What the Blog? Karen Peterson and Sara Muladore High School Language Arts Middle School Social Studies CEP 812 - - SIG Proposal.
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What the Blog? Karen Peterson and Sara Muladore High School Language Arts Middle School Social Studies CEP 812 - - SIG Proposal
What is a blog? A shortening of the term Web log, the Blog is an online publishing tool that enables people to easily publish their loves, passions, dislikes, peaves, discoveries, and insights.
The Bloggers… Grade level: All ages of students Parents Teachers Subject matter: All Use of technology: Computer and Internet access Blogging site
When did blogging start? Blogging came into its own during the 2004 presidential campaign where all of the major candidates sported their own blogs, and every political pundit daily trashed their opponent candidate with blog articles.
How is it used in education? Teachers have known for a long time that students develop better communication skills when they are authentically communicating. A number of educators are helping their students developing their writing skills by having them publish their work as blogs, and then invite comments from people in the outside.
The Teacher… Needs training on getting started Has to have knowledge of the subject matter “Something to blog about” Pedagogical strategies: Blogging for a purpose Would fit many, depending on how it is used
The Learner… Could be adapted to most ages Different learning styles are used Non-threatening atmosphere
The Subject Matter… Idea is to help with communication With students With other teachers
The Setting… Give examples of how blogging can be used in academic classes, such as: Getting feedback from students Social studies How it started View points Current events Language Arts Peer editing Collins Writing implementation
How to get started… Blog Meister Blog Meister