Well, the term is halfway over and not a post to be seen – not on the class blog anyway! Check out the student blogs (click on the links to the right) to check out what we have been learning. All students have published posts on our evening assembly, Sports Day, Science (the difference between physical and chemical changes) and how learning intentions and success criteria help us achieve to the best of our abilities. Please comment on their reflections.
We are over half way through the term and it certainly has been busy! Students have now set up individual blogs, choosing their own theme, widgets and blog avatar. The purpose of the blog is for student’s to use it as a personal reflection of learning, as well as to communicate and connect with other students and classes here at school. Some work will be done at school and students can also work on them at home. Online safety will be of the utmost importance throughout the blogging process. We have talked about the qualities that make a good post:
1. It needs all of the standard elements of writing and should be interesting and well written (introduction, body and conclusion). It also needs to have correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.
2. A quality post includes multimedia elements such as pictures, video or audio and can also include appropriate links.
3. Finally, a blog post needs to have an interesting title that will bring in readers.
Blogging is extending your audience beyond the teacher and the classroom, so you should always want your work to be at the highest standard. Thanks to Mr W. and Mr F. for their help. Please make sure any comments you leave also follow these guidelines. They should be positive and constructive.
Welcome to LA22’s blog for 2010.
“What is a blog?” I hear you ask. Firstly, ‘blog’ is a portmanteau word which is a word made by blending two words together, in this case, ‘web’ and ‘log.’ A blog is a website maintained by an individual or group with regular entries and updates. These can be in the form of diary like entries, calendar events, graphics, videos, etc.
We will use this blog to post information about learning, specific tasks or lessons or to provide links of interest. It will be the central point for accessing student blogs once they are set up. Parents, friends and relatives are more than welcome to read and comment and subscribe to this or the students’ blogs and be part of our classroom learning community.
This is a key part of our move forward with “Learning for the 21st Century” where being able to effectively use the Internet is an important life skill. The blogs will enable us to do this safely and ethically. Students and teachers are learning how to use blogs effectively so please be patient with us, support and encourage us. We welcome any feedback.
“Anyone, anywhere, anytime……”
Mark Treadwell, 2008