Join Oliver Schinkten for an in-depth discussion in this video Blogging for educators, part of Communication in the 21st Century Classroom.
- In this video I want to go over some of the benefits…of blogging as an educator…and show you where you can get started.…First of all, do you read blogs from other educators…or leaders in the education field?…If not, I highly recommend it.…There are a lot of educators who are blogging…sharing their wisdom, resources and experience…which provides an excellent opportunity…for professional development.…My next question is, do you blog?…The number one response that I've heard…from educators who don't blog…is that nobody would want to read…what I have to say.…
Don't be so sure about this.…Do not underestimate the wisdom…that you gain each day in the classroom.…In fact, when I learn about what's going on…in the classroom, my favorite source of information…is from the classroom teacher.…My recommendation is to step outside of your comfort zone…and give it a try.…If nobody ends up reading your blog, who cares?…Blogging can also act as a great way…for you to reflect on your teaching practices…almost like a journal.…If you start blogging about your classroom experiences…
- Introducing digital literacy to your class
- Understanding our digital citizenship and digital footprint
- Collaborating with Google Drive
- Implementing an LMS
- Offering video office hours using Google Hangouts
- Gathering student feedback with Google Forms
- Creating audio and video announcements
- Using social media to communicate with the community
Skill Level Beginner
1. Communication in the Digital Age
2. Communicate with Your Students
3. Communicate with Your School and District
4. Connect with Your Community
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