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So...You Wanna Use Blogs In The Classroom

So...You Wanna Use Blogs In The Classroom
Blogging is an important part of who I am as a professional. I can use this space to share resources with you, reflect on my own practice and try to figure out how to be a better educator. It is my public reflection on technology, leadership and learning. Think about when you were in school. You write an essay. Blogging changes that for kids. More and more teachers and classrooms are embracing blogging in the classroom. There are lots of platforms to use. Five Steps To Starting A Classroom Blog-Ms. Two Critical Tips For Blogging Projects-From my good friend Bill, this post offers some more great advice on blogging in the classroom and how to make it successful. Collection Of Blogging Resources-When I think of classroom blogging I think of Silvia Tolisano. Tips For Blogging With Students-Sue Waters (from Edublogs) also has written a lot about blogging with kids. Student Blogging Guidelines-Some teachers will want some guidance in place when they undertake blogs with kids. Related:  Blog About It! Using Blogs to Motivate Students

Ten Ways To Use Your Edublog – Click play for some great ideas! – Edublogs – free blogs for education 1. Share materials, news, downloads, links and more Anything that you post to your blog will instantly be accessible by your students from school and from home. 2. Students can simply respond to blog posts and discuss topics through comments or on our simple to use forums. 3. Seamlessly produce a custom designed, finely tuned and engaging collaborative online publication by your class. 4. Always enjoyed photocopying and stapling pages and pages of newsletters on a Friday afternoon? 5. Your Edublog can be used to glue together your students’ blogs which you can quickly create, co-manage, and even edit if needed. 6. We all love planning, right? 7. In just a couple of clicks, you can embed online videos, multimedia presentations, slideshows and more right into your Edublog posts. 8. Edublogs make it easy to organize groups by keeping everyone informed. 9. You can use comments, forums, or even customized forms to collect feedback, survey data, or ask anyone you’d like to give input or ideas. 10.

Le blogue en classe Il y a quelques semaines, j’ai eu le plaisir de visiter, avec mon collègue Édouard, une classe de troisième cycle qui échange par le biais d’un blogue. La rencontre avec les élèves avait pour but de recueillir leurs commentaires sur l’utilisation de cette plateforme. Voici leurs témoignages vidéos: Voici le compte rendu (verbatim) intégral : Qu’est-ce que vous aimez le plus d’un blogue : Tout le monde peut lire ce que j’écris. On peut dire nos opinions. On peut apprendre des choses en écrivant un article. J’aime le blogue parce que j’adore l’informatique. Le blogue m’aide à m’améliorer en français. Je connais plus de choses sur mes amis. On peut écrire ce qu’on aime. Lorsqu’on écrit un texte sur une feuille, ce n’est pas tout le monde qui peut voir notre texte. Est-ce que vous aimez que les gens écrivent des commentaires sur votre blogue? Je n’aime pas ça parce que c’est comme si tout le monde me regardait et me suivait partout. Ça me rend fière lorsque je reçois des commentaires. C’est facile.

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom This year, I admitted a hard truth to myself. I wasn't having my students write enough. In an attempt to follow Kelly Gallagher’s advice that students should write more than we can assess, I decided to have them blog weekly. One Assignment, Many Objectives After giving students some practice and solidifying my ideas by talking to a colleague and past student, I developed this assignment. I tried to ensure that the assignment would: Address multiple Common Core standards Hold students accountable while minimizing stress Be structured enough to provide clarity while giving freedom to experiment Be varied enough to keep students engaged Get students to write for multiple purposes I introduced blogging to my juniors, reminding them to keep an open mind about this experiment (they could relate to that; I teach in a STEM school that focuses on life science and experimental research). It. Skill and Enthusiasm First and foremost, student writing is improving by leaps and bounds. Less Agonizing Pain

5 Rewards of Teaching Young Students to Blog I have been an elementary-school teacher for more than 25 years and I am always on the lookout for meaningful ways to engage and motivate my young students. I started Mrs. Yollis’ Classroom Blog in 2008 with the idea of sharing class activities with parents. Over time, the blog has grown to be the centerpiece of our third-grade classroom. It has become a true global learning community that offers myriad rewards for students, parents and teachers. 1) Develop quality literacy skills When I first started blogging, I thought the posts would be the primary focus of the blog. My students are highly motivated by their authentic global audience and take great pride in producing top-notch writing for their readers. What has been even more exciting for me is the student participation from home. 2) Parents are included in the learning Parental involvement has strengthened and expanded the learning opportunities for my class. Many parents work but would love to volunteer in some way.

Fix-It in Five When I first started student blogs, I assumed students would enjoy it. After all, we were using technology! It was, at the time, a cutting-edge tool! Unfortunately, I didn’t think ahead of time about the power of blogging as authentic, interactive form of expression. Instead, students wrote posts in isolation. In short, they weren’t student blogs at all. Student autonomy. Looking for More? If you enjoyed this post, check out this free resource Student Blogging: Rubric, Self-Assessment, and Checklist If you want to see more posts about student blogging and digital writing, check out this page for other posts and resources.If you enjoy this blog, please subscribe via email and receive each post in your inbox, along with one free resource a week.If you're interested in workshops or sessions on digital writing and student blogging, I'm available to consult with schools, districts and organizations.

Blogging in classroom - How to get started As education evolves and starts to embrace rapid developments in technology, we’re starting to see new teaching methods being introduced to the classroom that take advantage of this digital revolution. One form of digital communication being increasingly exploited for learning purposes is blogging. It’s a platform that has been widely used by individuals and businesses for a long time now, and its educational potential is increasingly being acknowledged. If you’re thinking of setting up a blog for your class, here’s your guide to getting started. What do I mean by “classroom blog”? There are several possible ways of utilising the power of blogging in a classroom context. Which will best suit the needs of your classroom? Benefits of blogging in education Before getting into the nitty gritty of how to set up a blog, let’s take a quick look at some of the advantages of blogging in an educational setting. Blogging allows students to express their opinion Starting a classroom blog Self-hosting

Le blogue: un moyen de favoriser l’écriture au primaire Stéphane Allaire et son groupe de recherche de l’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) ont mené une étude portant sur l’utilisation du blogue comme pratique d’écriture dans les classes du primaire. Les chercheurs ont voulu documenter des environnements d’apprentissage axés sur l’utilisation du blogue à des fins de développement de la compétence à écrire chez les élèves du primaire. Plusieurs écrits ont démontré l’importance de la diversité des activités d’écriture en classe. En plus de la variété, l’écriture doit également être pratiquée sur une base quotidienne dans la classe de français, certes, mais également dans les autres disciplines. Voici les objectifs poursuivis par l’étude : Les résultats L’étude a regroupé en quatre aspects les différentes observations servant à l’interprétation des résultats : le contexte de l’environnement d’apprentissage, la dimension affective de l’écriture, la dimension cognitive ainsi que le produit de l’écriture. [Consulter l’article (PDF)]

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