Participate and share : Poster
Sunday, November 29, 8:00–9:00 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)
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|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Nothing will be needed.|
|Topic:||Distance, online & blended learning|
|Subject area:||Language arts, ESL|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
|Related exhibitors:||Google, Inc., PowerSchool Group LLC|
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.
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