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Integrating Google Blogs into the K-6 Language Arts Classroom To Promote Interactive Learning Communities

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Title: Integrating Google Blogs into the K-6 Language Arts Classroom To Promote Interactive Learning Communities
Authors: Beatty, Mia
Keywords: Blogging, Common Core Standards, Language Arts, Interactive Communities
Issue Date: 23 Apr 2013
Abstract: Educators must integrate technology into their curriculum with
the introduction of State Common Core Standards nationwide in grades K-
12. The new standard emphasizes the use of technology including the
Internet to produce writing products. Bringing literacies into a classroom
is not an easy task for a teacher, especially when two-thirds of teachers
feel underprepared to use technology in the classroom (Barone & Wright,
2008). This online instructional module was designed to introduce K-6
educators to using Google Blogs (Blogger) in the classroom to promote
interactive learning communities. Google Blogs was selected because of
its enormous user base, ease of use, free access, and privacy features.
Graduate students and educators voluntarily participated in this web-based
module by taking pre- and post-assessments, and attitudinal surveys. The
module engaged participants using short quizzes, videos, and images. The
results indicate that after the module, participants felt more comfortable
integrating an online tool such as Google Blogs into their classroom to
promote interactive learning communities. Most found the demonstration
video to be helpful in their learning and agree that blogging could enhance
interactive learning in the classroom.
Description: Presented at the 18th Annual Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference.
Pages/Duration: 10
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Appears in Collections:ETEC 690, Spring 2013

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