Daily Bookmarks 11/05/2009
Mr. Higgins’ Blog » Blog Archive » ClustrMaps as Student Motivation
A great description from a teacher of how his students are motivated by the ClustrMap on his class website, including how it inspires them to look up places on Google Earth
20 reasons why students should blog « On an e-journey with generation Y
A nice summary of reasons for students to blog. Even if you don’t agree with everything (for example, the digital natives bit in #16), this is a good place to start answering the question.
Steve Stander :: Blog :: Blogging & Motivation: Psychology of Language Learning
Looking at blogging as a way to motivate students to write through the lens of Determination Theory (Autonomy, Competence, Relatedness), examining how to generate and maintain motivation. Also discusses an inquiry-based learning approach with blogging.
Blogs Give Students an Audience | Edutopia
Interview with an 8th grade teacher about how having an audience for their blog has motivated her students
One thing that was surprising to the students and to me was the comments thanking the students. I think that was new for them, having someone appreciate that they did this work.
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