Making Connections with Blogging: Authentic Learning for Today's Classrooms

Making Connections with Blogging: Authentic Learning for Today's Classrooms

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by Lisa Parisi
     
 

Some students find writing to be a chore. Others write to get an assignment done but don't put in any extra effort. There's nothing like blogging to change those attitudes! Students will experience a whole new level of engagement when they are writing for an audience, writing about topics they are interested in, and responding to their classmates' posts. Bring

Overview

Some students find writing to be a chore. Others write to get an assignment done but don't put in any extra effort. There's nothing like blogging to change those attitudes! Students will experience a whole new level of engagement when they are writing for an audience, writing about topics they are interested in, and responding to their classmates' posts. Bring blogging into your classroom, and your students will not only be excited about their work, they will also develop their writing, reading comprehension, critical thinking, digital citizenship, and communication skills.

Parisi and Crosby show you how you can use blogging with any student as a part of any curriculum-not as an add-on, but as an integrated part of your lessons. Learn step by step how to blog, get ideas for your curriculum area, and understand how to manage blogging in the classroom. Get your students blogging, and change how learning happens.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy and leadership for innovation. ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET), and ISTE's annual conference (formerly known as the National Educational Computing Conference, or NECC), ISTE represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide. We support our members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of transforming education.

Some of the areas in which we publish are:
• Web. 2.0 in the classroom-RSS, podcasts, and more
• National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
• Professional development for educators and administrators
• Integrating technology into the classroom and curriculum
• Safe practices for the Internet and technology
• Educational technology for parents

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564843128
Publisher:
International Society For Technology In Education (ISTE)
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Lisa Parisi, an award-winning educator with more than 25 years of general and special education teaching experience, has been blogging with her students since 2007. Parisi writes for educational publications and blogs for The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers, Teaching Tolerance, and her own blog, Lisa's Lingo.

Brian Crosby has taught upper elementary school for the past 30 years. He and his students have won many awards, including an Apple iLife Award. Crosby writes for a professional development company and is an occasional blogger for the Huffington Post and his own blog. Learning is Messy.

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Making Connections with Blogging: Authentic Learning for Today's Classrooms 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DonnaRoman More than 1 year ago
This book has changed my approach to teaching writing. The format is easy to follow for busy educators interested in providing authentic writing opportunities in all subject areas. It includes everything you need to lay out a system, provide safety, and increase students' desire to revise and improve writing... all done in a fun and engaging way. In the light of Common Core standards and the need to increase writing opportunities and purposes, this is the book to use. Excellent and craft changing.