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Paul Beaufait

Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning | Langwitches Blog - 12 views

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    In this post, Tolisano stipulated, "Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY" (¶1, emphasis in original). She lauded blogging for its affordances facilitating learning through reading, writing, reflecting, and sharing.
Paul Beaufait

10 Reasons Why I Want My Students to Blog - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigL... - 20 views

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    "First of all, blogging is writing, 21st-century style, plain and simple. Blogging constitutes a massive genre.  It comes in many forms, addresses myriad topics, and can certainly range in quality. For my money (which usually means free), blogging provides the best venue for teaching student writing. As bloggers, young people develop crucial skills with language, tone their critical thinking muscles, and come to understand their relationship to the world" (¶1, 2014.03.11).
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    "First of all, blogging is writing, 21st-century style, plain and simple. Blogging constitutes a massive genre.  It comes in many forms, addresses myriad topics, and can certainly range in quality. For my money (which usually means free), blogging provides the best venue for teaching student writing. As bloggers, young people develop crucial skills with language, tone their critical thinking muscles, and come to understand their relationship to the world" (¶1, 2014.03.11).
Paul Beaufait

10 Reasons Why I Want My Students to Blog - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigL... - 11 views

  • For my money (which usually means free), blogging provides the best venue for teaching student writing.
  • This emphasis on process encourages reflection and re-thinking, doubling back on earlier posts and feedback to watch how the process of learning unfolds.
  • Transparency requires being comfortable in your own skin; it requires being who you say you are; it requires a healthy openness and an equally healthy sense of privacy armed with a modicum of skepticism.
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  • Being truly Internet savvy in today’s world means learning how to be honest about who you are, professional in your dealings with others, and willing to learn openly from mistakes as well as from successes.
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    Davis (2012.10.22) supports her assertion, "For my money (which usually means free), blogging provides the best venue for teaching student writing" ( ¶1).
David Wetzel

What is the Technology Footprint in Your Classroom? - 16 views

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    Strategies and techniques are provided regarding the benefits of using digital tools to support teaching and learning in any content area or grade level.

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    Great article, it's amazing to me how much technology has changed and improved the classroom and students' learning. Thanks for sharing.
David Wetzel

To Blog or Not To Blog in Science or Math Class - 7 views

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    The primary purpose of blog is to facilitate interaction between a teacher and his or her students. This is possible because a blog is a dynamic tool which can be easily updated or transformed as necessary to meet the needs of a science or math class.

    The integration of blog technology in a class requires an investment of time. Because of this commitment, additional evidence is needed to support the integration this technology in a science or math class curriculum.
David Wetzel

Wiki or Blog: Which is Better? - 18 views

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    Both wikis and blogs provide teachers with a a dynamic process for integrating Web 2.0 technology in their science and math classes. These two types of online tools offer students a more engaging process for learning.

    Both are relatively easy tools which do not require teachers or students to learn any special program tools or computer skills. Their uses and applications are only limited by the vision and purpose for helping students learn.
Gladys Baya

Why Classes Leave Comments on Education Blogs - 13 views

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    A most interesting article on getting authentic audiences for blogging classes.
Paul Beaufait

Creating "Static" Pages With Blogger - 9 views

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    Amanda Fazani from Blogger Buster explains how to "use a blog post as a 'page' and backdate the timestamp so that the page does not show up in recent feed entries" (Creating your "Static" Pages in Blogger, para. 1), and how to tweak your template header to add links for ease of navigation to backdated posts. The template re-coding may be unnecessary if yours already allows multiple header elements.
Gladys Baya

Magnoto - Freestyle Blogging & Website Building - 8 views

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    Allows you to display your blog posts, or design a webpage in totally "free" ways. Reviewed by David Kapuler (who compares it to Glogster) here: http://cyber-kap.blogspot.com/2010/02/magnoto.html
Paul Beaufait

100 Ways To Improve Your Blog - 2 views

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    Thanks to Carla for pointing this out via Delicious and Diigo.
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    Dragos "grouped the tips into several areas: content, layout, plugins, promotion, networking and money" (¶1).
Gladys Baya

Welcome to the blogosphere | Glogster - 0 views

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    An incredible welcome to the blogsosphere, by Andy Lee Fisher. Not to be missed!
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    Enjoy this incredible Glogster to welcome new bloggers!
Paul Beaufait

Innovate: Innovate-Blog: A Step Into Blog 2.0 - 0 views

  • Whereas first-generation blog content is overwhelmingly defined by individuals sharing observations and experiences, pursuing personal objectives via independent platforms, second-generation content is defined by organizational purposes and teams of writers. Web 2.0 is giving birth to a new generation of blogs that is being published by organizations rather than individuals. In this Blog 2.0, the strength of the medium, its architecture, is being used to radically expand the Web as we know it
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    This article reflects where the Learning with Computers group has been for years!
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    This inaugural column on I-Blog by James Shimabukuro distinguishes blog content from architecture, and highlights collective and corporate advances into blogging as a medium for web-based communication, especially those by the staff of Innovate.
    Shimabukuro, J. 2008. Innovate-Blog: A step into Blog 2.0. Innovate 5 (2). http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=695 (accessed December 3, 2008)
Paul Beaufait

Konrad Glogowski :: Blog :: Towards Reflective BlogTalk - 0 views

  • The point here is that when we talk about blogging, most of us focus on writing. We tend to ignore the fact that a class blogging community provides teachers with a very valuable opportunity to use informal instructional conversations to engage our students as thinkers and writers. These conversations can help our students immerse themselves in the rich tapestries of voices that characterize blogging communities.
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