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Blogging with Students. Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 25 – You Have a Blog! Now What? Over the past few days we have spent time setting up a blogging site.

Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 25 – You Have a Blog! Now What?

Now it’s time to start writing! There are many reasons why educators use blogs in their professional learning. Today we will help you with a few prompts to consider how you can begin sharing, and some excellent examples of Ontario leaders who already blog and share. Some educators begin by sharing the great work happening in their school or district. TLDSB Superintendent Andrea Gillespie shares her impressions of an event in her board here. Other educators share the formal work being done in their schools and systems. New UGDSB vice-principal Brenda Sherry shares their work around making the School Improvement Plan a living document in their building.

Blogging with Students: Interview with Greta Sandler. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Saturday, October 30th 2010 Interview 10 of Twittering for Education This past weekend I spent commenting on student blogs.

Blogging with Students: Interview with Greta Sandler

I really believe in student blogging, because students own their learning, reflect and make connections about the knowledge they learn, and are motivated by their worldwide audience. I really admire the work of my friend Greta Sandler, @Gret, who has her fifth grade students from Argentina blog. I admire her because she was the first and is the only teacher at her school that has students blog. Free Blog Basics Tutorial at GCFLearnFree. 5 Blog Platforms for Teachers Compared In One Chart. Maintaining a blog is my first suggestion whenever I am asked to give a recommendation for a good way to keep parents informed about what is happening in classrooms.

5 Blog Platforms for Teachers Compared In One Chart

The blog can be updated by teachers or by students and teachers. To help teachers decide which blogging platform could be best for them and their students, I created the following chart. The chart compares eight key elements of five common blogging platforms. Learn through blogging - Sue Waters. I was asked to facilitate sessions on blogging for the Massive Open Online Course on Educational Technology (#ETMOOC).

Learn through blogging - Sue Waters

You can read more about connectivist MOOC’s and #ETMOOC here. I’ve written this post to help participants better understand the ideas I discussed in my session and to make it easier to access the resources I recommend. You’ll find the recordings to the session here: Complete list of archived ETMOOC Blackboard Collaborate SessionsIntroduction to Blogging – Jan 17 incl. Sue Wyatt, Peggy GeorgeIntroduction to Blogging (Director Cut) – repeat Jan 23 incl. Introduction to blogging session was repeated and there are differences between the two versions.

Purpose of this session. Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog: How to Compose a Quality Comment! The fabulous Miss Wyatt, from The Student Blogging Challenge, asked if I would guest post about commenting.

Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog: How to Compose a Quality Comment!

I ♥ commenting and am happy to contribute! Blogging has many parts: the post, the comments, and the sidebar. If you do a good job with all of the parts, your blog will be more interesting. 10 lessons from blogging everyday for a year (365:365) Source: suewaters.com When I set out to do the blog 365 challenge, I wasn’t really sure what I was getting myself into.

10 lessons from blogging everyday for a year (365:365)

I’ve learned so much about myself, my profession, and my writing though this process. Ideas for Classroom Blogs (2) Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 24 – Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Blog. Yesterday we looked at the options available for educators to begin a personal/professional blog for free.

Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 24 – Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Blog

Today, we hope you will take ten minutes to actually begin creating your personal space for sharing and curating. We will guide you through the process of starting a blog at wordpress.com. The process is quite similar for other hosting sites, and all sites have extensive support available to walk you through the process of setting up your blog. Begin at www.wordpress.com Begin entering the information. Blogging Presentation for Gates Foundation Convening. About this blogStudent bloggers. Are you ready to start your blogging journey?

About this blogStudent bloggers

This blog contains the basic skills needed for students learning to blog. They may have done some work with other teachers, but this is all about setting up their own blog, step by step. The best way to use this blog is to click on the “Getting Started” page in the header. The posts will be linked there in order of completion. Once you have completed all the activities in this page, you might want to improve your blog by adding other widgets, using images, adding videos etc.

Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1pm – 4.30pm I have the online classroom open, for students and teachers to come in and ask questions or get help with their blog. If using an ipad for the classroom you will need to download the Collaborate app first. 8TM's amazing blog. ART470. Blog Platforms Chart. Blog4edu [licensed for non-commercial use only] / TeacherBlogResources.

English Language Teaching Blogging. Ask My Little Chubbies. Ember-quill asked: Have you tried / do you like, other styles of breads besides a french loaf?

