Blogging for Learning 10 Reasons Why I Want My Students to Blog - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigLN, edchat, EdTech Email Share October 22, 2012 - by Susan Lucille Davis 54 Email Share “ Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is a field. First of all, blogging is writing, 21 st -century style, plain and simple. 1. If you are looking for ways to have students write that reach real rather than “pretend” audiences, I can’t think of a better format than blogging. Ask any writer of blogs how it feels to connect with his first mystery readers about what matters to them. 2. Blogs are an immensely versatile, energizing medium. Jeff Dunn celebrates the passionate learning of students in “ 30 Incredible Blogs Written by Students,” featuring posts about sports, pets, traveling and attending museums, raising money for charity, and a host of other topics. In some ways, blogs are the new “show and tell,” allowing students to share their own very infectious love of learning. 3. As students unleash their passions, they must learn to respond to and learn from readers in the form of comments. 4. 5. 6. 7.
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?
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. 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
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. The blogfolios are not a platform to use only for a particular subject, but should give evidence of learning for each student. Creating the platform and the username and password and teaching the kids to log in is the EASY part. The focus needs to be in using the platform to guide students to :
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 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. 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. 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 a larger audience As a teacher, it is your duty to grade and critique the work of a student, but getting a second, third or fiftieth opinion never hurts either. Blogging gives students confidence Blogging enables students to create a virtual portfolio Blogging allows teachers to discover a student’s true talents
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
10 reasons students should blog … and they all come from 12 year olds! 1. I think the blog has turned me into a global learner, who loves to share their learning and opinion. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Like this: Like Loading... Why Are You Blogging? [Guest Post] You hear that all teachers should blog. You follow the tutorials and set up a blog. Now what? It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the idea of blogging, especially if you are unclear about the purpose of the blog. Is the blog for you or for students and parents? This post highlights the most prevalent types of education blogs and includes links to blogs that exemplify each of the types. A Blog is Not Just a Blog A single classroom blog may exist for many reasons. personal reflection on teaching and learningcommunication between you, parents, students, and the worldexhibition of student workrecommendation of resources to other teachers Student blogs also vary. ongoing reflection on lessons, work, or projectsportfolios of work for parents, friends, and the worldstudents’ exploration of interests or passions When you clarity the purpose behind your blog, you begin thinking differently about your practice. Below are some examples of blogs that illustrate clear purposes. Google “the resume is dead”.