Thursday, November 08, 2007

Classroom Blogging: Taking It to a New Level

Tech Tip: Tab Shortcuts in Internet Explorer 7

Republished from UW-Stout's Infobytes Newletter. Editor Karen Franker

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New Study Explores the Online Behavior of Tweens and Teens

The results of the National School Board Association’s online behaviors study show that 96% of students with online access use social networking tools such as text messaging and blogging. How to convince your administrator that blogging has value? Read the complete report at: Creating & Connecting: Research and Guidelines on Online Social and Educational Networking.

Blog Pedagogy: Classroom 2.0

Fourth grade teacher Matt Kish discusses with other blogging educators: “What does complex blogging look like at the elementary school level? How can teachers scaffold this type of powerful blogging and learning? “

Rationale for Educational Blogging

Anne Davis explains how blogs are reshaping the learning environment and fostering the development of new literacies.

Student-Created Blog Policies

Bud Hunt shares student-created blog policies and blogging rules.

Blog Rubric

The staff at San Diego State University shares a blog reflection rubric to evaluate students’ blog entries.

Exemplary K-12 Classroom Blogs

UW-Stout provides a listing of innovative and exemplary student-written classroom blogs which model meaningful and thought-provoking collaborative learning with peers and others outside the classroom.

Tab Shortcuts in Internet Explorer 7

Internet Explorer 7 for Windows has a popular Tabs feature, which allows you to quickly switch from one recently-viewed site to another, all in the same window.

Here are four handy shortcuts for using tabs:

1. Quickly switch between tabs by pressing Ctrl +Tab.

2. Open a new tab by pressing Ctrl + T.

3. If you want to save a set of tabbed Websites to view later, click the Add to Favorites button on the left side of your screen (yellow star with a green plus in front of it), and then select Add Tab Group to Favorites.

4. If you have multiple tabs open, you can click and drag on them to rearrange the order.


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