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  1. 1. Blogging and the MS Science Classroom Jim Forde Scofield Magnet MS http://mrforde.blogspot.com --- [email_address]
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Jim Forde - 7th Grade Life Science </li></ul><ul><li>Scofield Magnet MS - Stamford, CT </li></ul><ul><li>600+ kids in 2 cogs/teams per grade </li></ul><ul><li>http://magnetmiddle.org </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a blog? <ul><li>Blogger.com states… “A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world.” </li></ul><ul><li>It is, simply put, a We b-log . </li></ul>
  4. 5. How is my blog being used? <ul><li>As a way to connect kids to content related to the topics we are covering. </li></ul><ul><li>• Cornell notes link </li></ul><ul><li>• Postings to engaging content that relate to topics being covered in class </li></ul><ul><li><3/30 Dig Sstem movie - 1/14 Karyotype game> </li></ul>
  5. 6. How is my blog being used? <ul><li>2) A way to extend an experience . </li></ul><ul><li>• Wall-e postings </li></ul><ul><li>• Driving up our heart rates…activity. </li></ul>
  6. 7. How is my blog being used? <ul><li>3) Keeping parents informed of what we are doing in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Chicken wing dissection post </li></ul><ul><li>Candy DNA project </li></ul>
  7. 8. How is my blog being used? <ul><li>4) Connect to interesting science news . </li></ul><ul><li>2/21 - Name NASA node </li></ul><ul><li>1/2 - Turtles and their shells? </li></ul>
  8. 9. How is my blog being used? <ul><li>5) Have students showcase their products or knowledge . </li></ul><ul><li>12/18 -Mitosis demo </li></ul><ul><li>12/11 -Cell Wanted Posters </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul>
  9. 10. How is my blog being used? <ul><li>6) Get them thinking and communicating. </li></ul><ul><li>11/30 - Diffusion image </li></ul><ul><li>11/09 - Photomicrographs </li></ul><ul><li>10/16 grass seed experiment </li></ul><ul><li>10/7 - Elodea tank? </li></ul>
  10. 11. How is my blog being used? <ul><li>7) Supporting Community Service. </li></ul><ul><li>http://terrapinkids.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>• Games, Raps, Polls, Video clips, Raising Awareness, Google Earth, Connecting with Experts! </li></ul>
  11. 12. How is my blog being used? <ul><li>8) Get them to have fun . </li></ul><ul><li>8/1 - Diffusion image </li></ul><ul><li>8/16 - Photomicrographs </li></ul>
  12. 13. What do my kids think?
  13. 14. How could it be used? <ul><li>• As a place to post work more often. (cut paste) </li></ul><ul><li>• As a place to publicly journal ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>• As a place for kids to initiate their own posts </li></ul><ul><li>• Other blogs…. (see handout) </li></ul><ul><li>• Your ideas??? </li></ul>
  14. 15. How can you get involved? <ul><li>Let’s make a blog! </li></ul><ul><li>1) Blogger .com </li></ul><ul><li>2) “create a blog” </li></ul><ul><li>3) Chose a Template </li></ul><ul><li>4) Start Blogging! </li></ul><ul><li>5) Let’s add…. posting, gadgets, photo </li></ul>
  15. 16. Issues and concerns <ul><li>Posting content </li></ul><ul><li>District level regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Student anonymity </li></ul><ul><li>Equity </li></ul><ul><li>Cost and time? </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger is only one of MANY! </li></ul>
  16. 17. Questions?

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