#Edchat 11-9–2010 – 18:00 CET 12 PM EST
Thank you to Rob Griffith (@rgriffithjr) for this week’s summary. The edchat session on blogging was amazing – as you can see from the post and it was not easy to keep up! Rob has captured the energy in this summary. So many links were posted that there is no excuse for not including blogging in your work! Thank you Rob for providing us with a great summary. See Rob’s bio at the end of the post.
- Blogging Engagement – Challenging others and ourselves to express views/ideas.
Blogs are a tremendous tool for getting students, teachers, and parents involved in educational discussion and inquiry. They provide a simple straightforward platform that promotes involvement and higher level thinking. Students that may be shy in the classroom often open up in the blogging environment
- Blogging Enabling – Creating an opportunity to speak their voice
Blogs allow the author to speak their mind without fear of reprisal. For those who disagree with the opinion and position they can simply stop reading. The author is granted ownership through the writing of a blog and generally is compelled to produce a post that demonstrates quality work and preparation.
- Blogging Effectiveness – Comprehending the outcomes why/how to Blog
Blogs have the ability to be utilized for multiple purposes. From introductory thinking, to complicated research, a blog has both usefulness and purpose. Blogs can immerse the reader with ideas, interact with an audience, and inspire people to change. Take a look at the comments from #edchat about Blogging in Education
Here is a selection of some of the comments:
@malcolmbellamy -I have seen excellent examples of increased confidence and reasons for writing using blogs #edchat
@bhsprincipal -At the h.s. level, we need more student voice to move the agenda, student blogs are a great vehicle for this. #edchat
@karacornejo – Children need to write for real purposes in genres that are relevant to today’s world. #edchat
@andycinek -Saying no to student blogs is basically saying no to reflection, writing, and critical analysis #edchat
@k_shelton -Blogging provides students with an authentic audience (classmates) that can interact with their writings, unlike a paper journal #edchat
@Tina_Barr – It is the job of and educators to inform, not censor. #edchat
@schoolsEDU – Example: students can blog their learning process(es) and track progress. #edchat
@ericjuli – In blogless classrooms, there sometimes isn’t any purposeful structure for student-student relationships #edchat
@debwhite – Blogs are a way of communicating, reflecting, making thinking visible, showing change over time, documenting learning. This is ed.
@vlnenglish – blogs are a great reflective tool for students and teachers
@WorldWideLearn – Students are heard outside the classroom RT @davidwees What arguments can we produce to justify blogging? #edchat
@baldy7 – #edchat the single greatest transformative experience in my professional career was beginning to blog and reply to blogs
@drtimony – Blogging is important b/c it is what people are doing now. It is a viable option for expression. Ts should see that. #edchat
@karacornejo – Not only do I hv students comment on others blogs but I have their parents comment also, nvr would have happened w/ journal writing #edchat
@mathartist – Blogging is reporting and on the highest level of digital Bloom’s. Reporting is accountability & ownership #edchat
@carneysandoe – #edchat Communication between parents and school is enhanced by this tool.
@davidwees – Often schools build time into their schedules for collaboration, professional development, how about blogging? #edchat
@malcolmbellamy – the blog is not a one-way thing there is a real conversation with comments! #edchat
@rliberni – A blog is a real way of engaging stds in something real and tangible #edchat
@yolinksearch – Blogging encourages students to stay up-to-date and critically analyze current events that are important to them #edchat
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HigherEdMorning: A studentâ€™s stranded on a desert island â€¦ http://bit.ly/cyhQMN
nancyrubin: Blogging and Bloom’s Taxonomy http://t.co/hJfcxXf via @nancyrubin #edchat
FrankCatalano: Crowdsourcing the 5th-grade classroom: results so far of Slate’s effort http://bit.ly/dxFX5Z
nancyrubin: Tech Lessons – Blog Ideas http://t.co/ZAdZjx7 via @nancyrubin #edchat
cybraryman1: My collection of Administrators blogs: http://bit.ly/2jA0jN
bhsprincipal: Social networking (blogging) Improves Literacy (via @gcouros) http://bit.ly/cxQiLB #edchat
2043777699024896 edudemic 11/9/2010 12:04 PM TV vs. Social Media: Who Swears More? http://t.co/WiOPl8m #edchat
mrami2: Check out how my student Shawn has embraced blogging in the classroom: http://bit.ly/93ArjM
nancyrubin: eJournal Ideas for Teachers http://t.co/sCfcKw1 via @nancyrubin #edchat
maggiev: Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without http://bit.ly/9augy8 #edchat #edtech
DeputyMitchell: Is commenting on blogs a dying art? Read @HGJohn’s view: http://bit.ly/9tN601 #edchat
aaronmueller: Here are many examples of my own video blogs for online students http://bit.ly/8X8zb1
joe_bower: Silent Reading, Star Wars and Technology http://bit.ly/arCNH1 #abed #edchat
andycinek: @elanaleoni it has happened in philly http://exm.nr/cz5RZh
