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Introduction to Blogging in your Classroom

The what, why, and how of blogging with your students along with many linked resources to help get you started.
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Jim Cash

on 20 February 2015

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Transcript of Introduction to Blogging in your Classroom

Classroom Blog
Blogging - Why?
Student blogs
Professional Blogs
QuadBlogging
Promote development of
children as writers
Authentic
audience
Greater
engagement
Feedback
from readers
Diverse perspectives
Global connections
24/7 access
to medium, all devices
L
ess threatening
mode of expression
Supports tasks that are
6C
(
see left
): creative, communicative, collaborative, & using a critical stance, using good citizenship and character attributes
Examples
Blogging - How?
http://brookesartb.blogspot.ca/
http://quadblogging.net/
http://changingtheirminds.blogspot.ca/2013/02/minecraft-edu-way-to-engage-part-1.html
http://teachingsagittarian.com/2009/03/voicethread-as-a-digital-portfolio/
http://kidblog.org
http://edublogs.org
Blogging Resources:

Kidblog.org
- http://kidblog.org/home.php
Edublogs.org
- http://edublogs.org/
BrainPOP
– What is a Blog? - http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/blogs/
Student Blogging Resources to Get You Started
- http://mrspripp.blogspot.com/2011/09/student-blogging-resources-to-get-you.html
More ideas for starting a blog
- http://educational-blogging.wikispaces.com/Home Blogging with your students Guide - http://www.scribd.com/doc/58478853/Blogging-Guide-Blogging-with-your-Students
Getting kids to comment on blogs
- http://comments4kids.blogspot.com/
Blogging student challenges (read the about for intro)
- http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/
Langwitches - Blogging related posts:
http://langwitches.org/blog/category/blogging/
Primary Preoccupation
- Kathy Cassidy's professional blog - http://kathycassidy.com/
Resources
Be a teacher blogger:
choose a topic and start blogging
Read
other blogs, explore, participate
Blogging is writing:
writing should be purposeful, reflexive, and authentic
Co-create criteria with students:
What makes a great blog post? What makes a great comment?
Commitment:
Make time, integrate, get used to it, have a purpose
Stay in tune with students:
How is the writing going? Suggestions? Improvements? Feedback? New ideas?
Start Blogging!
http://mscassidysclass.edublogs.org/
http://allielearns.edublogs.org/
http://langwitches.org/blog/2014/06/03/blogging-as-pedagogy-facilitate-learning/
http://kathycassidy.com/
http://quadblogging.com/
Platforms



www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8J8Jrr_eq4
Office 365 MyClass Site (within Peel DSB only)
http://www.michaelfullan.ca/media/13599974110.pdf
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