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Online presentation on benefits of blogging


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Benefits of blogging in the classroom

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Online presentation on benefits of blogging

  1. 1. Benefits of Classroom Blogging Jessica Welter EDIM 510 Fall 2011
  2. 2. What is a blog? <ul><li>Web publishing tool </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to diary or journal </li></ul><ul><li>Includes comments by others </li></ul><ul><li>Postings are often short </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are the educational benefits of blogging? <ul><li>Highly motivating to students </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent opportunities for students to read and write </li></ul><ul><li>Effective forums for collaboration and discussion </li></ul>
  4. 4. How do we preparing students for blogging? <ul><li>. Teach students safe, acceptable, and sensible behavior as online authors and readers. </li></ul><ul><li>Set clear expectations regarding tone, respect, and consequences </li></ul>
  5. 5. How do we use blogs in the classroom? <ul><li>Classroom Management </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Student Portfolios </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sources: Berger, P., &Trexler, S. (2010) Choosing Web 2.0 tools for learning and teaching in a digital world . Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.
  7. 7. Images photostream/