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The Edublogger - The Community Blog for Edublogs and CampusPress. My 6 word autobiography: Seeking ways to make a difference. This blog provides more information packed comments than possible in blog comments. I'm not an expert in any field but interested in many. Content is open to corr. Why I Blog. In 2008 I was introduced to this blogging idea.

Why I Blog

I was in a workshop that my school offered. I was inspired by all of the possibilities that blogging could offer. My Daily Create. The Top 42 Widgets To Add To Your Blog’s Sidebar. Did you know that the fastest and easiest way to add new features to your blog is by adding widgets into the sidebar?

The Top 42 Widgets To Add To Your Blog’s Sidebar

Widgets are also a great way to personalize your blog and help it stand out from all of the others. Here is a list of the 42 most popular and most useful widgets used on class blogs, student blogs and personal educator blogs. KidsJig. Graphite. If Only The Best Birds Sang … » If Only The Best Birds Sang… …How Silent The Woods Would Be!

If Only The Best Birds Sang … » If Only The Best Birds Sang…

Hello and Welcome to our blog ‘If Only The Best Birds Sang’. - Inquiry. How has the way we live changed over time?

- Inquiry

How can we work together? Step 3: Publish your first posts. Facebook. Enhancing Education: Additional Strategies. Civil Discourse | Complex Instruction | Dilemmas | Essential Questions Graphic Organizers | Hypothetical Situations & Analogies | Integrated Curriculum | Learning by Doing | Mock Trial | Presentation & Examples Primary Sources | Role-Playing & Simulations | Teaching a Multi-Age Class | Technology as a Learning Tool | Testing Predictions Civil Discourse Controversial issues provide opportunities to promote and practice civil discourse in the classroom.

Enhancing Education: Additional Strategies

Established guidelines for civil discourse help structure and neutralize students' interactions during discussions about controversial topics. The following guidelines are offered: Everyone should participate and offer ideas. Complex Instruction Complex instruction is a teaching method in which students work together in small groups to enhance their learning experience and to ensure full participation by every member of the group. Discovering, learning and growing togetheR. Internet Catalogue. Sprite's Site. Middle Matters-moving to Senior Primary. How Teachers Learn:Learning with Blogs and Wikis. Classroom Pics. Tomorrow’s the day.

Classroom Pics

The first day of school. The first day of Kindergarten for my 18 little babies. Cute Classroom Inspiration – Ashley Bouknight from South Carolina. .Mac Reader: SmartBlogs » Education. Directory – Elementary and Primary Class Blogs. The #australiaseries Blog. Pass The Blog 2. Positive Education. Well done – Show Mr Mitchell. Open the door to B4: Global Projects. One of the exciting aspects of blogging is the opportunity to be involved in global projects.

Open the door to B4: Global Projects

We try to choose projects that will fit in with our literacy outcomes as well as enhancing our general education. Our World, Our NumbersTerm 1 and 2, 2013 The students were all from primary (elementary) classes from three different continents and five countries. Educational-Blogging - home. Windows into learning — Just another weblog. Pirates of Room 4 » The Postcard Project. Want to be involved in the Postcard Project?

Pirates of Room 4 » The Postcard Project

It’s simple and fun. Read on to find out more!!! Although blogging is great, there’s something quite nice about good old fashioned snail mail, in particular, receiving postcards. So, in the spirit of developing global connections and getting to know a bit more about other peoples cities/countries etc. I propose Here’s what you have to do:- Leave a message on this post to show you’re interested and so we can exchange school addresses. - Find a postcard that represents something iconic from your country or even better, from your city. - Write on the back of the postcard. Today Online > TILE-SIG Feature: QuadBlogging–The Next Big Thing To Inspire Classroom Writers. Kids Speak. Educational-Blogging - How To Teach Commenting Skills. Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach.

Educational-Blogging - How To Teach Commenting Skills

Get it on the web or iPad! Guest. 10 Reasons you should get your class blogging. Kids Love it! This has to be the number one reason. I have spoken to dozens of teachers who have recently started blogging with their classes and the big take home message is that the kids love it. YouTube. Quality Blogging and Commenting Audit Meme.

Silvia Tolisano (@langwitches) challenges us in a meme to audit blogs and comments to raise awareness of quality blogging.

Quality Blogging and Commenting Audit Meme

I'm honored that both Kathleen Morris and Sheri Edwards tagged me in this meme. Here is Silvia's meme challenge: Select a blog post or blog comment to audit (Professional or Student)Take a screenshot or copy and paste the post or comment into your blog post (be sensitive whether you want to reveal any names or references)Include or link to the rubric you use to assess the quality of post or commentAudit the post or comment by describing your train of thought regarding the level of quality you would assess your chosen post or commentSuggest how you would coach the author of audited post or comment to improveTag (at least) three educators and challenge them to audit a post or commentLeave a comment with the link to your audit post on Langwitches Quality blog posts I created a few variations of checklists as guides for quality posts.

Coaching. 12 Favorite 2011 INSPIRATIONAL Tweets by A Former Teacher, Principal & Kid > Richard Lakin's - A Wellspring of Teacher Appreciation and Teacher Inspiration > Inspirational. 50 Must-See Teacher Blogs Chosen By You. 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.08K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom. But I wanted t... 50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education 96.78K Views 0 Likes. Best group blog 2011. Edublogs Serendipity webinar overview – End of year activities! Stop Press – last two days of voting #eddies!

We have been shortlisted for the Edublogs awards Thank you so much if you nominated us. Blog. You are reading Part II of a series of blog posts that started out of the desire to help teachers learn more about blogs for themselves in order to help/coach/facilitate their students’ blogging adventure. Inquire Within. Three Levels of Inquiry Year 5 students at my school are inquiring into how the growth and survival of plants are affected by environmental conditions. The world is helping them out! Level 1: The conversations on the 5B blog are evidence of the meaningful inquiry that’s taking place. The images from around the globe have inspired the students to question and wonder about a range of related issues. It’s plain to see that a rich ‘invitation’ provokes thinking and learning. Level 2: The teachers at my school are inquiring into blogging as a tool for learning. Daily 5. Learning about phonemes. Good Things At Kent. Hope you can join us! The world of technology has added a whole new dimension of successes and challenges for our youth.

Why the Internet is Like the Mall.