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Join us in a live online class on blogging as part of the free integrating technology course with Dr. Ludmila Smirnova on WizIQ education online and so much more: http://integrating-technology.wiziq.com/online-class/1379720-blogging-to-learn


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Blogging to Learn and Grow Personally and Professionally : Blogging to Learn and Grow Personally and Professionally Ludmilla Smirnova, Ph. D.

To Blog or Not to Blog? : To Blog or Not to Blog? What is a ? Source: Langwitches Blog

Keeping in Mind: : Keeping in Mind: It is a form of a website It is updated so often Its articles appear in reverse-chronological order It is frequently crawled by search engines It covers a wide variety of articles It is easily set up

PowerPoint Presentation : Credit to: www.incion.com

Why Blogging? : Why Blogging? Source: Langwitches Blog

Free Blogging Platforms : Free Blogging Platforms Edublogs The world's most popular educational blogging service, Edublogs lets you easily create and manage student and teacher blogs, quickly customize and include videos . Blogger This is a free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video. This is probably the most user friendly blogging platform out there. You can set up as many blogs as you want and right from your Google account. Wordpress This is another great blogging platform for students and teachers and is very easy to use and completely free.

Types, Genres and Blogosphere : Types, Genres and Blogosphere Purpose Personal Microblogging: Twitter, PlurkFacebook, Tumblr Genre Political Social Health Educational Professional Art blogs, music blogs, Medical blogs, law blogs, etc. Media and Device vLog photoblog tumblelogs moblog Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog#Types

Blogosphere : Blogosphere The collective community of all blogs is known as the blogosphere . Researchers have analyzed the dynamics of how blogs become popular. There are essentially two measures of this: popularity: through citations, as well as popularity through affiliation (i.e., blogrol l)

Benefits of Blogging : Benefits of Blogging * Students enjoy blogging + Blogging enhances literacy skills * Using a blog makes learning independent of time and place * It gets students engaged and boost their motivation * It promotes their communication skills * Just like other asynchronous media, blogs give time to students to reflect + It makes teaching students oriented + It emphasizes the " test and learn" and " learning by doing" strategies instead of " plan and execute " ones It fosters the learning bonds between teachers and students It gives a chance to shy students to participate with their peers and get their voice heard + It keeps parents updated about their kids progress It enhances home-school links + It gives students a genuine and potentially worldwide audience for their work. Blogging gives students ownership over their own learning and an authentic voice allowing them to articulate their needs and inform their learning. It contributes to identity-formation in students + Blogging helps teachers develop professionally + It fosters the development of writing and research skills as well as digital skills. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

PowerPoint Presentation : Blogging Steps...

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Blogging Tips... : Blogging Tips... Choose the easiest platform for you and your students and one with which you are familiar. Chances are your students might already have blogs, ask them which platform they like and use it for your classroom. Ask for parents permission Teach students about online safety. Check out this article for resources Teach students how to comment properly.

PowerPoint Presentation : Posts should always be short and informative. It is better to start with an introduction of themselves and get them to write comments on each others posts. Use simple language and correct grammatical structures Invite parents to contribute in your class blog and get them to comment too If you have blogs of other classes or you know of similar blogs then get them connected and let students build their communities

PowerPoint Presentation : Give students some freedom to explore the blog Minimize grading. Blogging is meant to be a way to practice writing for an audience and learning to respond to critique, not a graded paper. Challenge students. Use activities and games and inspire your students to write about certain topics Give it more time. If you think all students would straight away fall in love with your classroom blog then you are wrong. Some students take to it right away, others are not so sure, and yet they will all end up loving it.

Blogs’ Samples from my Classes : Blogs’ Samples from my Classes

Blogs’ Samples : Blogs’ Samples

More Samples : More Samples Sarah's SS Adventures

Favorite Blogs : Favorite Blogs Cool Cat Teacher Moving at the Speed of Creativity Free Technology for Teachers MindShift: How we will Learn Flipped Learning Blogs Larry Ferlazzo’s websites … Venspired Learning Langwitches: The Magic to Learn

Blog Writing Rubric : Blog Writing Rubric Blog Writing Rubric Score Content: thoughtful, developed, useful, and related to course topics and readings. _____ / 5 Points Interactive : engaging, causes discussion, and participating in the larger community by responding and commenting on your classmates blog and participating in class._____ / 5 Points Style: post shows your voice and a creative approach, and effectively uses hyperlinks,embeds videos and/or pictures._____ / 5 Points Frequency & Consistency: at least 2 posts on time (before each class) and 1 comment per week and the comments are substantive. _____ / 5 Points

Rubric : Rubric

References and Resources : References and Resources 1. The Ultimate Guide of Using Blogs in Teaching 2. Langwitches: The Magic to Learn

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