This list is dedicated to resources about blogging in the classroom, both as a classroom blog and with students as bloggers.
As an educational technology professor, I have noticed that teachers are really not very excited about blogging. Many have never even heard about it, and most do not know the benefits that blogging offers students. Let me suggest some blogs that will get you and your students started in the blogosphere.
Elementary students use innovative classroom blogging program with teacher Jon Schwartz to learn about writing, technology, graphic design, market awareness, search engine optimization, statistics, and internet publishing. For more info go to http://kidslikeblogs.org/
I am so excited to incorporate writing in my math class during the new semester. My goal is to have students use blogging as an instructional tool to write and express their mathematical ideas. I hope to provide them with an opportunity to reflect on their understanding of mathematics.
Linda Yollis and her second and third grader students share what they love about blogging.
This year, I admitted a hard truth to myself. I wasn't having my students write enough. In an attempt to follow Kelly Gallagher's advice that students should write more than we can assess, I decided to have them blog weekly.
Stepping it up! Learning to Blog or your Students: Reading, Writing, Commenting, Connecting, Reciprocating and Quality.
Taking student blogging to the next level.
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Blogging is a great way to promote reflective writing in class. The best way to get started is to jump in and try it out, and this list should provide some pointers to get you started. If you're looking for more best practices and ideas, check out these 30 top-rated student blogs.
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Resources & Useful Information on Blogging with Students
"Ms. Clark, I can't believe it! Someone from Argentina and New Zealand just read my blog!" This kind of wide-eyed excitement is why I have been blogging with my students for nearly 10 years. With the infusion of technology in most classrooms, many teachers are finding blogs a great way to galvanize and encourage purposeful writing and then to quickly publish student work.
As a school division, we are deep into developing blogs as portfolios with our students. To do this with approximately 10,000 students is a major undertaking but the work is important and I really believe that students should have a space to share and reflect on the work.
These articles offer teachers tools and tips for utilizing blogs in the classroom. Turn your students into blog hosts and get them expressing their opinions about current events and more.
This student blogging program was founded to address several issues: 1. Kids want to share their work with a real, authentic audience. They end up with lots of writing and artwork that gets stuffed into folders in their desk.
Posted by Mrs Kathleen Morris on Friday, March 8th 2013 This in an update of older posts about the benefits of educational blogging. 2013 is the sixth year that I have maintained a classroom blog. When I first began I didn't know much about blogging at all and I didn't realise there could be educational benefits to running a blogging program.
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Last fall, I decided to learn more about starting a blog in my classroom. Thanks to an OLE contest, I had a brand new set of iPads. And with my new technology came an eagerness to try out all of the amazing things I had heard about it.
By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.
English teacher and connected educator Michelle Lampinen shows how weekly blogging assignments can transform a high school classroom into a community of enthusiastic writers.