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Blog If You Love Learning

  1. 1. Blog If You Love Learning: Weblogs in Education Lucy Gray & Judy Beaver Apple Distinguished Educators 1Thursday, January 17, 2008
  2. 2. Welcome • Workshop wiki: • http://lucygrayworkshops.wikispaces.com • Workshop blog: http://macworldedubloggers.blogspot.com/ • Post a brief intro on the workshop blog. • Give your email address to Judy or Lucy. 2Thursday, January 17, 2008
  3. 3. Workshop Overview • Introductions • Blogging Basics • Following Blogs • Our Favorites • Best Practices • Tools • Bling • Resources • Creation • Reflection • Evaluation 3Thursday, January 17, 2008
  4. 4. KWFDN:Trends, Hotspots, & Dilemmas 4Thursday, January 17, 2008
  5. 5. KWFDN:Trends, Hotspots, & Dilemmas • GenY Attributes 4Thursday, January 17, 2008
  6. 6. KWFDN:Trends, Hotspots, & Dilemmas • GenY Attributes • Unbundled Education 4Thursday, January 17, 2008
  7. 7. KWFDN:Trends, Hotspots, & Dilemmas • GenY Attributes • Unbundled Education • Participatory Pedagogy 4Thursday, January 17, 2008
  8. 8. KWFDN:Trends, Hotspots, & Dilemmas • GenY Attributes • Unbundled Education • Participatory Pedagogy • Personal Digital Media 4Thursday, January 17, 2008
  9. 9. KWFDN:Trends, Hotspots, & Dilemmas • GenY Attributes • Unbundled Education • Participatory Pedagogy • Personal Digital Media • Media-SavvyYouth 4Thursday, January 17, 2008
  10. 10. KWFDN:Trends, Hotspots, & Dilemmas • GenY Attributes • Unbundled Education • Participatory Pedagogy • Personal Digital Media • Media-SavvyYouth • Technologies of Cooperation 4Thursday, January 17, 2008
  11. 11. KWFDN:Trends, Hotspots, & Dilemmas • GenY Attributes • Unbundled Education • Participatory Pedagogy • Personal Digital Media • Media-SavvyYouth • Technologies of Cooperation • Media Rich Pervasive 4Thursday, January 17, 2008
  12. 12. Today’s Teen - Born 1990 5Thursday, January 17, 2008
  13. 13. First Grade - 1996 6Thursday, January 17, 2008
  14. 14. Fourth Grade - 1999 7Thursday, January 17, 2008
  15. 15. Middle School 2001-2003 8Thursday, January 17, 2008
  16. 16. High School - 2004 9Thursday, January 17, 2008
  17. 17. Sophomore year - 2005 10Thursday, January 17, 2008
  18. 18. Junior Year 2005-2006 11Thursday, January 17, 2008
  19. 19. Senior Year - 2007 12Thursday, January 17, 2008
  20. 20. According to Pew... 13Thursday, January 17, 2008
  21. 21. According to Pew... 4 Key Teen Realities: 13Thursday, January 17, 2008
  22. 22. According to Pew... 4 Key Teen Realities: • Teens are technology-rich and enveloped by a wired world. 13Thursday, January 17, 2008
  23. 23. According to Pew... 4 Key Teen Realities: • Teens are technology-rich and enveloped by a wired world. • Mobile gadgets allow them to enjoy media and communicate anywhere 13Thursday, January 17, 2008
  24. 24. According to Pew... 4 Key Teen Realities: • Teens are technology-rich and enveloped by a wired world. • Mobile gadgets allow them to enjoy media and communicate anywhere • Teens know that ordinary citizens can be publishers, movie makers, artists, song creators, and story tellers 13Thursday, January 17, 2008
  25. 25. According to Pew... 4 Key Teen Realities: • Teens are technology-rich and enveloped by a wired world. • Mobile gadgets allow them to enjoy media and communicate anywhere • Teens know that ordinary citizens can be publishers, movie makers, artists, song creators, and story tellers • Teens are multimedia multi- taskers. 13Thursday, January 17, 2008
  26. 26. Margate Park 14Thursday, January 17, 2008
  27. 27. Sam 15Thursday, January 17, 2008
  28. 28. Presentation Zen 16Thursday, January 17, 2008
  29. 29. My Blog 17Thursday, January 17, 2008
  30. 30. Objectives • Explore various blogging tools • Investigate and critique the educational possibilities • Help you get started with your own 18Thursday, January 17, 2008
  31. 31. Blogging Basics 19Thursday, January 17, 2008
  32. 32. What is a weblog? • a simple way of publishing to the web • requires little technical expertise • can embed photos, video clips and links in a blog • posts are displayed in reverse chronological order • people can respond to entries • accessible; can make public or private • can be followed through RSS feeds and a newsreader 20Thursday, January 17, 2008
  33. 33. Why? • publish assignments • ask questions and invite responses • record lessons and ideas • point colleagues to resources • develop a personal learning network 21Thursday, January 17, 2008
  34. 34. Where? • School intranets • World Wide Web • Ning 22Thursday, January 17, 2008
  35. 35. How? • Free tools • Blogger • Blogmeister • 21Classes • For purchase • Typepad • WordPress • iWeb 23Thursday, January 17, 2008
  36. 36. Blog Vocab • RSS - “A technology that allows web users to receive (ongoing, constantly updated) information collected from many sources through a simple reader.This is supplied through an “RSS feed” that users can subscribe to. • Newsreader- a piece of software or web site that allows one to aggregate, organize, and read RSS feeds. • Tag - a label that can be applied to a blog post to categorize posts and to make content available via search 24Thursday, January 17, 2008
  37. 37. Following Blogs 25Thursday, January 17, 2008
  38. 38. Google Reader www.google.com/reader http://lucygrayworkshops.wikispaces.com/ Macworld+Edublogs 26Thursday, January 17, 2008
  39. 39. What’s RSS? RSS in Plain English - Commoncraft 27Thursday, January 17, 2008
  40. 40. Our Faves Student Teacher Administrator Class/Project-Based Video Professional Development 28Thursday, January 17, 2008
  41. 41. Lucy’s Criteria • Updated regularly • Not completely self- promoting • Rich educational content • Thoughtful commentary • Creative projects • Evidence of student learning • Compelling graphics • Clean Design • Originality • References kids’ work 29Thursday, January 17, 2008
  42. 42. Best Practices 30Thursday, January 17, 2008
  43. 43. Tools 31Thursday, January 17, 2008
  44. 44. Bling 32Thursday, January 17, 2008
  45. 45. Resources 33Thursday, January 17, 2008
  46. 46. Creation, Reflection & Evaluation 34Thursday, January 17, 2008
  47. 47. Contact Info Lucy Gray University of Chicago Center for Urban School Improvement elemenous@gmail.com iChat/AIM: elemenous http://lucygray.org Judy Beaver Punahou School jbeaver@punahou.edu 35Thursday, January 17, 2008
  48. 48. “... if we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” -John Dewey 36Thursday, January 17, 2008

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