Blogging and RE


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A presentation which explains how blogging can be used to enhance collaboration and dialogue in RE

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Blogging and RE

  1. 1. Blogging and Religious Education
  2. 2. A brief overview What is a blog? Blogging <ul><li>an abbreviated form of we blog </li></ul><ul><li>a website that can be created or updated directly from any Internet browser </li></ul><ul><li>an unlimited supply of digital paper </li></ul><ul><li>an online collaborative community which shares and exchanges views </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>by being a subscriber to someone’s blogsite and making contributions </li></ul><ul><li>by adding a comment to someone else’s blog site without being a subscriber </li></ul><ul><li>by having your own blogsite where you share your views and information with </li></ul><ul><li>others </li></ul>A brief overview How do you blog? Blogging
  4. 4. <ul><li>a blogsite is dynamic and enables communication and dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>sections of a blog can be made private </li></ul><ul><li>content can be previewed and moderated before it goes “live” </li></ul><ul><li>comments can be moderated before they appear, creating a safe, secure environment </li></ul><ul><li>to give readers a continuous source of news, information and insight about a given topic </li></ul>A brief overview Why have a blogsite? Blogging
  5. 5. Why blog with pupils? Blogging can motivate pupils and enable them to have the satisfaction of writing and publishing for a real audience It also facilitates authentic collaborative opportunities within school, or beyond to others around the world To provide a window of excellence into classrooms   Blogging
  6. 6. Blogging and RE Why? It can be used to:   ► Motivate ► Improve and enhance reading and writing skills ► Motivate pupils to achieve high standards ► Provide an RE window of excellence ► Make links with other schools nationally and globally ► Develop and strengthen community cohesion   
  7. 7. Why? It can be used to:   ► Enhance school and community links ► Promote RE and raise its status ► Provide authentic opportunities for collaboration ► Provide authentic opportunities for genuine dialogue ► Enable pupils to consider, then express their views to a wider audience Blogging and RE
  8. 8. What? ► On any subject which promotes positive dialogue , debate or discussion ► A forum to create and share religious poetry or stories ► A forum where sensitive issues can be raised an discussed in a safe, secure and collaborative environment Blogging and RE
  9. 9. How? If you want to know more, or receive training, please contact me by clicking on the link below to visit my blogsite. smartleydoesIT http:// Blogging and RE