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  1. 1. Blogging in the Classroom Julie Blankenship
  2. 2. <ul><li>Table of Contents </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging in Education Pt. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging in Education Pt. 2 </li></ul><ul><li>My thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging? It’s elementary, my dear Watson! Pt. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging? It’s elementary, my dear Watson! Pt. 2 </li></ul><ul><li>My thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs are changing education Pt. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs are changing education Pt. 2 </li></ul><ul><li>My thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>Citations </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>A blog is a frequently updated website, much like an online journal. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be used for interests, events, ideas, thoughts, problems, or any sort of combination. </li></ul><ul><li>In the classroom, blogging can be used as a form of “connective writing.” Students observe an event, reflect on it, write about it, and then others read it, and can post a response or write their own blog as a response. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a great way to learn from the people around you, and look at things in a new way. </li></ul>MENU Blogging in Education Click here to see the original article!
  4. 4. <ul><li>Blogs have many factors that make them helpful in the classroom, such as the power to promote critical and analytical thinking, and combine the best of solitary reflection and social interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Another reasons blogs are so helpful in the classroom is that they help students understand ownership and voice. </li></ul><ul><li>There are three types of blogs in the classroom, a tutor blog, which is a teacher typing a blog for her students to read, a class blog, where the teacher and students all post their thoughts on the same blog, and the learner blog, where each student has their own blog. </li></ul>MENU Blogging in Education Click here to see the original article!
  5. 5. “ There are many reasons to use blogs in the classroom. The best reasons are that blogs are easy to edit, easy to share ideas and resources, and most of all they provide an audience for your student's writing where the audience is willing to share back their thoughts about the student ideas.” I feel that this quote from the article really establishes why a blog can be so useful in the classroom to get students more interested and involved in writing. Click here for help with starting a blog with blogger! MENU
  6. 6. <ul><li>Blogging is not being used only in high schools, there are elementary teachers who are using them too! </li></ul><ul><li>Having an actual audience to their writing has the same effect on elementary students as high school students. </li></ul><ul><li>Websites are being developed like Webmeister and Kidszblog to make it safe and secure for young children to be blogging on the web. </li></ul>MENU Blogging? It’s Elementary, my dear Watson! Click here to see the original article!
  7. 7. <ul><li>There are many ways to teach the children how to be safe online with these blogs also. </li></ul><ul><li>Never adding last names, using pictures of multiple children, and not dictating which one was the author are all good ways to protect anonymity. </li></ul>MENU Blogging? It’s Elementary, my dear Watson! Click here to see the original article!
  8. 8. “ So, what do students in grades K-6 blog about? In its blog, Mr. Brune's 4th grade class at Mamaroneck Avenue School in Mamaroneck, New York, created an online commentary on today's news stories.” I think this is a really great use for blogs in the elementary school classroom. It is sometimes hard for younger children to understand what is happening in the world, and with this they can collaborate and understand it together. Click here for a video of an elementary class using blogs! MENU
  9. 9. <ul><li>For the First time ever, eSchool News awarded a “Best Blog in Education” award. </li></ul><ul><li>This shows that blogging is becoming a much bigger part of education. </li></ul><ul><li>They gave 4 awards, for four different types of blogs, showing that blogs can be used for many different things in the classroom. </li></ul>Blogs are changing Education Click here to see the original article! MENU
  10. 10. <ul><li>Some of the Blogs were individual blogs, where each student had their own place to write. </li></ul><ul><li>Other Blogs were cooperative, and the teacher and all of the students could write on the same blog. </li></ul><ul><li>The teachers who won said that the reason they worked so hard on their blogs is because their students are tech-savvy, and they want to take full advantage of this in their teaching. </li></ul>Blogs are changing Education Click here to see the original article! MENU
  11. 11. “ Though each of the four winning bloggers writes for a different audience and purpose, all agreed: The impact of blogging on teaching and learning can be profound.” I think that this quote from the article really sums up it’s meaning. I had never realized that there were so many different types of classes that could use blogs. Click here to see a video testimonial on the importance of blogs in their classroom! MENU
  12. 12. Although all of these articles are about different aspects of blogging, they all come back to one universal fact: Blogging gets kids more excited about writing, because they are now sharing their work with a worldwide audience. They can now have feedback, other facts, and additions to their work, al by other people. It is a fantastic form of collaborative learning. Blogs can be used for everything, from scientific inquiry, to personal opinion, and everything in between. It is useful to all ages, and I think it is an extremely useful tool that every teacher should try to use. However, it is interesting to me just how few people use blogs, as illustrated by the graph below. Conclusion MENU
  13. 13. Citations (2007, July 15). Blogging in Education. Retrieved August 7, 2009, from Educational Technology Web site: http://www.edtech.sandi.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=195&Itemid=354&limit=1&limitstart=0 Pierce, Dennis (2006, March 24). Blogs are changing education. Retrieved August 7, 2009, from eSchool News Web site: http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/index.cfm?i=36898&CFID=11202632&CFTOKEN=88882337 Jackson, Lori (2005). Blogging? It's elementary, dear Watson!. Retrieved August 7, 2009, from Education World Web site: http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech/tech217.shtml MENU