bhsprincipal: @socratech We have one. No policy for it http://on.fb.me/9gMpyE
mrami2: My students share their views on Blogging in the Classroom: http://bit.ly/a9P1fQ
DreamBox_Learn: DreamBox Learning Blog: Tuesday Teacher Tip – Books That Teach Math. Share your favorite! http://bit.ly/d12vOI #edchat #mathchat
bhsprincipal: “Social networking (blogging) Improves Literacy (via @gcouros) http://bit.ly/cxQiLB
ImagineLearning: New Post: Helping your English learners take advantage of the Internet: How can you help your Engli… http://bit.ly/cEVNwd
manelrives: willrich45: Rereading: “The Object of Education is Learning, Not Teaching” http://bit.ly/WFOkv Must read. #edreform #edchat
gcouros: PLS Follow and say hi! to new h.s. Principal blogger from MA is @etracywhs http://bit.ly/cRhRd9 #cpchat #edchat
Tina_Barr: Adobe Flash risk exposing studentsâ€™ personal data: http://bit.ly/cxIktd possible risk #edchat
aaronmueller: @ian23505 Here is our first beginnings of a professional facebook presence http://on.fb.me/c104d7
ShellTerrell: Blogs help students explore their passions! Such as this kid blogger, http://bit.ly/cjJpUc #edchat
andycinek: When schools say no to blogging they are controling the voice of a population #edchat #1984 http://bit.ly/biAGPB
ian23505: @aaronmueller thanks for sharing. Here is mine: http://on.fb.me/9Ewjtn
cybraryman1: My Educational Blogs page: http://bit.ly/8mcqcC I can see a Class Blogs page coming (I have a few) #edchat
nancyrubin: 21st Century Literacies http://t.co/37Of4tV via @nancyrubin #edchat
carneysandoe: look at one teacher who’s using blogging as a creative way of showcasing pupils’ work: http://bit.ly/dtqJ65
Tina_Barr: Good Q RT @JaneVanHof: Should kids learn typing skills or the art of cursive? http://bit.ly/baf0o5
nancyrubin: Video – The 21st Century Learner http://t.co/CXcTYlT via @nancyrubin
andycinek: #ntcamp blogger series post by @kbakerIEE http://bit.ly/b75rVX #edchat #ntchat
TLkirsten: Creating a Bloggin Scope and Sequence by Kim Cofino http://bit.ly/aBnFRG
carneysandoe: RT @rliberni: At what age should we start with blogs? -> Just shared this http://bit.ly/dtqJ65 they are 8. #edchat
TLkirsten: “Creating a Bloggin Scope and Sequence” by Kim Cofino http://bit.ly/aBnFRG
pearsonls: 3 helpful websites for finding interesting teaching techniques. http://ow.ly/36VUi #edchat #onlinelearning ^SW
cmoor4: we use R blog 4 all sorts of gr8 assignments, but mostly 2 create an audience & purpose 4 (cont…) http://trunc.it/cgpyk
nelbaquintana: My 7 year old students have already started blogging! http://ini2-icab-lp.blogspot.com
fliegs: @michellek107 Totally. Read this http://bit.ly/awh8fF
cybraryman1: @vmc_teachers See left hand column on my Ed Blogs pg for (blog etiquette, blogs for students, blog rubric..): http://bit.ly/8mcqcC
blanchetblog: Ithink they should be public, but make sure kids know not to post private info #edchat link to student blog: http://mvutru.blogspot.com/
michellek107: Aviva’s (@Grade1) take on why tech makes a difference in kids’ writing. http://bit.ly/awh8fF
zecool: For those of you who understand French, @gauviroo ‘s K-8 school has been actively blogging since 2005 http://cahm.elg.ca/ #edchat #Clair2011
ergosteve: 18 Technologies Changing #Onderwys Forever: Ignoreer dit by jou verantwoording http://bit.ly/dhDHZh #passiondriven #edchat
rliberni: My piece on blogging and English language skills http://bit.ly/9m02us #edchat
budtheteacher: Considering connective writing might be helpful. http://digitalis.nwp.org/collection/whats-new-or-whats-good-writing-connecti #edchat
vmc_teachers: @ShellTerrell @karacornejo What is the advantages of http://Kidblog.org over other platforms ? #edchat #EdRes
ktenkely: Any of you #edchat peeps want to put in your 2cents for #twitacad, starting a new school would love input! http://bit.ly/cYXS7O
ShellTerrell: Connecting Through Blogs! Many resources http://bit.ly/9beD59 #edchat #blogging #edtech
vmc_teachers: @schoolsEDU Which blogs? I recently discovd http://www.posterous.com – allows many contribs. WordPress also great. #edchat
leahmacvie: With a campus-wide effort for blogging, now comes the need for guidelines/directions. See ours: : http://bit.ly/dm081b #edchat
TheHeadsOffice: DeputyMitchell: Is commenting on blogs a dying art? Read @HGJohn’s view: http://bit.ly/9tN601 #edchat >Presenting on it #tmbristol Weds
TheNerdyTeacher: @MrsBMG @Mrskmpeters @ShannonMiller’s #edcampkc Session on K-12 Blogging http://bit.ly/daQQ7o – #edchat #blogging
amichetti: Love this piece frm DMLcentral re: impt connection btwn #Community & #Writing in digital age http://j.mp/aZ2kS8 cc @intrepidteacher #edchat
CarneySandoe: 33 Ways to use blogs in your classroom and in the educational setting: http://bit.ly/aYwWdQ
tomwhitby: BTW you are all invited to my Blog “My Island View” . Your comments are most welcomed. http://bit.ly/86CKmb #Edchat
ianaddison: I wonder if our US friends would like to look too? Pick a class on the right and leave a comment http://www.stjohnsblogs.co.uk #edchat
YancyUnger: #edchat Blogging can be about autonomy, mastery, and purpose. That is the motivation. http://bit.ly/aFiTdn
@rgriffithjr – I am an educator from Western New York. I love using technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness of my classroom instruction.
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