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Session 12 Using Blogs to Foster Literacy :

Session 12 Using Blogs to Foster Literacy This workshop is licensed under a Creative Commons License . You should hear audio narration

In this session::

In this session: Research Supportive Evidence

Slide 3:

“…We can no longer teach as we learned. We must combine the best of the old with the best of the new and plunge forward to meet the increasing demands of an ever-changing technological environment. It is our duty to prepare our students to meet the demands that will be placed on them in the college and work environments…” -Linda Wells

“Globally Literate” :

“Globally Literate” Video (may be slow to load, so go grab a cup of coffee): http://k12online.wm.edu/Classroom2.0.mov (sometimes even says, ‘Can’t load’, but it’s there) The primary site is here . Podcast: http://k12online.wm.edu/Classroom2.0.mp3

Slide 5:

“Television Goes to School: The Impact of Video on Student Learning in Formal Education ” http://cct.edc.org/admin/publications/report/PBS_tv-school.pdf This Center for Children & Technology report, created for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, focuses on key questions concerning the relationship of visual media to learning, and provides examples drawn from current television research to demonstrate television's effect on student achievement.

“Blogs and Community – launching a new paradigm for online community?”:

“Blogs and Community – launching a new paradigm for online community?” Online community has been an important part of the Internet, mainly forming around email lists, bulletin boards and forums. In recent years, the ascendancy of blogs has introduced a new platform for communities. This article looks at some of the emerging patterns of blog based communities and raises some questions for their strategic application.

“Early Childhood Computer Experience and Cognitive and Motor Development“ :

“Early Childhood Computer Experience and Cognitive and Motor Development “ http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/113/6/1715 This research summary in the June 2004 edition of Pediatrics presents a study of 122 preschool children enrolled in a rural county Head Start program in the United States during 2001-2002. Findings suggest that early computer exposure before or during the preschool years is associated with development of preschool concepts and cognition among young children.

“A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Teaching and Learning with Technology on Student Outcomes” http://www.ncrel.org/tech/effects2/waxman.pdf (PDF file) This December 2003 report, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education's Northwest Central Regional Education Laboratory, provides a quantitative synthesis of 42 research studies focused on the impact of educational technology on student outcomes. The results indicate that teaching and learning with technology has a small, positive, significant impact on student outcomes when compared to traditional instruction. :

“A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Teaching and Learning with Technology on Student Outcomes” http://www.ncrel.org/tech/effects2/waxman.pdf (PDF file) This December 2003 report, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education's Northwest Central Regional Education Laboratory, provides a quantitative synthesis of 42 research studies focused on the impact of educational technology on student outcomes. The results indicate that teaching and learning with technology has a small, positive, significant impact on student outcomes when compared to traditional instruction.

“Effects of Using Instructional Technology in Elementary and Secondary Schools: What Controlled Evaluation Studies Say”:

“Effects of Using Instructional Technology in Elementary and Secondary Schools: What Controlled Evaluation Studies Say” http://caret.iste.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=studySummary&studyid=1044 This 2003 research meta-analyses by SRI International draws findings of effective use of instructional technology for student learning from a review and analysis of 396 carefully-selected studies conducted over several decades.

“Welcome to the Blogoshere: The Educational Use of Blogs”:

“Welcome to the Blogoshere: The Educational Use of Blogs” http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/custom/portlets/recordDetails/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=EJ738088&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=eric_accno&accno=EJ738088

“Blog On: Building Communication and Collaboration Among Staff and Students”:

“Blog On: Building Communication and Collaboration Among Staff and Students” http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/custom/portlets/recordDetails/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=EJ697316&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=eric_accno&accno=EJ697316

Collaborative Blogging as a Means to Develop Elementary Expository Writing Skills :

Collaborative Blogging as a Means to Develop Elementary Expository Writing Skills NO AUDIO---ARTICLE IS LINKED FROM ABOVE

“BLOG IT: AN INNOVATIVE WAY TO IMPROVE LITERACY”:

“BLOG IT: AN INNOVATIVE WAY TO IMPROVE LITERACY” BLOG IT: AN INNOVATIVE WAY TO IMPROVE LITERACY. By: Wells, Linda. Reading Today, Aug/Sep2006, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p40-40, 1/2p; ( AN 21932211 ) If you can’t find it email me and I’ll send you a copy.

"Rationalization for Educational Blogging.":

"Rationalization for Educational Blogging." This is a very well written posting, and a great place to start when trying to substantiate edublog usage in the classroom.

CONCLUSION but not the end!:

CONCLUSION but not the end!

Additional Support Articles:

Additional Support Articles http://www.teachinghacks.com/?p=394 Lists K-12 blogging, peer-reviewed articles