Blogging!. An Interactive, Non-linear PowerPoint Presentation by Patricia Galien http://pjgalien.wordpress.com To begin, make sure you are in slide show view and click on the button:. Home. Click on this button anytime to return home to this page.
An Interactive, Non-linear PowerPoint Presentation
by Patricia Galien
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A Fun Video Explaining Blogs
An Introduction and the Steps to Setting up a Blog with a Writing Class
Three Sites Where You Can Set up Blogs
You can register for free and begin blogging at these sites.
This is a five minute video on Edublogs:
This is a long Adobe Acrobat file on how to use Blogger:
High School English Class
Middle School Blogs
A Class Blog for Writing a Paragraph of Contrast
High School English Class in Korea
High School Biology Blog
MVCC Library Blog
Click on the buttons below to learn more about common mistakes made when using blogs with students and tips for writing blogs.
Avoiding the 5 Most Common Mistakes in Using Blogs with Students:
Tips for People Who Write Blogs:
Clay Burell involves his students in Korea in a project that also involves students from Hawaii, Bangkok, and the Dominican Republic. The information page is on a wiki, and students use a blog to write. Learn more about this project here:
The other three teachers involved in this project are:
Jeff Dungan (Dominican Republic)
Chris Watson (Hawaii)
Kim Cofino (Bangkok)
To go back to the examples, push here:
Since the Internet is a public space, you may want to consider some issues of safety and security. Click on the buttons to learn more.
Do you want only registered users to enter the site?
Do you want to manage comments? This means you approve all comments before they are posted to the blog.
Do you want to advise your students not to post their full names or the name of the school? Do you want to advise your students not to post photos of themselves and classmates?
Are your students aware of how easy it is to trace someone on the Internet?
What do you want the students to do if something inappropriate happens?
In Edublogs you are able to limit membership to those you choose. On the Dashboard go to Options and click on Membership to register users.
As the administrator of the blog, you can decide if you would like to approve comments before they are posted. On the Dashboard, choose Options, Discussion and then check the box that says “An administrator must always approve the comment.”
If you are working with young students, you may want to consider asking them to read and sign a letter. The letter below is just one example of such a letter.
Contact security and let them decide if they should contact local police.
Collect documentation including e-mail addresses and Web site addresses, as well as any inappropriate communication.
If a student has been contacted or received something inappropriate, respond in a supportive way. The student should not feel like he or she did anything wrong. The blame should not fall on the victim.
If the student feels comfortable, tell the class what happened and how it happened. Then move on with this teachable moment and discuss the importance of being a Digital Citizen and what we as individuals need to do to protect ourselves.
A well formulated rubric that is presented to the students before they start an assignment can serve as a guide for the students. Take a look at these two examples of rubrics.
Blog Reflection Rubric
Comprehension and Analysis Blog Rubric
There are many ways to use blogs. Click on the light bulbs for ways to use blogs with students, for professional development, and to work with others on campus.
Using Blogs with Students
Examples of Blogs Used for Professional Development
Using Blogs with Others on Campus
The Eighth Floor (Lee Ann Morris)
Moving at the Speed of Creativity (Wesley Fryer)
There are many ways to use blogs with students. Some ideas are listed below. What other ideas can you think of?
Online Filing Cabinet
Summaries of Readings
Watch a short video on reasons to have students blog.
Toward the bottom of this page you will find advantages of blogging for both students and teachers.
Watch part of this video on blogging with students. (It is 16 minutes long.)
The End! Thank You