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    1. 1. Opening Questions:<br />Do you currently send home a weekly/monthly classroom newsletter?<br />Do you currently use a classroom blog to relay information to parents?<br />Classroom Blogs as Interactive, Informative Sites<br />
    2. 2. What is a blog?<br />Site where the author or blogger can post text entries similar to a diary or journal. <br />Viewers can comment, answer questions, reply to discussions, find information, etc. <br />
    3. 3. How can blogs be used in education?<br />There are numerous ways to use blogs in the classroom that benefit students, teachers, and parents. <br />Benefits include:<br />Assignments posted<br />Discussions on current classroom topics<br />Homework help<br />Information about upcoming events/activities<br />Any other ideas?<br />
    4. 4. I don’t have time…<br />Blogs are especially easy to set up with the help of many sites who offer premade blogs available at little to no cost.<br />Simply enter in your information and preferences and VOILA, your classroom blog is ready and launched.<br />Blogging sites:<br />Edublogs.com<br />Blogger.com<br />Wordpress.com<br />
    5. 5. Blogs in Primary School?!?<br />How can classroom blogs be used for our younger classes?<br />How many of you have students whose parents you KNOW use sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, etc?<br />As the parents of our students begin to come from more technological generations, we must reach out to them in a way that they can appreciate. <br />So how can we connect with these generations through classroom blogs?<br />
    6. 6. Connect with Parents<br />Classroom blogs can be used to connect with parents through posting some of the following:<br />Current classroom topics<br />Upcoming events/activities<br />Homework help or fun educational game sites.<br />Current classroom needs/donations wanted.<br />Discussion forums for parents to connect with each other about classroom topics, activities, parties, etc. <br />Ideas?<br />
    7. 7. 10 Ways to use a Classroom Blog by Edublog.com<br />
    8. 8. Beware!<br />Before beginning a classroom blog consider the following:<br />Involve the administration<br />Check your school or district’s AUP<br />Talk with parents (there will be those who are not interested!)<br />Be sure you choose a blog that is secure and password protected to keep the unwanted public out!<br />
    9. 9. Extentions<br />Develop your own blog!<br />Follow the guidelines on the provided rubric to design a class blog.<br />Share with fellow teachers at an upcoming seminar.<br />Discuss likes or dislikes.<br />Complete a survey conveying your thoughts and ideas on classroom blogging. <br />
    10. 10. Resources<br />Edublogs<br />http://edublogs.org/10-ways-to-use-your-edublog-to-teach/<br />Teaching Tips: Using Online Journals and Blogs from the University of Missouri<br />http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/520<br />

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