Eat, Play, Blog- the FLC edition

Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 | Posted by Jenna Ream | Labels:

This week Joni Dunlap has agreed to take the lead and speak with us about using blogs for educational purposes.  She has been thinking, teaching and learning about all kinds of Web 2.0 tools in education, so we are excited to have her share her perspective and participate in the conversation.  As she states in her blog post on this very topic, there are many purposes and ways to use blogs in education:

  • to be heard, have a voice on issues of my choosing (e.g. my thoughts on teaching), and disseminate ideas.
  • To engage with the subject area as a lifelong learner.
  • To connect with others who have similar interests, and build a network of colleagues and collaborators.
  • To engage in Web 2.0 technologies in a relevant and meaningful way that supports my practice (in other words, my blog has become my base camp/homestead on the Web.
  • To encourage students to articulate their ideas and perspectives, make their thinking visible and be brave and bold about their contributions to the greater discourse.
Join us Thursday to talk about these ideas and explore- where blogs fit in education- our own and that of our students.


  1. Anonymous said...
  2. As usual, FLC rocked! Some great advice from Joni, especially about scheduling blogging time and making a commitment to writing a certain number of posts a month. I hope I can make it happen!

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