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Blogging by Mind Map: Blogging
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Blogging

Definition: Blog/WebLog: a web page containing brief, chronologically arranged items of information. A blog can take the form of a diary, journal, what's new page, or links to other web sites.Peter Scott, Internet Librarian 2001

Problems

get distracted

Time consuming

setting up - laying ground rules with students

internet speeds determine how quick

language style different for students to common usage

cyber-bullying

peers or public

Potential Outcomes

Higher order thiniking skills involved

Students come up with things you never think of

Transferral of knowledge to meaningful knowledge

Personalised, more student involvement/motivation

Highly visual = different learning styles are catered for

How to use effectively in T & L

Personal reflective journal

automatic links to communicate other ideas

instructional blogs

Group work --> can be used to reflect on work done by group

ePortfolio of student work

student blogs as coursework (alternative assessment)

Reading blogs - focused on specific discipline - students can rss feeds from other blogs

Extend the classroom

give students time to reflect and plan their responses.