Virtual School Meanderings

July 4, 2016

EDTECH537 – Week 2

Today 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., midnight on Sunday).

  • create an RSS reader account (I’ve recommended Feedly)
  • add their instructor’s and all of their fellow students’ blogs to your RSS reader
  • add additional blogs of interest to their RSS reader
  • create a Twitter account
  • follow their instructor’s and all of their fellow students
  • post their first tweet (using the hashtag #EDTECH537)
  • create a “disclosure” page on their blogs

The readings for this week include:

  • Shoffner, M. (2007). Preservice English teachers and technology: A consideration of weblogs for the English classroom. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 7(4), 245-255.
  • Stiler, G. M., & Philleo, T. (2003). Blogging and blogspots: An alternative format for encouraging reflective practice among preservice teachers. Education, 123(4), 789-797.
  • Harrsch, M. (2003). RSS: The next killer app for education. Technology Source, 6(4). Retrieved from

While not a requirement this week, I did ask them to post a blog entry to get them into the habit of blogging on a regular basis.


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