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Reasons To Blog 2

  1. 1. Title – Reasons to Blog Margaret Vass ICT Curriculum Support Officer [email_address] Tel: 01324 503766 Falkirk Council Education Services
  2. 2. Blog …. A Definition <ul><ul><li>A Blog (web log) is a personal website often used like a journal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A typical blog contains text, images and links to other blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs are interactive and readers can leave comments </li></ul></ul>Falkirk Council Education Services
  3. 3. Blogging With Classes <ul><ul><li>Blogs provide a potential world wide online audience for children’s work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children have the opportunity to develop effective learning conversations with people around the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They provide the opportunity to use many of the free social software tools children are familiar with outside of school. </li></ul></ul>Falkirk Council Education Services
  4. 4. Catering for learning Styles <ul><ul><li>Many activities associated with blogging take place away from the computer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These can include actions such as learning photography skills, practising interview techniques, or setting homework tasks that involve parents and other family members. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific examples of these types of activities are located elsewhere in the menu section of the ‘Blogging With Classes’ section. </li></ul></ul>Falkirk Council Education Services
  5. 5. A Curriculum For Excellence <ul><ul><li>Successful Learners – by having access to a worldwide audience who can comment on their work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective Contributers - by leaving comments on their own classmates’ work, as well as the work of others around the globe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confident Individuals - as they learn that their work and opinions are respected by a worldwide audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsible Citizens - as they are trusted to contribute sensible posts and comments to their blogs </li></ul></ul>Falkirk Council Education Services

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