IRA Convention – Orlando, Florida
Monday, May 9, 2011
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Peabody Hotel, Orlando L
Globetrotting by Blogs—No Passport Required
Learn how to use blogs to hone students’ writing and connect them to communities of learners around the globe. Lisa Zawilinski will discuss how her journal article “HOT Blogging: A Framework for Blogging to Promote Higher Order Thinking” inspired a teacher in Lebanon to use blogs with her eighth-grade students, and Laurie Henry will narrate her experience with first and second graders in Kentucky who used blogs to communicate with pen pals in Rio de Janeiro.