“I sometimes marvel at how young people who are immersed in complex digital worlds tolerate our insistence on reading and writing linear texts devoid of hyperlinked multimodal content and opportunities for social networking” (Alverman, 2008, p.14).
Goals Develop literacy and new literacies skills through reading, posting and commenting on a class blog Increase student motivation Have students take ownership of their work and interact positively with peers
Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners Constructivism Multiple Intelligences Digital Divide
Blogging Terms and Conditions
Implementation Introduce Model Practice Complete Assignment Formative Assessment
Evaluation Learner Evaluation Weekly feed back on postings from peers and teachers Digital Portfolio Reflection on reading habits Formative Weekly review of student responses to guide higher level thinking and responding Summative Monthly reflection End of the year reflection
In Summary Blogging Motivation Higher Level Thinking Interaction Reflection