Blogs to Enhance Learning

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Blogs to Enhance Learning

  1. 1. Sarah Miniea BLOGS TO ENHANCE LEARNING
  2. 2. Did you know? Teenagers are active bloggers – in fact, one- quarter of teens blog. Teenagers like blogging because, unlike an online profile, they aren’t judged by their appearance or age – just on how interesting the content of their blog is. http://www.nald.ca/library/learning/nwt/blogging/blogging.pdf “Blogging the the Classroom”NWT Literacy Council WHAT IS A BLOG?
  3. 3. -Students feel a part of a community where they can express themselves -Students can build up social skills even though they don’t have to talk face-to-face with people -They can read others blogs to learn about them and their work -A great way to publish their work and be able to reflect on it -Teachers can monitor what is being said/posted -Students can quickly and meaningfully respond to others -Great way to get the shy students to participate -Requires students to READ and WRITE -As a teacher, blogs are a great way to comminicate with students -Student Portfolios -Students audience is much larger BLOGS IN THE CLASSROOM
  4. 4. EduBlogs Class Chatter Google Blogger SOME EXAMPLE BLOGS
  5. 5. DO NOT: Use personal information Use last names Photos of students Use username with students name DO: Update parents of what is going on Set expectations Teach students how to behave online KEEPING STUDENTS SAFE
  6. 6. -Students can post assignments to their blog—always there, others can view/comment -Great to post links and videos that pertain to assignment -Have students reflect on assignments they have created -Much Much More! WAYS TO USE THE BLOG
  7. 7. KIDBLOG.COM CREATE YOUR CLASS
  8. 8. ADD STUDENTS
  9. 9. UPDATING PROFILE
  10. 10. FIRST BLOG
  11. 11. Comment on others blogs REVIEW OTHERS BLOGS
  12. 12. DASHBOARD
  13. 13. PRIVACY
  14. 14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTToERnTKB4 HEAR FROM OTHERS

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