K-12 Blog Contributor Post Guidelines

Blog posts should be roughly 800-1200 words and should integrate multi-modal component(s) (e.g., images, videos, soundclips, etc.). Blog posts should be in narrative format and written in a manner appropriate for K-12 teachers and/or administrative personnel.

First Post

In your first post, you should provide an explanation of how the device can be used for teaching and learning in your subject area and might include:

  • Why you are exploring the technology.
  • What problems you aim to solve.
  • The cost of the technology.
  • The grade level/subject area the blog post is applicable to.
  • How can you see yourself using this technology in your subject area?
  • What are the benefits of using this technology?
    • How is this technology applied or used within the teaching environment or in preparation for a teaching environment?
    • Is this tool better suited for teachers, students, etc.?
    • In what ways may this technology improve teaching practices and/or student learning?
  • What are the potential risks or limitations of this technology?
    • What are its compatibilities and conflicts?
    • What else is needed to use this technology?
    • How might these limitations hinder it’s usability within a learning environment?

Future Posts

Future posts can continue to be about the same technology or can examine a new technology. Whenever a new technology is introduced, you should follow the guidelines for a first post. Other post ideas include:

  • Novel applications
  • Narrative/log of successes and challenges within the classroom
  • Troubleshooting guides
  • Narrative/log of how limitations have been faced

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