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Sunday, November 29, 8:00–9:00 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Melissa Eddington  
Learn about the inner workings of blogging in a middle school language arts classroom. Topics include why blog?, setting up blogging opportunities, different blogging platforms, sample blogs and more.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Nothing will be needed.
Topic: Distance, online & blended learning
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, ESL
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Related exhibitors:
PowerSchool Group LLC
, Google, Inc.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Objectives: Participants will be able to immediately begin blogging with students when school begins and will have topics ready to go.
Participants will understand the purpose behind blogging and see the authentic aspect of it.

Educational or infrastructure challenge/situation - some educators may not be one-to-one but the blog could be a class blog that students take turns submitting blogs or a computer lab could be utilized.

Technology intervention. Include specific names/titles and descriptions if tools are not widely known and available.
Models employed. Include a brief description - platforms suggested during the presentation are Wordpress, Kidblog, and Weebly. They are all web-based blogging platforms that are user-friendly.

Supporting research

A wonderful resource: Making Connections with Blogging: Authentic Learning for Today's Classrooms by Lisa Parisi and Brian Crosby

An article: Why Teachers And Students Should Blog: 18 Benefits of Educational Blogging by Kathleen Morris

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Melissa Eddington, Dublin City Schools

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