by Anne Davis, Georgia State University
This webquest will be used to introduce elementary students to blogging.
This webquest is
designed to introduce elementary students to blogging. Its intention is to get teachers and students thinking about using blogging to develop literacies in the elementary school. The goal is to use blogs
to engage students in thinking and blogging about their learning and what it
means to them. Topics for the blogging posts will be pulled from the classroom curriculum.
A focus on the Six Traits of Writing and
Blooms Taxonomy will be used as students blog/write to learn and apply what they
are studying in their class curriculum.
The teacher will maintain a class blog to model the process for students. and to celebrate these new opportunities to demonstrate responsible and appropriate educational use of blogs by elementary students. Reflections will be written by both the teacher and students and used as learning strategies to think more thoughtfully and apply what they are learning to the every day world.
Myhope is to build a good model of educational blogging by elementary students and their teacher that will inspire others to follow and see the value of building these types of learning communities that are open for all educators to learn from.
The webquest provides a good model for this mode of blogging that will be introduced when students first learn about blogging. It will be referred to throughout the school year as needed . Students and teacher will add their ideas, work, and reflections to the blogging wiki throughout the year.