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Tips and Topics for Student Bloggers

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. Below is a poster with tips for student bloggers. 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? Related:  Blogging Resources

#VRT10 – Presentation | About a Teacher 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. I really hope you dive into blogging just as I did. Here’s the link to the recording: and I’d also like to share this Google Doc with all the resources that were mentioned on the presentation. These are the slides that I used on the session. Like this: Like Loading...

Blogging for Learning 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 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. 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. More Information Bio Greta Sandler is an ESL teacher. Watch Greta’s presentation at the Virtual Round Table E-Conference, Blogging with Students, and discover more resources about student blogging. Previous Interviews Challenge: Ask Greta for help or support in getting your students to blog!

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.

How to Get a Classroom of Kids Blogging in Under 5 Minutes! Kidblog.org 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

14 New Kidblog Features You’re Guaranteed to Love! | Kidblog 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: Sign Up with Google - Have a Google account? Use it to sign up at Kidblog! Thanks for making Kidblog the world’s most popular student-blogging platform – please leave a comment below with any questions, feedback, or ideas for new features! Happy Blogging! -The Kidblog Team

Get Lessons | Microsoft Mouse Mischief Microsoft Mouse Mischief Download Microsoft Mouse Mischief (Thai) Before you may install or use the software you must accept the license terms below. If you do not accept the license terms, installations will not proceed. You may print the license terms by clicking the "Print" button below. After installation, the license terms are available by returning to this page. Once downloaded you may install Microsoft Mouse Mischief. I accept the license terms. I do not accept the license terms. After accepting the license terms, you should download a copy to your computer. 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:

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.

Blogging Rubric 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. 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.

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