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20 ideas for solid student blogging

My students love to tweet. They share photos on Instagram. They know all the cool viral videos on YouTube. They are expert digital collaborators, connecting with others to discuss topics near and dear to their hearts. That’s why I had them start blogging this year. Theirs is an online world, and I want them to be there when they engage with my content. It’s a work in progress, and I’ll do it much differently next year than I did in this inaugural year. After a year of experience and absorption of as many student blogging articles/chat comments/podcasts as possible, here are 20 things to consider: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. [RELATED: 6 reasons why I’m starting a teacher blog — and why you should, too] 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. What are your experiences and lessons learned from using student blogs? (For notifications of new Ditch That Textbook content and helpful links, “like” Ditch That Textbook on Facebook and follow @jmattmiller on Twitter!) Related November 13, 2014

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The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Blogs in Teaching Free Blogging platforms for teachers and students :A- Edublogs The world's most popular educational blogging service, Edublogs lets you easily create and manage student and teacher blogs, quickly customize and include videos. B- Blogger This is a free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video. This is probably the most user friendly blogging platform out there. You can set up as many blogs as you want and right from your Google account. C- Wordpress This is another great blogging platform for students and teachers and is very easy to use and completely free.

Blogging for English-Language Learners Blogging is a very powerful tool in and of itself. Whether it's a personal or professional blog, blogging has the power to unleash learning, reflection, and communication. Even more, a blog can help spread your words and ideas to a wider audience and, as a result, a wider reach. Blogging for English-language learners (ELLs) can tap into students' and teachers' utmost communicative potential and help expand and widen learning opportunities. Benefits of Blogging

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Sentence-Phrase-Word: Capturing the essence of a text In this post I will describe the Sentence-Phrase-Word thinking routine. It is a routine that helps learners engage meaningfully with a text with a focus on capturing “what speaks to them”. It also calls for them to justify their choices which makes it a useful springboard into a speaking activity. Step 1 After reading a text ask students to identify:

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Everything You Need To Know In Google Classroom (Part 2) - BetterCloud Monitor This is part 2 of a three part guide. View part one and part three. Last week I posted part one of this guide, covering logging in to inviting your students. Now I present part two, which goes even deeper into Google Classroom and details such tasks as setting comment rules all the way to posting and grading assignments. BS 1. it stands for BULLSHIT2. it is said when someone tells a lie 3. it is used when someone says something to suck-up 4. it is said when you literally see bull poo5. a term used when you have to speak or write for a certain length and you have nothing better to say. 1. bullshit2. "the sky is green" "BS" 3. "OMG, your dress is the prettiest thing i've ever seen" "BS" 4.

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