Classroom Blogging

What is classroom blogging and why is it a useful instructional tool for educators and students? Blogging offers increased writing opportunities, interactive conversation, peer review, and broadens the audience engages students in the writing process.


Blogs in Plain English by the Common Craft Show




Classroom - Working Example


Hands-On Exploration


Getting Started

  • Classroom-centered (whole class) vs. Student-Centered (individual student blogs)
  • Parental Awareness/Education/Permission
  • Discussions with students: Why & How
  • Fashioning Function
  • Kids Explore
  • Posting/Commenting

Resources


10 Ways to Use a Blog

http://edublogs.org/10-ways-to-use-your-edublog-to-teach/

  1. Post materials and resources - Daily slides/notes - AP Calculus AB
  2. Host Online Discussions
  3. Create a Class Publication - Room 208
  4. Replace Your Newsletter - Room 208
  5. Get Students Blogging
  6. Share Lesson Plans
  7. Integrate Multimedia of Various Forms
  8. Organize, Organize, Organize
  9. Seek Feedback - Ask questions in posts seeking answers from readers
  10. Create a Fully Functional Website


Blog Services


Blog Search Engines/Websites





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