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  • 1. Sarah Miniea BLOGS TO ENHANCE LEARNING
  • 2. Did you know? Teenagers are active bloggers – in fact, one- quarter of teens blog. Teenagers like blogging because, unlike an online profile, they aren’t judged by their appearance or age – just on how interesting the content of their blog is. http://www.nald.ca/library/learning/nwt/blogging/blogging.pdf “Blogging the the Classroom”NWT Literacy Council WHAT IS A BLOG?
  • 3. -Students feel a part of a community where they can express themselves -Students can build up social skills even though they don’t have to talk face-to-face with people -They can read others blogs to learn about them and their work -A great way to publish their work and be able to reflect on it -Teachers can monitor what is being said/posted -Students can quickly and meaningfully respond to others -Great way to get the shy students to participate -Requires students to READ and WRITE -As a teacher, blogs are a great way to comminicate with students -Student Portfolios -Students audience is much larger BLOGS IN THE CLASSROOM
  • 4. EduBlogs Class Chatter Google Blogger SOME EXAMPLE BLOGS
  • 5. DO NOT: Use personal information Use last names Photos of students Use username with students name DO: Update parents of what is going on Set expectations Teach students how to behave online KEEPING STUDENTS SAFE
  • 6. -Students can post assignments to their blog—always there, others can view/comment -Great to post links and videos that pertain to assignment -Have students reflect on assignments they have created -Much Much More! WAYS TO USE THE BLOG
  • 7. KIDBLOG.COM CREATE YOUR CLASS
  • 8. ADD STUDENTS
  • 9. UPDATING PROFILE
  • 10. FIRST BLOG
  • 11. Comment on others blogs REVIEW OTHERS BLOGS
  • 12. DASHBOARD
  • 13. PRIVACY
  • 14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTToERnTKB4 HEAR FROM OTHERS