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Edward Charles Francis Publius de Bono is a bona fide genius. The author, inventor, Rhodes scholar and Nobel prize-nominated economist graduated from college at age 15.
Since creative and critical thinking can be taught, I wonder why it isn't (in many American schools)?
One of my proudest moments as a classroom teacher was begin called to the principal's office to be accused by an outraged parent of "Teaching my child to challenge authority!"
Ah, a job well done. The satisfaction lasts a lifetime.
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I love that I get asked a lot about student blogging because it is something I am passionate about. I often find myself sharing various posts, letters, and lessons that I have created, which means I have to find them first. So to make my life easier, and perhaps even yours, here are my best resources on the why, the how, and the do on student blogging.
Good advice for anyone who wants to promote blogging for there classrooms.
There'sa strong instructional design theme in the blogs listed here.
QuadBlogging is a leg up to an audience for your class/school blog. Over the last 12 months 100,000 pupils have been involved in QuadBlogging from 3000 classes in 40 countries.
A Blog needs an audience to keep it alive for your learners. Too often blogs wither away leaving the learners frustrated and bored. Quadblogging gives your blog a truly authentic and global audience that will visit your blog, leave comments and return on a cycle.
Juliana Payson shows how to integrate Moodle and WordPress for a better online learning experience.
The WordPress site is also where students can exchange information on their projects via blog and share videos, while the Moodle site is where Professor Stern holds online course discussions, collects her student’s final submissions, and distributes her reading homework. The Professor has also set up “blog collectives” in which students are required to comment on those of other students in the same collective. By doing so, she hopes, she will encourage her students to read one another’s work and thus benefit from mutual learning. And some of the blogs are “dual purpose”—one part in which the student writes a response that integrates the screenings and the readings of the question, and a second part in which “anything goes”—that is, as long as the student makes one post a week by Sunday at midnight (and he also has to have determined at the beginning what he is going to post about).
Note: This post has been edited to include some more eLearning and Workplace Learning blogs to the original list and now features 74 blogs in all.
One way to efficiently share presentations is to have students use screencasting tools to record and narrate their presentations, then publish those presentations in one place, like a Glog. This allows students to use class time to interact with the presentations...
Ever thought of using a blog to enhance your classroom? Here are 15 examples that come out of just ONE of the 100's of digital teacher workbooks inside of our Teacher Learning Community.
My own classes just started their own Book Blog on Kidblog. I'm inviting students to create blogs too: so far, ideas range from Favorite Passages, Riddle/Brainteasers, Science & Math Breakthroughs... We JUST got started!
Here's it is: http://kidblog.org/MsFranksClass-4/
We JUST started a Book Blog in my classes. We're using Kidblog, so all students can start their own blog, if they want to. I have invited students to start their own blogs, and some ideas include: Favorite Passages, Riddles/Brainteasers, Science & Math Breakthroughs.
We JUST started, but here it is: http://kidblog.org/MsFranksClass-4/
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I started the E-Learning Graduate Certificate Blog in early 2009. Honestly, I had to check, it seemed like just a few months ago, but it's been about two years.
I work to create value with articles about online teaching and learning. I also include links to information about my program at UW-Stout, The E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate.
It's nice to have the work noticed. I want to push this out to everyone in my network and ask that you give me a click (if you are so inclined). Cheers! ~ Dennis
50 Best Blogs for Online Educators
f you are an teacher, student, parent, or administrator, you should be following education blogs. Why? Simply because blogs are an ever-increasing way to spark ideas, creativity, and innovation. The following list is a compilation of blogs for those interested in education.
Written by parents, administrators, businessmen, teachers, and administrators, these blogs stand out with their unique style and excellent content.
Read more: http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/50-education-blogs-you-may-not-know-about-but-should/#ixzz2GblOUZ9b
I'm always looking for good sources for information. End of the year lists like this are a great source for new ideas. Who kinows, perhaps one of these 50 blohd might hold a key waiting just for you!
WordPress steps into the LMS area with a communty oriented plug it. By providing discussion forums, WordPress becomes another viable option for those of us who teach online.
Tweet Student blogging is not a project, but a process. We are continuously striving to refine, improve and re-evaluate.
As a middle school writing teacher I was always hungry for ways to connect my students with authentic audiences. I set up liteary bulletin board systems in the 80's to publish student writing.
Now that blogs can bring anyone's writing to an international audience, it's seems (to me) that classroom blogging is a no brainer.
However, many teachers just won't go there. And many students don't really get it.
This article provides sound advice for anyone 'getting into' blogging.
A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education. We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from...
Blogueando en clase
Guia para o uso de blogs na Educação.
Una guía e itinerario para usar el blog en el aula como medio de expresión en textos multimodales con todas las inteligencias; reflexión, compromiso ciudadano, impacto social.
Desde mi experiencia, lo que vale de veras es que el blog sea colaborativo y que se consiga el objetivo estrella: que los aprendices sean los protagonistas. El blog sirve para darle la vuelta a la clase y articular los nuevos roles del aprendizaje: docentes, procuradores de contenidos, (re)creadores.
Glog is a fun tool for classroom teachers...and students.. Here are some great examples to inspire you.
Great examples of how students can share information with technology.
Great way to find Glogs you can use in the classroom. Glogs are interactive posters that are a fun way for students to present what they are learning.
One of the reasons I sometimes hear people give for not blogging, Tweeting, or otherwise participating in sharing their ideas online is, "I don't have anything to say." To that I often reply, "yes, you do." The great thing about sharing online is that you never know who is going to discover what you share. Something that you think has been said one hundred times over might be brand new to someone else. We all have something to share.
The majority of us already know what WordPress is, but when you put everything into a visual perspective you can appreciate the numbers behind the world’s favorite blogging software. Let’s take a look at some of the numbers behind WordPress and the more than 70 million web sites and blogs that are currently running of it’s content management solutions.
How to set up a blog in your classroom....
Many teachers have started to experiment with blogs. For some, a blog is an electronic notebook -- one students can't lose (or claim the dog ate). For others, it's a forum where a class discussion can unfold 24/7. Either way, blogging can be a powerful educational tool. Suggestions for setting up a classroom blog follow. (Keep in mind that these ideas assume student access to computers and the Internet.)
Teaching how to use the internet effectively makes so much more sense than pretending it doesn't exist.
This rubric may be used for assessing individual blog entries, including comments on peers’ blogs. A PDF version is also available. The rubric was recently updated. This is one of many rubrics collected and published by UW-Stout.
One of the pleasures of ending a year is to see various "Best of" recommendations. Here's a list of recommended blogs from Edudemic.com.
Many may say No Way! I'm overwhelmed with more information that I can consume. Remember you don't have to read everything. Just dip in and skim occasionally.
(Who said their is no Info-glut only filter breakdowns?) Consider adding a blog or two to the ponds where you fish for information. Who knows what you'll catch. ~ Dennis
40 Incredible Blogs
From blogs about education technology to ones answering questions from parents… there are lots to add to your preferred RSS reader. Each of these blogs was nominated for an Edublogs ‘Group Blog’ award for being the best new blog of the year. In the meantime, start working your way through this epic list of content creators!