Today begins week eight or the final weeks of my EDTECH597 – Blogging in the Classroom (see EDTECH597 – Blogging In The Classroom). The students this week have a couple of blogging activities and a couple of assignments that they have to complete by the end of the week (i.e., midnight on Sunday).
The readings for this week are:
Kirkup, G. (2010). Academic blogging: Academic practice and academic identity. London Review of Education, 8(1), 75-84.
Ewins, R. (2005). Who are you? Weblogs and academic identity. E-Learning, 2(4), 368-377.
On the blogging front, they simply have to post two entries, of any kind, on any topic that interests them. The first entry should be posted by the end of the day on Wednesday, 25 July and the second entry by the end of the day on Friday, 27 July.
There are also two assignments that are due this week. The first is a Blogging Plan for the next month. Essentially, I borrowed the activities from these three challenges:
- Day Twenty-Three – Thirty Days To A Better Blog
- 31 Days To Build A Better Blog – Day 31
- Day 7 – 7 Days To A Better EduBlog
For the second activity, they have will design an activity that uses blogs in your own classroom. I have left this assignment open-ended to allow for the variety of students and subject areas that may be taught by my BSU graduate students.
Tomorrow morning I will post a sample entry of the Blogging Plan. On Wednesday morning I will post one sample entry (probably a Commentary Entry). Finally, on Thursday morning I will post a second sample entry (probably a Discussion Entry).