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MS in Literacy Education



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Martha Murray


Embedding technology into the education setting is imperative to students‟ success . In this study, twenty fifth grade students utilized a classroom wiki (website) and responded to literature via Readers‟ Blogs . The affects of using the wiki and blog were revealed from analysis of the students‟ blogs and comments made to them, discussion pages, and the student questionnaire responses. Overall, students felt that the ability to communicate via the wiki was enjoyable and beneficial to their understanding of topics. Students reported the need for more feedback on their Readers‟ Blogs and felt that peer communication was “useless” or “bad.” Going forward, lessons on appropriate and useful comments will be taught along with consideration to enlist more adult commentators for the wiki.

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