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19 Ways to use blogs with students. Students use blogs in my classes for literature reactions.

19 Ways to use blogs with students

We’re working to create a culture of digital citizenship around our love of reading. Ever want to try out blogging with your students, but you weren’t sure how? Well it’s never too early to start. Currently my students are using Blogger (for the ease of its connection with Google) and the kids have taken to it much better than I would have thought. Inanimate Alice - Homepage. Creativity and collaboration from Day 1. Top 10 Educational Technology Blogs for Teachers. The importance of this list;lies in the fact that it provides teachers and educators with an easy to access collection of educational blogs they can follow or check to keep updated about educational technology and to learn how to integrate this technology into their day-today teaching.

Top 10 Educational Technology Blogs for Teachers

We sharing with you the top ten blogs featured in this list and you can head over to the original article to learn about the others. 1- iLearn Technology 2- Around The Corner. Google Form as Choose Your Own Adventure Tool. 10 ways to create a learning culture. I first posted this at the start of 2011… A new school year is about to begin in Australia.

10 ways to create a learning culture

It’ll be the first time in nearly 30 years that I don’t have a class to teach and it’s not an easy adjustment! For as long as I can remember, I have started the year by planning the first day for my new classes. 10 online tools for blogging ~ PopGive. There is numerous numbers of online tools available for the blogs to enhance and design it well so that it can attract more and more readers towards your blog.

10 online tools for blogging ~ PopGive

By using various online tools you can enrich your blogging experience. Some of the very useful and popular tools are given below. Google reader:Introduced by Google in 2006, is a very user friendly aggregator which permits you to see the posts of the blogs which you are following on a single page. Classroominating. So...You Wanna Use Blogs In The Classroom. Blogging is an important part of who I am as a professional.

So...You Wanna Use Blogs In The Classroom

I can use this space to share resources with you, reflect on my own practice and try to figure out how to be a better educator. It is my public reflection on technology, leadership and learning. Think about when you were in school. You write an essay. Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom. This year, I admitted a hard truth to myself.

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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. One Assignment, Many Objectives After giving students some practice and solidifying my ideas by talking to a colleague and past student, I developed this assignment. I tried to ensure that the assignment would: Internet Catalogue. Simple Teaching Tip. New beginnings → Shiny shoes, Crisp new uniforms, Bulging backpacks, Brand new lunch boxes, Untouched exercise books Yes its back to school time here in Australia, week one is already over and the […] The International Conference on Creativity and Academic Excellence →

Simple Teaching Tip

An Inquiry into Distraction. Sometimes the most spontaneous ideas turn out well.

An Inquiry into Distraction

The elementary tech coach and I were meeting the other day about technical stuff, but I couldn’t get something off my mind, and so our conversation turned to focus and the distractibility of computers. Our students are privileged. They each have their own laptop. It remains in the classroom, so we can’t quite call it one-to-one, but they use it a lot. Lately, they’ve been using their laptop all the time. D.I.Y. teaching and learning. 10 20 ways to think about your class blog… One of the ways I like to encourage learning based on my school’s learning principles is to promote the use of class blogs.

10 20 ways to think about your class blog…

In the lower primary years, the blogs are often used to communicate with parents and to share the learning that takes place at school. As we move higher up in the school though, the class blog has the potential to be so much more than that. I’ve written about class blogs several times in the past, but my thinking has changed as I have watched the blogging experience unfold at my school. I have seen even the most motivated teachers become disappointed by the lack of student interest, poor response from parents and the absence of the anticipated authentic audience. A great post this week by Andrea Hernandez, entitled Where is the Authentic Audience? Just Blog It! Blogging Tips & Ideas. Why Blog?

Just Blog It! Blogging Tips & Ideas

You don't start blogging for awards. You blog because you are passionate about your profession, and have ideas & content to share with potential readers. If you blog it, they will come. Eventually. It may just take a while! Raps and Book Raps Home Page. Current & planned raps Join a reading adventure! A rap supporting reading and literacy, this offers a range of exciting reading ideas, activities for K-10, resources and ebooks to dip into, and a space for you to share your reading adventures.

This rap and gallery remain available throughout 2013. Drop in any time to use the resources and activities. Term 1, 2013 All about me, all about you is a 5 week rap, commencing on Monday February 25, supporting autobiographical writing in Stage 3 and 4 English. Raft, river, rainbow fiction blog is a 5 week rap, commencing on Monday February 25, supporting narrative writing in Stage 3 and 4 English. Making “Fair Use” Fun. Talking to kids about copyright and fair use can be about as exciting as discussing algebraic properties. Even mentioning the words “fair use,” especially to seventh graders, is guaranteed to elicit a lukewarm response.

However, what I learned teaching a lesson on “Fair Use” from Common Sense Media’s Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum can be best summed up as a mathematical equation: Relevant + Relatable = Fun Here’s the relevant part. For most of us, it’s hard to get a real appreciation for copyright law until we’ve created a piece of work we feel is worthy of protection. Blog « PASS IT ON. Goldie Alexander has authored 75+ books for adult and young readers of all ages. Today she is going to talk about her latest two novels for readers 9-12 Neptunia, Cybertricks 2043, and her junior novel: Gallipoli Medals. You are in the unusual position of having three books out at the same time. How did this happen? Langwitches - home. Easy Group Blogging With Posterous Spaces. Tim Rylands' Blog - to baldly go....... Using ICT to inspire. Snappy Words is a bit like InstaGrock, GraphWords, WordSift and Visuwords and has the advantage that you can sometimes double click on a node to dig deeper.

It’s an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each piece of vocabulary by simply placing the mouse cursor over it. Learn how words associate in a visually interactive display. Get ideas to help write content for your blog, article, thesis or simply play with words! For younger children, Snappy Words shows that words are malleable, playful delights, to be picked up & juggled with. Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 10 Ways to Listen More. Talk Less. Teach Well. Of inquiry and ignorance SmartBlogs. “Knowledge is a big subject. Ignorance is bigger. 14 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging. Six Reasons Why Kids Should Know How to Blog. Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Flickr:Pixelsrzen In the digital age, kids need to have an understanding of what it means to be a responsible digital citizen. Getting to the How and Why of Student Blogging « Principal Greg Miller.

This year every grade 2-6 student in my school has been set up with a Kidblog account. Safe and simple blogs for your students. 6 Steps to Better Student Blogging.