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Photoblogging

  1. 1. Photoblogging Katie Bartz and Stacey Meyer
  2. 2. Reasons for using Photoblogs • Easy to use • Increases digital literacy • Can be used to provide differentiation • Expands the virtual classroom • Provides space for collaboration and discussion • Resource for students and parents • Engaging for students
  3. 3. Considerations • Access to technology o Multiple methods to upload • Privacy o Use settings to restrict access • Censorship o Save student posts as drafts to review • School Policy o Homework Assignment
  4. 4. Our use of Photoblogging-- Application Geometry class: Have students post pictures of quadrilaterals around their homes and comment about the properties of the quadrilateral. This is used as a review for the test on quadrilaterals. Environmental Science: Students will take pictures of objects in their homes that waste water and post a comment explaining how that object wastes water and what can be done to reduce water waste.
  5. 5. Step 1: Create a Blog. Go to www.blogger.com to create your blog. If you do not have a gmail account, create an account to use.
  6. 6. Step 2: Name Your Blog Create your blog title and blog address.
  7. 7. Step 3: Adjust your settings Email and Mobile settings are important for this project.
  8. 8. Step 4: Post Start with welcome page and blogging rules.
  9. 9. Ways to Post Images- Photoblogging 1. Multimedia Message • Capture image using cell phone camera • Upload photo into picture message • Send picture to email posting address 2. Email attachment • Capture image using digital camera or screenshot • Attach picture file to email • Send email to the email posting address
  10. 10. Example Post
  11. 11. Your task as Geometry students... • With a partner, find a quadrilateral and take a picture using your cell phone. (5 minutes) • Send the picture to smmeyer2010.math@blogger.com • Next go to the blog, www.geometryblogpractice.blogspot.com and comment on your picture. o In your comment, include your name and the name of the quadrilateral.
  12. 12. Conclusion • Photoblogging is an easy and effective way to incorporate technology and mobile learning into your curriculum • Photoblogs are great for tasks involving real-life applications of concepts taught in schools

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