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Weblogs Weblogs what are they and how you can use them in teaching and learning

"Weblogging"! What did you say

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  • 1. Weblogs Weblogs what are they and how you can use them in teaching and learning
  • 2. A Weblog is an easily created, easily updateable website that allows an author (or authors) to publish instantly to the Internet from any Internet connection.
  • 3. A Weblog can contain experiences, observations, advice,opinions, analysis, notes, comments on an array of subjects by individuals or a group
  • 4. Main Features
    • Ease of use where an author can publish to the web without using a program
    • A Weblog does not require server software
    • Users have extensive control over the Weblog appearance and operation
    • Weblogs are updated instantly, and available promptly for other users
    • Weblogs can be linked to, and navigated
    • easily
  • 5. How to set up a Weblog account
    • Create a Goggle account at blogger.com
  • 6. Step 1
  • 7. Step 2 Name your blog
  • 8. Step 3 Choose a template
  • 9. Step 4 Your blog has been created
  • 10. Now your blog has been created, start blogging
  • 11. Why Use Weblogs
    • Using Weblogs is a way to reduce the isolation of the virtual learning environment
    • Weblogs may be a means of assessment for the interactive virtual learning environment
    • Weblogs may be a means of creating a community of support and sustainability for learning
  • 12. Why Use Weblogs Cont
    • Weblogs may be a means of reporting progress and allow the users to provide guidance, feedback, chat sessions, and personal journals
  • 13. Advantages of Weblogs
    • Feedback between teacher, student, and parents
    • A Weblog makes a journal interactive, and may help students internalize material and stay abreast of tasks in the teaching and learning process
  • 14. Projects for Students using Weblogs
    • BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS AND TOOLS 8.1.8 A-4 8.1.8 A-10 8.1.8 A-8
    • Students may keep journals, write stories and poetry for feedback from friends
    • Students may create weblogs as learning projects, and as part of the learning process
    • Students may create videos on social issues to bring awareness to a cause
    • BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS AND TOOLS
    • 8.1.8 A-10 8.1.8 A-8
    • Students may reach out to peers, to discuss homework, and moral and emotional support
    • Students may create an online radio show, and other creative multimedia projects to express opinions
  • 15. Student Projects Cont
    • PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING
    • 8.1.8 B-8
    • Students may use Weblogs to seek assignments and learning goals, for curriculum related activities, and other sources information
    • NATURE AND IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY
    • 8.2.8 A-3
    • Teachers may use Weblogs to differentiate instruction for students. Students may retrieve their individualized assignments in an inconspicuous way