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==Lesson 1==
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Before diving into learning about blogging, it is best to become familiar with ther vocabulary and terminology that goes along with it.  Please read this article, [http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/01/a-glossary-of-blogging-terms-for.html A Glossary of Blogging Terms for Teachers and Students], that breaks down the most common terms and jargon associated with blogging and also this article, [http://theedublogger.com/files/2010/12/edublogs_introblogging-262ybbo.pdf Introduction to Blogging], that goes more specifically into terms related to EduBlogs.  These will help create great background information for you seeing as many of these terms will come up in articles we read and also on cites we will be working with.   
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Before diving into learning about blogging, it is best to become familiar with ther vocabulary and terminology that goes along with it.  Please read the following articles:
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[http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/01/a-glossary-of-blogging-terms-for.html A Glossary of Blogging Terms for Teachers and Students]: This article breaks down the most common terms and jargon associated with blogging and also this article
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[http://theedublogger.com/files/2010/12/edublogs_introblogging-262ybbo.pdf Introduction to Blogging]: This article goes more specifically into terms related to EduBlogs.   
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Click on this link to view article [http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/01/a-glossary-of-blogging-terms-for.html A Glossary of Blogging Terms for Teachers and Students]
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Click on this link to view article [http://theedublogger.com/files/2010/12/edublogs_introblogging-262ybbo.pdf Introduction to Blogging]
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These will help create great background information for you seeing as many of these terms will come up in articles we read and also on cites we will be working with.   
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[[Image:Edublog.jpg|thumb|550px|EduBlog Logo ]]
 
To start our process of learning about blogging, you will now have to sign up for your own blog through [http://edublogs.org/ EDUBLOGS].  Follow the following steps to signup for an EDUBLOG of your own:
 
To start our process of learning about blogging, you will now have to sign up for your own blog through [http://edublogs.org/ EDUBLOGS].  Follow the following steps to signup for an EDUBLOG of your own:
  
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Now that you have created an EduBlog of your own, you will now begin to use some of its features to reflect on the vocabulary and terms you have learned during this lesson.  Please go to my blog, [http://introtoblogging.edublogs.org/ Intro to Blogging] and reflect on these new terms through commenting.   
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Now that you have created an EduBlog of your own, you will now begin to use some of its features to reflect on the vocabulary and terms you have learned during this lesson.  Please go to my blog, [http://introtoblogging.edublogs.org/2014/12/07/unit-1-what-is-blogging/ Intro to Blogging] and reflect on these new terms by adding a comment at the end of my initial postThe following prompts will be found on my first post and you will be required to answer them based on '''three''' of the new vocabulary terms you have learned thus far.
  
  
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* '''What is the term?''' State which word you have chosen and which article it came from
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* '''Level of Familiarity'''? Have you heard this word before? Is it a brand new word? How familiar would you say you are with the word?
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* '''Why might this term be useful in my learning about blogging?'''  Explain why you think this word is associated and needed in the blogging field
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* '''Do I think others should know this word?''' If so who and why?
  
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==Lesson 2: Reflection and Discussion==
 
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Now that you are familiar with the terminology and vocabulary that are associated with blogging, please watch this [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4HLGRzhWBs VIDEO] on the importance of discussions through blogging, and read both this article, [http://tccl.rit.albany.edu/knilt/images/1/18/Muncy.pdf Blogging For Reflection: The Use Of Online Journals To Engage Students In Reflective Learning], and this article, [http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1379494200_Metaferia.pdf Using Blogs to Promote Reflective Language Learning], on the importance of reflection through blogging.   
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Now that you are familiar with the terminology and vocabulary that are associated with blogging, please watch this [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4HLGRzhWBs VIDEO] on the importance of discussions through blogging, and read both this article, [[Media:Muncy.pdf|Blogging For Reflection: The Use Of Online Journals To Engage Students In Reflective Learning]], and this article, [http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1379494200_Metaferia.pdf Using Blogs to Promote Reflective Language Learning], on the importance of reflection through blogging.   
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Click on this link to view article [http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1379494200_Metaferia.pdf Using Blogs to Promote Reflective Language Learning]
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In the [http://tccl.rit.albany.edu/knilt/index.php?title=Talk:Unit_1:_What_is_Blogging%3F&action=edit&redlink=1 DISCUSSION], respond to the following questions based on what you have read:
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In the [[Talk:Unit_1:_What_is_Blogging?|DISCUSSION]], respond to some or all of the following questions based on what you have read:
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*How can discussions positively impact student engagement and understanding in a lesson?
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*When holding discussions among peers, What are some similarities and differences between doing it face-to-face in a classroom and online via a blogging forum?
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*Why is reflecting after learning a new concept important?
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*Do you think reflecting can be done effectively through a blog?  Why or why not?
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Engage with at least '''2 other peers' posts''' by commenting, questioning, or connecting to their response as well to engage discussion.
  
  
 
'''Reflect'''
 
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Before moving onto Unit 2: Use of Blogging, begin to think about how you could use these ideas of discussions and reflections through blogs in your own classes?  Are there some aspects of what you've learned you'd definitely use? Are there aspects of what you've learned that you'd definitely not use?
  
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==Navigation==
 
Move on to: [[Unit 2: Use of Blogging]]
 
Move on to: [[Unit 2: Use of Blogging]]
  
 
Return to:[[Introduction to Blogging|Introduction to Blogging]]
 
Return to:[[Introduction to Blogging|Introduction to Blogging]]
  
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==References==
 
"A Glossary of Blogging Terms for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning." Educators Technology. N.p., 29 Jan. 2014. Web. 07 Nov. 2014.
 
