How Classroom Blogs Enhance Learning and Forge Connections

Target 1 – Student/Staff Centered Learning. FWSU students will engage in personalize learning involving collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creative learning opportunities

Action Step – Increase accessible opportunities for global collaboration; model exchange for global collaboration.

Indicator of Success – Students and staff will create personalized learning networks to communicate and collaborate with others.

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Advancements in technology through the years has made it possible to communicate more efficiently and effectively among colleagues, parents, and children.  At Georgia Elementary School, teachers have started to link their daily routine and specific learning opportunities to the outside world through individual classroom blogs. Posts are generated by both teachers and students and often are meant to share the learning that is occurring throughout each day along with professional development that is occurring within each school. Click here to observe one teachers classroom blog post.

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Blogs offer a level of interactivity that did not exist in the past. Readers have the opportunity to comment, question, critique, or reflect.  Parents have the opportunity to view their child’s classroom and know what is occurring on a daily basis. Blogs offer a variety of information and following specific blogs allows colleagues to share great learning among one another.

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Blogs are a great communication tool and are valuable in a variety of ways for collaboration, communication, and informing. Here is a great article to help you get started on your way to blogging.

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Also, check out the GEMS summer learning blog.

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