Blogging Techniques for the classroom Suryaveer Singh UNESCO Innovation in ICT in Education Award 2008 http://exploringgeography.wikispaces.com http://mygeographylearning.blogspot.com http://ictinclassrooms.blogspot.com
What is a blog? Weblog – we blog – Blog Web presence an online journal Share ideas Create a sense of community publish to the Internet instantly Comment / Feedback from readers Hyperlinks to other websites
Blogging activities include: Analysis of information and reflections on classroom readings, Sharing of resources, Class journaling
Daily log of class events. About the homework or a next day activity. An extension of class discussions. Students can post comments about certain topics, and other students can respond or start new ones.
Students can post entries into a classroom blog.
Students can download the reading materials and explore hyperlinks.
The instant publishing on blogs makes students more able and willing to read, write, and discuss about the world around them.
How a teacher actually uses a blog with his / her students?