Blog Pedagogy Top 10

April 6, 2008 at 7:32 pm (blog)

Blog Pedagogy Top 10 courtesy of Will Richardson (2006).

  1. “A constructivist tool for learning” (27)
  2. Students contribute content to a growing body of knowledge
  3. Potential for audience is one of most important parts, expanding the classroom beyond its walls making collaboration more accessible and diverse
  4. Motivating
  5. “Create a signifcant shift in the way we think about the assignments and work we ask of our students in the first place” (28)
  6. Archives facilitate reflection and metacognition
  7. Supports differentiation by accomodating different learning styles, preferences, abilities and intelligences (Gardner)
  8. “Everyone has a voice in the conversation, and all ideas, even the instructor’s, are given equal presentation in the blog” (27); (Bleimes)
  9. Focus reading and writing to develop topic-specific expertise creating a database of learning
  10. Teach students the ability to research, manage, analyze, synthesize – new literacies for 21st century learners

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