Students learn about blogs, create a blog, write a posting per the assignment, respond to peer blogs, respond to comments left on their blog, and participate in the classroom discussion as a follow up to the assignment.
To learn new Web 2.0 skills using Blogger.com; To be able to identify and reason a soldier's physical, mental, and emotional condition in the War; and to engage in collaborative discussion using technology.
Students need access to workstations with Internet capability, including blogger.com.
Text of Learning Exercise:
Students will use tutorials to learn about blogs and create a blog, add a 150+ word posting that describes life as a soldier in WWI, respond to peer blogs with comments, respond to comments on their blog, and engage in collaborative classroom discussion about the "A Soldier's Life Blog".
Student blogs will be assessed for meeting the requirements of the assignment (150+ word count and discussion of required topics). Students will be assessed for understanding of a soldier's life through participation in the classroom discussion.