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Blogging At Nelson Central

  1. 1. Blogging @ Nelson Central Parent Information Evening 16th June 2008
  2. 2. Overview  Introductions/Welcome  So what’s a blog?  Features of blogs & terminology  What do they have to do with schools and learning?  How do we keep children safe?  How can you be involved?  Practical session: learning to access & comment on your children’s blog entries
  3. 3. Blog???? So what is a blog and why do I keep hearing about them?
  4. 4. Learn from 6 & 7 year olds... [Room 9 - Class of 2007]
  5. 5. Features of Blogs Blogs are websites that are quick and easy to create & use.
  6. 6. Features of Blogs... They are organised with dated entries (chronologically backwards so the newest post shows first)
  7. 7. Features of Blogs... They are organised by posts about topics/activities etc
  8. 8. Features of Blogs... Posts are usually shortish and frequently updated
  9. 9. Features of Blogs... Blogs have an interactive feature in that allow people to “comment” on and respond or react to a post.
  10. 10. Features of Blogs... Blogs let you publish instantly to the Internet. You do not need any specialist knowledge.
  11. 11. What do blogs have to do with schools and learning?
  12. 12. Why should we have our kids blogging?
  13. 13. Hear it from our teachers • Viv [Room 5, year 3/4] • Tracy [Room 11, year 0] • Sue M [Room 3, year 3/4] • Rachel [Room 9, year 1/2]
  14. 14. How do we keep children safe? • All students have “Cyber Safety agreements” that are signed by parents/caregivers • This grants students permission to use ICT equipment/devices
  15. 15. How do we keep children safe? • We only publish photos of students when parents have agreed to this - signed permission forms • Photos are usually of students in group situations • We would NEVER allow photos to be shown of students in compromising positions/situations • We would NEVER include photos that would make students feel embarrassed.
  16. 16. How do we keep children safe? • All comments are “moderated” by teachers first (before students see them) • This ensures students are protected any silly, rude or spam-type comments • Comments can be rejected and NOT appear on the blog if the teacher chooses • No comment can go on without teacher approval
  17. 17. How do we keep children safe? • Each class has/is developing “Blogging Rules” • These are written in consultation with students after discussion so they “own” the rules • Rules are written in an age-appropriate way for each year group
  18. 18. Year 2 example From 2007
  19. 19. Year 5/6 example from 2007
  20. 20. How can you be involved? A blog will allow YOU and other family members (even those overseas) to become part of your child’s education.
  21. 21. Show them you value their work and their learning!
  22. 22. Thanks! Feel free to ask us if you have any questions or queries. Click on > “Classrooms on the Web” to be part of our learning & experiences.