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Reflectiveteacher Reflective Student


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Reflectiveteacher Reflective Student

  1. 1. Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Reflective Teacher... Reflective Student Using Blogs to Encourage Student Writing Keystone Summit 08 Kristin Hokanson & Linda Nitsche
  2. 2. Blogs in Plain English.
  3. 3. Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog What is a blog? Developed by Mark James Normand <ul><li>Blogs are usually (but not always) written by one person and are updated pretty regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>Structured in reverse chronological order most recent entry is listed first. </li></ul><ul><li>Typically have a strong personal perspective. </li></ul><ul><li>Easily updated through user-friendly software. </li></ul>
  4. 4. with Students? Why Blog?
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  6. 6. Voiceless and generic. Conforms to specific guidelines. Guidelines taught first & students are expected to follow. “School Writing”
  7. 7. “School Writing” Writing is presented as a skill to be mastered. Teachers determine the content. Writing is done for single purpose & read by one person (teacher).
  8. 8. Students are the writers and the teacher is the sole reader. Traditional Classroom
  9. 9. The student learns to write by following the precepts of the instructor, delivered through the grading process. Traditional Classroom
  10. 10. Students become distanced from their own text. Writing is done only to be evaluated. The success lies in the writer’s ability to trigger the right responses in the teacher. Students begin to write according to specific formulas. As a result...
  11. 11. Blogs allow... Students have opportunities for authentic writing. Students write regularly. Peer-response is offered regularly. Productive discussion is encouraged. Writing emerges from discussion/common goals. The teacher becomes a reader.
  12. 12. Teacher Directed Student Response
  13. 13. Student vs Teacher driven
  14. 14. Student created & managed
  15. 15. Blogging Guidelines What are some things that you would like to see included in a student guideline for blogging…discuss with a neighbor and add your ideas to the wiki
  16. 16. <ul><li>To grade or not to grade… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This has been a topic of concern for teachers, parents and administrators. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can we incorporate self-evaluation and peer-evaluation as part of the process? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can we as teachers see and evaluate growth in student writing and thinking? </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Lose your teacherly voice
  18. 18. Stop marking Start Reading...
  19. 19. <ul><li>What kind of privacy settings will you use? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who can see the student blogs? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who can post comments? Just that class, any of your students, or anyone at all? </li></ul></ul>Privacy
  20. 21. Let users drive the content Encouraging Participation
  21. 22. Your prompts should be open-ended. Encouraging Participation
  22. 23. Try not to limit the scope of the activity. Encouraging Participation
  23. 24. Participation will increase if you allow students to share their own views rather than answer questions. Encouraging Participation
  24. 25. <ul><li>Don't be afraid of conflict </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t discourage disagreement and debate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw the line at personal attacks and persistent disruptive behavior </li></ul></ul>Encouraging Participation
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  26. 27. Getting Started
  27. 28. Choose your Blog host
  28. 29. Credits Slideshow Template Images Videos Common Craft Show Rachel Boyd
  29. 30. Inspired By Konrad Glogowski Zac Chase Student Bloggers