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Zawilinski, Lisa Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore young students' use of a blog to communicate and share information. A mixed methods study was conducted to explore blogging skill gains at each of grades one and five, between classrooms that engaged in a collaborative blog activity and classrooms that did not. In addition, a new assessment of online…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Cooperation
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Zawilinski, Lisa – Reading Teacher, 2009
This article describes instructional practices with blogs in elementary classrooms. Schools need to prepare students for the new literacies required when reading on the Internet; blogging is an easy way to begin. A theoretical rationale for blogging with elementary students is provided. Learning from the examples of successful blogs by elementary…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Reading Instruction
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Kurtz, Jeff – Horace, 2009
Many years ago, when the author first started teaching, a colleague showed him a great technique for communicating with families: At the end of the day, she used a 24- by 16-inch chart tablet to produce daily news in shared writing with her students. She, and then the author, chose one student each day to take the tablet home. That student…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Writing Skills, Childrens Literature
Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy – Education Week, 2009
Faced with concerns about Internet predators, cyberbullying, students' sharing of inappropriate content on social networks, and the abundance of sexually explicit or violent content online, many school leaders and technology directors are placing tighter restrictions on Web access to shield students from potential harm. Yet in Trussville and other…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing