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How to Add Gadgets/Widgets to Blogger. How to ensure impact with blogging! The idea behind children blogging is simple - give them a platform to write for a real audience and this provides a purpose to write. When children have a purpose, it impacts on the quality of writing. The most difficult part for teachers trying to encourage children to blog, is to create an audience for children to write for. There are a few websites teachers can sign up for an use to really help build an online audience: 100 Word Challenge - Simply an amazing way to promote and showcase children's writing.

Quadblogging - Created by David Mitchell, this termly project groups your blog with another 3 schools from around the world to create your quad. Lend me your Literacy - If you are not blogging but want a way to have your work seen and commented on, Lend me your Literacy can provide that service. Using these three tools will definitely build an audience and light up the globe on your blog. How we set it up - A simple Google Form was set up for parents to sign up with an email.

Blogging in the primary classroom. ASLA11 – Using blogging and edmodo in the classroom and library → This post has been designed to supplement my presentation for the Australian School Librarian Conference on Tuesday October 4. Communicating for the 21st century: using tools such as Edmodo and student […] TeachMeet Sydney – from little things big things grow → I have been feeling guilty this year because I just haven’t made it to any TeachMeets yet.

I held the first Sydney TeachMeet in my classroom back in 2010 and […] Out of the mouth of babes → The Australian school year is nearly over. Out of my comfort zone → Last Monday night I was interviewed by Tony and Darrel of the edtech crew for one of their regular podcasts. Kidblog - Simply Wonderful Classroom Tool. Kidblog, by Kidblog, gets kids writing, sharing, and experiencing technology in a whole new light… and it’s FREE. Introduce students to the concept of blogging styles with different design themes, photo and video uploads, and linking capabilities. They will also learn the art of curating. A great way to give students a leg up and get familiar with the blogging platform and its multitude of options for future endeavors. Kidblog not only provides authentic learning but gives kids an authentic audience for students to share within the classroom and school.

It also has the capabilities of reaching the global community. No coding or HTML needed, but don’t be surprised if Kidblog peaks some of your student’s interest in coding. Kidblog is super student-friendly – don’t let the “Kid” in Kidblog fool you – it’s a powerful publishing platform suitable for any K-12 student. Kidblog is built by teachers, for teachers, so students can get the most out of the writing process. Developing Blogging Skills: Simple Rubric. Posted by Mrs Kathleen Morris on Wednesday, November 28th 2012 I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a blogging scope and sequence for a while. However, something about that idea makes me uncomfortable. I don’t like the thought of limiting blogging skills to certain age levels. For example, a number of my grade two students were sourcing and attributing Creative Commons materials for blog posts, and using HTML in comments.

These sorts of skills would probably not appear in the grade two section of any blogging scope and sequence. I find blogging to be a fantastic avenue for students to work at their own pace, while developing their skills as far as their capabilities and interests allow. A number of teachers who are introducing blogging into their classrooms have asked me what they should teach their students next. Educational Blogging Rubric If you are having trouble viewing/downloading the rubric, you can access the PDF here K Morris Blogging Rubric November 2012. 7 Reasons Your Students should be Blogging in 2013. One of the best things about blogging in the classroom is that it is a cross-curricular activity that can be used to teach any subject and develop just about any skills, from reading and writing to math, geography and everything in between.

If you are still unsure about how blogging can benefit your students, here are seven reasons that might be able to persuade you as a teacher to get on board with blogging in the classroom this year. Blogging motivates students to read and write The best way to get students to read and write is to offer them things that they are interested in reading and writing about – things that relate to them and their peers. Blogging gives students not only an outlet for communicating their ideas and honing their writing skills at the same time, but it also provides them with a lot of content to read by connecting with students locally and from all around the world who might be interested in blogging about similar topics of interest.

Blogging is for everyone. A Beginner's Guide to Student Blogging. Student blogging is quickly becoming a well-respected branch of writing as more and more educators embrace it and integrate into their curriculum. When I started blogging with my students in 2010, I had no idea what I was doing, which I think may have been a great approach for me. After all, most of us would prefer just try something rather than read pages and pages of how-to before we do it. Or at least this somewhat impulsive teacher would. However, there is a system to get student blogging off to a good start. I present to you the beginners guide to student blogging, or what I do in my classroom every year. 1. In order to get others excited about blogging, you have to know why they are doing it.

We examine the benefits of learning handwriting in the age of technology in the... In today's centerpiece article, we look at how to motivate students by learning... A few ways teachers can embrace technology and stay relevant in the lives of... 2. 3. 4. 5. 6 Do a Paper Blog 7. 8. 9. 11. Kick Start Your Blogging. Skip to content Personal Blogging This series guides you step by step through the process of setting up your own personal or professional educator blog. Refer our class and student blogging series if you want to set up a class blog. Each step provides examples of personal educator blogs so you can check out how they are used by other educators.

