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Educational Blogging - by Stephen Downes

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EDUCAUSE Review Online

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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First and foremost, student writing is improving by leaps and bounds. When I read their blogs (which, by the way, are mature, insightful, funny and engaging), I don't find myself pulling my hair out over the careless mistakes they make in formal papers. Not every post is perfect, but the majority are well written and free of grammar and usage issues that I am so familiar with seeing in their other work. If they become sloppy, all I need to do is politely comment about it on their blog, and I don't see it again.

 


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Constance Jones Collier's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:20 PM

How time have changed. whats your input on this?

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:03 AM

This is a useful experience of developing writing skills.  As a follow-up activity, writing by way of blogging could enable students to get a feel for the issue studied, and assume responsibity for public writing.

Blake Turnbull's curator insight, May 21, 2013 12:39 AM

First and foremost, I think it is safe to say that student writing is improving by leaps and bounds when it comes to technology. Blogs are a brilliant way to for students to keep an ongoing "journal" where they can write about whatever they want and improve their writing skills as a result. This article looks at a teacher who introduced blogging to her junior students and found huge improvements as a result. "When I read their blogs (which, by the way, are mature, insightful, funny and engaging), I don't find myself pulling my hair out over the careless mistakes they make in formal papers". Blogs are motivational and more interesting than conventional writing assignemnts, and students are consequently more open to learning from them as a result.

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27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic

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So what does it take to become a 21st century teacher? This handy chart details more than two dozen ways to get started. A must-read and share.
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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 22, 2013 12:40 PM

Lot of this fits with being a common core teacher as well.

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Things that may not have happened if I didn't use twitter

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It's a beautiful spring day here in Seoul and whilst sitting outside, enjoying a choco-fudge ice cream (unbeatable at only 700won/70 cents/40 pence), and watching the 3rd grade boys show off their...

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Whiteboard Success: 13 Bright Ideas for the Interactive Whiteboard

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Whether you’ve been using an interactive whiteboard (IWB) for years, or you’ve never turned yours on, ramp up your students’ learning with these easy-to-learn (and teach!) strategies.

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Kim Smith's curator insight, July 6, 10:21 PM

In my SMART Board courses, I find that teachers feel as though they are obligated to create lessons on a grandiose scale.  This article focuses on simple things that a SMART Board can be used for that  may often be overlooked in the process of creating big, flashy lessons.

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Education in a Digital World

Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D, discusses his views on the importance of technology in learning and the need to revolutionize education to give kids the skills the...

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, April 6, 2013 4:19 AM

The tenor and tone of the classroom needs to move towards the higher end of Bloom's taxonomy. The content of this YouTube clip is good but the 'how' for a school is much harder than the 'what'.

Alejandro Silva's curator insight, April 8, 2013 3:31 AM

¿Es la tecnología realmente necesaria para la educación?

Maria Claudia Londoño D's curator insight, April 13, 2013 9:59 AM

There are so many questions and different point of view about this already...!!! 

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5 Reasons Your Students Should Blog

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As a school division, we are deep into developing blogs as portfolios with our students.  To do this with approximately 10,000 students is a major undertaking but the work is important and I really...

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 23, 2013 11:48 PM

To be honest, not every student will take to blogging the way that we envision as teachers, and to be honest, that is okay.  If we make them do it the way we think it should be done, they might have trouble adopting this past the school setting.  That being said, if we do give them the freedom to write or share not only what they are interested in, but also share it how they like, it could develop into something very powerful that will also give them an authentic audience.


Why do you believe students should blog? If they aren’t, why not?

James Buchanan's curator insight, June 5, 2013 11:54 PM

Blogging gives students an authentic voice in the world. By blogging students gain a worldwide audience, which is more relevant to them than writing something that will only be read by the teacher. Having the audience encourages them to have accurate information and urges them to write engagingly, and opens them up to question each other and to be questioned, which is the door to critical thinking.

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Online ESL Audio Resources | Learning English

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How Do You Say That? The 10 Coolest Pronunciation Tools for ESL Students

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ESL students struggle with a lot of things. Many of these they can practice with the use of self-study materials. They can do as many grammar exercises as they want; they can work with audio

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Welcome to English Grammar Express

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EnglishGrammarExpress.com

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English Voices: ESL/EFL Listening and Speaking Practice

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This ESL listening Web site created by Randall Davis helps ESL/EFL students improve their listening and speaking skills.

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Brandy Barter's curator insight, February 15, 2013 3:52 PM

Language learners from around the world can share their thoughts on English and culture with their world neighbors.

sarspri's curator insight, February 16, 2013 1:56 PM

A great example of Voicethread in action for speaking and listening with language learners.  Many of the prompts are structured as exam practice.  Students can record, but also hear examples by learners from all over the world.

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The Ultimate Word Search Maker

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Make amazing interactive word search puzzles that you can put right on your website for your visitors to play and enjoy.

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Mauro Hernandez's curator insight, February 18, 2013 8:55 AM

Una buena opción

Nikos Tzindalis's curator insight, March 28, 2013 5:09 PM

add your insight...

 
Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, March 29, 2013 10:54 AM

Θαυμάσιο!

Δυστυχώς, μόνο στα Αγγλικά.

Εδώ στα Ελληνικά από τον Γ.Σαλονικίδη: http://salnk.eduportal.gr/?p=55

 

και εδώ:http://pliroforikiatschool.blogspot.gr/2010/04/blog-post_15.html

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16 Websites to Teach and Learn Vocabulary ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Grammarly - world's most accurate grammar checker and automated proofreader

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Check your grammar with Grammarly - the most accurate spelling and grammar check, and proofreading software, and plagiarism checker!

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Great Presentations Are Like Ads by @slidecomet

Great Presentations have features that resemble great ads. It's all one big package that hit hard and strong! FREE Download with a tweet: http://goo.gl/X26Ui

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 23, 2013 2:32 PM

Very nice presentation about presentations....

 

David Donat's curator insight, April 28, 2013 3:34 PM

Revisem les nostres presentacions.

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Great sites to get students to practise ESL

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Especially for young learners and teens

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Teaching with Youtube

Find resources at http://pinterest.com/shellyterrell/video-tools-tips-for-teachers/

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4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning

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by Jennifer Rita Nichols, TeachThought Intern 4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning The term “21st century” has become an integral part of educational thinking…

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How Using an IWB Led to Digital Revelation - David's Odyssey

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  "It's full of stars!" David Bowman, 2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke Countdown It seems so long ago now but it was actually spring 2007; the day I first taught a class with an interactive...
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Poll Everywhere

Audience response system that uses mobile phones, twitter, and the web. Responses are displayed in real-time on gorgeous charts in PowerPoint, Keynote, or web browser.
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Making a doodle video with your class - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

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Doodle songs/videos are a great activity you can do with your class! They really promote contextualized learning and motivate students because you have a final…
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Getting Started with your Interactive Whiteboard : A quick guide

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Here's a quick guide to help you get started with your Interactive Whiteboard, whatever brand you happen to have. Keep it Simple Don?t try and overload y
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More IELTS speaking practice on Voxopop

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Advice and practice resources for IELTS candidates to practise speaking on Voxopop
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Learning in the Modern Classroom

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Tweet I can die happy now I have seen learning in the 21st Century modern classroom! The learning just oozes through the cracks of the physical classroom walls. Learning is amplified by the amount ...

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Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, February 9, 2013 9:25 PM

e-Learning in action.