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Web Portfolio Development #2. follow along or Independently on your own Jim Jewell, Loma Park I.T.F. jjewell@eisd.net. What is Blogging?. Web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles, most often in reverse chronological order

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Web Portfolio Development #2

follow along or Independently on your own

Jim Jewell, Loma Park I.T.F.

jjewell@eisd.net


What is Blogging?

  • Web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles, most often in reverse chronological order

  • Communication tool that can be dynamic or static in nature

  • Blogging is about reading and writing.

  • Literacy is about reading and writing.

  • Blogging is about literacy.


Educational Blogging

  • Educational Blogging is blogging by students, teachers, administrators, industry experts, and other involved entities that focus primarily on the educational process and educational interests.


Uses for Educational Blogging

  • Dialoguing

  • Teacher and Professional Blogs

  • Classroom or Student Blogs

  • Parent and Teacher Communication Blogs


Dialoguing

  • A teacher blog that posts questions about current subject matter can be a great way to introduce students to responding in writing and contributing collaboratively. For instance, a teacher might ask specific thought-provoking questions about a book the class is reading, and ask for students to respond through the “comments” feature with their ideas. This is often done as a voluntary exercise to help demonstrate the uses of blogs in easy steps.


Teacher or Professional Blogs

  • Teachers can blog for each other about their experiences teaching, their philosophies, and their methodologies.

  • Teachers who do this often go on to becoming professional speakers or imparters of knowledge

  • Jim Moulton, former teacher & trainer, PBL consultant with Apple in the Northeast

  • http://www.edutopia.org/spiralnotebook/jim-moulton


Classroom or StudentBlogs

  • The providing of each student with an individual blog seems to generate the most significant enthusiasm for blogging among students.**

  • Students who blog have an opportunity to discover the work and joy of communicating their ideas in written form, and then getting feedback from others.

  • Most often public student blogs are done under a nickname and without any personal details, so that the incredible excitement that can come from communicating with a global audience does not place the student in harm's way.

    • **Moderated on a teacher’s site


Parent Teacher Communication

  • Teachers will often start a blog for providing communication to students, parents, or other education stake holders.

  • Posting of Homework & Assignments (for absentees)

  • Posting of Class Rules, Consequences & Syllabi

  • On-going classroom activities drawing the parents into what their children are working on or for students who have been absent.

  • Using the comment feature to ask questions or to gain clarification, where the answer would be of interest to all the readers.


Student Benefits

  • Helps them find a voice

  • Creates enthusiasm for writing

  • Engages students in meaningful dialogue

  • Provides an opportunity to teach about responsible journalism

  • Empowering students

    • Life long writers

    • Becoming a community voice

    • Writing outside of the box


Simple K12 Video

  • Click Here to watch video (you may have to login to SimpleK12)


Create Your Own Blog

  • The bulk of the class will be spent creating your own unique blogs and/or visiting some of the samples below.


Wrapping Up

  • Moderation

    • Moderated

      • Provides an opportunity to teach:

        • Netiquette

        • Journalism Rules

        • Internet Safety

  • UnModerated

    • Not recommended

    • May put your job in jeopardy

  • RSS (Really Simple Syndication)

  • QR Codes

  • Schoolwires Limitations


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