Walking Stick Blogger

A Learning Space for Literacy and English Language Learners

Meme on Social Networks

I like the use of memes in edublogging, as it provides a framework for re-working and revisiting ideas, and exchanging views with others. A single mem can provide a framework for discourse, offering bracketing into posts participants in the dialogue can refer to and build on further while further developing their ideas.   1. Whose voices are clearly heard, and…

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EduBlogging: All About Making Connections

Edu-blogging, for me, is about connection, about dialogue, about giving voice and about engagement as contributor, observer, and critic. The use of a number of supporting applications is what gives edu-blogging its power, more so than just the blogging application alone. Technorati – it is for me a central hub, aiming to collate and display…

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Optimal Conditions for Blogging

Asking learners to embark on a learning journey using blogging is asking learners to take a step into the unknown. Blogging is not just about writing skills, it is about cultivating critical self-reflection and promoting self-efficacy and confidence to give voice to ideas and express and discuss opinions among others in a respectful, inclusive manner….

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Controlling Edubloggers – Issues for Teaching Beginners

http://www.teach42.com/2008/10/08/should-blogging-be-moderated/ In response to the thorny issue of whether to moderate blogging posts of students or not, I would like to outline the teaching context I work in. I work as a College instructor of adult literacy. I completely agree with the necessity of creating a safe space for individual learners to begin sharing their ideas with their…

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EduBlogging for Indigenous Learners

The living tree is a metaphor for the cyclical process of lifelong learning. There are four parts: sources and domains of knowledge (roots), individual learning cycle (rings), individual personal development (branches) and community well-being (leaves). Roots: Learners draw upon a rich heritage of values, beliefs, traditions and practices that balance and harmonize relations between members…

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