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  1. 11 advantages of using a blog for teaching
  2. Advantage # 1 Using a blog makes education focused on students
  3. Question Why has the way of teaching through technology grown dramatically? Answer by teacher Anne Mirtschin It just makes sense. Our students use technology constantly.
  4. I enjoyed the connection to modern media. Students are used to this technology and are excited when they incorporate something, they are familiar and skilled with, to something they are learning. Geometry course participant
  5. Blogs build confidence, self-expression and autonomous learning. Even the shyest students can find a voice.
  6. Blogging allows each student to share his or her own love of learning.
  7. Curiosity
  8. What values do you have?
  9. Advantage # 2 Using a blog helps students, parents, friends and others learn anytime and anywhere
  10. Transitioning your school newsletter to a blog means that parents can access the information anytime from anywhere.
  11. Online tools allow students to engage with other students and instructors instantly. This gives students the chance to discuss questions as they arise.
  12. I was able to work on it anytime throughout the week. It was different than other activities I have done in the past, which was cool. It is a more modern way to engage students. Geometry course participant
  13. Students are no longer confined to their class groupings or teachers within a classroom.
  14. Students said that the use of blogs helped them check and revise their work on a regular basis which increased the quality and quantity of their work.
  15. Learn anywhere
  16. The teaching factory The learning environment There are fixed places of education, for example lecture halls and classrooms. Also, there are fixed times of education, for example 45 minute time slots. Learning takes place anytime and in all kinds of work and living environments. Adapted from Lars Kolind: The Second Cycle, p. 155-156.
  17. Further inspiration
  18. Advantage # 3 Using a blog encourages learners to work / learn continuously
  19. Method A Reproduce knowledge at exams at the end of the year. Working intensity Time Method B Work continuously, for example using social media
  20. Challenges Skills Adapted from Kouzes, James N. & Posner, Barry Z.: ”The Leadership Challenge”, location 3547.
  21. Frustration Low self confidence Fatigue Unsatisfaction Effective problem solving Creative problem solving High self confidence Satisfaction Exhaustion Irrational problem solving Low self confidence Illness Adapted from Jonathan Freedman and Donald Edwards. Levine, Robert: A Geography of Time, location 3432. Performance Time pressure
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  23. Advantage # 4 Blogging helps people reflect and think critically
  24. Several studies conducted in higher education have reported that blogs contribute to the development of critical thinking skills.
  25. The blogging experience forces students to do more reflection on their learning.
  26. The most interesting and significant use of blogs in education may be to use it to promote reflective learning.
  27. Advantage # 5 Blogging helps people improve communication skills
  28. A blog provides students with an opportunity to employ language and writing principles that demonstrate analytical thought and comprehension.
  29. Studies that have examined how Facebook relates to learning outcomes have found positive impacts on learning outcomes such as improvement in English writing skills, knowledge, and vocabulary.
  30. It’s very useful to have feedback from fellow classmates along with feedback from the teachers. Geometry course participant
  31. The students adapted to having their peers disagree with their thoughts and opinions. They did not get angry about differing perspectives but instead focused on responding respectfully to argue their own point.
  32. Further inspiration
  33. Advantage # 6 Blogging helps people develop creative thinking
  34. A blog is a portal for creativity and personal initiative.
  35. As it is easy to incorporate images, videos, audio and other creative items into the written word, students will also train creative thinking through blogging.
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  37. Advantage # 7 Blogging helps people learn to work with people
  38. The mission of blogging is to empower all of us to go directly to each other with our expertise.
  39. Helping each other Lecturing Supply focus. Focus on curriculum. Demand focus. Focus on ideas / thoughts that people have.
  40. By allowing our students to openly reflect, we do not only see what they learn, but they can learn from each other as well.
  41. Advantage # 8 Blogging makes learning less formal
  42. Chat with peopleDiscuss topics Informal education Search for information on the internet Prepare, watch, listen to presentations Formal education Unexpected education Deliberate education
  43. Law students are often drawn to law blogs because many address the issues from a practical perspective and adopt a less formal style of writing that can be understood by those with and without legal training.
  44. Advantage # 9 Blogging opens up learning
  45. Blogging widens your horizons.
  46. In the past, the children might have written their work in their exercise books and put them away, never to be seen again. But with blogging they can have an authentic audience – sometimes in other countries – who read what they’ve written and comment on it, and that is really motivating for some students. Kathleen Morris
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  48. Advantage # 10 Blogging encourages students to experiment with different media
  49. Blogging assists students to become more ICT literate which is a crucial 21st century skill. For example, blogging allows students to blend text, image, sound, and video to communicate a message.
  50. With the blogging activity, I became more technology savvy. Geometry course participant
  51. Advantage # 11 Blogging makes learning / working / living come together
  52. Blogging provides an authentic educational experience, where what they write is not only seen and commented on by their teacher, but by their peers and the “public.” For most students, it’s a bit of extra motivation knowing their peers will see their work.
  53. Examples of blog participants Students
  54. In the 10 years I’ve been teaching, there’s been a big decrease in the number of parents who are available to be at school, with most working full-time. So the blog helps them keep up to date with what we’ve been doing – and even allows them to be involved. Kathleen Morris
  55. Culture A Culture B Education is isolated from work / life. Education is a natural part of work / life.
  56. Examples of blogs
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  60. Hi, Thank you for your time. If you found this work useful, I would love to hear from you. What, in particular, did you like? What advantages of using a blog would you add? Also, please feel kindly invited to give $5 or whatever is right for you. Have a great day. Kind regards, Frank