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Session 28: What is the Educational Value of Class blogs, wikis etc. Session Title What is the Educational value of class bogs, wikis etc Session Summary Poor blog = comments in lesson.

Session 28: What is the Educational Value of Class blogs, wikis etc

Good blog = comments that night. Great blog = children continuing the discussion weeks later. Although expecting a quieter #ukedchat discussion than usual, owing to the numbers of ‘regulars’ attending BETT, I was pleasantly surprised. What was evident from the outset of the conversation, was the endless possibilities that a blogging offers a school and its learners. Many of the teachers involved in the conversation shared links to their school blogs and I have listed those links below. One of the ideas which really struck me, was the power of blogs to teach pupils about writing for an audience. What is a blog? Beyond filter failure: the downfall of RSS. The Benefits of Blogging!

Let’s Up the Blogging. I think I’ve always liked to write.

Let’s Up the Blogging

As a little girl, I had dreams of being an author. I remember submitting a story I had written when I was around ten called “The Adventures of Becky Keele”. I’m pretty sure, looking back, that it was very similar to Tom Sawyer but my own girly version. MacInnis Media. If Only The Best Birds Sang … » Blog Archive » A ‘Storify’ about Blogging Buddies: Class ‏‏5/6 Clark/Smith. ACEC2014 – Presentation ‘Ban Boring Homework Use Blogging Instead’ Today I gave my presentation ‘Ban Boring homework Use Blogging Instead’ to an appreciative audience at ACEC2014.

ACEC2014 – Presentation ‘Ban Boring Homework Use Blogging Instead’

I introduced myself and gave my views on homework and how in my opinion no student cares about book work as homework, why would they care what marking I do? I try to work smarter not longer. I then spoke about my blogging journey from 2010 to now, with firstly year5rc followed by year6rc. Join Us For The 2014 Build A PLN Teacher Challenge! It’s almost October, and we hope you’re excited for Connected Educator month!

Join Us For The 2014 Build A PLN Teacher Challenge!

We had such an awesome response to our Teacher Challenges for blogging with students and personal blogging over the past month! Over 1,000 teachers from around the world signed up for the challenge, and we’ve loved reading your insightful comments. Now that Connected Educator month events are getting underway, we’re pleased to present our third teacher challenge: Whether you are new to being a connected educator, or want a refresher on all of the ways you can connect with others by building a personal learning network (PLN), come join us for our four week crash-course to get more connected.

Challenge yourself to connect and learn through blogging. Building your PLN. Skip to content Building your PLN Know it or not, you already have some sort of Personal Learning Network or PLN!

Building your PLN

It could be your colleagues, family, students, friends – whoever! Drop That “Busy Work” Like It’s Hot. This is a cross post from Pondering Education.

Drop That “Busy Work” Like It’s Hot

I have worked with a lot of educators over the years. Each faculty and each school that I have visited they are different in so many ways. Now, this is not necessarily something to look down upon. However, there is one area that is consistently (wildly) inconsistent is every building that I visit – grading and assessment… the taboo topic in every schoolhouse. I know… I went there. 52 Education Blogs You Should Follow.

If you are a teacher, student, parent, or administrator, you should be following education blogs.

52 Education Blogs You Should Follow

Why? Simply because blogs are an ever-increasing way to spark ideas, creativity, and innovation. The following list is a compilation of blogs for those interested in education. Written by parents, administrators, businessmen, teachers, and administrators, these blogs stand out with their unique style and excellent content. Take a look at the 51 options below. Traditional Elementary Education 1. Cathy Nelson’s blog is for educators and library media specialists who are interested in technology integration in the classroom. 2. A New Kind of Social Anxiety in the Classroom. Giuseppe Milo/Flickr Stress about a meeting that is still a week away, handwringing before talking to the cashier in the grocery line, worrying about seeing an acquaintance on the street—for people with social anxiety disorder, even the simplest task can prove challenging.

A New Kind of Social Anxiety in the Classroom

The symptoms of social anxiety often set in around adolescence, when people place a new emphasis on social interactions and their place in their peer groups. But some academics fear that greater access to technology could exacerbate social anxiety among teens, particularly as smartphones, tablets, and computers become omnipresent in and out of the classroom. And even though teachers are increasingly exploiting the devices as learning tools, they also play an integral role in stemming the tide of social anxiety. “If we are glued to technology 24/7, it’s going to have an effect on social skills—it’s just natural,” said Tamyra Pierce, a journalism professor at California State University, Fresno.

The Journey from Library to Learning Commons. Before I begin it is important to note that everything we have done, all that was created, was due to Christie’s amazing teachers and supportive parents.

The Journey from Library to Learning Commons

Our teachers take risks, embrace technology, implement new ideas, and embrace change daily. I am so lucky and blessed to work with a wonderful assistant principal in De’Cole Kelly and such remarkable teachers and leaders…to them I say thank you… One of the things I love most about education is our willingness, and even love, of sharing information. We share our trade secrets – and while in business that would be a foolish thing to do, it is one of the most important driving factors of our educational system. Sharing ideas builds success, and together we can do anything. A colleague of mine, @matthew_arend, recently wrote a great blog post about his creation of a makerspace. I wish I could take credit for the beginning idea of changing the way we use our library, but I can’t, it all started with @LorraineShimizu. Fundraising. A Student’s Brand Now Begins at Birth. No one would argue the importance of teaching digital citizenship as a part of any school technology initiative.

