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PowerPoint Presentation that was used during my roundtable presentation at the 2001 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education conference on March 8th, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.

PowerPoint Presentation that was used during my roundtable presentation at the 2001 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education conference on March 8th, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.



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  • Student Photoblogs Illustrating Real-world Applications of Math and Science Katherine Bartz Stacey Meyer Lin Muilenburg, Ph. D St. Mary's College of Maryland Master of Arts in Teaching Program 2011
  • What is photoblogging?
      • A weblog or "blog" is typically an online journal in which people can share experiences with others. 
      • A photoblog, includes digital images as a major component of the online journal. 
      • For the purpose of our research, we used our photoblogs more like class websites or forums as opposed to journals.
  • Reasons for using Photoblogs
      • Easy to use
      • Increases digital literacy
      • Can be used to provide differentiation
      • Expands the virtual classroom
      • Provides space for collaboration and discussion
      • Resource for students and parents 
      • Engaging for students
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  • Considerations
      • Access to technology
        • Multiple methods to upload
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  • Ways to Post Images- Photoblogging
    • 1. Multimedia Message
      • Capture image using cell phone camera
      • Upload photo into picture message
      • Send picture to email posting address 
    • 2. Email attachment
      • Capture image using digital camera or screenshot
      • Attach picture file to email
      • Send email to the email posting address
  • Considerations
      • Privacy
        • Use settings to restrict access 
  • Considerations
      • Censorship
        • Set clear class rules for blogging
        • Save student posts as drafts to review
  • Considerations
      • School Policy
        •   Homework Assignment
  • Our use of Photoblogging-- Application
    • Geometry class : Have students post pictures of triangles around their homes and comment about properties and area of the triangle. This is used as a review for the test on triangles.
    • Environmental Science :  Students will take pictures of objects in their homes that they would typically throw away and describe how they could apply one of the 5 Rs (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle) to this item.   
  • Research Methods
      • Assess the technological capabilities and experience of the class to determine assignment feasibility
      • Introduce students to the class photoblog
      • Provide prompt for students and monitor student posts
      • Score assignments and record participation rates
      • Share completed photoblog with students
  •   Geometry Honors Blog
  • Sample Geometry Post
  • Sample Geometry Posts
  • Sample Geometry Post
  • APES Class Blog
  • Sample Post
  • Sample Post
  • Sample Post
  • Sample Post
  • Findings
      • Feasibility 
        • Most students had access to the technology necessary to complete the assignment (39/47) using a mobile phone
          • The other 8 could post using email
        • Accessing the blog in St. Mary's County Public Schools
      • Participation
        • Total 26/46
          • Geometry 9/23
          • Environmental Science 17/24
      • Quality 
        • Posts that were submitted were of high quality
        • Lead to meaningful discussions
        • Class resource
  • Future Considerations
      • Participation
        • Some students may initially struggle with using new technology
        • Participation will likely improve over time as students become used to the assignment format
      • Blog Access
        • Some school districts block blogging sites such as
        • Other forums such as Moodle or Blackboard could be used instead 
      • Cell phone use in schools
  • Conclusions
      • Photoblogging is an easy and effective way to incorporate technology and mobile learning into your curriculum 
      • Students were able to apply concepts taught in class in real-world situations
      • Repetition may lead to increased participation