Blogging for Teaching and Learning
Instructor: Rojanne Brown
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
Course Fee: $410
Class Offered Through IT4Educators
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.
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.
A variety of links to online readings will be provided upon course enrollment.
About The Instructor
Rojanne Brown earned her M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota. Rojanne has been in the field of education for 27 years. For the past 15, she has been a Technology Integration Specialist in the Osseo Area School District. She has published an article in TechTrends and received the following awards: The William E. Gardner Pre-K-12 Outstanding Educator Award (2008), TIES Exceptional Teacher Award (2005), Teacher of the Year, Minnesota (2000, Technology & Learning Magazine). Rojanne is a Google Certified Teacher as well as Google Certified Trainer, A NET'S Certified Teacher, and an Intel Teach to the Future Master Teacher.
A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.