June 7, 2012 - Breakout Session A

Gabriel Flacks, Humanities Professor, Champlain College, Saint Lambert QC

Session Moderator: Hope Windle, Instructional Designer, SUNY Ulster

Summary: Blogging can provide students an exciting and engaging way to develop knowledge about the world, yet the task requires certain conditions to meet pedagogic goals. This presentation will describe some of the activities and features of the NewsActivist curriculum and associated free website that have led students to improve writing skills and critical thinking skills while developing civic awareness.

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