This week we were asked to search online for some inspiring teachers who are shar‘ing their blogs and ideas online. I came across Primary Tech blog site by Kathleen Morris. One of here latest blogs is about ‘The Benefits of Educational Blogging’ which I found very insightful and relevant to myself and other EDC3100 students. She provides a diagram summarising ‘the most powerful educational benefits of blogging and elaborates further on these points. Contained within her blog are videos of her students discussing the advantages of having a classroom blog. Kathleen’s blog has many other great ideas for using ICTs in the primary classroom, along with many other useful posts and resources. I found her blog post entitled ‘Creative Commons Infographic‘ particularly useful and again relevant to our current learning. Within this blog is a link to an instructional guide Kathleen has created for ‘using creative commons images in blog posts’. The Primary Tech blog site is useful, informative and is definitely a blog I will continue to follow throughout my teaching journey.
There are a plethora of great teacher blogs out there and I only wish I had the time to explore more of them in detail. Fellow student blogger Kathleen McCallum also found a great ‘sharing teacher’ blog from a teacher in Canada, sharing how her class of 6 year old’s are actively using ICTs in the classroom. Follow Kathleen’s blog to read more about this inspiring work.
Prior to this course blogging is not something I had thought too much about implementing into the classroom. However, I am glad to have discovered the many benefits of blogging in education and most definitely will be embracing all it has to offer in my future teaching career.