"In times of change, learners inherit the Earth,
while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped
to deal with a world that no longer exists" Eric Hoffer
Web 2.0 ???
Read/write web A blog is a website for which an individual or a group frequently generates text, photographs, video or audio files, and/or links Blogs are tools, and like any tools they can be used or misused.
Misuse occurs more often when there's a lack of instruction
Be a role model
People will read it. Students might:
share what they've learned with others.
participate in a collaborative learning project.
become inspired to learn.
inspire others to learn.
If they don't talk in class, they might on a blog.
Safety personal information
Plagiarism is still wrong
Link and embed
Some tips for you and
your students Copyright Be interesting
Does your reader understand what you are blogging about?
DON’T be boring
Be aware of your audience Don't Vent
Be Positive Write open ended or questions that involve a response Current Events Write Reviews DO be yourself.
If you present yourself
honestly then you'll
have no reasons to worry.
Enthusiasm So how do I promote
Community? Links to
Educational games Upload student work Class Pet or Mascot Daily scribe - what we did today Student sharing Celebrate student
achievement Book or author blog Look at other
blogs before you
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