Ask My Little Chubbies

Raindropsanswers: askmlcblobs: wub wub wub old askmlcblobs appreciation post! Unlike most chubbies, maud transports to her pony via rocks. Interview with Rai, Creator of My Little Chubbies I was recently interviewed by roundstable.com about my MLP based art work in the fandom, it’s for Women’s Appreciation Month as well! Thanks again for the wonderful interview!! Our flowers aren’t able to grow in the breezie’s home land, so when they’re able to fly through Equestria we try to have our visits. apologies on the slow updates! Follow, Heart, Reblog, Crush: Teaching Writing with Tumblr. Adriana Valdez Young By taking a quick glance at my member profile, you might guess that Tumblr is an online dating site, but although Tumblr frames site activity in the language of admiration and courtship, it is, in fact, a fantastically simple microblogging platform that is extremely adaptable for a spectrum of personal and professional uses.

Follow, Heart, Reblog, Crush: Teaching Writing with Tumblr

Tumblr members create an account and then can host one or several short-form blogs known as Tumblelogs, each one with a unique URL. David Capece of Fast Company aptly typecasts Tumblr as a hybrid form of social networking, photo sharing and microblogging—something like a lovechild of Twitter, Flickr and Facebook. Much like Twitter, Tumblr facilitates the broadcasting of short bursts of information rather than the crafting of elaborate websites or lengthy diatribes. Tumblr has a clean and clear system for uploading photos and videos, much like Flickr. Parent Forms. Challenge yourself to connect and learn through blogging. The view from the maths bunker. When colleagues find out about this blog there are two classic responses: - how on earth do you find the time?

- what is the point? In answer to the first question, Alex Quigley’s recent blog highlights the importance of working around bad children’s TV: but I would also add that blogging can be a real time-saver. When I have needed ideas on a particular topic, resources for a department session or the latest on curriculum changes, a quick call-out via twitter has invariably given me a whole range of blog links. Student blogging challenge iste12. Sue Wyatt. What you wanted to KNOW about blogging! Blog4edu [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Welcome to Blogs 4 Edu! Writing a blog can be a bit difficult at first, so we have gathered a community to encourage, support and inspire you through adding blog comments and sharing blogging challenges, projects, and communities. We will be supporting new education bloggers, student bloggers, new bloggers, and those who feel they need more support from their educator community. Please add your encouragement to these communities by visiting our Facebook and Twitter (@Blog4Edu) accounts!

Participate in these great projects: Sue Waters Blog. QuadBlogging.mp4. A Simple Yet Powerful Student Blogging Activity. One of the questions that often comes up in my workshops about blogging is, "what should I have the students write about? " There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of possible answers to this question. The suggestion that I often make is to start with a simple reflection activity. Set aside time in your Friday schedule to have your students sit down and write a short reflection on what they learned during the week. These reflections don’t have to be long, a few sentences will do in elementary school.

Simply ask your students to share one thing they learned and one thing they still have questions about. "In terms of young children developing as writers this is the most interesting development in the last 20 years." Pie Corbett. Beyond the Class Blog: Creative and Practical Uses of Blogger for the ESL Classroom - Gerich - 2013 - TESOL Journal. 14 New Kidblog Features You’re Guaranteed to Love! Kidblog is thrilled to announce a massive update! We’ve listened to our users and made the world’s best student-publishing platform even better with a plethora of new features for teachers and students. Here are the 14 features you’ll enjoy in the new version of Kidblog: Cational Blogging. 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. BELTfree (BloggersELT) My List: A Collection on "Blogs" (blogging,blogs,blog) My List: A Collection on "Blogging with Students" (blogs,student,blogging) Globallearningneighborhood - Blogs and Wikis. Blended Instruction with Blogs and Wikis for Young Learners. #Co11 blended instruction with blogs and wikis for yl. #VRT10 – Presentation. I had the honor to present, “Bring the World in – Blogging with Your Students”, on the 3rd Virtual Round Table Conference. I was really nervous, because it was my first online and in English presentation. However, it was an amazing experience for me.

I’d like to thank all the people who attended my session. Blogging with Students. My List: A Collection on "Blogging with Students" (blogs,student,blogging) Government Class. Inside pbs.org Photo: pbs.org Also.