Blogging - A Journal of Learning

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Blogging - A Journal of Learning

  1. 1. Blogging A Journal Of Learning
  2. 2. Keeping a Journal Have you ever given students a journal assignment?
  3. 3. Keeping a Journal Common reactions to journal assignments RESISTANCE
  4. 4. Keeping a Journal FRUSTRATION Common reactions to journal assignments
  5. 5. Keeping a Journal FEAR Common reactions to journal assignments
  6. 6. Keeping a Journal Why? RESISTANCE FRUSTRATION FEAR
  7. 7. Keeping a Journal Perception of journals Paper
  8. 8. Keeping a Journal Perception of journals <ul><li>Laborious </li></ul><ul><li>Solitary </li></ul><ul><li>Artificial </li></ul><ul><li>Academic </li></ul>Paper
  9. 9. Blog <ul><li>“ A Web site on which an individual or group of users produces an ongoing narrative.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Dictionary.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. Keeping a Journal Perception of journals Digital
  11. 11. Keeping a Journal Perception of journals <ul><li>Engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul>Digital
  12. 12. Keeping a Journal Perception of journals <ul><li>Laborious </li></ul><ul><li>Solitary </li></ul><ul><li>Artificial </li></ul><ul><li>Academic </li></ul>Paper <ul><li>Engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul>Digital VS
  13. 13. <ul><li>Blogs are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul></ul>Blogs Why use ‘em? hiimcarv.wordpress.com
  14. 14. <ul><li>Accessible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anytime, Anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All you need is Internet + Web Browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now accessible via iPhone! </li></ul></ul>funnyguysareforever.wordpress.com
  15. 15. <ul><li>Simple </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing more important than computer skills </li></ul></ul>heliosexeunt.wordpress.com
  16. 16. <ul><li>Fun! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appeals to the attention seeker in all of us </li></ul></ul>moodlessdays.wordpress.com
  17. 17. Affordances of blogging - Giving out / submitting assignments - Keeping Journals - Posting videos - Putting up lecture notes - Giving comments on work done - Building relationships - Getting work out there!
  18. 18. A Word of Warning … <ul><li>Privacy Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitive Subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Flaming </li></ul><ul><li>Obscene / Explicit material </li></ul><ul><li>Accidental Deletion </li></ul>
  19. 19. wordpress.com How?
  20. 20. redpants.wordpress.com Hear me roar! Thank you 

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