Blogging for Educators
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Blogging for Educators

Helping Students Succeed at Blogging
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Created by Leigh Hall
Last updated 1/2016
English
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What Will I Learn?
implement blogging as a tool with their students
identify and explain benefits of blogging with students
identify a platform for blogging with students
teach students how to write posts and comments
identify ways to manage the work students produce
explain ways to evaluate posts and comments
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Requirements
  • It is helpful to have a basic understanding of how blogging works. Some experience with blogging is helpful but not required.
Description

This course will help you learn how to use blogging as an instructional tool. It is appropriate for K-12 educators as well as those who work with adults and/or in higher education. You will learn the benefits if using blogs with your students and the steps you need to think through for implementing blogging in your class. I have broken down all the necessary steps for you and provided you with a copy of the written directions I give my own students for your use. Additionally, I will share with you management tools you need in order to keep up with students posts and comments.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for educators who wish to implement blogging as an instructional tool with their students. It is appropriate for K-12 educators as well as educators who work with adults or in higher education. It is designed for those who have little to no experience with using blogging as an instructional tool or who have struggled with it.
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Curriculum For This Course
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How to Take This Course
3 Lectures 03:00
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The Rationale for Blogging
4 Lectures 16:33

Provides a rationale for why you should consider using blogging with your students and how it can benefit them.

Why Blog?
01:45

Learn what the terms interactivity and connectivity mean and how they are relevant to blogging.

Increasing Interactivity and Connectivity
03:27

How can blogging disrupt traditional patterns of teaching and learning?

Preview 06:40

Learn how blogging can make knowledge development public and a more authentic experience for your students.

Making Knowledge Public and Authentic
04:41
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Getting Started with Blogging
3 Lectures 13:28

You will have to decide what platform to use for your students' blogs. Here I go over some of the things you need to consider when making this decision.

Platforms to Consider
03:52

Should blogs be public or private? What does that mean, and what are the consequences?

Preview 04:39

You will want to discuss with your students what information they should consider keeping private.

Know What to Keep Private
04:57
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The Nuts & Bolts for Your Students
6 Lectures 24:26

A brief overview of what you can expect to learn in this section.

Preview 01:09

How often should your students post? What are the most important things you need to consider in relation to having your students post?

Frequency of Posting
08:17

What should students write about? What are three key elements for them to focus on in their writing?

Content of Posts
04:57

Think through how often you want students to leave comments on each other's blogs.

Preview 04:24

Help your students learn how to write good comments.

What Makes a Good Comment?
05:18

Finding the Blogs
00:21
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The Nuts & Bolts for You
2 Lectures 11:22

Learn some basic tools that will make it easy to keep up with the work your students do.

Keeping Up With Blogs
04:29

How do you evaluate blogs? How do you assign grades?

Evaluating Blogs
06:53
About the Instructor
Leigh Hall
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Associate Professor; University of North Carolina

Dr. Leigh A. Hall is an Associate Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She began publishing academic manuscripts during her second year as a doctoral student at Michigan State University. By the time she earned her Ph.D., Dr. Hall had five manuscripts published or in press. To date, she has published 26 manuscripts in top-tier academic journals including The Harvard Educational Review, Teachers College Record, and Research in the Teaching of English. Dr. Hall has extensive experience in writing, publishing, and reviewing manuscripts and in working with novices in learning how to navigate the publishing process.