Getting students to blog

@bertramrichter Curriculum Leader ± MFL Tile Hill Wood School & Language College Coventry

Tile Hill Wood School & Language College

Student blogging
Session outline: ‡Why? ‡How? ‡Examples (KS3-5) ‡Short Practical

1. Creates a learning community feel away from the traditional classroom (also perfect revision resource for GCSE and A-level) 2. Provides an authentic audience for student writing (peers and µreal¶ world) 3. Supports differentiation - forum for less extrovert/confident students 4. Encourages reading & listening before being able to comment on anything 5. Develops reflection & debate ± threaded comments simulate debate 6. Builds ICT skills 7. Outlet for creativity - a platform to showcase web 2.0 work 8. enriches the classroom through authentic and current material (videos) 9. Allows for multiple feedback loops / peer assessment 10. Brings in expertise from the outside

1. Creates a learning community feel away from the traditional classroom (also perfect revision resource for GCSE and A-level) 2. Provides an authentic audience for student writing (peers and µreal¶ world) 3. Supports differentiation - forum for less extrovert/confident students 4. Encourages reading & listening before being able to comment on anything 5. Develops reflection & debate ± threaded comments simulate debate 6. Builds ICT skills 7. Outlet for creativity - a platform to showcase web 2.0 work 8. enriches the classroom through authentic and current material (videos) 9. Allows for multiple feedback loops / peer assessment 10. Brings in expertise from the outside

Impact

High impact Low effort

High impact High effort

Low impact Low effort

Low impact High effort Effort

Which blogging platform? Email posting and «

(threaded!) commenting:

Publish their work for them!
-³work´ = anything embed-able
(wordles/tagxedo/storybirds/vokis/tripline/ linoits«)

-get students to email you the link OR the embed code -you post & they comment

1. Peer- and self-assessment (KS3)

thwlanguages.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/carmen/#comments

2. Peer- and self-assessment (KS4)

GCSE controlled assessment blog:

Using the sidebar as an AfL checklist:

3. Using (threaded) comments (KS5)

http://alevelgerman.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/sathus-partei/

http://alevelgerman.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/trendsport-odervereinssport/

4. Developing speaking (KS5)

http://alevelgerman.posterous.com/

1. Creates a learning community feel away from the traditional classroom (also perfect revision resource for GCSE and A-level) 2. Supports differentiation - forum for less extrovert/confident students 3. Encourages reading & listening before being able to comment on anything 4. Develops reflection & debate threaded comments simulate debate 5. Allows for multiple feedback loops / peer assessment

Impact High impact Low effort blog their work for them ± they do the assessment

make the most of email start SMALL & publishing & with your µbest¶ threaded class comments Effort

ililc2@posterous.com

Getting students to blog

@bertramrichter Curriculum Leader ± MFL Tile Hill Wood School & Language College Coventry