I'm presenting a workshop on Blogging in the Classroom. I would love some more examples of resources you use in blogging. Websites, guidelines, examples of student or teacher blogs etc. Thanks in advance for your help.
My class blog is www.mrwylie.com. We have a weekly student blogger that posts class updates from the week, and I blog regular class notices and reminders on the home page. I also have a running list of educational weblinks that I use with the students. By all means stop by and take a look. We will shortly be starting some individual student blogs, also with Weebly, but they will be private for the short term, (password protected), so that we can explore this safely and securely.
My teacher blog is www.educationtechnologyblog.com. It is less of a reflective blog and more a collection of web 2.0 tools that I find as I read through my daily dose of edublogs and technology sites.
I use blogger.com with my students. But because my district unilaterally blocked all sites with the word "blog" in it, my students cannot access the site from school. However, I wanted to create a place where students could expand on topics that we've discussed in class. Participation on this site exempted the students from one homework assignment per week. The students were required to read an article (online) and then respond to it. I was hoping to get a good dialogue going, and for some of the topics I did, but for others, I think they went off on a tangent. I haven't started this site up for this year (yet) because we're currently working on getting a penpal group (pikifriends) going with a school in Japan. Here's a link to the site...it's currently open to everyone, but I'll be closing it to non-authors when I start back up again.