‘Today we are going to inquire into blogging to find out:
We are also going to work in teams to begin developing our own class blog.’Potential here to discuss the specific mindsets, skillsets and toolsets that learners will use. For example, an evaluative mindset, communication skills and a PMI tool.
Provide students with the opportunity to vote for their preferred choice for the area they wish to develop. Depending on preferences, allocate students into groups, ensuring an even spread amongst the class.
Note: These ideas should come from the discoveries made during the learning input stage. However, you could have different groups working through the development of:
Collect information and/or files that have been developed during the 'learning construction' section of this sequence from students to compile to place on blog during another focus session.
Note: Select students to help with constructing the blog in a follow-up lesson. To cover the 'collaborating online' component of the Digital Technologies curriculum content description, it is essential for teachers to run a follow-up lesson that enables students to actually use the blog that will be developed.
At the end of the class, review the learning intentions with students.
You may like to use the star and a wish strategy for reflection: