Blogging: Reflection, Teaching and Learning 34th Annual International Conference, TESOL Greece March 30-31, 2013 Vicky Loras The Loras Network
What is a Blog? Definition of BLOG : a Web site that contains an online personal journal withreflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer; also : the contents of such a site — blog verb — blog·ger noun — blog·ging noun • (Retrieved from Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blog)
One of the first bloggers ever...Moby! • Started blogging in October, 2000. • Topics: his http://www.wired.com) tours, music, even (Image taken from: politics, architecture • Now: a journal full of writing, videos, audioTESOL GreeceMarch 30-31, 2013 • http://www.moby.com/journal
What kind of blog?• Personal teaching / educational blog• Teaching experiences• Ideas / Methods / Techniques• Blog ChallengesTESOL GreeceMarch 30-31, 2013
What kind of blog? • Classroom Blogs • Permission needed from parents (names, photos, use) • A great website: http://kidblog.org/home/ • Twitter hashtag: #comments4kids • Two examples: Willliam Chamberlain’s http://mrcsclassblog.blogspot.ch/ Aviva Dunsiger and Gina Bucciachio’s class blogTESOL Greece http://6bd.commons.hwdsb.on.ca/March 30-31, 2013
Why Write? • Reflection, reflection, reflection! (Image taken from www.productivepen.com)TESOL GreeceMarch 30-31, 2013
Why Write? • Revisit classroom moments • What went well, what wrong • Come up with new ideas • Share ideas, get new ones • Improve your writing skills (Image taken from www.simplesquare.com)TESOL GreeceMarch 30-31, 2013
Why Read?• Learn!• Find people in common contexts• Get ideas!• Find schools and classes everywhere to co- blog with yours! (Image from: http://www.investopedia.com)TESOL GreeceMarch 30-31, 2013
Comments!• Leave comments on blogs: feedback!• Answer comments on your own blog Keep the dialogue flowing!TESOL GreeceMarch 30-31, 2013
Find Blogs• On Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus• Google educators’ names• Check business cards (Image from: http://www.webshostinggeeks.com) A great list of ELT blogs, by Chiew Pang:TESOL Greecehttp://chiewpang.blogspot.com/March 30-31, 2013
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Thinking of starting or continuing your blog? Moby would say... Go!!!TESOL GreeceMarch 30-31, 2013
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