TESOL SEMINAR 3

“HAPPY BLOGGING”

 

WHAT?

Classroom examples:

Have a look at these classroom blogs – browse through the blogrolls for even more blogs to check out ūüôā

AllStars

Bright Sparks

World Travellers

Miz Mercer

Room 18

Sandaig Primary School

 

High School Blogs!

The Open Classroom – English Secondary School teacher

Year 8 English

Year 8 New Zealand

Technolote – a Ning group for Language teachers

Hawkesdale School – Victoria

 Collaboration Nation РMiddle School Blog

These blogs are written by Ian McLean – Librarian. Interesting ideas!

Booked Inn

 Book Rap Blogs     Wilrid Rap Blog РStage 1 content

                              Identity Rap Blog РStage 4 content

 

Here are two help sites for edublogs. Help, hints, ideas, and how tos …..

Edublogs Tutorials

Edublogs

 

WHY?

  • Visitors
  • Comments
  • Engagement
  • Motivation
  • Quality Teaching Elements:
    • Intellectual Quality
      • Problematic knowledge
      • Higher-order thinking
      • Substantive communication
    • Quality Learning Environment
      • Explicit quality criteria
      • High expectations
      • Student direction
    • Significance
      • Cultural knowledge
      • Knowledge integration
      • Connectedness
      • Narrative

PROCESS

Experience

Talking

Sharing

Making

Doing

Recording – photographing

Writing

Sharing

¬†“Writing stops; blogging continues.

Writing is inside; blogging is outside.

Writing is monologue; blogging is conversation.

Writing is thesis; blogging is synthesis.”

Will Richardson 2006

You can check out Will’s blog here!

21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM

 

  • Tools for learning
  • Cultural resonance
  • Creating
  • Designing
  • Synthesising
  • Collaborating
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Blooms
  • VOICE

¬†10 Reasons…..

 

TYPES

 

Newsletter

Noticeboard

Reports

Show and tell

Interactive discussion

Conversations

Collaborative work

Reflective tool

Research tool

 

 

TOOLS

Pictures

  • Flikr
  • Bubbleshare
  • Slideshare
  • Photostory
  • Voicethread
  • Rock You
  • Photobucket
  • Slide.com

 

Cartoons

  • ToonDoo
  • Stripgenerator
  • Comiqs

 

Voki

WeeMee

Video

  • Teacher tube
  • Photobucket
  • Jumpcut
  • Google video
  • Vodpod
  • UStream

 

Montages

  • Scrapblog
  • Glog
  • Showbeyond

 

Wikis

Room 18 New Zealand Class wiki

 

Skype

 

Social Networks

  • Ning
  • Facebook
  • Bebo
  • MySpace

 

Bling

  • Clustremaps
  • Counters
  • Bookshelf
  • Deli.cio.us bookmarking
  • Weather Pixie
  • Clocks
  • Time zones

 

PROJECTS 

Projects are a great way to start blogging. here are some ideas and places to start.

Often projects can be found by “word of mouth” and on peoples blogs. Look in the sidebars/menus¬† for referneces to projects too.

Jenuine Tech has a list of projects for the next 6 months

Oz Projects has Australian based projects K-12, both Australia wide and global projects

 

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