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Why is blogging a 21st century learning tool? Give one example how you can use this tool as 21st century teacher or leader.

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posted Nov 20, 2009, 11:30 AM by Jill Gontovnick

Blogging is a 21st century learning tool because it encourages communication without requiring physical proximity. In an age of technological awareness, it allows for the sharing of ideas and facts...and it builds a sense of community in the process! One way I could use this tool as a teacher is by posting information about assignments and classroom activities for parents and students to read.

Why Blog

posted Oct 20, 2009, 2:23 PM by Kathleen Peth

Blogging can be a great communication tool.  It can be used to give facts, opinions or just plain old information.  It is also nice to have just a one-way blog to give out important information/facts and not have individuals respond directly.

Why Blog?

posted Oct 13, 2009, 2:22 PM by Melanie Horowitz

As a school leader, a blog provides an interactive forum for me to gather feedback from parents and staff.  I'm really looking forward to using my Book Banter Blog.

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posted Oct 13, 2009, 2:16 PM by crowleyd@wilmette39.org

Blogging seems to be an easy way of engaging children and connecting children. I'm thinking of using the blogging tool as a language arts enrichment activity.  My second graders could share good books, write stories, etc.  This would  be a powerful tool in creating a strong reading/writing community! 

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posted Oct 13, 2009, 2:15 PM by evansj@wilmette39.org

Blogging is a 21st century skill because it not only involves current technology, but it is a global communication tool. Teachers can utilize this skill in many ways. For example, they can post articles or information for students to read and reflect on with the teacher and with peers. Blogging can address academic content or be a forum to address social-emotional issues and concerns.

Choices

posted Oct 13, 2009, 2:15 PM by Kevan Truman

Hi, last week after class - on my way home, I thought about the 140 blogs available on just one Chicago Tribune website link.  I thought how can anyone read or even visit all of those blogs - and how overwhelming it would be.
Then, I thought.. well, there are thousands and thousands of books in any given public library that I will never read in a lifetime.  So, I guess it is about choices - which I do worry about, are our 21st century students making good choices... able to make good choices????.  As for my students, a blog is a good way to share opinions, thoughts, commentaries about an infinite number of subjects.

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posted Oct 13, 2009, 2:14 PM by Alene Frost

Bolgging is a 21st Century learning tool in numerous domains, including "information, media and technology skills.  I intend to use it to provide timely information to others and allow for interchange.

connections

posted Oct 13, 2009, 2:14 PM by gelderll@wilmette39.org   [ updated Oct 13, 2009, 2:20 PM ]

It would be easy to use a blog to make connections to home by having students write back with either answers to questions, reflections on a reading/activity/event.  It would also be useful for homework or projects where students can get feedback from the teacher or each other.  Parents could also become more connected to the class/teacher by seeing what the students are blogging to the teacher/class about.

Oh, and that's what makes it a 21st century tool.

21st Century Blogging

posted Oct 13, 2009, 2:12 PM by ostinid@wilmette39.org

Blogging is a 21st century learning tool because of the collaborative and communication skills that it fosters.  As a teacher, I can post assignments and other important information on a blog.  My blog can also serve as a forum for students to share thoughts and ideas (and answer each others questions so I don't have to! (:  ) with one another.  Students can post their work and others can reflect or post responses to it as well.

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