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Pages: 6233-6240
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.1618

Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain

CLASS BLOG: AN EXPERIENCE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

H. Campos, S. Teixeira, S. Sampaio

Universidade de TrĂ¡s-os-Montes e Alto Douro (PORTUGAL)
Blogs are made up of internet sites resembling diaries, containing images, videos, links to other sites, texts, audio files, and by giving users comments on their publications. In fact, a blog is an open tool to those who wish to create, as well as those who prefer to read and observe. In this way, blogs, due to their numerous uses, gain emphasis as didactic resource.

Nowadays, teachers should not deviate from technological tools, staying updated with the communication methods used by families, increasing the range of opportunities to more actively involve parents in the education of their children.

The implementation of a class blog took place in two distinct moments, in two classes of the 3rd grade of elementary schools with urban characteristics. In the academic year 2014/15, a pre-service teacher created a class blog with the intention of presenting some of the contents covered during her teacher training, namely in the domain of Sequences and Regularities. Of the 25 students in this class, only 40% (10 out of 25) answered the proposed challenges. Thus, the study focused on the evolution of the capacity to respond to the challenges demonstrated by these 10 students. In the academic year 2015/16, another pre-service teacher developed another blog with a class of 21 students, sharing texts, photographs and comments on the activities developed during her pedagogical training.

The methodology used in this study was qualitative, interpretive and following a case study design. The data collection instrument was a questionnaire survey, in which the importance of the blog for the students was assessed. In the data treatment we opted for the analysis of the given answers and for the formulation of categories of analysis. It was verified that 71% of the students considered that the relevance of the blog resided in the possibility of the parents to follow the activities developed in the classroom, 19% said that it allowed a permanent access to the documents made available and also the clarification of doubts. The others said that the blog was a great tool for parents, teachers and students to share ideas. However, the age group of the students, between the ages of eight and ten, was the reason why parents did not allow free access to the blog outside the classroom.
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author = {Campos, H. and Teixeira, S. and Sampaio, S.},
title = {CLASS BLOG: AN EXPERIENCE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL},
series = {10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2017 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-6957-7},
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H. Campos, S. Teixeira, S. Sampaio (2017) CLASS BLOG: AN EXPERIENCE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ICERI2017 Proceedings, pp. 6233-6240.
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