EDTech 597

Blogging in the Classroom

This course will focus on the use of blogs in education, including creating and maintaining blogs, using RSS readers and microblogging. Students will examine the nature and purpose of blogging, including the differences between blogging for personal/professional development and blogging as a classroom activity. Additional topics will include the various types of blog entries, blog promotion, disclosure guidelines, and building a blogging community as a part of a personal/professional
learning network.
Upon completion of this course learners will be able to:
  • Create a blog, post entries, add pages, embed media in to entries and pages, leave comments, and send trackbacks
  • Create podcasts and vodcasts
  • Open an RSS reader, add RSS feeds, and monitor blogs
  • Create and regularly use a microblogging account
  • Create and analyze various types of blog entries
  • Explore the structure of individual and classroom blogging
  • Examine the purpose of different types of blogs
  • Design a classroom blogging activity
  • Develop a personal blogging experience
  • Evaluate different blogging tools for personal and classroom use

The different projects that were completed during this course includes the following along with the AECT Standards that were met through these projects.

  • Blog Request (1.1, 3.1)
  • Blog Entries (1.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.4, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1)
  • Classroom Blogging (1.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.4, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1)
  • Blogging Activity (1.1, 3.45, 4.3, 5.1)
  • Microblogging (2.3, 3.2, 5.1)
  • Blogging Plan (4.1, 5.4)

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