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The following question was raised by a very smart someone who is
interested in taking the Blogging for Literacy class (being offered
again the spring):

Could I pull in some standards with my "Blogging for Literacy" class? 

What a novel idea. I was able to pull so many of the new standards in
with blogging, that I decided to share. (See those standards listed
below.) I've also included a link to my library blog, so you can see for
yourself how students are sharing ideas about literature and how
teachers are creating writing prompts that really do turn blogging into
a new, legitimate literacy that will help our students become 21st
century learners. 

(We are still looking at the March 15th date, in Bismarck, for the
hands-on part of class.)

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner that relate to Blogging:

1.3.4 Contribute to the exchange of ideas within the learning community.
1.3.5 Use information technology responsibly.
1.4.2 Use interaction with and feedback from teachers and peers to guide
own inquiry process.
2.1.5 Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new
understandings, make decisions, and solve problems.
3.1.1 Conclude an inquiry-based research process by sharing new
understandings and reflecting on the learning.
3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and
intellectual network of learners.
3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display
knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and
3.1.6. Use information and technology ethically and responsibly.
3.2.2 Show social responsibility by participating actively with others
in learning situations and by contributing questions and ideas during
group discussions.
3.3.1 Solicit and respect diverse perspectives while searching for
information, collaborating with others, and participating as a member of
the community.
3.3.2 Respect the differing interests and experiences of others and seek
a variety of viewpoints.
3.3.3 Use knowledge and information skills and dispositions to engage in
public conversation and debate around issues of common concern.
3.3.5 Contribute to the exchange of ideas within and beyond the learning
3.3.6 Use information and knowledge in the service of democratic values.
3.3.7 Respect the principles of intellectual freedom.
3.4.2 Assess the quality and effectiveness of the learning product. 
3.4.3 Assess own ability to work with others in a group setting by
evaluating varied roles, leadership, and demonstrations of respect for
other viewpoints.
4.1.3 Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various
formats and genres.
4.1.7 Use social networks and information tools to gather and share
4.2.3 Maintain openness to new ideas by considering divergent opinions,
changing opinions or conclusions when evidence supports the change, and
seeking information about new ideas encountered through academic or
personal experience.
4.2.4 Show an appreciation for literature by electing to read for
pleasure and expressing an interest in various literary genres.
4.3.1 Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronically
and in person.
4.3.4 Practice safe and ethical behaviors in personal electronic
communication and interaction.
4.4.5 Develop personal criteria for gauging how effectively own ideas
are expressed.

-----Original Message-----
From: K-12 Library Current Issues and Education
[mailto:SCHLIBTALK@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU] On Behalf Of Sandra Olschlager
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2008 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: FW: LMIS 700 Opportunities

I am very interested in the blogging class-could you pull in some
standards with it?  I guess there are conflicts with any dates set-seems
all are busy, busy with our jobs.  I think I could make March 15th work.
Sandra Olschlager
> Since I aready put it out there, is there any interest in a repeat ofI
> the Blogging for Literacy course? I am thinking about meeting
> March 15 in Bismarck at Century High School, for our all day hands-on
> session, then the participants would work on their on and submit their
> finished blogs to the school wiki by May 1st. Those of you who are
> interested, please provide input on suggested dates.
> ________________________________
> From: K-12 Library Current Issues and Education
> [mailto:SCHLIBTALK@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU] On Behalf Of Kathy Berg
> Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 10:32 AM
> Subject: Re: LMIS 700 Opportunities
> Donna. Do you think Saturday, March 15th, would be okay for the
> for Literacy course repeat? I'm filling out the paperwork as we speak.
> ________________________________
> From: K-12 Library Current Issues and Education
> [mailto:SCHLIBTALK@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU] On Behalf Of Donna James
> Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 10:29 AM
> Subject: LMIS 700 Opportunities
> The following is a list of opportunities for continuing education
> graduate credit which will apply toward renewal of your ND Library
> credential. Please register early-classes can be cancelled if minimum
> enrollment is not met or closed if the enrollment limit is reached.
> If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
> Donna V. James
> Director, Allen Memorial Library <>
> Valley City State University
> Valley City, ND
> 1.701.845.7275
> --
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Sandra Olschlager
Library Media Specialist
Fessenden-Bowdon Public School
PO Box 67
500 N 2nd St
Fessenden, ND  58438

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