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How to use blogs for learning and teaching

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A few thoughts on how you can use blogs as a teacher and for your personal learning

A few thoughts on how you can use blogs as a teacher and for your personal learning

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  • 1. How to use blogs for learning and teachinghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/42834622@N00/4333362932 Sarah Stewart 2012 sarahstewart07@gmail.com Creative Commons Attribution BY
  • 2. What is a blog? Blogs in Plain Englishhttp://youtu.be/NN2I1pWXjXI
  • 3. Why use blogs forteaching and learning?http://www.flickr.com/photos/50451886@N00/353451645
  • 4. To deliver content and manage courseshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/28430474@N05/6109506769
  • 5. Share resourceshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/25405741@N00/1443514113
  • 6. Develop writing skillshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/14318462@N00/48771723
  • 7. Use alternative media to process and present work http://www.flickr.com/photos/34427466731@N01/241843728
  • 8. To facilitate reflection on learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/59309871@N00/320718588 6
  • 9. Aid ongoing teacher and peer feedback http://www.flickr.com/photos/20260568@N07/207271782 6
  • 10. Grow online communities/networks of learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503019876@N01/1804295568
  • 11. ePortfolio - develop permanent record of learning and achievementshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/13559836@N03/4797675041
  • 12. Develop online profile http://www.flickr.com/photos/35342879@N00/127809435
  • 13. How to use blogs for learning and teaching? http://www.flickr.com/photos/21560098@N06/379682207 0
  • 14. Have a ‘play’ and set up your own blog• Wordpress.com• Blogger.com• Edublogs.org
  • 15. Read articles and watch ‘how to’ videos on YouTube http://www.flickr.com/photos/16851909@N00/93136022
  • 16. Connect with teachers who use blogs, both F2F and online http://www.flickr.com/photos/46944516@N00/371753643 3
  • 17. Think about issues of privacy, security and professional online behavior http://www.flickr.com/photos/46485933@N00/294020907
  • 18. Go for it!http://www.flickr.com/photos/23912576@N05/2962183917
  • 19. Educational blogs to look at• “Flexible Learning” – course blog: http://flexible-learning-course.blogspot.co.nz• “Sarah Stewart” – personal blog: http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.co.nz• “Rachel eLearning” – student blog: http://rachele-learning.blogspot.co.nz• “The Ed-Techie” – educator’s blog: http://nogoodreason.typepad.co.uk• “Journeying toward a goal” – PhD candidate’s blog: http://lizit.me.uk• “Thesis Whisperer” – post graduate blog: http://thethesiswhisperer.wordpress.com
  • 20. References• Blogs for teaching and learning – something more than technology: http://www.slideshare.net/fbalague/blogs-for-tea• 31 Day Blog Challenge: http://www.problogger.net/31-days-to-building-a-better-blog• 31 Day Comment Challenge: http://commentchallenge.wikispaces.com/home