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Blog???<br />What is it?<br />How can it help me improve my teaching practice?<br />How hard is it to create?<br />
What is a blog?<br />The term “blog” is short for web log<br />Online diary that allows the author to easily publish on the www, <br />Combines text, graphics, sounds, videos and links, <br />Posts are displayed in reverse-chronological order allowing the most current information to be prominently displayed.<br />
3 Types of Educational Blogs<br />Class blog (http://module4-l.blogspot.com)<br />Learner blog (http://loucocrazyfrog.blogspot.com)<br />Tutor blog (http://year7it.blogspot.com)<br />
A Tutor Blog helps the student because it:<br />is an appropriate place to house all documents that the student will need to be successful,<br />is a useful tool as the student always knows what the assignment is and can refer to the blog outside the classroom to finish tasks and reinforce learning,<br />can include the learning objective,<br />is a communication tool for parents to use to help them keep abreast of what their children are studying,<br />serves as a constant reminder of deadlines and other important information.<br />
A Tutor Blogs helps the teacher because it:<br />obliges the teacher to focus on daily lesson planning,<br />provides a record of course development and the teacher’s professional development,<br />promotes parental participation.<br />