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  1. 1. Blogging @ School Parent Information Evening Presented by Graham Wegner 2008
  2. 2. This generation of students are digital…
  3. 3. digital music
  4. 4. digital entertainment /
  5. 5. digital communication
  6. 6. digital creation
  7. 7. Where does education fit in?
  8. 8. 1995 World Wide Web connected to wealth of information… … both good and bad
  9. 9. “ Students today connect to the online world as part of their life. They figure out the technology part very easily and can manipulate the various applications and tools to communicate with others and to build their own content. Unless someone with the skills, experience and foresight steps in to assist them, they also have to figure out the ethics , the safety and the potential future consequences on their own.” Graham Wegner – May, 2007.
  10. 10. The Information Superhighway
  11. 11. Web 1.0 consume read view listen play
  12. 12. Web 2.0 create record write program personalise
  13. 13. Online safety ethics responsibility
  14. 14. What’s a blog?
  15. 15. Blogging for learning
  16. 28. Ethics acknowledge sources respect intellectual property use more freely licensed material check for accuracy
  17. 29. Responsibility different points of view clearly expressed ideas correct spelling and good use of English reflect on learning in order to improve
  18. 30. In summary, blogging … teaches online skills & safety adds to curriculum areas fosters reflective learning improves digital communication