Friday, October 05, 2007

Second classroom lesson with the 16-19s today on using their blogs - I wanted them to get more familiar with the edublog layout and try and create a new page and also upload a photo of themselves.

Quite a few of the students found it hard to get their heads around the difference between authoring the Blog and how the Blog appears on the web. Then there was great confusion as to whether they could work on it from home - they didn't quite grasp the fact that it was not connected to the Intranet here which most are now familiar with.

This was quite an interesting consideration in terms of teaching and learning especially with ESOL students...if I develop a wiki for example - will they get what it is all about? Do they need to?

1 comment:

martin king said...

Liz,

All this information is very useful for those who follow in your footsteps.

It all reminds me of the days when we used to teach wordprocessing and the like - yep, I taught ESOL WP etc about 20 years ago and I remember students having so much trouble understanding how to use a mouse.

The knowledge you are imparting to these students must surly be good for them in how IT is in the world today - blogging (yes yo can publish to the world), access from anywhere, the method of entering a blog.

It's great stuff Liz - well done