Article 1 - Citation
Zawilinski, Lisa (2009). HOT Blogging: A framework for blogging to promote higherorder thinking.
The Reading Teacher, 62
Professional Practice Article
This article focuses on the many uses and types of classroom blogs and how blogs help topromote higher level thinking skills if used appropriately. The author explains thedifferent types of blogs, such as a Classroom News Blog, Mirror Blog, Showcase Blog,and Literature Response Blog. The article provides links to further explore these blogson the Internet. Emphasis is placed on the integration of reading and writing skills usedwithin a literacy program and further explains in detail ways to accomplish the higherlevel thinking skills of evaluating, analyzing and synthesizing. The author elaborates onthe HOT (Higher Order Thinking) Blogging Framework and how teachers canincorporate the framework ideas with educational standards. This article providesnumerous examples and opportunities to learn about the educational advantages of usingclassroom blogs beyond the widely used purpose of providing information for classroomteachers.
After reading this well written, informative article, I had a much better understanding of blogs and how they are used for authentic educational purposes. It has inspired me toreally think about using blogs in my own classroom for higher level thinking activitiesand not only for the informational purposes that are so commonplace. I found myself