I've tried to change the appearance of this blog but ended up creating a new blog for this course. I still would like to know how one can change your current template for something else without creating a new blog.
For the duration of this course I'll be using the other blog; http://jules-namjules.blogspot.com/
If you have the time please help with some guidelines. I would like to be in a position where I can assist my students when we use blogs next semester.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Finally I have arrived! I know for many of you creating a blog is nothing worth mentioning but for me it is a major achievement.
At first I thought creating a blog would be difficult, but it wasn't, thanks to Deborah's very descriptive guide.
I was very impressed by Larry Ferlazzo's blog, http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/02/09/the-best-ways-for-students-and-anyone-else-to-create-online-content-easily-quickly-painlessly/.
He dared me to view technology and its implications in enhancing my teaching as a need an not as an option. I am ready to try some of his ideas. In addition he had very basic skill requirements to use these technological tools. I'll start with the option of using the Historical Tale Construction Kit. In the English course I'm teaching, we place a lot of emphasis on reading. I hope this tool will help make reading more interesting for my students.
The class blog, as presented by Campbell and Blogging for ESL, was very interesting. Many a time students wish to participate more than what class time allows. I will try the class blog as an space where class discussions can continue.