Jimbo Lamb

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Calculus AB Blog

Notes about Class Blogmeister - David Warlick - free for teachers and students. No need for email accounts.
Blogs assignments
Student writing has improved their test scores by 10%
Create a class - students user names. Can monitor the entire class blogging. All blogs have the option to be approved by the teacher before they can be posted.

Two kids per day are assigned to summarize the lesson for the day.
Peer review is a piece of this.
Notes are on the pages as well.

Pre - What do you think you know about xxxxx?
Post - What did you realize you did or did not know about the topic?
How did things change?

It does not matter whether you use Blogs, Moodle, Wikis, etc. The important piece is that the students have to discuss, write about, etc. Which helps with more understanding.

The key is the writing!