NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Blogging for Teaching and Learning

EDUC 600

3 CREDITS

$410

Online

Instructor: Rojanne Brown

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Partner Course Fee: $410

Partner Class Offered Through IT4Educators

Course Description:

Explore the educational potential of blogs and blogging. Freely available and easy to use web-based tools make blogging a means for teachers to communicate with students and families and to build a network of colleagues and collaborators to support best practice. Blogging is also an authentic, engaging and interactive classroom activity for students, and it can provide a vehicle to share ideas, develop writing, and reflect on work. In this course you will learn how to find blogs that are relevant and meaningful to you professionally; how to create your own blog; and, how to set up blogging as an experiential learning tool in your classroom.

Objectives:

As a result of participation in this course, students will:

1.Use Atomic Learning and other online software tutorials as a resource to create professional and classroom blogs.

2.Read current research regarding blogging in the classroom. Discover online how teachers across the nation and world are using blogs and blogging in the classrooms.

3.Discover existing blogs that are professionally relevant.

4.Identify National Technology Standards (ISTE) for Teachers and Students and make correlations to blogging's potential impact on the listed performance indicators.

5.Reflect on the impact of blogging on professional growth and on student learning.

6.Create lesson plans, integrating the effective use of blogs or blogging as authentic learning experiences.

7.Use Moodle (online discussion board) to participate in online discussions regarding educational blogging.

Texts/Readings:

A variety of links to online readings will be provided upon course enrollment.

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