The MILI Ning is found at metronetmili.ning.com. Please be sure to bookmark this site as you will be regularly expected to blog and follow the blogs of your fellow participants.

Blog Assignments can be found on the monthly calendar pages, they are also listed here. You are not encouraged to work ahead with regard to blogging. Content in the course is subject to change as are the following blog assignments. These are for guidelines only.

Blog Assignments

Introduction

  1. The first post should introduce yourself and what you hope to get out of this course.
  2. The second post should be a reflection of your thoughts on the research process, and any upcoming projects you may be involved in.

September

  1. Write a reflection on the video, our class in September, and be sure to discuss how you think a Google Custom Search could help your research project. Don’t forget to include the link to your custom search in your blog post. 
  2. Find a resource that talks about searching websites, evaluating websites, students using the web for research, database searching or related and discuss the article and how it relates to our class and your research project. Be sure to link the resource in your blog post. 

October

  1. Write a reflection on the videos, our October class, and be sure to include your thoughts on how RSS, social media, and/or podcasts could be used in the research process.
  2. For your article this month, choose one from a blogger you now follow (or a YouTube Channel or an article from someone you follow on Twitter or a podcast you follow), link the article in your blog and discuss the content.

November

  1. Write a reflection of the video and our course, discussing how you might use Google Sites, blogging, or other collaborative tools in the classroom. Be sure to discuss how you use online collaboration as a tool for teaching. Don’t forget to include the link to your Google Site in your blog. 
  2. Find an article that discusses online collaboration, digital citizenship, blogging, or backchanneling and discuss the article in your blog post. Be sure to link the article in your blog. 

December

  1. In your first blog post, you will mention which five videos you watched and discuss what you learned, in detail.
  2. Find an article that discusses ELM databases, database searching, or related and write a blog post about your article. Be sure to link your article in your blog post. -OR- Spend time researching the IPL, or DPLA and write a blog post about what you learned.

January

  1. Write a reflection of the videos and our course, discussing how you currently are impacted by copyright and what surprised you. Be sure to discuss ideas of how you will change what you do or how you teach this going forward.  
  2. Find an article that discusses copyright issues and discuss the article in your blog post. Be sure to link the article in your blog. 

February

  1. Write a reflection of the videos and our course, discussing how you specifically deal with plagiarism (expectations, consequences, how do you detect it?), how you teach citation, and how you incorporate notetaking. Discuss if there is an existing classroom or school policy and what you would like to see in a district wide policy. Please link any existing documents that you would be willing to share. 
  2.  Find an article that discusses copyright, fair use, plagiarism or similar and discuss the article in your blog post. Be sure to link the article in your blog post.

March

  1. Write a reflection of the video and our course, discussing how you might use screencasting in the classroom, or why you think a flipped classroom will or will not work for you. Don’t forget to include the link to your screencast in your blog! 
  2. Find an article that discusses screencasting or flipped classrooms and discuss the article in your blog post. Be sure to link the article in your blog!

April

  1. Your first blog should be about the content this month, the videos and the class. Feel free to expound on your feelings about presenting as well. Talk about what you currently do, how you think you could be better, things like that.
  2. Find an article about presenting, presentations, or one of the tools mentioned on this page and discuss the article in your blog post. Be sure to link the article in this blog post. 

May

  1. Your first blog this month is a link to your final presentation
  2. Your final blog is a reflection on the entire course and any final thoughts you wish to share about MILI.

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