Book Blogs: Online, Interactive Response Journals for Literature Circles

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
1:20 PM-2:10 PM
Lake Nokomis

Presenter: Matt Hardy

5th Grade Teacher, Eden Prairie Schools

Co-Founder, Kidblog.org

matth@edenpr.org
mhardy@kidblog.org


Motivate students in grades 2-8 to engage in literature circle discussions. Participants will learn how to:
  • use blogs as a secure, interactive discussion board for book clubs
  • monitor comprehension and participation in cooperative groups
  • use students' blogging records as an e-portfolio and assessment tool

Bring your laptop or iOS/Android device for a truly interactive experience. Download the WordPress app ahead of time!

This session is intended for intermediate technology users, but beginners are also encouraged to attend. All participants will leave with practical applications for safe, secure blogging in the classroom.

Resources:

Presentation: http://mrhardy.org/ties11slides.pdf

Handouts: http://mrhardy.org/ties11handouts.pdf

Kidblog.org: K-12 blogging platform
kidblog.jpg

TIES 2011 Sample Class

Edublogs: High School/University/Teacher Blogging Platform


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