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Blogging in the Classroom
Transcript of Blogging in the Classroom
Blogging In the Classroom
Introduction to Blogging
What is a blog?
-A personal or professional discussion or informational site published on the web.
-Individuals and groups of people can contribute to discussions and comment. They are referred to as "bloggers"
-Blogs make sharing news and information EASY!
-Sites are organized by blog posts (newest at the top)
-Allow people to communicate with an audience allowing anyone to be a publisher.
Why Teachers Use Blogs
-To communicate with students
-Present information to students
-Help motivate students
-Create classroom discussions
-Teach students about digital citizenship
-Digital homework assignments
Why Students Use Blogs
-Easy to use
-Communicate with classmates
-Practice writing skills
-Reflect on learning
-Collaborate with classmates
-Reflect on peer work
-Share opinions and experiences
-Develop writer's voice
What is the Teacher's Role
-Anytime access to read both teacher and classmate posts.
-Submit your thoughts, ideas, and reflections in response to the teacher and classmates posts.
-Create your own posts on your personal page for others to read and comment on.
-Write and publish short stories.
-Write and publish poems.
-Share book recommendations.
-Reflect on classroom lessons.
-Discuss classroom projects.
-Share interesting articles and links with classmates.
-Add to or create discussions on topics you are interested in.
-Answer weekly brain teaser questions.
-Share educational math game sites used to practice math facts.
-Create word problems for classmates to solve.
How Blogs Can be Used Throughout Academic Subjects
What is the Student's Role
-Anytime access to read student posts and responses.
-Submit thoughts, ideas, and reflections in response to student posts and responses.
-Create posts for students to read and comment on.
Blogs in the Classroom
Check out this video on a 4th grade classroom using blogs
Stop Wasting Paper
Check out this fun video from Tim and Moby on Blogging
Brain Pop- http://www.brainpop.com/english/ writing/blogs/
So Why Do You Want to Blog?