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Using blogs in education (slide share)

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Using blogs in education (slide share)

  1. 1. <ul><li>By Lic. Silvina Santos </li></ul><ul><li>August 2011 </li></ul>Powerpoint Templates Using blogs in education
  2. 3. Our agenda <ul><li>What is a blog? </li></ul><ul><li>How can blogs help? </li></ul><ul><li>Types, purposes and examples </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 tools </li></ul>
  3. 4. What is a blog? <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI </li></ul>
  4. 5. What is a blog? <ul><li>Web+log </li></ul><ul><li>Online chronological collection of personal comments and links </li></ul><ul><li>Individual articles: “posts”, “blogposts” or“entries” </li></ul>
  5. 6. Examples Name Pages Widgets Profile Entry Followers Labels
  6. 7. Links to websites Previous Entries (or posts)
  7. 8. How can blogs help? <ul><li>They provide a real audience </li></ul><ul><li>They encourage reflection </li></ul><ul><li>They provide a collaborative setting </li></ul><ul><li>They encourage creativity </li></ul><ul><li>They give students useful skills for </li></ul><ul><li>their “digital futures” </li></ul>
  8. 9. ( From http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/2011/02/14/student-blogging-activity-1-setting-up-your-class-blog/ )
  9. 10. Types of blogs <ul><li>Tutor blogs: the teacher administers them. </li></ul><ul><li>Class blogs: initially administered by teacher, little by little students can be given their ‘blogging license’. </li></ul><ul><li>Learner blogs: learners administer them. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Why do we blog? Tutor blogs <ul><li>To give daily reading practice </li></ul><ul><li>To post assignments </li></ul><ul><li>To provide class or syllabus information </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage participation </li></ul><ul><li>To serve as a resource for links for self-study </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To keep parents informed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To stimulate out-of-class discussion </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 12. An example of a tutor blog <ul><li>https://sites.google.com/a/sanandres.esc.edu.ar/miss-ale-s-class-2011/home </li></ul><ul><li>http ://sacschoolblogs.org/burbankeld/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://poulingail.edublogs.org/ </li></ul>
  12. 13. Why do we blog? Class blogs <ul><li>To encourage a sense of community in the class </li></ul><ul><li>To facilitate online projects </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a virtual space for an international exchange programme </li></ul><ul><li>To promote critical and analytical skills </li></ul>
  13. 14. Class blogs: Some examples <ul><li>http://inglesrosaleda.blogspot.com/2011/04/activities-on-frankestein.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://itc.blogs.com/minds/ </li></ul>
  14. 15. Why do we blog? Learner blogs <ul><li>To provide a real audience for the students’ writing </li></ul><ul><li>As the students’ own online portfolio </li></ul>
  15. 16. Learner blogs: examples <ul><li>http://itc.blogs.com/mind8/ (included in http://itc.blogs.com/minds/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>http ://itc.blogs.com/alejandro/ (included in http:// itc.blogs.com / thewriteweblog / ) </li></ul>
  16. 17. To keep in mind when you work with blogs <ul><li>Set rules https://sites.google.com/a/sanandres.esc.edu.ar/miss-ale-s-class-2011/home/blogging-guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students to make comments: http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/2011/02/22/student-blogging-activity-3-beginner-teaching-quality-commenting/ </li></ul>
  17. 18. Web 2.0 tools we can use (1) <ul><li>www.voki.com : to create an animated character http:// www.kaleido - kids.blogspot.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Glogster: www.glogster.com . Example </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kaleido-kids.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Scrapblog: www.scrapblog.com </li></ul>
  18. 19. Web 2.0 tools we can use (2) <ul><li>Voicethread: www.voicethread.com </li></ul><ul><li>http :// itc.blogs.com / thewriteweblog / : To start a discussion, leave a dictation for students to take down, pronunciation practice, guessing games </li></ul><ul><li>www.issuu.com : to create e-books </li></ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.com : to share presentations </li></ul>
  19. 20. To sum up <ul><li>Make sure you know why you’re blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Once that is clear, decide what type of blog you need </li></ul><ul><li>Decide how to administer it </li></ul><ul><li>Use web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Start small! </li></ul><ul><li>Ask teachers, surf the Net, keep updated! </li></ul>
  20. 21. Further reading <ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/3804773.stm </li></ul><ul><li>http://legacy.teachersfirst.com/content/blog/blogideas2.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>On starting a blog: http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>On using voicethread: http ://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/voice/index.html </li></ul>
  21. 22. Extra resources: Making comments <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDVSw54VU1A&feature=player_embedded#at=54 </li></ul><ul><li>http://huzzah.edublogs.org/commenting-guidelines/ </li></ul><ul><li>http :// jmsalsich.edublogs.org / blog - guidelines / </li></ul><ul><li>http :// huzzah.edublogs.org / commenting - guidelines </li></ul>

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