I would like the students in my Grade 1/2 class to start THEIR OWN blogs.

 

Has anyone done this?  Any suggestions of platforms? 

 

I would really appreciate everyones input!

 

Jocelyn

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Jocelyn, what a great idea!

 

I worked with first-grade teachers in Phoenix several years ago who had their students start blogging on classblogmeister, which I REALLY like as a platform (though it's not very showy). I think those particular blogs are long gone now, but first-grade teacher Kathy Cassidy has her students blog on the same platform -- it's pretty cool to see students' growth throughout the year. (The main page is Kathy's blog -- click on any students' name on the right-hand side to see that student's blog.)

 

I've recently tried out kidblog. It's easy to use and seems like a good platform for younger students, but I don't have extensive experience with it.

 

For more info, I wrote a blog post about blogging with students a while back that may be of interest to you -- it includes research showing that blogging improves students' writing skills.

 

Good luck!

 

Katy Scott

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Thanks a lot for the info Katy!

I love tiwducate...very teacher controlled..no sign up required and very simple to use.

 

Http://twiducate.com

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