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 http://www.technologysource.org/article/rss/
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.