BC: I Love Blogging
FC: Why do we blog ? | OOur
1: educational benefits
2: Highly motivating to students, especially those who otherwise might not become participants in classrooms. Excellent opportunities for students to read and write.
3: Highly motivating to students, especially those who otherwise might not become participants in classrooms. Excellent opportunities for students to read and write. Effective forums for collaboration and discussion. Powerful tools to enable scaffolding learning or mentoring to occur. | How do we use blogs in education?
4: Classroom Management | Collaboration
5: Discussions | Student Portfolios
6: Why do webheads blog?
7: I’m very tempted to say I blog “because it’s there”. In a way that sounds a little flip but on the other hand there’s a lot of truth to that statement, because it’s there. Think about it, it didn’t used to be :-) Vance Stevens
8: I blog to connect to my own thougths, to reflect I blog to share what I find interesting, intriguing, exciting I blog to connect to others I blog for passion and the belief that it transforms us I blog as my living memory, as my future archive, as an extension of my memory I blog to feel alive, to put into words, at least, part of what goes on my mind I blog for the sheer pleasure of writing. Carla Arena
9: The Influence Of A Good Teacher Can Never Be Erased | I found out that blogs are really useful for 1) reflection, 2) collaborative TPD activities, 3) receiving/giving feedback and comments, 4) enhances mentor/mentee relationships, 5) provides access to TPD for teachers who may not have the means to attend international workshops or those who may be intimidated with COPs being too large or too diverse. | Aiden Yeh
10: I do too blog, though not that often. And mostly for motivating my colleagues and students to blog and participate in collaborative activities online. I am trying to collect interesting ideas in blogs, and recently, my initial idea is to run conferences on blog platforms. It works. More and more students and my colleagues from Ukraine are joining. This is just an idea. Beijos, Nina
12: I don't blog much and far from regularly but enjoy it a lot - and also enjoy going back to what I've done. My blogs are my online spaces where I occasionally retreat to reflect, record, share, or simply keep things I care about. Sasa
13: I've never really blogged at the personal level, but have blogged for reflection about courses I took, because I think it's useful and important to write about our viewpoints, feelings, frustrations with certain tasks... | Teresa Almeida d'Eca
14: I blog weekly, and encourage the people in my small non profit to also blog. You can see our blogs at http://cabriniblog.blogspot.com Dan Bassill
15: I’ve never been a prolific blogger (I prefer podcasting) but when I do blog it’s because: * something significant has happened or I have some new idea I want to share * it forces me to clarify my thinking * I sometimes blog about live events and I’ve learnt that people who can’t attend these events really appreciative the fact that you take the time to share your ‘notes Michael Coghlan
16: to encourage [blogs for students] *to share interesting information, photos, links (what I perceive to be interesting, what I hope will be interesting to others) [blog posts for students, friends, colleagues, groups] *to inspire [all types of blogs] *to guide [incorporating lessons for English language learners, or for professional development purposes] *to journal [personal blog -- sometimes dreaming that I will become more noticed, more read, more followed, other times just feeling the need to share something with the world]
17: to model [blogs are often where people jump in along the continuum of all the possible things to do online; many professional development blog posts that I write are written with the idea of modeling some of the possible ways blogs can be used.] *to earn a grade!, to be accountable [I have had assignments for coursework, where creating blog posts was an expectation. *as a travelogue [When I lived abroad, my blog was the easiest way I knew to share lots of information, stories, photos and so on, to a broad audience, with one stop.] Holly