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Educators Flock To Blogging

7318906 0acba9d523 m Educators Flock To BloggingI network with a few educators, and it seems blogging is the new teaching tool that is catching on. It creates a whole new level of interaction that hasn’t taken place before. Instead of handing in essays students can blog their essay answers.

Blogging Will Revolutionize Education.

According to the Chicago Tribune more and more teachers are heading online to start their own blogs.

One Principal believes blogging is the future of education. And I tend to agree. The ability to quickly assess a students understanding of the course material is huge. And teachers can easily interact with students in the comments section and in the classroom forums. Likewise tools can be create in which to rate, and/or grade posts to help teach students where they need to improve. Built in spelling tools will help students create a solid understanding of grammar and excellence in performance.

Blogging will change the way future generations of students adapt to an ever changing society. Homeschooling will become more prevalent as tools become available to network with other homeschoolers and share classroom materials.

New media tools like video blogging will allow instructors to give out lectures over the internet, interact with parents, and allow parents to offer feedback 24 hours a day.

The days of a traditional classroom have passed us by.

 

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  1. David,
    I totally agree with you on this and plan to post extensively on it over at the Blog Herald. Hopefully we can keep this on the radar so that more and more educators take advantage of blogging in education. The best part, in my opinion, is that it is the perfect medium for ongoing individual-level feedback from teacher to student.

    By Micah Sparacio on January 25, 2007 9:34 am

  2. Blogging and the new era of information distribution has fundamentally changed the traditional means of knowledge transfer. My wife is an academic and I’m constantly telling her to blog instead of the endless nightmare of “old school” publication . Blogging and education, wow, that’s a cool niche where there is lot’s to explore!

    By TourPro on January 25, 2007 9:52 am

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    By Edu-Blog « Deep Country on January 25, 2007 2:34 pm

  4. I guess kids will need a school blog, and then a personal blog.

    This should help relieve eyestrain for teachers, too, who’ve historically had to deal with student handwriting issues.

    By Vince Williams on January 25, 2007 3:20 pm

  5. Especially mine. :) My handwriting sucks. This should’ve been invented long ago.

    By David Krug on January 25, 2007 3:24 pm

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    By Liz Strauss at Successful Blog - SOB Business Cafe 01-26-07 on January 26, 2007 12:24 pm

  7. I think blogging will have a big impact on education for years to come…

    For me, I find that blogs are a great way to keep parents informed and increase parent involvement in their child’s class.

    Here is the blog I use for my 8th graders…each week I update the blog with a general overview of what we are doing that week and what the homework will be. Parents sign up for automatic notifications so each time I update they get an email sent to them with the link to that week’s post.

    http://www.MrWaxlersClass.com

    I have also had students and parents make comments and contact me through my blog to clear up any confusion they might have about a particular assignment.

    When I have time I even scan in the assignment so they can print it out at home.

    Anyway, the parents of my students just love it.

    I have another education blog that I use in conjunction with my other professional development sites @ http://www.TeachingTipsMachine.com/blog

    Here I make posts about the life of teacher…including teaching tips and the daily ups and downs of the the profession.

    –Adam

    By Adam Waxler on January 26, 2007 2:31 pm

  8. I’m currently doning a theisis in the UK on the imapct blogs can have on learning and for me I think it’s quite interseting that blogs for schools and college I have seen focus on delivering information to parents and children. I had though I would find more about the use of blogs for personal learning reflection and as of yet I have no found any evidence of this. I was wondering if anyone had come across this and would be able to point me in the right direction to find out more info.

    http://es602-bloggingineducation.blogspot.com/

    By Emma Moseley on February 6, 2007 9:29 am

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    By HS Blog - Homeschool Blog » Blog Archive » Educators Flock to Blogging on March 2, 2007 11:00 am

  10. I know for me, setting up my blog, http://www.beyondbehaviors.com, was a natural extension of my job as a Behavior Specialist. Because I serve 20 schools across 3 islands here in the Northern Mariana Islands, I rely on technology to help me work smarter.

    By Steve on March 2, 2007 8:17 pm

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