Transcript: Objectives Blogger: How to navigate around the web application. Previous word processor knowledge. Of Mice And Men: Read and understand the novel. Apply critical thinking. Constructivist strategies Students are expected to comprehend the novel and compose their own thoughtful post. Teacher will act as a facilitator. Description Blogger: A blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. Users are able to read and respond to others posts as well. Students will be interacting with one another Students are able to create their own thoughts and ideas through these posts. Students are familiar with social media so this platform is more comfortable. Using technology, provides a stimulating lesson for the students. Contributes to the students engagement in the process of learning engagement. 12th grade English Subject Area 1 - Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening Standard Area - 1.5 Quality of Writing Pennsylvania Department of Education Standard: 1.5.12.D: Write with an understanding of style using a variety of sentence structures and descriptive word choices. Create tone and voice through the use of precise language. Rubric Rating Blogger Leslie John, Brittany Howard, Kaitlyn Loper Limitations Strategies Blogger is a great web application that can be used for class discussions, individual assessments, and group work. It allows students to compose their thoughts together and they can compare and post together with their peers. Gives an opportunity for students to teach one another. Strengths Given the novel Of Mice and Men and using the web application Blogger, students will be able to analyze and compose posts in response to the novel. Pre-requisites How to use Blogger in the classroom Connects with Google Different templates are available to use for your blog post Students may not have accessibility to a computer at home. Google account is needed Some students may be slower while using technology compared to their peers. The internet can be distracting. Teacher might have a tough time facilitating all posts by student. This could lead to negative situations. Special Features
Transcript: As a teacher, Blogger can be an extremely effective tool. I can post any information that can be easily accessed by students and parents. Through, Blogger, I can also provide links to connect students to other sites for homework and research purposes. An advantage to Blogger, is how it provides communication between the teacher, student, and parents. It is also easy to access and navigate. Blogger http://blogger.com Melissa Laxton Blogger is a tool provided by Google to allow an account holder to share information. This can range from a simple paragraph to links that connect to other websites. For students, Blogger provides an effective way for students to stay connected outside of the classroom. They can use Blogger to receive information that the teacher posts. It can also be used to ask questions regarding assignments.
Transcript: Young American http://youngamerican113.blogspot.com Super conservative, who opposes mass media. Strengths and Weaknesses He is super conservative and believes his generation should not support pro gay rights and abortion. Arthur Harper is very narrowmined, who expresses his generation should be conservative and should not believe in mass media. Photo credits: 'horizon' by pierreyves @ flickr By: Samantha Flores and Scarlet Serrano -ESPN Purpose An Example: the author Arthur knows the mass media is biased. He is narrowminded. Breaking life patterns and cycles. An equal opportunity for all men and women who will work hard for success. 30 Target Audience Political Ideology His patriotism is also a weakness as also his love for God. It does not let him see past his opinions. Blog by: Arthur Harper Creative Anaysis Summation Strengths He is well informed, and is not afraid to express his views. Here is something small... The blog/blogger is not as good as he could be. Since he is so narrow-minded, he is kept from expanding or analyzing certain aspects of government to its full extent. Some of these things include his patriotism, beliefs(religion), and view towards his generation. Now weaknesses... He is in the military, patriotic, and incorporates his experiences in his blog. He is a soldier concerned for young adults.
Transcript: What is a blog? What are the different types? Why should we take advantage of them? BLOGGING
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Transcript: Blogger! What is a Blog? Blog n: contraction for "web log",a type on online diary. v: to post diary or journal entries to a web log Free Online Web-based Mobile Photo and text World wide Communities Social Networking Customizable Google account Mass customization Appeal Interactive Industry specific Anyone No coding Easy to use Audience Who? Current users Customers Company inquires Information seekers Target community Why? Free information Promotion More web hits Personal Daily communication Open forum for ideas People can rate ideas/products Current View company from insider perspective Easy networking RSS feeds Potential to increase organic ranking Uploads Step One and Blogger Update Calanders Sync social networks Ineractive (i.e. communities, comments, questions) Announcments (i.e sales, promotions, new stock) Competitive Questions?
Transcript: Blogs, short for "web logs," are websites with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or multimedia material. Blogs are easy-to-use, interactive, and flexible. Blogs include posts and comments. Posts are created by the blog author or owner. Comments are created by blog readers and appear below the original posts. Blogs may include text, images, videos, and presentations. Blogs may be used to create online class discussions or literature circles, track the research process, and publish any type of student writing. You may set up a class blog, create the original posts, and let your students comment. Or you may have students set up their own blogs and let their classmates and you comment. Blogging Presentation at the United Nations Building Blogs of English
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