TUANZ - ABC of Blogging - 2007


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TUANZ - ABC of Blogging - 2007

  1. 1. On arrival please visit the link below: http://www.skrbl.com/38721811 of Classroom Blogging A B C The Rochelle Jensen -2007
  2. 2. <ul><li>Social Software/Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Users are active rather than passive </li></ul><ul><li>Create and publish content. Shared constitution of meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>Less about places and other nouns more about verbs. </li></ul>The Web : What’s Changed?
  3. 3. <ul><li>No html knowledge required. </li></ul><ul><li>Content flows in a variety of directions that depend on the behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>of those who produce the information and those who use it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Blogging – in a nutshell </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Blogs – Why Have One? </li></ul><ul><li>Planning To Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Tools to Get Started </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Safety And Privacy Issues </li></ul>Setting Up a Student-Centered Classroom Blog
  5. 5. Blogging in a nutshell <ul><li>Definition from wikipedia : </li></ul><ul><li>A blog is a website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order . Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries . A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. Most blogs are primarily textual although some focus on photographs ( photoblog ), videos ( vlog ), or audio ( podcasting ). </li></ul><ul><li>User-friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Share a common format. Lots of free blog providers. </li></ul><ul><li>Control of blog is with the person who has set it up </li></ul>
  6. 6. People are blogging about anything and everything … <ul><li>Searching for Blogs </li></ul>
  7. 7. Classroom Blogs – Why Have One ? Planning To Blog Tools to Get Started Extra Tools Safety And Privacy Issues
  8. 8. A Range of Examples <ul><li>http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337 </li></ul><ul><li>http://room9nelsoncentral.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cokidsworkshop.podomatic.com/ - centralotago </li></ul><ul><li>http://tbcdrama.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://mish.bloggers.co.nz/page/2/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://futureofmath.misterteacher.com/classroom_blogs.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tokohigh.podomatic.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://moturoa.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://sandeelee.blogs.com/bullying/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/bees/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// electronicportfolios.org/blog/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.vposse.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>Wikis on Blogs http:// nzedublogs.wikispaces.com / http:// supportblogging.com/page/diff/Links+to+School+Bloggers?v =3237908
  9. 9. Possible reasons for having a classroom blog <ul><li>Creates a learning community feel in a place away from the traditional classroom. This learning community is open 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs give individual learners a voice – shifting the ‘power’ from the instructor to the learner </li></ul><ul><li>Provides an authentic audience for student writing, an audience of peers, parents, and a potential worldwide audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for multiple feedback loops among the networked students, teachers and other interested parties. Learning in a class blog setting is now a social activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Supports differentiation. The blog gives some of our more verbally reserved students a forum for their thoughts. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages reading. To make a meaningful comment, or to choose their favorite post, the students first need to read what’s out there. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages and teaches research skills. Encourages students to extend their research beyond the assigned work. </li></ul><ul><li>Builds technology skills </li></ul><ul><li>Provides links to others sites and resources </li></ul>Reflective or Writing Journals E- Portfolios Dialogue for Group Work Content Related Blog – School Wide Theme/ Course Blogs need to be thoughtfully integrated into the curriculum. Simply getting learners to blog is not enough- blogs in learning must be activity –centric.
  10. 10. <ul><li>Student Views on Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>a fun place to write </li></ul><ul><li>place to think outside the box </li></ul><ul><li>place to express my feelings about the news </li></ul><ul><li>my own special territory </li></ul><ul><li>me becoming a special news reporter </li></ul><ul><li>a place to practice my writing skill </li></ul><ul><li>a place for me to act as a news star </li></ul><ul><li>place for me to share my mind with other individuals </li></ul><ul><li>a spot for me to research the news </li></ul><ul><li>enjoyable news site </li></ul><ul><li>place for me to show my true colors </li></ul><ul><li>power to be heard by the public </li></ul><ul><li>a great website to express your personal feelings on the news </li></ul><ul><li>It's an educational site where you can think outside the box </li></ul><ul><li>People can post and I can respond </li></ul><ul><li>have fun and learn at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Nobody can control my perspective </li></ul><ul><li>can still be in school, but take a break from your regular routine </li></ul><ul><li>It helps you improve your writing </li></ul><ul><li>weblog is a place to be involved in something new </li></ul><ul><li>is a place to learn about other people in the world </li></ul><ul><li>weblog is a place to write some facts on the news </li></ul><ul><li>You can tell all your news events in your head </li></ul><ul><li>You do not have to use your real name. You can use your nickname </li></ul><ul><li>You can do fun things like post quotes and let people get involved </li></ul><ul><li>People can tell you how your writings are </li></ul><ul><li>can do it when you're only a child and you do not have to wait </li></ul><ul><li>An area where I can create site where I can go all out </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Planning your classroom blog </li></ul><ul><li>What would be the purpose of your blog? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you going to write about? </li></ul><ul><li>How often? </li></ul><ul><li>Who would read it ? Why would people read it? </li></ul><ul><li>Who would comment on it? Who would post on it ? Why? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Top Blogging Tools for Educators <ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Class Blogmeister - http://classblogmeister.com/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Tools to enhance your blog <ul><li>http://esnips.com/signin/index.jsp - file storage </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com – photo storage </li></ul><ul><li>www.meez.com – your 3D ID </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bravenet.com/ - hit counter </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul>
  14. 14. Student Safety and Privacy Concerns <ul><li>The following guidelines are by no means exhaustive, but may be helpful to address some real and legitimate concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on the age of students, consider posting their work using a pseudonym instead of the students’ real names. In no cases use a student’s first name and last name on a blog posting. </li></ul><ul><li>Set up your blog so all comments must be moderated by you. Comments will be emailed to you for the ‘ok’ before being directly posted to your blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Set up your blog with a password to limit public access. The password can be provided to class members, parents, and others with an interest in the work of your class, but others in the public are prohibited from simply browsing the contents of your classroom weblog. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the school community posted. </li></ul><ul><li>Inform all stakeholders about your planned or ongoing use of blogs for instructional purposes. Solicit their support and feedback in advance, ideally before concerns or problems develop relating to blog postings. </li></ul><ul><li>Protect your blogid and password just like you would a credit card number. </li></ul>http://www.budtheteacher.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
  15. 15. Feedback <ul><li>http://rocky11.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Patterns of interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Thinkature.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://ma </li></ul>