EDC920-Session 12

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Session 12 Creating a Classroom Blog : 

Session 12 Creating a Classroom Blog This workshop islicensed under a Creative Commons License.

87% use the Internet That’s 21 million children16 million use it in schoolThis is an increase of 45% from 2000 to August 2005 : 

87% use the Internet That’s 21 million children16 million use it in schoolThis is an increase of 45% from 2000 to August 2005 (as of August 2005)

Currently between75-80% of them have some form of blog or online journal. : 

Currently between75-80% of them have some form of blog or online journal.

About a year ago, I asked my first year composition students whether they did much reading and writing outside of class. Most of them said, "No." But when I asked them if they wrote emails, used IM, and surfedthe Internet, they almost unanimously said, "Yes." : 

About a year ago, I asked my first year composition students whether they did much reading and writing outside of class. Most of them said, "No." But when I asked them if they wrote emails, used IM, and surfedthe Internet, they almost unanimously said, "Yes."

Don’t associate this with "reading and writing" in the ‘school’ sort of way. : 

Don’t associate this with "reading and writing" in the ‘school’ sort of way.

Thus, weblog writing, which can be public writing, changes the dynamic of teaching ‘rhetorical sensitivity!’ : 

Thus, weblog writing, which can be public writing, changes the dynamic of teaching ‘rhetorical sensitivity!’

Blog Integration : 

Blog Integration Kindergarten High School College Principals Superintendents And then some….

100,000 new blogs created every day : 

100,000 new blogs created every day Isn’t practical for all disciplines Still very easy to create Good communication tool Community outreach

Deliverable #4 : 

Deliverable #4 Pick a blogging service Create your blog Write a four paragraph posting about how you could integrate this tool into your discipline. Include a link to your blog You may use this in your final project.

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Also don’t forget to play with the ‘Add a Gadget’ tool. It can really help you personalize your blog.

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