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Ban Boring Homework use Blogging Instead

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Henrietta Miller

on 1 October 2014

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Transcript of Ban Boring Homework use Blogging Instead

Our blogging journey
Who am I?
Term 3 2014
Year 6 2014
Passion Projects, Choose your own adventure and beyond
by Henrietta Miller
Ban boring homework use blogging instead
Image thanks to Alex Couros

Work smarter not longer

Year 5RC

Outcome statements

plans, composes and reviews a range of texts that are more demanding in terms of topic, audience and language

experiment with visual, multimodal and digital processes to represent ideas encountered in texts

identifies and compares different kinds of texts when reading and viewing and shows an understanding of purpose, audience and subject matter

thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts

recognises, reflects on and assesses their strengths as a learner



Class blogging

Student blogging

Part of the letter to parents:

We have blogging guidelines in place in Year 6 with strict rules which the girls are expected to follow. Please read these through with your daughter. It is our hope that you will assist us with the process of blogging by monitoring her blog and ensuring she follows our blogging guidelines. Many families, especially those with friends and family overseas find our student blogs a vital way of sharing student learning, so we will encourage you and your families to comment on her work.

Signing up students

We had students connecting from 38 different schools on a regular basis.

The Blogger’s Cafe

Class blogging

Flat Rose in year 2

Class blogging

Blogging Scope and Sequence and Policy

Student blogging

What makes a good blog?

Term 4 2104
Maths in real life
How can we write good comments?

Who is our audience?

What blogging guidelines must we follow?

Term one
Student reporters
Passion Projects

Student driven learning for them to make something or learn a new skill

Blog posts that reflect on the learning

Comments that encourage and respond to failures

A final presentation morning to share learning

Passion Projects are

Student reflections


Your main character is to be a young girl, aged between 9 and 12. She should be a strong female character and have some interesting character traits. She might be very brave or headstrong or clever or imaginative.

Each week you will have a writing task to be published on your blog.

Each week you will be required to comment on other student blogs.

Each week you will be required to track your progress in a google form that your teacher will share with you.

Term 3 Choose Your Own Adventure

Year 6 farewell dinner


The 100 word Challenge

The Student Blogging Challenge

The Edublogs awards

Blogging Initiatives
What makes a quality post?
What to reveal about yourself?
What is appropriate to post?
What is creative commons?

Students are taught:

Term 2 – Student blogs for all
Each student to plan their perfect party

All maths to be done in class

All design elements via individual student blogs

At the real event we will have display tables sharing the student ideas, models and costings
What will it look like?
3D models, using cardboard or our printer
menu designs
table layout designs
menu costings
event timetable
event design
event costings
hall measurements
table and chair measurements
invitation design
letters to book a disco/juggler
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