Resource Image Blogs: Applications in Science Education

by: Robert Klein and Erica Brownstein
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Type of Resource: Journal Article
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Publication Title: Journal of College Science Teaching
Publication Date: 5/1/2006
Grade Level: College


Blogs are reshaping our political, social, and cultural environment. Education is affected by blogs because of their potential for learning and teaching, and also their risks. This article elaborates on a set of rules for evaluating and implementing blogs in teaching college science.

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Science Discipline: (mouse over for full classification)
Scientific habits of mind
Using technology
Intended User Role:College/University Professor (core science discipline), College/University Professor (preservice science education), Professional Development Provider, Teacher
Educational Issues:Assessment of students, Classroom management, Cultural awareness, Educational research, Inclusion, Informal education, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Integrating technology, Learning theory, Teacher content knowledge, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies


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National Standards Correlation

This resource has 7 correlations with the National Standards.  

This resource has 7 correlations with the National Standards.  

  • Science as Inquiry
    • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • Communicate investigations and explanations.
      • Develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence.
  • Science and Technology
    • Understanding about science and technology
      • Technology is essential to science, because it provides instruments and techniques that enable observations of objects and phenomena that are otherwise unobservable due to factors such as quantity, distance, location, size, and speed. (5-8)
      • Technology provides tools for investigations, inquiry, and analysis.
  • Process Standards for Professional Development
    • Design
      • Introduce teachers to scientific literature, media, and technological resources that expand their science knowledge and their ability to access further knowledge. (NSES)
  • Teaching Standards
    • Teachers of science engage in ongoing assessment of their teaching and of student learning.
      • Use student data, observations of teaching, and interactions with colleagues to reflect on and improve teaching practice.
      • Use multiple methods and systematically gather data about student understanding and ability.

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Educator's Guide to Classroom Blogging
  Angelika Fairweather (Bradenton, FL) on September 26, 2011
  For anyone considering to implement blogging into their instruction or would like to improve the discourse generated in their classroom blog's would benefit from reading this article. This article presents the 9 rules of effective classroom blogging such as providing structure. The author also provides examples of blogs and comments that truly evoke the idea of critical debate in science.