Reading = Knowledge

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Reading = Knowledge

Like Dr. Seuss says – “…the places you’ll go…” are amazing

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Blogging in the classroom!

Today’s students are connected via technology more than any other generation.  Using technology in the classroom is a great way to get students interacting in a way they feel comfortable.  Using blogging as an educational tool reinforces typing skills, communication through written language, organization of thought, and when reading other’s blogs, helps with fluency and comprehension.  In addition to core curriculum standards, web-etiquette and healthy social interactions are also covered!  Sounds like lots of standards are covered with a simple blog post!

– Easy ways to use a blog within the K-12 classroom – 

~ use it in place of your weekly newsletter

~ share photos of in-class projects, field trips, assemblies, etc

~ use it to add links that you want students to access throughout the year

~ post questions/prompts that solicit an extended response – for example: Tell us about your favorite vacation in 5 or more sentences.

~ Encourage home/school connections by inviting parents to be a part of your blogging community

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Resource

Peters, R. (2009). Hooked on Classroom Blogging. Learning & Leading With Technology, 36(6), 26-28.

EDTC 6070 Digital Literacy

My very first blog – how it relates to elementary education, EDTC 6070, and the happenings of this semester!

Class started on Monday, the 13th of January – my classmates and I are getting to know each other through an intro bio with an attached picture.  It’s neat to see all the various backgrounds, teaching experiences, and age levels of the college students.  When an on-line master’s degree is available, I believe people who are employed are more apt to pursue a degree when the thought of having to report to a specific place, at a specific time, on a specific day is eliminated.   Would you agree?!?