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Chapter Two & Chapter Three WEBLOGS. By: Mary Bondon. Topics to be discussed in Chapter 2 & 3. Chapter 2 Weblogs: Pedagogy and Practice Weblogs in schools The pedagogy of weblogs Blogging across the curriculum Blogs as a resource Classroom uses of weblogs

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By mary bondon

Chapter Two & Chapter Three

WEBLOGS

By: Mary Bondon


Topics to be discussed in chapter 2 3

Topics to be discussed in Chapter 2 & 3

Chapter 2 Weblogs: Pedagogy and Practice

Weblogs in schools

The pedagogy of weblogs

Blogging across the curriculum

Blogs as a resource

Classroom uses of weblogs

Standards for the English Language

Chapter 3 Weblogs: Getting Started!

Start Small

Blogging with students

Blog Safety

Blogging step by step

Adding pictures and more to blog post


What is a weblog

What is a Weblog?

A Weblog is an easily created, easily updateable web site that allows an author or different authors to publish instantly to the internet from any internet connection. As the world revolves technology becomes more advanced. Weblogs are comprised of reflections and conversations that in many cases are updated everyday.


By mary bondon

Entering the purpose for blogging

David Jakes’ blog “The Strength of Weak Ties” is one ofmany popular “edu” blogs. Like most, regular posts arefeatured in the middle column while links to otherbloggers and archives can be found in the side columns.


The purpose of weblogs in schools

A WHOLE NEW WORLD

Weblogs can serve at least four basic functions.1. Classroom ManagementClass blogs can serve as a portal to foster a community of learners. As they are easy to create and update efficiently, they can be used to inform students of class requirements, post handouts, notices, and homework assignments, or act as a question and answer board.2. CollaborationBlogs provide a space where teachers and students can work to further develop writing or other skills with the advantage of an instant audience. Teachers can offer instructional tips, and students can practice and benefit from peer review. They also make online mentoring possible. For example, a class of older students can help a class of younger students develop more confidence in their writing skills. Students can also participate in cooperative learning activities that require them to relay research findings, ideas, or suggestions.3. DiscussionsA class blog opens the opportunity for students to discuss topics outside of the classroom. With a blog, every person has an equal opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions. Students have time to be reactive to one another and reflective. Teachers can also bring together a group of knowledgeable individuals for a given unit of study for students to network and conference with on a blog.4. Student PortfoliosBlogs present, organize, and protect student work as digital portfolios. As older entries are archived, developing skills and progress may be analyzed more conveniently. Additionally, as students realize their efforts will be published, they are typically more motivated to produce better writing. Teachers and peers may conference with a student individually on a developing work, and expert or peer mentoring advice can be easily kept for future reference.

The Purpose of Weblogs in Schools..

-Gives you the ability to turn in homework and class assignments through weblog.

-Highly motivating to students, especially those who otherwise might not become participants in classrooms.

-Excellent opportunities for students to read and write.- Effective forums for collaboration and discussion.-Powerful tools to enable scaffolding learning or mentoring to occur.


Hot facts 180 million people have taken advantage of weblogs

HOT FACTS:180 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF WEBLOGS

Learning specialist Fernette and Brock Eide’s research shows that blogging in its truest form has a great deal of potentially positive impact on students. Finding that blogs can:

-promote analytical and critical thinking

-Creative promoter

-Increase exposure to quality information

-Combine the best Social Interaction


Morganites weblogs are close to us

Utility Links

MORGANITES WEBLOGS ARE CLOSE TO US..

Weblogs come in many packages like blackboard. A classroom portal is the correct term allowing professors to communicate with us by posting our syllabus, class room assignments, grades, test and projects. Not only is a class room portal an easy way for teachers and students to communicate its also another way to GO GREEN and protect the earth by going paperless.


Knowing is knowledge

Knowing is Knowledge

Before you can understand the pedagogy of weblogs you must understand the meaning of pedagogy:

ped·a·go·gy

noun, plural -gies. 1. the function or work of a teacher; teaching.

2. the art or science of teaching; education; instructional methods.


The pedagogy of weblogs

The pedagogy of weblogs

WEBLOGS ARE TRULY A CONTRUSTIVIST TOOL FOR LEARNING, BECAUSE THE CONTENT THAT STUDENTS AND TEACHERS CREATE IS ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB, IT IS CONTENT THAT BECOMES A PART OF THE WIDER BODY OF KNOWLEDGE THAT THE Internet represents.


Weblogs get started

WEBLOGS:GET STARTED

START SMALL

SAFETY

When starting your own blog, you might want to start small by using the first few post to just create a link to something interesting that you’ve read along with a short excerpt, nothing more.

Be a public blogger-put your name on your work.

Do not air negative comments on blog.

Monitor the content being posted

Establish rules for online use

Screen what your kids plan to post before they post it.

Ask yourself (and instruct your kids to do the same) if you are you comfortable showing any of the content to a stranger.

Evaluate the blogging service

Save the web address of your child's blog

Check out other blogs to find positive examples


Blogging step by step

Blogging Step by Step

Blogging is simple just find the blogging site you want to join and follow the steps and options they give you.

EASY AS 1, 2, 3!

For example: edublogs.org runs on word press and is an open source blog solution that has become extremely popular. In just a couple years it serves300,00 education related blogs.


Advantages disadvantages

Advantages/Disadvantages

With a weblog you have the ability to:

Upload music

Upload pictures

Upload assignments

Stream videos

Easy way to communicate

Need to keep it constantly updated otherwise you lose potential readers

Easy to start, hard to maintain

Lose physical connect with society


List of weblogs

-facebook.com

-twitter.com

-edublogs.org

-myspace.com

-blackplanet.com

-edweek.org

-blackboard

-friendster

-instagram

List of Weblogs…


By mary bondon

BEING FUTURE READY…As of July 2011, there are an estimated 164 million blogs (from 3 million in 2004)

-40% of bloggers are full time bloggers

-About 2/3 of bloggers are male

-The US has about 49% of the blogging population worldwide

-5% of the blogs are business-focused and 14% are focused on technology or Internet marketing

-Traffic sources: 41% Search Engines, 28% Social Media, 20% Referring Sites

-WordPress is used by about 40% of the blogs (not noted whether WordPress.org or WordPress.com)

-Top 3 most popular sites for Social Networking (and sharing content): Facebook, Twitter, Linked In


By mary bondon

THANK YOU

Please take the time to read chapter 2 & 3 in Will Richardson’s “Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms”


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