ELH2008: Student Publishing and Mobile Phones
ELH2008: Student Publish and Mobile Phones
PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS WITH IDEAS FOR HOW YOU'D USE MOBILE BLOGGING FOR DIFFERENT AGES AND SUBJECT AREAS. e.g. Maths students could record jingles to help remember equations.
Some links on managing issues of student copyright and privacy:
Here are some examples of students publishing content on the Internet:
Projects I've had a hand in:
www.youtube.com/FrenchFM - my French students produce radio shows linked thematically to the
Encore Tricolore French textbook series.
www.frenchonlinelittleprince.wordpress.com - my senior French students publishing content about the famous French children's book "The Little Prince". The site is still under construction.
- a pretend business website set up by teacher Anne Sharkey for Year 3
to simulate a horticulture consultancy service. Questions were taken
from the public and answered by Year 3 and a donation requested for a
charity for Cambodia. Over $100 raised so far! The Year 3 teacher has
integrated this website into her teaching - a fine example of 'project
http://australianenvironment.wordpress.com - for Year 9 Geography students to post photos and an audio description of Australia from their mobiles.
http://wordsworthreflections.wordpress.com/ A grand success! Year 11 English students posting blogs about Wordsworth's nature poetry from the midst of poetry.
How I Set Up Mobile Blogging:
(Ok, first of all - permission notes to parents!)
#1 I created a WordPress.com blog.
#2 I created a NEW username/password with “Edit” access to
the WordPress.com blog.
#3 Students create an account at utterz.com.
#4 I give them all the same WordPress username/password, which
they use to set up cross-posting to WordPress. (In future I want to give EACH
student a separate wordpress username/password) To do this, they log in at Utterz.Com, then click on "cross-posting". Cross-posting means that Utterz logs into the final wordpress.com website and publishes their work on their behalf. Student -> utterz -> wordpress. In this way all blogs are funneled together.
NOTE: Student RING UP a local number to record audio. They EMAIL images or video or text to firstname.lastname@example.org up to 10 minutes BEFORE ringing up, and utterz will combine all elements into one blog post.
Student Publishing by Others:
The projects he referenced are:
http://central.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/bees/ a class publishing a guide to a book and even interviewing the author and publishing the interview.
http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio/shows/Willowcast24.html a radio show all about ants by
Primary school students
Also, check out these student blogging websites:
http://edublogs.org a blogging/website creation service tailored beautifully to the needs of educators and students. I haven't used it yet but what immediately catches my eye is the ability for you to set up blogs for each of your students, and then have a central page where all these blogs are linked together.