One of my favorite lessons in US History was the integration of blogging with my students. I used a blog to create digital discussions amongst my students throughout the chapter. Students were required to research and understand six topics from a chapter focused on the Age of Jackson (a time in our history including famous events such as the Trail of Tears and Nullification Crisis), then answer a blog question for at least three of the topics. Students responded to… Continue
Added by Joe Zappa on May 16, 2015 at 3:41pm —
I feel that there is a huge misunderstanding when it comes to a 21st Century Classroom. In my experience, many people equate 21st Century classrooms and learning with the use of technology. I have to admit that I too was initially confused. Many think that by using technology, they are creating a "21st Century Classroom." However, this is often not te case. When used correctly, technology can enhance and contribute to a 21st Century Classroom. Technology is not a stand alone; it must… Continue
Added by Sara Finney on March 29, 2013 at 10:27pm —
1. Instead of having students hand write their writing homework each night, have them post their writing to a blog so that other students can read what they wrote and share comments.
Blogging? It's Elementary, My Dear Watson!
2. Have students have literature discussions via a blog so the conversations can take place from different classrooms and can continue at home.… Continue
Added by Sara Finney on March 28, 2013 at 10:30pm —
When starting a web site, it is a good idea to get a measurable data on how well your site is doing. One way to do that is with a tool that most of you may have heard of but might not understand. It is called… Continue
Added by Jim Roberts on February 10, 2011 at 5:00pm —
For those of you living in a cave, let me first give you a pretty good description of a… Continue
Added by Jim Roberts on February 9, 2011 at 4:22pm —
5 reasons educators should start reading blogs:
1) - Blogs are the heart of learning and sharing...
If you are an idea and inspiration junkie like myself, then you will find blogs to be extremely beneficial. Educators of all ages and backgrounds are bringing their ideas, reflections and experiences to one convenient location; their blog.… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on January 20, 2011 at 1:39am —
Educators from all around the world are beginning to use Twitter as a valuable piece in their professional growth toolbox. As professional development continues to evolve and transform, we will need new ways to encourage teachers to embrace new opportunities. Here is a "How… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on January 20, 2011 at 1:34am —
My German 3 students are doing a lot of things they have never done in school before. They are taking part in an experiment of sorts...an
experiment aimed at increasing student interest and engagement levels
through the use of technology. Most importantly, I am learning right
along side each and every student of mine. Together, we are stepping
outside of our comfort zones with the hope of growing and learning
through sharing… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on December 4, 2010 at 6:40pm —
In my German 3 class we recently finished a story we have been reading for the last three weeks. We have done several different types of
activities to facilitate the understanding of this story, and each
different activity has proven to have both its advantages, and
disadvantages. The unique thing about the activities I have done is
that each activity is something brand new that I have never tried
before. As any educator… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on October 10, 2010 at 7:57am —
I started blogging approximately one year ago.
In the beginning, I went through the usual… Continue
Added by Marisa Constantinides on September 6, 2010 at 6:00am —
This is also cross-posted on Speed of Creativity
My name is Beth Still and my blog is Nebraska Change Agent. I was honored when Wes invited me to guest blog during his absence. This post is cross-listed on my… Continue
Added by Beth Still on August 12, 2010 at 8:00am —
I am 26 years old. I like to play video games. I like to play computer games. I think I am somewhat computer savvy. I am a member of
generation Y. So, naturally I use Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Google,
Youtube and blogging on a daily basis, right?. "Jain," which in German
means yes and no.
I will give most of the credit to a friend, fellow cohort member in my
doctoral program, mentor and educational inspiration, Chris… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on August 9, 2010 at 6:29am —
This blog carnival
a carnival! You'll
experience a lot of fun and learning.
Many thanks to all those in the wider ELT community for participating and good luck riding the ferris wheel!… Continue
Added by ddeubel on August 2, 2010 at 5:24pm —
The course 'Designing activities for the 2.0 Language Classroom' is offered by the Faculties of Education of Heidelberg and Utrecht Universities of Applied Sciences in conjunction with the Utrecht University SummerSchool.
2008 Participants in front of Faculty of Education in Utrecht
With applications by practitioners from a great variety of EU countries (n = 8) and beyond (n=2) this edition again promises to… Continue
Added by Ton Koenraad on May 8, 2010 at 10:41am —
I've had the students create their blogs on the schools intranet worpressMU
installation. So far I've got 25 of 60 blogs set up. Their were/are some minor problems, but I will get them all a blog eventually.
I had student reactions ranging from this is very cool ... all the way to you can't make us do this. It is math class and some of them are excited about reading and blogging and some not so much.
My blog about the book I'm reading:… Continue
Added by Geoff St. Pierre on September 26, 2009 at 4:24pm —
So I'm just at the beginning of this particular online area. I would like to figure out how to integrate some blogging into our creative writing workshops....but I'd like to make it less about just entering casual blog entries, and more about getting the students to deliberately create a theme-based blog where they write about some area or interest where they have some expertise or at least curiosity. I know this is perhaps a more formal way of looking at it, but I would like to challenge the… Continue
Added by Keren Taylor on August 28, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Guest posts from Change.org's education blog: here's a week's worth of work
covering everything from Romeo and Juliet to Geek Culture to Mobile Education to Digital Health.
Added by Shelly Blake-Plock on July 22, 2009 at 10:51am —
Cross-posted at Fireside Learning
Many teachers shy away from contemporary music. Why? It could be because their own teachers did the same.
That quote comes from Ann, an aspiring music educator at the… Continue
Added by Jennifer Koch Lubke on June 21, 2009 at 6:30pm —
I am very eager to get my class of 24 Year 2 students interacting with the world wide web.
A year 3 teacher is doing wiki's with his class. Although a great idea and tool it would be much too tricky for my class.
A prac teacher I had back in 2007 had a fantastic website solely for his Year 5 class. Its fundamental functions were a blog for each of the thirty students nicely contained within the website itself and a place for their work to be uploaded whether it were… Continue
Added by Mr Maloney on April 15, 2009 at 12:20am —
Today I would like to write about my problems to keep pace with the new developments in social networking. I am a member of Facebook, keep contact in skype, have been twittering for quite some time now, having courses on at least 6 moodle installations , 4 Mahara ePortfolio platforms as I work for 2 schools, in teacher training and online training and am registered to lots of forums .... which I try to follow regularly... all this has been giving me precious insight in new ways of teaching and… Continue
Added by Sigi on April 5, 2009 at 8:44am —