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0809 03 Tech Talk

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0809 03 Tech Talk

  1. 1. Web 2.o December 2008 Techie Talk Blogging
  2. 2. Blogging in the Classroom
  3. 3. What is a blog? <ul><li>Type of website </li></ul><ul><li>Arranged in chronological order </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most recent ‘post’ (or entry) at the top of the main page to the older entries towards the bottom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include subsequent comments made by people other than the author. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can have static pages </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why would teachers use blogs in the classroom? <ul><li>Provides an authentic audience </li></ul><ul><li>Builds community in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages parent involvement </li></ul>
  5. 5. How can teachers use blogs in the classroom? <ul><li>Posting class-related information </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging student comments on issues </li></ul><ul><li>Posting documents or assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating with parents </li></ul><ul><li>Announcing/ Planning upcoming events </li></ul><ul><li>Eliciting student responses to writing prompts </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing resources and weblinks </li></ul>
  6. 6. District Example uses of Blogs in the Classroom Create an online book club. ( SMS )
  7. 7. District Example uses of Blogs in the Classroom Have students comment on news and current events. ( CHS-Star )
  8. 8. District Example uses of Blogs in the Classroom Have students respond to what they are currently learning in the classroom. ( SCHS )
  9. 9. District Example uses of Blogs in the Classroom Have students comment on a character from a book or as a person from history. ( HMS )
  10. 10. District Example uses of Blogs in the Classroom Have students write book, movie, music, Web site or TV reviews. ( HMS )
  11. 11. District Example uses of Blogs in the Classroom Have students respond to quotes, poetry, art. ( HMS )
  12. 12. How to Start… [email_address] <ul><li>SENDIT email account </li></ul><ul><li>Contact the Bismarck helpdesk (4040) </li></ul><ul><li>Check for a Latte Hour (Jan 13 and 27) </li></ul><ul><li>Atomic Learning - search “wordpress” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Tips for Using Blogs in the Classroom <ul><li>Make sure students understand netiquette! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They need to understand how the written word can be misinterpreted. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They need to know how to respond to the feedback they get in a constructive way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They need to know how to give constructive feedback to other bloggers. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set goals and expectations for blogging. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your goals should reflect the focus you set for the blogs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Establish rules of conduct for blogging. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure students understand the importance of not sharing personal information like last names, home email addresses, or street addresses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get parental permission before starting a blogging project! Make sure they understand what the blogs will be used for and what protections are in place. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you are uncomfortable with individual student blogs, consider a class blog! </li></ul><ul><li>Have a blogging policy </li></ul>
  14. 14. Visit us at… …Thank you Classroom Blogging: A Teacher's Guide to the Blogosphere Weblogs are about reading and writing. Literacy is about reading and writing. Blogging equals literacy. How rarely does an aspect of how we live and work plug so perfectly into how we teach and learn? by David Warlick http://bismarckschools.wordpress.com/

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