blogging about blogging

KSTF Blogging Workshop Phase1


What are your goals for blogging in the mathematics/science classroom?

(Take a few minutes and try to list them – respond in COMMENTS.)


Okay, now to inspire you, watch a video or two from this list and then re-visit your responses?

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

A Vision of Students Today

Information R/evolution

Bringing 21st Century Learning to your Classroom

Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us

Shift Happens

Michael Wesch and the Future of Education (this is an hour – definitely worth watching!)

(Any important additions?)


Now, think about the same question with a slightly different emphasis:What are your goals for blogging in a MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE classroom? (i.e. What UNIQUE objectives might a science teacher have for classroom blogging? What UNIQUE objectives might a mathematics teacher have for classroom blogging?)

Lankshear, C. & Knobel, M. (2004). Blogging as Participation: The Active Sociality of a New Literacy Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April.

Luehmann, A.L. & Frink, 1. (under review). Student and Teacher Learning through Social Networking in Science Classrooms: Blogging as a Lived Process. Submitted by invitation to Educational Media International (May, 2008).


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  1. * Emilie says:

    will our students respond as well as we think they will?
    -it could help students who are absent get caught up (Carmen’s idea)
    -Could it help me get students started on bellwork faster?

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 12 months ago
  2. * charleysabatier says:

    I want to use blogs in my classroom to get students to think about physics outside of my classroom as i know they are on the computer doing a million things, why not spend a few minutes thinking about physics!

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 12 months ago
  3. * JeraLindsay says:

    I want my students to be in the forefront of the technological world and through social networking. I want to use blogging in my classroom to continue discussion and interactions outside of class.

    I want to use blogging to give the quadratic formula a cooler image like the world of facebook photos somehow has.

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 12 months ago
  4. * anneofvermont says:

    I would like to create a blog to
    1) communicate homework
    2) provide notes for absent kids
    3) to create a summary of the days’ or weeks’ activities for parents
    4) giving students a forum to discuss homework questions or review difficult concepts/questions

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 12 months ago
  5. * Amol and Kelli says:

    We want to educate our students for what we don’t know.
    We want to expose our students to a variety of cultures and perspectives.
    We want to push ourselves to use the newest technologies so that our students can use future tech.
    We want our students to be able to discern reliable and valid research.
    We want to foster a community of learning, in and out of the classroom.

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 12 months ago
  6. * Jessica says:

    1) Help students in my classes feel a deeper sense of connection with the class community
    2) Improve writing skills and get them writing more
    3) Communicate between teacher and parents about course content, expectations, and homework
    4) Develop my own skills and understanding about technological resources available to me as a teacher

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 12 months ago
  7. * kurlz says:

    I want to using blogging to give students another opportunity to practice talking science – without feeling pressured by having me there listening to them.

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 12 months ago

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