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Teacher Skills Forum 2018

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Saturday, March 3 • 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Blogs and their effects on pupil writing LIMITED

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Today, young people are writing more than any previous generation, for a wider range of audiences than ever before. Much of their writing is for their own peer group and is often expressive writing – written- down speech. Through texting, messaging, email and blog posts, new categories of writing have emerged. This workshop will draw on examples from a small-scale Education Development Trust research project, based in London primary school classrooms, which set out to explore the differences between pupils’ digital writing on school blogs and their regular school writing. In this workshop teachers will explore questions about children becoming part of writing communities and the benefits of blogs having a ‘global audience’. Teachers will find out about key issues in blogging such as access to computers, online safety, the structure of blogs, and children’s engagement in writing.

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avatar for Sarah Horrocks - سارة هوروكس

Sarah Horrocks - سارة هوروكس

Director - مدير, London Connected Learning Centre, a part of Education Development Trust - مركز تطور التعليم
Sarah Horrocks is Education Development Trust’s director at London Connected Learning Centre. In this role Sarah oversees a team of teaching and learning consultants, computer science, and online safety specialists, technicians, filmmakers, animators, and learning technologists... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2018 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Wadi Rum 2 - Ground Floor
  • Strand: Learning and Teaching with Technology