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Blogging with Students

Providing students with a place to share their thoughts and ideas is so important. Blogging allows students to not only share ideas, but reflect on their own learning.
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Blogging with Students
  • Beth Still says:
    Getting students excited about writing can be tricky. Shelly Sanchez Terrell shares some wonderful ideas for how to engage students in the writing process. My favorite resource in the slides is corndogart.com. I'd never heard of it before, but I cannot wait to share it with the teachers in my district!
  • Beth Still says:
    Richard Byrne shares some lessons he's learned about blogging in schools as well as a lengthy guide to using Blogger, the Google blogging platform.
  • Blogging with Students

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    teacherchallenge.edublogs.org
    teacherchallenge.edublogs.org
    Beth Still says:
    Edublogs is one of the most highly respected blogging platforms for educators. They have come up with some blogging challenges to help you get started blogging with your students. Each challenge is full of ideas and examples to make it impossible to come up with excuses for not blogging.
  • Beth Still says:
    If you think your students are too young to blog then think again. Blogging is a great way for students to express themselves and have their voices heard. This lesson plan from Scholastic provides teachers with all of the information and materials needed to blog with their students.
  • pernillesripp.com
    pernillesripp.com

    14 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging

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    Beth Still says:
    Blogging with students can be intimidating. Where do I begin? What do I have students write about? How do I get people to comment on the posts? These are all questions that anyone new to blogging thinks about. Pernille Ripp has a great deal of experience blogging with students and she shares some insight and tips for how to get started in this post.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Motivating Students: Writing for an Audience

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    Beth Still says:
    The author of this article has discovered the key to motivating students to write is to have them write for an authentic audience. When students know that someone beyond their teacher is going to read their writing then they are much more likely to put more effort into their work.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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    Beth Still says:
    Students in high school are required to write all of the time, but they rarely get the chance to write something that is meaningful to them and share it with an audience beyond the walls of their classroom. This article looks at a high school classroom where they blogged to improve their writing and to make connections across subjects.
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