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MS in Literacy Education
This study examined the benefits of blogging in the elementary classroom. Research was conducted in a fourth grade classroom that used student blogging on laptop computers as a part of the writing program. Data was collected through observation, teacher and student interviews, and examination and analysis of student blogs. The findings show that blogging is highly beneficial for elementary students, resulting in increased motivation, strengthened writing skills, and engagement in an authentic activity. In order to increase student learning, teachers must motivate their students by creating authentic and purposeful learning activities that involve student engagement, communication and collaboration with one another, and technology-rich experiences that bring out of school literacies into the classroom.
Lamonica, Chelsea, "What are the Benefits of Blogging in the Elementary Classroom?" (2010). Education Masters. Paper 58.
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