"A Glossary of Blogging Terms for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning." Educators Technology. N.p., 29 Jan. 2014. Web. 07 Nov. 2014.
 
  
 
"Introduction to Blogging." EduBlogs.org. Web.
 
"Introduction to Blogging." EduBlogs.org. Web.
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Muncy, James A. "Blogging For Reflection: The Use Of Online Journals To Engage Students In Reflective Learning." Marketing Education Review 24.2 (2014): 101-114. Business Source Premier. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.
 
Muncy, James A. "Blogging For Reflection: The Use Of Online Journals To Engage Students In Reflective Learning." Marketing Education Review 24.2 (2014): 101-114. Business Source Premier. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.
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"Using Blogs for Peer Feedback and Discussion - Case Study." YouTube. YouTube, 26 Oct. 2010. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.

Latest revision as of 13:45, 15 August 2019

Blogging Terminology


Topic and Purpose

As technology advances, the use of it is being incorporated in classrooms lessons and environments more frequently. This lesson of the mini-course will review the background needed to understand the use and benefits of educational blogging.

Learning Objectives: Unit 1

  • Learners will be able to define blogging and other associating terms and jargon
  • Learners will learn the importance of reflection through blogging
  • Learners will learn the importance of discussion through blogging

Lesson 1: Terminology

Learning Objective

  • Learners will be able to define blogging and other associating terms and jargon

Read

Before diving into learning about blogging, it is best to become familiar with ther vocabulary and terminology that goes along with it. Please read the following articles: A Glossary of Blogging Terms for Teachers and Students: This article breaks down the most common terms and jargon associated with blogging and also this article Introduction to Blogging: This article goes more specifically into terms related to EduBlogs.


Terms.png








Click on this link to view article A Glossary of Blogging Terms for Teachers and Students


Introtoblogging.png









Click on this link to view article Introduction to Blogging

These will help create great background information for you seeing as many of these terms will come up in articles we read and also on cites we will be working with.


Do

EduBlog Logo

To start our process of learning about blogging, you will now have to sign up for your own blog through EDUBLOGS. Follow the following steps to signup for an EDUBLOG of your own:


Step 1: Go to EDUBLOGS

Step 2: In the right upper hand corner, select "Sign Up" in orange

Step 3: Enter a username, email address, and password in the first section

Step 4: In the second section for your blog, please name your blog with the first initial of your name and your full last name

       Ex. Jessica McHugh = JMcHugh (if your name is already taken, please add a number after your last name)

Step 5: You may create your blog title having to do with course, Introduction to Blogging

Step 6: Keep the language as English

Step 7: Set your blog type to teacher

Step 8: Enter the human verification code

Step 9: Click Start Blogging!


Reflect

Now that you have created an EduBlog of your own, you will now begin to use some of its features to reflect on the vocabulary and terms you have learned during this lesson. Please go to my blog, Intro to Blogging and reflect on these new terms by adding a comment at the end of my initial post. The following prompts will be found on my first post and you will be required to answer them based on three of the new vocabulary terms you have learned thus far.


  • What is the term? State which word you have chosen and which article it came from
  • What does the term mean? Provide a definition of the term in your own words
  • Level of Familiarity? Have you heard this word before? Is it a brand new word? How familiar would you say you are with the word?
  • Why might this term be useful in my learning about blogging? Explain why you think this word is associated and needed in the blogging field
  • Do I think others should know this word? If so who and why?

Lesson 2: Reflection and Discussion

Learning Objectives

  • Learners will learn the importance of reflection through blogging
  • Learners will learn the importance of discussion through blogging

Read & Watch

Now that you are familiar with the terminology and vocabulary that are associated with blogging, please watch this VIDEO on the importance of discussions through blogging, and read both this article, Blogging For Reflection: The Use Of Online Journals To Engage Students In Reflective Learning, and this article, Using Blogs to Promote Reflective Language Learning, on the importance of reflection through blogging.


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Click on this VIDEO link to view


Muncy.png









Click on this link to view article Blogging For Reflection: The Use Of Online Journals To Engage Students In Reflective Learning


Metaferia.png









Click on this link to view article Using Blogs to Promote Reflective Language Learning


Do

In the DISCUSSION, respond to some or all of the following questions based on what you have read:

  • How can discussions positively impact student engagement and understanding in a lesson?
  • When holding discussions among peers, What are some similarities and differences between doing it face-to-face in a classroom and online via a blogging forum?
  • Why is reflecting after learning a new concept important?
  • Do you think reflecting can be done effectively through a blog? Why or why not?


Engage with at least 2 other peers' posts by commenting, questioning, or connecting to their response as well to engage discussion.


Reflect

Before moving onto Unit 2: Use of Blogging, begin to think about how you could use these ideas of discussions and reflections through blogs in your own classes? Are there some aspects of what you've learned you'd definitely use? Are there aspects of what you've learned that you'd definitely not use?

Navigation

Move on to: Unit 2: Use of Blogging

Return to:Introduction to Blogging

References

"A Glossary of Blogging Terms for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning." Educators Technology. N.p., 29 Jan. 2014. Web. 07 Nov. 2014.

"Introduction to Blogging." EduBlogs.org. Web.

Metaferia, Tekle Ferede. "Using Blogs to Promote Reflective Language Learning." Journal of Language and Culture 3.3 (2012):52-55. Academic Journals. Web. 20 Nov. 2014.

Muncy, James A. "Blogging For Reflection: The Use Of Online Journals To Engage Students In Reflective Learning." Marketing Education Review 24.2 (2014): 101-114. Business Source Premier. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.

"Using Blogs for Peer Feedback and Discussion - Case Study." YouTube. YouTube, 26 Oct. 2010. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.