Protected: Constructivism and Blogging III

June 18, 2009

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Protected: Constructivism and Blogging II

June 18, 2009

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Protected: Constructivism and Blogging I

June 18, 2009

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Favourite way to use a blog in the classroom

May 10, 2009

Our next task for the seminar is to choose one favourite way to use blogs in the classroom or any educational setting in general. My favourite way so far would be to use a blog in a history class to make a timeline visible to the students. Usually, history classes are organised chronologically anyway; you start somewhere in the stone age and through the years approach the present time. As a blog is time-based too I think making small entries on what the class is working on currently could be of use for the students to get a glimpse of the greater picture and use the entries to for example prepare for an exam. Obviously, this could be done with a pencil and a sheet of paper as well, but blogs are a lot easier to edit and you can make changes in the layout or contents whenever your perception of the events changes. I think as history is a very subjective matter, this could help the students see the development history took and takes, as well as their own development. They can make visible their perception of historical events and the way they constructed these ideas. Consequently, I see this use of a blog in the light of contructivism.

Protected: Interesting articles on microblogging

April 23, 2009

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Reading for the Seminar

April 14, 2009

I have just read the following interesting articles on the use of Twitter in and outside of the classroom:
http://kerryturner.wordpress.com/about/twitter-as-a-vle
and
http://mrslwalker.com/?p=79620905
I think that especially the idea that teachers have to keep up with technology and can use something their students are familiar with for their purposes is important.

What are blogs?

April 8, 2009

The first task we have to complete for the seminar I created this blog for is to write a blog entry on what we think blogging is about.
At this point in time, I think that blogging is essentially about sharing some kind of information. This information can be more or less personal and informative and can be useful to a variety of people. Therefore blogging is also about contacting people all over the world and showing them an image of yourself and your ideas. Via a blog you can communicate with people and create a community without meeting them in person. Geographical distances mean nothing.
I ppobably wouldn’t have created a blog on my own. But I can see why people use this medium to let other people have a glimpse at their life and make their knowledge available.

Just signed in!

April 8, 2009

I have just created my first blog!