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  1. 1. WHY ??A vision of students today
  2. 2. Easy!Environmentally Can be done/accessed Free friendly anywhere at anytime Flexible! ChallengingBecause Blogs are A way of sharingwith others Varied(multiple intelligences + digital competence)Fun Done collaborativelyPromoting a sense of belonging
  3. 3. Provide more learningopportunities.Increase exposure to authentic languageTeach higher orderthinking skills (see Blooms taxonomy)BLOGSPresent material toCAN digital natives in a waythat is familiar Allow for self-directedand independent learning. Provide studentswith a real audience Share informationwith school community(family, friends, Keep a record ofteacher, heads, etc)resources and activities.
  4. 4. Your blog can become a multimedia coursebook.
  5. 5. ?? HOW??? ? ?? ???? ?? ??
  6. 6. 1. Establish clear guidelines
  7. 7. 2. Choose your Layout Pluginsfonts clipart
  8. 8. 3. Use different pages They give your blog awebsite look! Some ideas: Our classWho we are HomeworkE-library
  9. 9. 4. Organise your SidebarMake your blogs layout as clear and easy to navigate aspossible. Make sure students know how to accessinformation. Use tags!! HoUsw e Us wh cancate e t agat I f gosI w in dries ?? an t
  10. 10. Some possible categories Videos Links of interest Grammar practice Fun zone! Our blogs
  11. 11. 4.Make it collaboratelyIif you want your blog to be more interactive, allow for stscontributions. A- Profit from Comments You can disable them Or you can moderate them.B- Make students take an active rolePolls, Opinions, Messages, Riddles, contributions, announcements
  12. 12. 5. Add widgets & gadgets Dictionaries A class flash Weather Countdowns Search options within blog
  13. 13. 6. Make full use of the web Some
  14. 14. 7. Make it a place to learnI. Upload the material you want o useII. Select sources for sts to look for informationI. Organise sts workUse Webquests
  15. 15. 8. ADDAwards Star StudentHelpers of the weekFun activitiesWord of the day Sounds (Tongue twisters!) Voice recordingsJokesMapsRiddlesMessagesGamesVideos SongsWebquests/ LinksQuestionnairesPowerpoint presentationsGrammar/ vocab practice ImagesMore
  16. 16. 8. BecomeDigital teachers
  17. 17. Blooms Revised Taxonomy Sub CategoriesCreating - designing, constructing, planning, producing, inventing, devising, making Evaluating - Checking, hypothesising, critiquing, Experimenting, judging, testing, Detecting, Monitoring Analysing - Comparing, organising, deconstructing,Attributing, outlining, finding, structuring, integrating Applying - Implementing, carrying out, using,executing Understanding - Interpreting, Summarising, inferring, paraphrasing, classifying, comparing, explaining,exemplifying Remembering - Recognising, listing, describing, identifying, retrieving, naming, locating, finding
  18. 18. Blooms Revised Taxonomy Sub Categories