Final Paper Resources

The topic of my final paper is on weblogs in education. I chose that topic because I'm interested in exploring how blogs can help to meet course goals of collaboration and improving writing skills and critical thinking. These are some of the electronic resources that I will use during my research for the final paper along other resources marked with tags of "blogs 240131g bruxvoort"

Educational Blogs and Wikis

My 2 Cents Worth: - David Warlick's blog on teaching and learning in the new information landscape. I'd like to read his book on Classroom Blogging sometime. is a wiki that promotes an understanding of educational blogging.

A Web of Connections: Why the Read/Write Web Changes Everything is a wiki made up of Will Richardson's resources. WIll Richardson wrote the book Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. His blog also contains a wealth of resources and is called

Footprints in the Digital Age - article by WIll Richardson on giving students ownership of learning, being "google-able" and ideas to begin building a personal learning network, beginning with reading blogs related to your passion.

Some common blogging platforms:

Educational Websites

Education and Information Technology Digital Library sponsored by Association for AACE (Association for Advancement of Computing in Education): The Digital Library is a valuable online resource of peer-reviewed and published international journal articles and conference papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and E-Learning.

Educause Learning Initiative: - ELI explores innovative technologies and practices that advance learning.

Web 2.0 Tools

Citation Machine: - Generate standard bibliographic and in-text citations.
Creately: - Online diagramming and design.
MindMeister: - Online group brainstorming/mind-mapping tool.
SlideShare: - Online sharing of presentations, documents, videos.

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