UMF EDU 568
Module 3 Communication Task
Links to Blogs I follow:
Screenshot of the RSS feed ---------->
Links to Comments on blog posts
With this communication task I learned a few new things about creating my own blog. I learned how to search for blogs with using specific keywords that would benefit my teaching and would interest me and my teaching style. Also, with this task I messed around in the settings and layout of my blog and found different widgets I could add to my blog. As a part of the task I learned about Adding RSS feed and I chose blogs that I would visit often and reflect on weekly.
As I created this task and I thought about ways I could use a blog in my kindergarten classroom. My students could create work and display their work in a Kidblog using pictures but wait, we have iPads...I bet there is an App for that. Yes, there absolutely is an app for that and it is called Kidblog! So I will spend this weekend looking into the Kidblog app and determining if it would be a way of effectively documenting work, a way of effectively collaborating in my classroom, and most importantly what would I want my students to take away from the experience of blogging.
I have come realize that blogging doesn't have to be a daunting task that takes up most of your evening. It can be a quick and easy way to reflect and decompress after a day. It's a way of stepping back and looking at an activity or maybe a lesson that didn't go well and taking the time to reflect on it. A blog can be used in many different ways to celebrate success, to share creative ideas, or reflect on your day!