Review all of the past articles, websites, and videos in each of the past lessons. Some are posted here but feel free to go back to any other sources throughout the course as well:
- Blogging For Reflection: The Use Of Online Journals To Engage Students In Reflective Learning
- Using Blogs to Promote Reflective Language Learning
- Lessons Learned From The Holocaust: Blogging To Teach Critical Multicultural Literacy
- That’s Online Writing, Not Boring School Writing”: Writing With Blogs And The Talkback Project
Create a lesson for a blog as a teacher that could be used in your current class or a future class. Upload a link to your blog lesson to HERE for the rest of the class to view and see. Your blog does not have to be from EduBlogs, or the from the list of suggested blogs if you found an alternative resource, that is fine.
- Lesson must incorporate the use of a blog – ex. as a journal, summary after an assignment, a project
- Include activities we reviewed in this mini-course of either discussion or reflection
- Include expectations and learning objectives of students involvement with blog
- Construct your teacher version of a blog with your lesson plan and set it up as if your student could view and access it
Peer review a fellow classmates’ blog lesson. Give them suggestions on what works well, questions you may have that need clarification, and any suggestions for change. Submit your peer review directly to their comment as another comment. Reflect on the articles we have read throughout the course and how well they incorporated features of blogging such as reflection and discussion.
Now that you have become more familiar with rubrics, your task is to create a rubric that goes along with your blog lesson or assignment. It could have to do with the posts, the commenting, or any other aspect your wish to include in your lesson! What the rubric is specifically for is up to you, just make sure it is clearly stated in the heading.
Upload your rubric as a comment here as well!