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ERIC Number: EJ846356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1551-3696
The Educated Blogger: Using Weblogs to Promote Literacy in the Classroom
Huffaker, David
AACE Journal, v13 n2 p91-98 Apr 2005
This paper explores the role of weblogs in promoting literacy in classroom settings. Literacy remains paramount in learning, not only for language development, but also as the foundation of all academic disciplines including science and mathematics. Storytelling ignites literacy and remains an important part of life from childhood through adulthood. Weblogs resemble personal journals or diaries and provide an online venue where self-expression and creativity is encouraged and online communities are built. Therefore weblogs provide an excellent tool where storytelling and literacy advance for both individual expressions and collaborative learning. Furthermore, weblogs can be used across academic disciplines, making it a viable tool for educational technologists. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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