Blogging in the Classroom<br />Kathryn Clever<br />EDIM 510<br />
What is a Blog?<br /><ul><li>Web publishing tool
Authors can easily self publish items
Published items include:
Text
 artwork/graphics
Links to other websites/blogs</li></li></ul><li>More about Blogs<br /><ul><li>Set up like conventional websites
Used for posting information
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  1. 1. Blogging in the Classroom<br />Kathryn Clever<br />EDIM 510<br />
  2. 2. What is a Blog?<br /><ul><li>Web publishing tool
  3. 3. Authors can easily self publish items
  4. 4. Published items include:
  5. 5. Text
  6. 6. artwork/graphics
  7. 7. Links to other websites/blogs</li></li></ul><li>More about Blogs<br /><ul><li>Set up like conventional websites
  8. 8. Used for posting information
  9. 9. Similar to on-line journal/diary
  10. 10. Postings -short /updated frequently
  11. 11. Postings appear in reverse chronological order
  12. 12. Can include archived entries</li></li></ul><li>Benefits to Students<br /><ul><li>Highly motivating to students
  13. 13. Can be done outside of classroom
  14. 14. Encourages reading skills
  15. 15. Effective forums for collaboration /discussion
  16. 16. Improves grammar and spelling
  17. 17. Can promote critical and analytical thinking</li></li></ul><li>Benefits to the Classroom<br /><ul><li>Allows class management
  18. 18. Helps student connect with class information
  19. 19. Provides communication with parents
  20. 20. Collaboration
  21. 21. Students benefit from peer review
  22. 22. Work with teacher to better writing skills</li></li></ul><li>More Benefits to Classroom<br /><ul><li>Discussions
  23. 23. Class discussions can happen easier
  24. 24. Shy students feel comfortable
  25. 25. Student Portfolios
  26. 26. Present, organize and protect student work
  27. 27. Can be analyzed by teacher for assessment</li></li></ul><li>Prepare Students for Blog<br /><ul><li>Review Acceptable Use Policy with students
  28. 28. Inform parents /gain parental permission
  29. 29. Teach students safe/ acceptable/sensible behavior
  30. 30. Review guidelines pertaining to student access.
  31. 31. Set clear expectations of netiquette
  32. 32. Discuss consequences of unacceptable behavior.</li></li></ul><li>References<br />A+ picture-http://www.flickr.com/photos/36052489@N00/4059205898/<br />"Benefits of Blogs in Education . Blogging about Blogging. Retrieved February 26, 2011 from http://bloggingresearch.wordpress.com/2007/06/03/benefits-of-blogs-in-education/.<br />Blog Wordle -http://www.flickr.com/photos/barnett/2836828090/<br />Crie, M. (2006). Using Blogs to Integrate Technology in the Classroom, Education Up Close, Teaching Today, Glencoe Online. Retrieved February 26, 2011 from <http://www.glencoe.com/sec/teachingtoday/educationupclose.phtml/47>.<br />Journal picture-http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdorfman/15846725/<br />Netiquette picture-http://www.flickr.com/photos/23064740@N02/2264411017/<br />Students at School picture-http://www.flickr.com/photos/23311439@N03/2229080745/<br />Word picture-Maria Reyes-McDavishttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mariareyesmcdavis/2889870505/<br />

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