What you wanted to KNOW about blogging! As promised here’s my follow up post on general blogging questions asked during Richard Byrne and my ISTE Unplugged blogging session and in comments on my What Do You Want to KNOW about Blogging? post. The aim of the post is to help educators and students with their personal blogging. For my responses to student blogging questions refer to What You Wanted To KNOW About Student Blogging. 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. 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.
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blog4edu [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Welcome to Blogs 4 Edu! Writing a blog can be a bit difficult at first, so we have gathered a community to encourage, support and inspire you through adding blog comments and sharing blogging challenges, projects, and communities. We will be supporting new education bloggers, student bloggers, new bloggers, and those who feel they need more support from their educator community. Please add your encouragement to these communities by visiting our Facebook and Twitter (@Blog4Edu) accounts!
Join Us For The 2014 Build A PLN Teacher Challenge! It’s almost October, and we hope you’re excited for Connected Educator month! 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. Teacher Challenge: Build A PLN Summer Learning 2015 - Maker & Technology Programs Technology and “making” is a great way to follow your own interests and learn. The Library is offering programs for all ages that incorporate hands-on learning opportunities using technology and making. Registration is required. Group size is limited for individual attention, so register early. Programs include:
Follow, Heart, Reblog, Crush: Teaching Writing with Tumblr Adriana Valdez Young By taking a quick glance at my member profile, you might guess that Tumblr is an online dating site, but although Tumblr frames site activity in the language of admiration and courtship, it is, in fact, a fantastically simple microblogging platform that is extremely adaptable for a spectrum of personal and professional uses. Tumblr members create an account and then can host one or several short-form blogs known as Tumblelogs, each one with a unique URL. David Capece of Fast Company aptly typecasts Tumblr as a hybrid form of social networking, photo sharing and microblogging—something like a lovechild of Twitter, Flickr and Facebook. Much like Twitter, Tumblr facilitates the broadcasting of short bursts of information rather than the crafting of elaborate websites or lengthy diatribes. Tumblr has a clean and clear system for uploading photos and videos, much like Flickr.
Building your PLN Skip to content Building your PLN Know it or not, you already have some sort of Personal Learning Network or PLN! It could be your colleagues, family, students, friends – whoever! But with the power of the web and online collaboration – a PLN could really grow! This series guides you step by step through the process of building your PLN.
Introduction 1. Students learn isolated skills and knowledge, starting with the simple building blocks of a particular topic and then building to more complex ideas. While this appeals to common sense (think of the efficiency of a automobile assembly line), the problem with this approach is the removal of any context to the learning, making deep understanding of the content less likely. Perkins calls this approach elementitis, where learning is structured exclusively around disconnected skills and fragmented pieces of information. 2.
Ask My Little Chubbies ember-quill asked: Have you tried / do you like, other styles of breads besides a french loaf? raindropsanswers: askmlcblobs: Let’s Up the Blogging I think I’ve always liked to write. 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. Designing a School Makerspace Makerspaces, STEAM labs and fab labs are popping up in schools across the country. Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. A makerspace is not solely a science lab, woodshop, computer lab or art room, but it may contain elements found in all of these familiar spaces. Therefore, it must be designed to accommodate a wide range of activities, tools and materials. Diversity and cross-pollination of activities are critical to the design, making and exploration process, and they are what set makerspaces and STEAM labs apart from single-use spaces.
About this blogStudent bloggers Are you ready to start your blogging journey? This blog contains the basic skills needed for students learning to blog. They may have done some work with other teachers, but this is all about setting up their own blog, step by step. Drop That “Busy Work” Like It’s Hot This is a cross post from Pondering Education. 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.