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Sunday, October 08, 2006

A Webquest about Blogging? http://anne.teachesme.com/2006/09/19/webquest-on-blogging/

In my educ 401 class, we are currently working on webquests, and I happened to stumble upon a great webquest about blogging...This webquest is designed for students to understand the essential elements of blogging and how to maximize its potential.

I agree that technology should not be taught in isolation, but in this instance, this webquest is a great tool for providing background information about blogging, which will become a springboard for future application to core subjects. For students who have never been exposed to blogs, this is a fun way to introduce them to the topic. In the elementary grades, modeling of work is essential, and what better way to show students your expectations for them by providing a webquest?

I was really pleased that the webquest included steps for safe blogging. How imperative it is in this generation to teach proper internet etiquette. It would be a shame to completely isolate children from the vast amount of information on the internet; instead, we should empower them by providing them with the tools to protect themselves. I was also interested to read about the think-pair-share. This tactic has been used in multiple education classes, and I am always interested to see real-life application of concepts taught in class.

Also, I might add, that I think this webquest would be great to show to parents! Parents can be reluctant sometimes to have their children exposed to the web, but it will provide them with a better knowledge and understanding of the uses of blogging in education.

3 Comments:

At 5:19 PM, Blogger Anne Davis said...

Hi Rachel,

I really enjoyed browsing through your blog. You have some really thoughtful posts and I can tell you are learning a bunch but then you have a great teacher! Tomorrow I go back to the school and we are on the process step of the webquest. The students will be creating their blogs! I can't wait. I am headed back to my blog to blog about your learning. Keep up the good work!

Best,
Anne

 
At 2:35 PM, Blogger Ziomal said...

Very nice! I like it. sc law enforcement division

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger ms.diaz said...

thank you a lot you are a life saver

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