Landmarks Class Blogmeister

June 8, 2007

in Learning Technologies, Resources, Tools

Landmarks Class Blogmeister. ‘Perhaps one of the most fascinating tools that has emerged from the Internet cloud in recent years is the Blog. A shortening of the term Web log, the Blog is an online publishing tool that enables people to easily publish their loves, passions, dislikes, peeves, discoveries, and insights.
Blogging is also showing up in schools, where teachers have known for a long time that students develop better communication skills when they are authentically communicating. A number of educators are helping their students developing their writing skills by having them publish their work as blogs, and then invite comments from people in the outside.
There are many freely available tools that facilitate blogging, but none seem especially suited for the classroom. That is the reason for BlogMeister. This online blogging tool is explicitly designed with teachers and students in mind, where the teacher can evaluate, comment on, and finally publish students’ blog articles in a controlled environment.’

David Warlick’s The Landmark Project – Landmarks for Schools. ‘Landmarks for Schools provides links to information building blocks: Web sites, pages, and interactive tools that provide information in the form of a raw material. The information and data that Landmarks… points to can be imported into other information processing tools and used in the meaningful construction of unique and valuable information products, within the context of social studies, science, mathematics, and other disciplines.’



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