Join Oliver Schinkten for an in-depth discussion in this video Blogging for students, part of Communication in the 21st Century Classroom.
- In this video, I want to go over a few reasons…that blogging can benefit student learning,…as well as provide some tips on blogging,…and where they can blog at.…There's an increasing emphasis…on incorporating literacy into the content areas,…And rightfully so.…We've unfortunately isolated our subject areas…in silos, to the point where many students…think of literacy, math, art, and science…as their fifth-hour class, rather than an actual skill…they would use in the real world.…One way to incorporate literacy seamlessly…into your class, is to have students blog.…
I've seen blogs used in many different ways.…For instance, I've seen many teachers…who have their students blog with the teacher…as the audience, for the purpose of accountability.…This may be an affective use,…but it's not the type of blogging…that I'm talking about in this video.…I want to propose having students create…an attractive and organized blog,…which is shared with an authentic audience.…When students are demonstrating their knowledge,…and writing for an authentic audience,…
- 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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