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ERIC Number: EJ878919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Blogging to Learn: Educational Blogs and U.S. History
Manfra, Meghan McGlinn; Gray, George E., Jr.; Lee, John K.
Social Education, v74 n2 p111-113, 116 Mar-Apr 2010
Social studies teachers assess their students in a number of ways. Among these are formative assessments, authentic assessments, and summative low-level multiple-choice tests. Working with two classrooms of low-achieving U.S. history students, the authors compared student experiences in traditional units to those in units that integrated an educational blog. They designed the blogging activities for this project to address in-depth thinking and students' attitudes about learning. They found that the integration of blogs into instruction was more responsive to the learning styles of the students by providing access to tactile and visual materials. This article discusses the benefits that both teachers and students can get in the integration of an educational weblog into a teacher's instruction. The authors offer suggestions to maximize the effectiveness of classroom blogs. (Contains 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A