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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 [http://tccl.rit.albany.edu/knilt/images/1/18/Muncy.pdf ARTICLE] and this [http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1379494200_Metaferia.pdf ARTICLE] on the importance of reflection through blogging.   
 
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 [http://tccl.rit.albany.edu/knilt/images/1/18/Muncy.pdf ARTICLE] and this [http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1379494200_Metaferia.pdf ARTICLE] on the importance of reflection through blogging.   
  
 
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==Refereces==
 
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"Introduction to Blogging." EduBlogs.org. Web.
 
"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.
 
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.
 
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.

Revision as of 19:38, 7 December 2014

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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

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 this ARTICLE that breaks down the most common terms and jargon associated with blogging and also this ARTICLE more specifically about 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.

Do

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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 and reflect on these new terms through commenting.


Lesson 2

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 and this ARTICLE on the importance of reflection through blogging.

Do

In the discussion tab

Reflect


Naviagation

Move on to: Unit 2: Use of Blogging

Return to:Introduction to Blogging

Refereces

"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.