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TitanPad. Story Starters for Kids. Free Educational Videos for K-12 Students. Literature Notes. UtellStory - Tell Stories, Share Topics, Make Impact. 6th-Graders Have Their Say: Why Students Value Blogging - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - Blog, blogging, education technology, Online Learning, students, writing.

Last year, I introduced blogging to my sixth-graders because I believe it is the most authentic way to teach students how to write.

6th-Graders Have Their Say: Why Students Value Blogging - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - Blog, blogging, education technology, Online Learning, students, writing

As I have shared in “10 Reasons Why I Want My Students to Blog,” I believe, in short, Blogging provides an authentic way for students to write about their passions;it invites students to practice civil discourse by giving and receiving feedback;it recognizes that writing is a process that invites experimentation with different forms of communication;it encourages transparency;and it provides a launching pad for connecting with the world in meaningful ways for positive change. Using the platform Kidblog, my students wrote at least nine blog posts (some even chose to write more on their own initiative), five of them as specific writing assignments and four of them as “free posts.”

By the end of the year, I could see the giant leaps their writing had taken, but I wondered, could they? 6 Reasons You Should Be Doing Digital Storytelling with Your Students. Anna Warfield What is all this hooplah about digital storytelling?

6 Reasons You Should Be Doing Digital Storytelling with Your Students

Digital storytelling is a blend of video, audio, images, and text to convey stories, information, and ideas. Most likely, you are doing digital storytelling activities in your classroom already. If you are not yet convinced of the benefits of digital storytelling, here are the top six reasons why you should be doing digital storytelling activities with your students. Leadership and Digital Storytelling Go Hand in Hand. 50ways.wikispaces. Make Kids' Books Online For Free! Beautiful and easy to use newsletters.

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Fluency Tutor® for Google™ Storybird - Artful Storytelling. Reading A-Z: The online reading program with downloadable books to print and assemble. Open eBooks. Actively Learn. Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events.