A Student’s Brand Now Begins at Birth

Schools should teach students how to live, act, play and interact in a digital society. Students must continue to be reminded that what they post online or send to each other can come back to haunt them. Encourage students to be careful when posting online, that comments and photos don’t go away, and that nothing is private. During the first semester of the 2014-15 school year, Gaggle Safety Management discovered and blocked 283,368 references of sex and 188,563 mentions of drugs in student email, text messages, discussion boards, email attachments and computer files.

TeachThought - Learn better. Edublogs. Education - Real Stories. @coolcatteacher Blog - Teach with better results, lead with a positive impact and live with greater purpose. How to Use the Google Drive iPad App to Create Student Portfolios.

Keith Hughes Explains How to Make Flipped Classroom Videos. Blogging Tools and Services. 5 Blogging Tips to Maximize Pageviews Per Visit. Darren Rowse is at it again this month with 31 Days to Building a Better Blog. I have decided to participate with a post on a few tips to maximize your total pageviews per visit. Install the Related Posts Plugin. This plugin will allow you to display a list of related posts below each individual posts. For example, if you look below this post you will find the “related posts” showing up which gives readers another way to click through to more of your content.Utilize Deep Interlinking. Every post I make I try and somewhere within it link to another post, page, or article within my blog.

These tips can be used with any blog regardless of your content. What the Heck is RSS? 31 Days to Building a Better Blog. The Daring Librarian. 7 Reasons Your Students should be Blogging in 2013. One of the best things about blogging in the classroom is that it is a cross-curricular activity that can be used to teach any subject and develop just about any skills, from reading and writing to math, geography and everything in between.

How to Get a Classroom of Kids Blogging in Under 5 Minutes! Kidblog.org is a service designed by teachers for teachers. They have made the process of creating and monitoring a class blog safe and efficient. Sign-ups are fast and simple, making it easy to co-ordinate a whole class of new students. At the same time, the blog’s privacy and security is protected by default. This makes life incredibly easy for the teacher, allowing you to get straight in to the fun bit of blogging! Developing Blogging Skills: Simple Rubric. Posted by Mrs Kathleen Morris on Wednesday, November 28th 2012 I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a blogging scope and sequence for a while. However, something about that idea makes me uncomfortable. I don’t like the thought of limiting blogging skills to certain age levels. For example, a number of my grade two students were sourcing and attributing Creative Commons materials for blog posts, and using HTML in comments.

These sorts of skills would probably not appear in the grade two section of any blogging scope and sequence. Kick Start Your Blogging. Skip to content Personal Blogging This series guides you step by step through the process of setting up your own personal or professional educator blog. Refer our class and student blogging series if you want to set up a class blog.

Each step provides examples of personal educator blogs so you can check out how they are used by other educators. You can work through the activities in any order and at any time. 10 reasons students should blog. Blogging in the primary classroom. Blogging With Students. Blogging for Learning. What Does Student Blogging Exactly Do? 6 Steps to Better Student Blogging. When I started blogging with my students, I had no idea what I was doing. How to Create Successful Student Blogging - Taking it to A Deeper Level.

Ten things I've learned from blogging. 8 Tips For Blogging With Students. Google. Tech 2. Edmodo. Blogging Resources. Ideas for Inspiring Students to Write. My List: A Collection on "Blogs" (blogging,blogs,blog) Blog4edu [licensed for non-commercial use only] / TeacherBlogResources. Newsworthy! Learning as a Digital Reporter for a Class News Site. Digital Journals: Getting Students to Blog, Research, and Curate. Introducing the Official Edublogs iPad and iPhone Apps! It’s here! Kicking off what is shaping up to be the biggest summer in Edublogs’ history, we’re proud to unveil our brand new official iOS app. Get it now in the App Store!

From the iPhone and iPad, Edublogs Pro, upgraded, and Campus bloggers can sign in, write posts, upload photos, manage comments, and more with ease! Edublogs – education blogs for teachers, students and institutions. Edublog example. The Organized Classroom Blog. ZDNet Education. Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator.

Edudemic - Education Technology Tips For Students And Teachers. Teaching Blog Addict: Welcome to TBA! Let's Get Started! Read about how Teaching Blog Addict got it's name and was started. You just may find yourself nodding in agreement and laughing over just how much you are an addict too. {You're not alone!} Join the community of teachers who enjoy having resources like the fantastic ones shared by teachers on this site.

If you're a reader, then join in the conversation on facebook. Browse ideas using the search bar, menu or links on the site to dig into the fantastic resources shared by teachers worldwide. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Wonderful Tool to Help Students Cite Internet Sources. Teachers Handbook on Creative Commons and Copyright. Research and Citation Tools for Students. How to Cite Images on Your Blog. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Internet Citation Checklist for Students. iPad Integration. Uploading user and blog avatar. Your avatar is an online representation of you. Types of Avatars There are two types of avatars:

Safe, secure, reliable and trusted by over a million users… -Edublogs. Curriculum Corner – Introduction to blogging -Edublogs. Edublogs MediaCore Library. Tumblr in the Classroom by Julie Youngster on Prezi. Step 1: Set up your class blog. Create and Manage Student Blogs in 5 Simple Steps. HOW TO: Create a Group Tumblr Blog. Step 2 – Set Up Your Blogging Rules and Guidelines. Welcome to the School of You. Edublogs Teacher Challenges. Awesome Flowchart to Help You Select A Blogging Platform for Your Class.