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Blogging in family studies


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Blogging in family studies

  1. 1. Engaging the 21st Century Learner November 12, 2010 Using Blogs in the Classroom
  2. 2. Today… This workshop is for teachers who are interested in becoming more familiar with Web 2.0. Teachers will be introduced to a number of web-based applications and how they can be used with students for a variety of purposes. Participants will be given the opportunity to experiment with applications, as well as discuss any ethical implications surrounding the use of such technology.
  3. 3. This was revolutionary… • Efficient and uniform dissemination of knowledge • Fueled scientific, political and social change on a scale unlike any other invention in history
  4. 4. Today’s Revolution… • Social affiliations and networking • Being online vs. going online • The web as an application platform • Digital self- expression; defining and claiming of one’s voice
  5. 5. What’s the difference? • Our students are contributing to the collective knowledge of cyber space.
  6. 6. The “Read-Write” Web… Huh? • Contributing, collaborating, creating • Internet as a extension of the computer desktop • Not only a source of reading for research or pleasure • “Publishing” of creative pieces – written or visual
  7. 7. Paradigm Shift… • Learning is a collaborative, social endeavour.
  8. 8. Who Said It? “These (new digital) technologies are truly a gift to humanity and we must endeavour to ensure that the benefits they offer are put at the service of all human individuals and communities, especially those who are most disadvantaged and vulnerable.”
  9. 9. BLOGS Blogs are powerful communication tools. Blogs are powerful publishing tools. But blogging (the verb) is still much more than that to me. Blogging, as in reading and thinking and then writing, is connecting and learning. Will Richardson 2006
  10. 10. Limited Only by Your Imagination • Teachers – Content-related blog as professional practice – Networking and personal knowledge sharing – Instructional tips for students – Course announcements and readings – Annotated links • Students –Reflective or writing journals –Assignment submission and review –Dialogue for groupwork –E-portfolios –Share course-related resources
  11. 11. Why should students blog? • Encourages students to write • Communicate through an exciting medium that engages the learner • Contribute to collective knowledge • Construct knowledge • Use a tool that students know how to use
  12. 12. D.I. and Web 2.0 • Engage the “millenials” • Capitalize on skills students already have • Provide choice • Do “real world” work using “real world tools”
  13. 13. Ultimately… • There is no need to be afraid! • An excellent opportunity for teacher-student collaboration • Let students use tools they are familiar with to the learn the content • Develop marketable technology skills – especially for female students • Engage boys through hands-on learning • Provide girls with marketable technological skills
  14. 14. Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Supported by Web 2.0 Applications
  15. 15. Time to Play! • Log on to your computer • Visit this site: