Walking Stick Blogger

A Learning Space for Literacy and English Language Learners

Adding Texture to Academic Blog Posts

Using Footnotes to describe way-making , and add context Using Title HTML tags to define, and elaborate on concepts Signalling register and voice changes Signalling in-line edits with the combination of the strikethrough and italics keys Inserting revisions and updates with different font types Note to audience/self: this addendum provides extra context for me, providing…

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High-Stakes Reflective Blogging within Cohorts

This is a follow-up to Jen Ross’ excellent comment, which I insert here: …from my point of view the danger isn’t so much ridicule and indifference as a construction of a writing self that ‘hides its own mechanisms’ – that pretends there is no audience and no strategic choices being made for the benefit of…

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Facilitating Mentoring Using Blogs

  First principles: Encourage learners to embrace the role of becoming personal story-tellers to tell their own stories; Empower learners to practice self-expression and build confidence to listen and speak with strong voices to self and others; Model for learners the skills required to become expert students at knowledge construction processes; Why Blogs? What are…

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Sensemaking: The Ideas of Konrad Glogowski

This post is an example of engaging in sense-making, weaving ideas from one source into existing ideas and engaging in critical inquiry and analysis. Sources: (drawing from Tony Bates’ academic blogging format) Konrad Glogowski’s Blog of Proximal Development Glenn Groulx’s Overview of Academic Blogging Konrad Glogowski worked with grade eight learners, and used blogging to encourage…

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