Learning Out Loud: How Education Leaders Can Model Blogging, Sharing, and Learning in a Community of Learners
Susan Davis and Renee Hawkins

**ERB Annual Conference: "Journey to Academic Excellence"**
New York City
October 20, 2011

Once teachers or administrators start the process of reflecting, commenting, and contributing to a larger learning community, they demonstrate a transparency in learning not always found in educational institutions. As models of writing that transparently questions and processes problems, we can demonstrate to others -- students and faculty alike -- the value of sharing and interacting within a network of learners who learn out loud.

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Resources

Presentation Resources:
Cottle, Amy. Integrating 21st Century Skills in Schools Using a Class Blogging Project.
Davidson, Cathy, "title of post?" HASTAC
Dominello, Amy. "How and Why Teachers Should Start Blogging," Smart Blogs on Social Media
Heffernan, Virgina. "Education Needs a Digital-Age Upgrade,"New York Times, August 11, 2011.
Hunt, Bud; Everyone's a Writer: NWP Taught Me That; Voices from the Learning Revolution.
"Learning Through Blogging and Bloom's Taxonomy,"CITations.
PLP at GFS (Vimeo)
Stanford Study of Writing
Trubek, Ann. "We Are All Writers Now"
Wagner, Jessica. "Blogging-It’s Good for You," Scientific American, May 22, 2008.
Wheeler, Steve. "Seven Reasons Why Teachers Should Blog,"Learning with 'e's.

The Case for Blogging:
Blake-Plock, Shelly, "Why I Want Students to Blog." TeachPaperless.
Edublogger.com. "Join the Student Blogging Challenge."
McCullock, Jess."20 Reasons Why Students Should Blog," On an E-Journey with Generation Y
Wetzel, David R. "Science Blogs in Middle and High School Classes", Suite101.com
Utrecht, Jeff. "Blogs as Web-Based Portfolios." The Thinking Stick.

Blogs by Teacher-Leaders:
Noschese, Frank. Action-Reaction
Meyer, Dan. dy/dan.
Pappas, Peter. copy/paste.
Huff, Dana. huffenglish.com
Mr. Cornally. think thank thunk.
Sackson, Edna. WhatEdSaid.

Sample Student/Classroom Blogs:
Long, Christian, The Alice Project: A 10th-Grade Honors English Tour of //Alice's Adventures in Wonderland//
Gende, Dolores, “Physics Honors”
Norwalk City Schools. “AP Calculus AB Blog,

Other Resources:
Chamberlain, William. Comments4Kids,
ELI Discovery Tool: Guide to Blogging, “How Do I Know If It Works?”
Blogging Basics 101, "5 Blogging Tips for Beginning Bloggers”
Suite 101.com, “Blogging Etiquette for Bloggers and Readers”
Blogging without a Blog,Blogging Etiquette – The Unwritten Rules”
Poore, Megan. Meg's Blogology: Blogging for Educators.
13 Infographics to Better Understand the Blogosphere