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Blogging for Learning

Blogging for Learning

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  1. Blogging for Learning

  2. What’s a Blog? • “A blog (short for weblog) is a personal online journal that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption. “SearchWinDevelopment.com Definitions • Author posts entries, others can comment • Can have links like a website • EDM535 Blog

  3. Common Instructional Uses • Extend Classroom Discussion • AP Government Class (Mt. Spokane HS) • Students post drafts of written work • Ms. Burnett’s English class • Teachers showcase student work • Class B2 (primary, New Zealand) • Teachers provide homework, links for resources, information for parents • Grade 8 Humanities (American Embassy School, India)

  4. Linda’s, Ann’s, Peggy’s Blogs • Linda's EDU351 class • Ann’s Reading class • Peggy’s Taiwan Blog

  5. Important Considerations • Public or limited audience? • Public or protected commenting? • Students must have reason to read, reflect, and process others’ comments • Lack of social cues while commenting • Teacher must have online presence

  6. Your turn to blog • MIT blog http://mitmatters.blogspot.com • Explore the links to a variety of classroom blogs • Submit your comments in response to the prompts • Include your name at the end of the text • Vote in the poll! • What you don’t finish in class is homework tonight