You can work through the activities in any order and at any time. Sign Up For Free Powered by WordPress | Hosted by Edublogs | Protected by CloudFlare AddThis Sharing Sidebar Share to Facebook , Number of shares20 Share to TwitterShare to LinkedIn , Number of shares Share to EmailMore AddThis Share options , Number of shares24 Hide Show AddThis FollowShare Toggle Dock Share Close AddThisPrivacy. How to Get a Classroom of Kids Blogging in Under 5 Minutes! is a service designed by teachers for teachers. They have made the process of creating and monitoring a class blog safe and efficient.

Sign-ups are fast and simple, making it easy to co-ordinate a whole class of new students. At the same time, the blog’s privacy and security is protected by default. This makes life incredibly easy for the teacher, allowing you to get straight in to the fun bit of blogging! The primary differences between Kidblog and any other free blogging platform is the default class-only privacy level and the superbly easy way of bulk-adding user accounts for students without requiring email addresses and confirmation of invites. Setting up a teacher account The teacher account is a straightforward sign-up: choose a password, add a few details and you’re in.

Create a New Class The blog creation is controlled by “classes”. The class name is the blog name, which becomes part of the URL for the class blog too. Privacy and Security Add Users Groups For Kids Overview. What Does Student Blogging Exactly Do? Muzy Offers a Neat Way to Blog With Pictures. Muzy is a neat blogging service that offers a neat way to blog with pictures and text.

Muzy offers more than two dozen apps for manipulating and displaying your pictures. If you don't have pictures that you want to share you can use the integrated image search to find images to write about and share. Beyond the picture apps Muzy offers text apps that you can use for writing short blog entries.

Everything that you create becomes a part of your Muzy blog. Additionally, you can share all of your Muzy creations on Twitter and Facebook. When you first visit the Muzy website you'll see a pop-up box asking you to sign-in with a Facebook account. Applications for Education Muzy's integrated image search could be used by students to create a collage of images about a place, person, or event that they're studying. Muzy's T.O.S. requires users to be 13 or older.

Student Blogs: Learning to Write in Digital Spaces  Student blogging is not a project, but a process. We are continuously striving to refine, improve and re-evaluate. As I am meeting with teachers individually, I can’t stress enough the importance of READING other blogs (professional, student, blogs about your hobby, blogs about other interests you have etc.). I am trying to filter and funnel quality blogs in education, their grade level and areas of interest to them as I come across them, so they can build a quality RSS Reader.

BUT.. we need their help in having a basic understanding of blogs, its pedagogical uses, as a platform of a new writing genre (digital writing) and how our blogfolios fit into your curriculum and the BIG PICTURE of LEARNING. Andrea Hernandez and I are working on a “spiraling” blogging skills guide for each grade level in order to facilitate skill building connections from one year to the next. Creating the platform and the username and password and teaching the kids to log in is the EASY part. Like this: -- Blogmeister. Tips and Topics for Student Bloggers. Posted by Mrs Kathleen Morris on Thursday, August 2nd 2012 Recently, I wrote two posts about quality student blogs. You can find them here and here.

I have also written a guide to setting up student blogs here. A new group of students in my class are almost ready to earn their own blogs. I wanted to compile the tips I offer my students in one document for my new bloggers. Below is a poster with tips for student bloggers. Feel free to download it if it will be helpful in your own classroom (Tip – click on the Scribd button to download or print). I have also made a document with 20 ideas for blog post topics. Do you have any tips to add to the poster? What other ideas for student blog post topics could you offer? digital presentation ela 8 greek mythology.pdf. Blogging With Students. Skip to content Blogging With Students This series guides you step by step through the process of class and student blogging. Each step includes links to class blogs being used by educators so you can check out how other educators use their blogs.

Many of the examples are from primary grades but the same principles apply regardless of student age including adult learner. The activities can be completed at your own pace and in any order! This series consists of: Sign Up For Free Powered by WordPress | Hosted by Edublogs | Protected by CloudFlare AddThis Sharing Hide Show AddThis FollowShare Toggle Dock Share Close AddThisPrivacy. | Blogging Rubric.

With a nod to the ever-brilliant-and-willing-to-share Kim Cofino, here is the rubric I’ve lately begun to use in my classroom for grading student blog posts. This is an experiment in action and depending on how this tool works, it is very likely that it will come under some revision. If anyone has any comments and suggestions, I would be happy to hear them. If you have posted a rubric of your own, please leave a link behind so that we can learn from each other. Here’s a link to the same file on google docs so you can copy it out and make any changes that fit your place.

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education. EPortfolio Rubric (Digital Portfolio Rubric) University of Wisconsin-Stout — Schedule of Online Courses, Online Certificate Programs, and Graduate Degree Follow us on Facebook. University of Wisconsin - Stout — Schedule of Online Courses, Online Certificate Programs, and Graduate Degree Readings on Authentic Assessment Examples of Other Rubrics. Blogger Dynamic Views.

Blog4edu [licensed for non-commercial use only] / StudentBlogResources. Blogging in the Elementary Classroom. DogEared Book Blog - National Geographic Kids. Blogger - creating your first blog. Add content to blogger. Blogging for Learning.