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June 27, 2016

EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom

Starting today, for the next seven weeks I will once again be teaching a course entitled EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom through Boise State University as a part of their Department of Educational Technology. This is the sixth time I have taught the course. During this period I will continue to maintain this blog as I always do, but I will also use this space as a part of the course as well – as a way to model blogging in education.

As I blog for this course I will use the tag EDTECH537 and each entry will have “EDTECH537 -” in the entry title (note that the course number prior to 2014 was EDTECH597, so you’ll need to use that tag to see the legacy entries from those semesters).

For those who may be curious, the description for this course is:

EDTECH 537: Blogging in the Classroom
Focuses on the use of blogs in education, including creating and maintaining blogs, using RSS readers and microblogging. Students will examine the nature and purpose of blogging, types of blog entries, blog promotion, disclosure guidelines, and building a blogging community.

So beginning today, I’ll post the first week’s message for my students.

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  1. […] begins EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom. This week the students have a series of tasks to complete by the end of the week (i.e., midnight […]

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  2. […] of the activities for Week 1 in my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom was for students to introduce themselves and talk about why they wanted to take this course. As I […]

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  3. […] one of the activities for Week 1 in my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom is for students to create an “About Me” page. In my case, I have two “About […]

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  4. […] final activity for Week 1 in my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom is to create a Blogroll, so today it is time for me to update my […]

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  5. […] (see EDTECH537 – About Michael Barbour Page), another one of the activities for Week 1 in my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom is for students to create an “About Me” page. Earlier today I worked on the About […]

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  6. […] my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom is currently underway, I try to post a little more detailed statistics entry (at least compared to […]

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  7. […] begins week two of my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course. The students this week have a series of tasks to complete by the end of the week (i.e., […]

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  8. […] of the activities for Week 2 in my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom is to create a disclosure, so today it is time for me to update my disclosure […]

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  9. […] begins week three of my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course. The students this week have a series of blog entries that they have to complete by the end […]

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  10. […] I mentioned in the EDTECH537 – Week 3 entry for my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course, I wanted to post a sample of a links […]

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  12. […] I mentioned in the EDTECH537 – Week 3 entry for my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course, I wanted to post a sample of a discussion […]

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  13. […] begins week four of my EDTECH537 – Blogging in the Classroom (see EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom). The students this week have a couple of blog entries that they have to complete by the end of the […]

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  14. […] I mentioned in the EDTECH537 – Week 4 entry for my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course, I wanted to post a sample of a commentary […]

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  15. […] I mentioned in the EDTECH537 – Week 4 entry for my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course, I wanted to post a sample of a guest blog entry. As is the practice on this blog, this will […]

    Pingback by EDTECH537 – Guest Blogger Entry: | Virtual School Meanderings — July 19, 2016 @ 8:01 am | Reply

  16. […] begins week five of my EDTECH537 – Blogging in the Classroom (see EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom). The students this week have a couple of blog entries that they have to complete by the end of the […]

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  17. […] begins week six of my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course. The students this week have a couple of blogging activity that they have to complete by the […]

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  18. […] I mentioned in the Week 6 entry for my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course, I wanted to post a sample of an image entry.  As I describe in the course materials, an […]

    Pingback by EDTECH537 – Image Entry: Statistics for July 2016 | Virtual School Meanderings — August 1, 2016 @ 1:01 pm | Reply

  19. […] A Better Blog, I figured that I should give this one a try as well (and actually challenged my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom students to join me – and I know at least one has taken me up on that personal challenge). […]

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  20. […] I mentioned in the Week 6 entry for my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course, I wanted to post a sample of an audio entry this […]

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  21. […] at ProBlogger has issued a 7 Days to Getting Your Blogging Groove Back challenge.  I told my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom students that I would do my best to participate in this challenge fully – as a way to model […]

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  22. […] I mentioned in the Week 6 entry for my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course, I wanted to post a sample of […]

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  23. […] at ProBlogger has issued a 7 Days to Getting Your Blogging Groove Back challenge.  I told my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom students that I would do my best to participate in this challenge fully – as a way to model […]

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  24. […] I mentioned in the Week 6 entry for my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course, I wanted to post a sample of […]

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  25. […] at ProBlogger has issued a 7 Days to Getting Your Blogging Groove Back challenge.  I told my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom students that I would do my best to participate in this challenge fully – as a way to model […]

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  26. […] at ProBlogger has issued a 7 Days to Getting Your Blogging Groove Back challenge.  I told my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom students that I would do my best to participate in this challenge fully – as a way to model […]

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  27. […] at ProBlogger has issued a 7 Days to Getting Your Blogging Groove Back challenge.  I told my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom students that I would do my best to participate in this challenge fully – as a way to model […]

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  28. […] at ProBlogger has issued a 7 Days to Getting Your Blogging Groove Back challenge.  I told my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom students that I would do my best to participate in this challenge fully – as a way to model […]

    Pingback by 7 Day Groove Challenge – Discussion Starter Entry: | Virtual School Meanderings — August 7, 2016 @ 8:55 pm | Reply

  29. […] begins week seven or the final weeks of my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course. The students this week have a couple of blogging activities and a couple of assignments […]

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  30. […] I mentioned in the Week 7 entry for my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course, students are asked to post two entries of their choice this week. To conclude my model […]

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  31. […] at ProBlogger has issued a 7 Days to Getting Your Blogging Groove Back challenge.  I told my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom students that I would do my best to participate in this challenge fully – as a way to model […]

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  32. […] I mentioned in the Week 7 entry for my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course, students are asked to post two entries of their choice this week. To conclude my model […]

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  33. […] I mentioned in the Week 7 entry for my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course, I mentioned that today I would be posting a sample of a blogging […]

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