assess learning.
  • Why Blogging in Education
    Integrating blogging into any topic of study can be a great motivator to get students to read and write.
    Blogs can help students begin to collaborate as learners, and monitor and record their own learning.
    A blog can serve as a learning portfolio.
    Blogging makes writing in the classroom more authentic since it is quickly published to a real audience.
    (Crie, 2006)
  • Blogging in Language Arts
    Language Arts class is one of the most obvious places to use blogging. Some ways you might do this:
    Have students blog responses to or reflections about a text, thus creating an online discussion about what they read.
    Have students blog drafts of written work, and then have classmates comment, and suggest revisions before creating a final draft.
  • Blogging in Math
    Blogging can be quite useful in math class as well.
    Post a problem solving activity, and have students respond on the blog with how they would solve the problem.
    Create a blog for students to record real world applications for math concepts being taught in class.
    After learning a mathematical process have students blog explaining the process in their own words.
  • Blogging in Science
    Post a problem solving activity, and have students respond on the blog with how they would solve the problem using scientific inquiry.
    Create a blog for students to record real world applications for science concepts being taught in class.
    Allow students to blog about current events related to science topics and share their personal view of them.
  • Blogging in Social Studies
    Allow students to blog about current events related to social studies/history topics and share their personal view of them.
    After studying a particular historical event have students blog about their reactions to what happened and how they may have responded differently.
  • Want More Information?
    These are some great sites which may be helpful as you integrate blogging into your classroom:
    http://my-ecoach.com/online/webresourcelist.php?rlid=4992
    http://www2.teachersfirst.com/content/blog/blogbasics.cfm
  • Sources
    Crie, M. (2006, October). Teaching Today. Retrieved June 7, 2010, from : http://www.glencoe.com/sec/teachingtoday/educationupclose.phtml/47
    "Introduction to Blogging." WordPress. n.d. Web. 8 June 2010. <http://codex.wordpress.org/Introduction_to_Blogging>.
    Supershona, (2008, January 31). Top 10 Reason's to Use a Blog in the Classroom. Retrieved June 4, 2010, from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfJETK3am1M