Today 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 on Sunday). The main task is to decide on what blogging platform to use (i.e., Blogger, WordPress, or Edublogs) and then to create a blog. Once the students have created their blog, they should:
- post an introductory entry
- add some blogs to their blogroll
- create an “about me” page
While I have most of these things already in place in my blog, I will be posting a welcome entry tomorrow morning. I will also update my blogroll and the two “about” pages to ensure that they are all current (and I will post entries about this process of doing this for all three pages on Wednesday).
In case you are wondering, the readings for this week include:
- Weiler, G. (2003). Using weblogs in the classroom. The English Journal, 92(5), 73-75.
- Downes, S. (2004). Educational blogging. EDUCAUSE Review, 39(5). Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume39/EducationalBlogging/157920
- Bartlett-Bragg, A. (2003). Blogging to learn. The Knowledge Tree, 4. Retrieved from http://www.csus.edu/indiv/s/stonerm/blogging_to_learn.pdf
- O’Donnell, M. (2006). Blogging as pedagogic practice: Artefact and ecology. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 17(1), 15-19.
- Optional: Lamshed, R., Berry, M. & Armstrong, L. (2002). Blogs: Personal e-learning spaces. Australia: Binary Blue. Retrieved from http://www.binaryblue.com.au/docs/blogs.pdf