Blogging For All

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Blogging For All

  1. 2. What a blog is Teachers’ blogs Students’ blogs Safe blogging Easy blog reading Setting up a blog
  2. 4. <ul><li>Traditionally used as an online journal </li></ul><ul><li>Combines text, images, videos, links </li></ul><ul><li>Allows discussion through comments </li></ul><ul><li>NOT a social network e.g. Facebook, Ning </li></ul><ul><li>NOT a website </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers’ blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ blogs </li></ul>
  3. 5. http://isabellejones.blogspot.com/ <ul><li>To keep in touch with local and national picture: </li></ul><ul><li>New courses, who is doing what locally... </li></ul><ul><li>To support colleagues’ development: </li></ul><ul><li>To cascade good practice </li></ul><ul><li>To reflect on my own practice </li></ul>
  4. 6. http://isabellejones.blogspot.com/ <ul><li>Made a great number of professional contacts </li></ul><ul><li>that supported my own development and that of </li></ul><ul><li>my colleagues ; </li></ul><ul><li>Help me re-affirm what my core purposes are ; </li></ul><ul><li>Developed my ICT skills and ability to quickly </li></ul><ul><li>adapt to new ICT tools. </li></ul>
  5. 7. http://isabellejones.blogspot.com/
  6. 10. <ul><li>Provide a real purpose: audience </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet way to praise students </li></ul><ul><li>Support literacy development </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances listening, speaking, reading </li></ul><ul><li>and writing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates student access to resources </li></ul><ul><li>http://mrsjoneslanguageresources.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
  7. 11. <ul><li>Introduce competition between parallel </li></ul><ul><li>classes </li></ul><ul><li>Post questions </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia projects </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative writing </li></ul><ul><li>Creative writing </li></ul><ul><li>Exchanging information with link schools </li></ul>
  8. 12. Agree rules with students: respect, language... First names only All posts and comments moderated by teacher Use avatars Check rules for publishing pictures
  9. 13. Rss feeds: http://isabellejones.blogspot.com/ My own Teacher blog http://mrsjoneslanguageresources.blogspot.com/ My own MFL blog for students http://www.dougbelshaw.com/ high profile blog by history / ICT teacher Doug Belshaw http://elearnr.edublogs.org/ Doug also runs ICT insets for his colleagues http://www.geographyalltheway.com/ Geography blog http://www.geogtastic.blogspot.com/ Geography blog by Miss Ellis http://mrscossu.blogspot.com/ new mfl blog that has just been set up for students http://historytech.wordpress.com/ History blog by American teacher http://skambalu.edublogs.org/tag/web-20/ Susan Kambalu’s blog (RS teacher) http://www.nodehillre.typepad.com/ Nodehill School RS blog http://rs.rainhammark.com/ Rainham Mark Grammar School’s RS blog http://stmre.edublogs.org/ RE at St Thomas More’s School http://joedale.typepad.com/integrating_ict_into_the_/ Joe dale’s MFL blog

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