2. Blogging in the Classroom

A great post about using blogging in classrooms.

Techie Teachers' Tricks

ALL I WISH I’D KNOWN WHEN I STARTED BLOGGING WITH MY STUDENTS
(Our class blog had 10,000 visitors in its  first 2 months-its link on the right)

Blog Post Agenda:

BLOGS ON THE WEB
STEPS FOR USING BLOGS IN THE CLASSROOM:

  1.      Blogging release forms
  2.      Blogging platforms
  3.      The role of your blog
  4.      Initial lessons
  5.      Ideas for blog posts
  6.      Assessing blogs

BLOGS ON THE WEB

In an era when collaboration is such a handy option, both teachers and students should find ways to get the most out of it because, just like Vygotsky said, people learn from each other and learning arises from social interactions. I acknowledge the fact that just like I learn from other adults, children can learn from each other. In this era of speed, people don’t have time to reinvent…

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What makes a creative teacher?

Retrieved on July 26, 2015Just inspired by Marisa Constantinides’ article “Eight steps to becoming a more creative teacher shared on British Council Voices Blog. She suggests highly recommended eight steps that can help teachers develop their creativity in teaching. 

 These are:

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Why not Join the College Writing 2.1x MOOC?

Don’t Miss The Macmillan Online Conference 2013!

 http://www.macmillanenglish.com/online-conference/2013/When: 

Nov. 11-15, 2013

Where:

The Macmillan Online Conference uses Blackboard Collaborate. Check this link to register for the sessions you would like to attend.

What are you waiting for?

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Let’s Enter the Project Competition and Win …!

Are you interested in doing a creative project with your students? 

Then, why not enter the Project competition. It is an international competition that encourages the use of language through projects.  

The task is very easy:

  1. Ask your students to create a class poster on “Communication in the 21st Century” either online or physical. 
  2. Once your students finish, complete the entry form posting the link or uploading the jpg file of the poster. 
  3. Click here to find all abut this competition and the attachments you need. 

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Humanizing Your Online Class

This title completely captured my attention when I first saw the announcement of the webinar by Michelle Pacansky-Brock. I always stress the importance of the socio-affective touch between students and their instructors. In this digital era, it is considered the key behind any successful learning. Knowing more about students, what, how, and why they learn inevitably lead to an enjoyable and memorable experience. Students also want to know more about their instructors and connect with them for extended interaction. The question is “How to use digital tools to humanize this relationship? Continue reading