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  1. 1. Scribe Posts
  2. 2. Scribe Posts can be one of the simplest ways to start classroom blogging.
  3. 3. Do you remember teaching this in class today?
  4. 4. Kim’s Scribe Post
  5. 5. A picture tells a thousand words
  6. 6. A bubbleshare says....
  7. 7. What Scribe Posts are... The assignment is simply to post a brief summary of what happened in class each day. A different student is responsible for the daily scribe post and they end their post by choosing the next scribe. The first scribe is a volunteer. The teacher's daily involvement is limited to updating a post called The Scribe List which is at the top of the links list in the sidebar of the class's blog.
  8. 8. Instructions Write a brief summary of what we learned in class today. Include enough detail so that someone who was away sick, or missed class for any other reason, can catch up on what they missed. Over the course of the semester, the scribe posts will grow into the textbook for the course; written by students for students. Remember that as each of you write your scribe posts. Ask yourself: quot;Is this good enough for our textbook? Would a graphic or other example(s) help illustrate what we learned?quot; And remember, you have a global audience, impress them. These are excellent Scribe Posts.
  9. 9. This is a foldable. A note taking strategy I use. Not the easiest thing to scribe.....
  10. 10. Students recreate what you have done in the classroom and create a permanent record for their audience to view.
  11. 11. i.e. 2
  12. 12. I was introduced to this concept by its originator Darren Kuropatwa From one math teacher to another I thought the idea of scribe posts had a spot in my classrooms. I was right.
  13. 13. Teacher Responsibility For teachers, aside from updating The Scribe List, also requires the occasional reminder to students to stay on top of their scribe posts. Occasionally, if the day's scribe is sick or away for any other reason give the class a few minutes, perhaps while taking attendance, to decide among themselves how they are going to deal with this issue. (Remember, the idea behind the scribe post is to make students responsible for their own learning.) This essentially requires that a student volunteer to quot;coverquot; for the scribe who should pick up the routine again the next day. Commenting on student work Simple comments by the teacher provide the student with feedback and knowledge that there is an audience for their work. This is one of the most important roles of the teacher.
  14. 14. Advantages There is a history of your class for all to see. Students that are ill that day or ones who want to prepare for an assessment have access to student created notes. Students step up to the challenge of being the scribe on the given day.
  15. 15. Role of Audience
  16. 16. Role of the class - to comment on others work. - provide feedback positive and negative -offer suggestions for further improvement -add details that were missed by the scribe
  17. 17. Being good classroom citizens means that they comment and read the blog on a regular basis. They are part of the audience.
  18. 18. Disadvantages Everything you say and do gets put in the scribe. What happens in your class is now known by everyone. Role of audience If no one comments some students feel let down.
  19. 19. Role of audience
  20. 20. Show them the world is watching and reading
  21. 21. Why a blog instead of a wiki A blog is a permanent record that cannot be erased by other classmates. Only the author has the permission to delete a post. It is chronological a natural fit to scribing. Scribe Posts work with wiki’s but I like the use of a blog for this classroom activity.
  22. 22. final examples