Newton's Laws of Classroom Blogging

Published on Nov 18, 2015

Slides to accompany Wesley Fryer's November 12, 2015, presentation on "Newtons Laws of Classroom Blogging" at Miami Device 2015. Learn more on http://wfryer.me/newton

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

NEWTON'S LAWS

OF CLASSROOM BLOGGING - by @wfryer
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wfryer.me/newton

ALL SESSION RESOURCES & LINKS:

NEWTON'S LAWS

HELP US UNDERSTAND OUR WORLD
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HELP US PREDICT BEHAVIOR

NEWTON'S LAWS ALSO CAN
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WRITING

NO ONE DISPUTES THE IMPORANCE OF
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COMMUNICATION

IS REALLY THE KEY SKILL
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LAWS OF

CLASSROOM BLOGGING?
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TELL YOUR STORIES

OF BLOGGING TRANSFORMATION
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PERSONAL STORIES RESONATE MORE

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1. FEEDBACK LAW

All ideas get better with feedback.
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2. AUDIENCE LAW

An authentic audience improves writing.

3. WALL EXPANSION LAW

Blogs expand the walls of the classroom.

4. SHARING LAW

Blogs encourage sharing.
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5. RELATIONSHIP LAW

Blogs encourage relationship building

CLASS BLOGS SHOULD NOT...

(LET'S BRAINSTORM!)
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Used as an assignment collection tool

CLASSROOM BLOGS SHOULD NOT BE...
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A space where article titles are identical

CLASSROOM BLOGS SHOULD NOT BE...
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A forum for one-way communication

CLASSROOM BLOGS SHOULD NOT BE...
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KEYS

FOR CLASSROOM BLOGS

Everyone has a story to tell

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Student voice is critical and fragile

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TEACHERS NEED TO MODEL REASONED WRITTEN RISK TAKING

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"IF YOU DON'T LIVE IT,

it won't come out of your horn." - Charlie Parker
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Recipe

for a Classroom Blogging Revolution

Start Blogging Personally

PLAY WITH MEDIA!

CREATE LOW STAKES, PERSONAL MEDIA SANDBOXES!
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Blog with your Students

Create a School-wide Learning Showcase Blog

Sponsor a Student News Blog at School

Amplify Student Work Statewide

LOCAL RESONATES DIFFERENTLY THAN GLOBAL

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USE NEWTON'S LAWS

OF CLASSROOM BLOGGING TO TRANSFORM YOUR COMMUNITY!
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