There are some wonderful things taking shape amongst the ISM blogs. After browsing through Netvibes (where you can quickly see all blog posts), I’ve selected a few blogs which are teeming with great information, vibrant posts, and regular updates. These are just a small sample of the fantastic blogging that’s coming together here at ISM. Have a look!
We’ve just finished putting all of the ISM WordPress blogs onto a Netvibes site. This works by grabbing the RSS feed from each blog and ‘feeding’ it into one site.
It’s a wonderful way to quickly view what’s happening around the ISM blogs, but is by no means encompasses all of the ISM related websites. For teachers who have opted to use the portal, wikis, Wetpaint, etc – this will not show those sites. To view the ISM Netvibes site, simply visit: http://www.netvibes.com/ismanila
Browsing wading through the sea of newly created WordPress blogs throughout the High School, it’s evident some wonderful work is taking shape. I’ve just set up an RSS feed of all the WP blogs in High School for quick and easy viewing of what’s happening around the blogosphere at ISM. More about that later. (and Middle School – I’ll get to you very soon!)
A few blogs caught my eye as examples of what is possible, even in these early stages. Whether they’ve incorporated images and videos, or a plethora of documents and presentations, or perhaps the regular posting and sheer volume of information provided, these teachers have already demonstrated proficiency with utilizing WordPress as an online learning tool.
And to reiterate, WordPress is not a mandatory tool for a class website. These are simply examples of how WP may be used as an option.
I recommend that you take a moment to view their efforts and perhaps gain inspiration and ideas from the various formats and media these teachers have presented through their blogs. (and these are by no means the only blogs that stand out!)
In no particular order:
Great work everyone. Hopefully this sharing of information will positively support and enhance the learning of ISM students school-wide!