Let's Blog About It!
An introduction to using Blogs

 


Summary:

 

The purpose of this project is to introduce 6th-8th grade students to using a blog. They will learn how to set up a blog, post information and other forms of media to the blog, and reflect on their learning.  They will add posts to their blogs throughout the school year to create a digital portfolio with assignments and reflections.

 

Rationale:

 

Technology is changing how we do just about everything. Students today need to know more than what's in a textbook. They need to be able to think critically and creatively. Technology can help build students awareness of how they can use technology in college as well as in the workforce.  My 7th and 8th grade students are motivated to use technology to learn and I want to capitalize on that by creating engaging lessons and projects.

 

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn about blogs and their uses.
  • Students will create their own blog.
  • Students will learn how to create a post within their own blog.

 

Core Understandings:

  • Writing a blog will create a community of sharing our knowledge within our school.
  • The next generation needs to be able to use technology both personally and professionally.
  • Using technology will engage students and make their learning environment more constructive.
Topic:
Building a blog in Blogger, Using Web 2.0 tools
Themes:
blogs
Technolgy
Web 2.0
Focus Content Area:
Technology

Secondary Content Area:
Education
Grade Level:
5
6
7
8