Event Title

Diving into the Digital Age: Blogging as a Learning Experience

Graduation Year

2013

Location

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

20-4-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2013 10:00 AM

Description

The 21st century is a technologically advanced time period in which many forms of communication exist. New technologies provide new spaces for student communication. As teachers, we can combine the 21st century communication skill development into the classroom. This study analyzes the implementation of blogging into a 4th grade classroom. The study covers the curriculum cycle of planning, implementing, and evaluating student use of blogging. The results of the study indicate that blogging was a positive learning activity for students, helped to embed technology into teaching, as well as allows students to engage in learning through the use of technology.

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Diving into the Digital Age: Blogging as a Learning Experience

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

The 21st century is a technologically advanced time period in which many forms of communication exist. New technologies provide new spaces for student communication. As teachers, we can combine the 21st century communication skill development into the classroom. This study analyzes the implementation of blogging into a 4th grade classroom. The study covers the curriculum cycle of planning, implementing, and evaluating student use of blogging. The results of the study indicate that blogging was a positive learning activity for students, helped to embed technology into teaching, as well as allows students to engage in learning through the use of technology.